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Of course I realize that photography is not the technical
by Ben Shahn

Of course I realize that photography is not the technical
facility as much as it is the eye,
and this decision that one makes for the moment at
which you are going to snap,
you know.
- Ben Shahn

The time when I had desire to go to the United States I didn't have a penny.
It was in the middle of the depression,
you know.
I couldn't get as far as Hoboken at that time.
- Ben Shahn

I became interested in photography when I found my
own sketching was inadequate.
- Ben Shahn

I've been asked a great deal about the influence I've
had with my work and it's impossible to say,
you know.
- Ben Shahn

 

It's pretty hard to measure influence of written or visual material.
- Ben Shahn

Whatever I get involved in, I'm totally involved,
you see.
- Ben Shahn

In '38, this time I did a job for Mr. Stryker.
I went on his payroll at about half the salary I was getting before,
to cover what he called Harvest in Ohio.
- Ben Shahn

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I still love to look at photographs but I couldn't do it myself anymore.
- Ben Shahn

Now, my knowledge of photography was terribly limited.
- Ben Shahn

I was brought in, not in the photographic department at all,
I was brought in on a thing called Special Skills.
I was to do posters, pamphlets, murals,
propaganda in general, you know.
- Ben Shahn

An amateur is someone who supports himself with outside
jobs which enable him to paint.
A professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint.
- Ben Shahn

I didn't care where my works were published.
- Ben Shahn

In the South or in the mine country,
wherever you point the camera there is a picture.
- Ben Shahn

Roy was just another bureaucrat to me,
but I realized very soon that without Roy this thing would have died.
- Ben Shahn

I feel, having the choices I had, I felt I had more
control over my own medium than I did over photography.
- Ben Shahn

So, I was offered this job to come down there but first
it was suggested that I take a trip around the country
in the areas in which we worked to see what it's all about,
and I tell you that was a revelation to me.
- Ben Shahn

It's a little bit like my inability to read a guide
book before I go anywhere.
I can read it after I've been there and by the same
logic I refuse to accept any technical stunts from anybody.
I refused to learn more than I knew and I confess I missed a great deal.
- Ben Shahn

Some time ago, we went to Asia and took a camera along,
and I began to do what I'd done even years ago doing people.
I couldn't get interested in it.
And I did hundreds of photographs of details of the monuments as sculpture.
- Ben Shahn

When a man returned from the field and we'd look at the work,
we'd criticize each other very genuinely and never offensively.
And we would avoid all tricks, angle shots were just horrible to us.
- Ben Shahn

I was so impressed with the work we were doing and
I was very involved ideologically in photography -
that I arranged an exhibition at the College Art Association.
The first exhibition I picked the photographs and so
on and we had an exhibition in New York.
- Ben Shahn

Now, when I came on to Washington to begin my job,
I was so interested in photography at that time that
I really would have preferred to work with Stryker than with my department,
which was more artistic if you wish.
- Ben Shahn

I remember traveling around in Arkansas with Senator Robinson,
and I told him what this little trick was.
He felt very much part of it and had me take pictures
of people unbeknownst to them.
- Ben Shahn

I confess that Roy was a little bit dictatorial in
his editing and he ruined quite a number of my pictures,
which he stopped doing later.
He used to punch a hole through a negative.
Some of them were incredibly valuable.
He didn't understand at the time.
- Ben Shahn

I felt very strongly the whole social impact of that depression,
you know, and I felt very strongly about the efforts
that this Resettlement Administration was trying to accomplish;
resettling people,
helping them, and so on.
- Ben Shahn

I was primarily interested in people,
and people in action, so that I did nothing photographically
in the sense of doing buildings for their own sake
or a still life or anything like that.
- Ben Shahn

When you talk about war on poverty it doesn't mean very much;
but if you can show to some degree this sort of thing
then you can show a great deal more of how people are
living and a very great percentage of our people today.
- Ben Shahn

I did take my camera along, as I felt there wouldn't
be enough time to draw the things I wanted to do.
I did some drawing and did a lot of photography but
I was not part of Stryker's outfit at all.
- Ben Shahn

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

I set my own course through the ocean of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

How we spend our days is of course
how we spend our lives.
- Annie Dillard

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
- Luciano Pavarotti

Honor your past, and all the consequences of that past.
Receive insight into relieving the pain
caused by past experiences and current attitudes toward life.
Observe life as it currently appears,
and then train yourself to observe life
from other perspectives that support a higher quality of living.
Re-consider your priorities.
Chart your Course.
Set Sail with Courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man
take which course he will,
he will be sure to repent.
- Socrates

Stay at the center
and let all things take their course.
- Lao Tzu

I hold my course with focused attention
and relentless commitment,
as I weather the storms of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

The ego lives by comparisons...
The ego cannot survive without judgment.
- A Course in Miracles

Persevere in moving toward highly worthwhile but difficult goals.
In smaller issues, take an easier course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world you see has nothing to do with reality.
It is of your own making and does not exist.
- A Course In Miracles

The common denominator of our heroes
is that each set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My happiness depends on me.
- A Course in Miracles

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
- A Course In Miracles

You cannot be totally committed sometimes.
- A Course In Miracles

The success of love is in the loving -
it is not in the result of loving.
Of course it is natural in love
to want the best for the other person,
but whether it turns out that way or not
does not determine the value of what we have done.
- Mother Teresa

The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare

Take a course in good water and air;
and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own.
Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.
- John Muir

In your brother is The Light.
See him as sinless,
and there can be no fear in you.
- A Course In Miracles

Seek not outside yourself.
- A Course in Miracles

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

And think not, you can direct the course of love;
for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
- Khalil Gibran

There are many answers you have received
but have not yet heard.
- A Course In Miracles

The trouble with having an open mind, of course,
is that people will insist on coming along
and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett

Every loving thought is true.
Everything else is an appeal for healing and help,
regardless of the form it takes.
- A Course In Miracles

I Act with Bold Courage -
Taking inspiration from the powerful vision of my future,
I boldly set sail with courage and intent.
I hold my course with focused attention and relentless commitment,
as I weather the storms of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I first saw you, I thought you were handsome.
Then, of course, you spoke.
- the movie As Good As It Gets (1997)

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
- Peter Drucker

Ideas shape the course of history.
- John Maynard Keynes

The way people in democracies think of the government
as something different from themselves is a real handicap.
And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.
- Lewis Mumford

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
- Billy Graham

In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words,
and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.
- Winston Churchill

I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately.
Ring the nearest golf course.
- Groucho Marx

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and
I told him of course he could,
so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
- Eric Morecambe

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda


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