Edward Steichen –
In response to a person who inquired as to which camera he used, Steichen said,
“Photographers have not yet exhausted the possibilities of the box camera.”
A quote of obvious value often attributed to Goethe and sometimes to W. H. Murray but actually attributable to neither…
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
Ellis Boyd Redding (fictional character by Stephen King)
“Rehabilitated? Well now, let me see. You know, I don’t have any idea what that means… I know what you think it means, sonny. To me, it’s just a made-up word, a politician’s word so that young fellas like yourself can wear a suit and a tie and have a job.”
Old Jack Beechum (fictional character by Wendell Berry, “Farming: A Handbook”)
“The world’s curse is a man who’d rather be someplace else.”
This quote is anonymous because I was so overcome by what she said I failed to get the little girl’s name who said it. We were in LaGrange to see a Conservancy film on the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers. Some children were playing in the fountain, splashing, wading. There were three, two barefoot and one with cowboy boots who elected to stay at the rim, out of the water. After a bit there was a mild argument that “Cowboy Boots” ought to come in. She refused repeatedly. One of the waders looked up at “Cowboy Boots” and said, “I just don’t think you realize the funness of this.”
“They trust me — dumb fucks,” says Zuckerberg in one of his instant messages, first published by former Valleywag Nicholas Carlson at Silicon Alley Insider, and now confirmed by Zuckerberg himself in Jose Antonio Vargas’s New Yorker piece. Zuckerberg now tells Vargas, “I think I’ve grown and learned a lot” since those instant messages.
What he learned is to watch out for his image.
Franca told me this morning that Americans spend 4 ½ hours a day on Facebook. Though I was certain I never would I am at present using a private Facebook Page to correspond with members of the Advanced Photographers Seminar, held by Chip Simone.
P.S. Left Facebook for good. There are other ways to communicate. May be more difficult but safer, I think. Twitter leaves bird feathers in my mouth.
“Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it. What seems conceit, bad manners, or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone.”
Walt Kelly – 1971 (gets more true as time goes by)
Quote from Sally Mann used on the website of The Do Good Fund, Inc.
“Their eye is gimlet and true.”
gimlet-eyed… [gim’-lit – eyed]…. adj.
Having keen vision. adj.
—The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Ed.
With penetrating eyes: having eyes that seem to penetrate or pierce, or to notice everything. adj.
—Encarta World English Dictionary, North American Edition