Pictures Quotes

Pictures are wasted unless the motive power which impelled you to action is strong and stirring.

Berenice Abbott

The meaning of quality in photography's best pictures lies written in the language of vision. That language is learned by chance, not system.

Walker Evans

If you are not passionately devoted to an idea, you can make very pleasant pictures but they won't make you cry.

Ruth Bernhard

Many pictures turn out to be limp translations of the known world instead of vital objects which create an intrinsic world of their own. There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph.

Robert Heinecken

Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.

Don McCullin

I think the best pictures are often on the edges of any situation, I don't find photo- graphing the situation nearly as interesting as photographing the edges.

William Albert Allard

You can find pictures anywhere. It's simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what's around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy.

Elliott Erwitt

Pictures you have taken have an influence on those that you are going to make. That's life!

John Sexton

It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to. . . . The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.

Vincent Van Gogh

...words and pictures can work together to communicate more powerfully than either alone.

William Albert Allard

A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.

Sir Joshua Reynolds

You've got to push yourself harder. You've got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You've got to take the tools you have and probe deeper.

William Albert Allard

Look, I'm not an intellectual - I just take pictures

Helmut Newton

Nature contains the elements, in colour and form, of all pictures, as the keyboard contains the notes of all music. But the artist is born to pick and choose... that the result may be beautiful as the musician gathers his notes, and forms his chords, until he brings forth from chaos glorious harmony...

James Abbot McNeill Whistler

Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.

Walt Disney

The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing them down and then focusing on them several times a day with words, pictures and emotions as if we've already achieved them.

Denis Waitley

My life is -- as if each person I know was born with a beautiful book with golden edges on each page -- and each of us can read the language of our own book -- containing our own unique values, ideas, insights and direction, yet we cannot read the language of anyone else's book, and they cannot read our book. And, then, you and I started talking and I discovered that while the words in your book are different from mine, the language of your book is exactly the same as mine -- and words flow and flow between us without effort. Then, I looked closer in my book and I saw beautiful, happy pictures of you and your family...and I smiled

Laura Teresa Marquez

Novelty is always welcome but talking pictures are just a fad.

Irving Thalberg

All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman.

Charlie Chaplin

If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough.

Unknown

The secret of all effective originality in advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships.

Leo Burnett

My eyes make pictures, when they are shut.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It is my indignant opinion that 90 percent of the moving pictures exhibited in America are so vulgar, witless and dull that it is preposterous to write about them in any publication not intended to be read while chewing gum.

Wolcott Gibbs

A father is someone who carries pictures in his wallet where his money used to be

Unknown

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