Category-People Quotes

Simple, sincere people seldom speak much of their piety. It shows itself in acts rather than in words, and has more influence than homilies or protestations. Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death. Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come. She did not rebuke Jo with saintly speeches, only loved her better for her passionate affection, and clung more closely to the dear human love, from which our Father never means us to be weaned, but through which He draws us closer to Himself. She could not say, "I'm glad to go," for life was very sweet for her. She could only sob out, "I try to be willing," while she held fast to Jo, as the first bitter wave of this great sorrow broke over them together.

Alcott, Louisa May

Nothing there but basketball, a game which won’t be fit for people until they set the basket umbilicus-high and return the giraffes to the zoo.

Ogden Nash

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.

Ansel Adams

Lower voter participation is a silent threat to our democracy...It under-represents young people, the poor, the disabled, those with little education, minorities and you and me.

Nancy Neuman

To manipulate an image is to control a people

Carolyn Gerard

I wish more people felt that photography was an adventure the same as life itself and felt that their individual feelings were worth expressing. To me, that makes photography more exciting.

Harry Callahan

All the people you meet here have one thing to teach you." Eddie was skeptical. His fists stayed clenched. "What?" he said. "That there are no random acts. That we are all connected. That you can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.

Albom, Mitch

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer

Ansel Adams

Politics is the art of putting people under obligation to you.

Jacob L. Arvey

I'm not a slave to objectivity. I'm never quite sure what it means. And it means different things to different people

Peter Jennings

These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago... I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me

Ansel Adams

To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, 'There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.

Ansel Adams

The world is going to pieces and people like Adams and Weston are photographing rocks!

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Some people's hearts are shrunk in them, like dried nuts. You can hear 'em rattle as they walk.

Douglas Jerrold

I know that my unity with all people cannot be destroyed by national boundaries and government orders.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
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