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I don't know what love means. ...
by Imogen Cunningham

I don't know what love means.
- Imogen Cunningham

There are certain things you don't discuss with Ansel,
especially if you don't agree.
- Imogen Cunningham

I don't talk about success.
I don't know what it is.
Wait until I'm dead.
- Imogen Cunningham

Oh, you ask me, what is the greatest torture of a person
who does portraits for a living? I could fill several
volumes with nice nasty stories.
I don't know.
- Imogen Cunningham

 

Well, I turn people into human beings by not making them into gods.
- Imogen Cunningham

I never stopped photographing.
There were a couple of years when I didn't have a darkroom,
but that didn't stop me from photographing.
- Imogen Cunningham

Some people say to me, Isn't it too bad that people
discovered you so late? I never thought that.
- Imogen Cunningham

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When I need names they drop out of my head;
when I don't need them they drop back.
- Imogen Cunningham

I think San Francisco is the best place in the whole world for an easy life.
- Imogen Cunningham

I hate big models.
- Imogen Cunningham

Anybody is influenced by where and how he lives.
- Imogen Cunningham

Get it out of your historic head.
- Imogen Cunningham

I told the students that whatever they did in class was for the wastebasket.
- Imogen Cunningham

You see, I became kind of a drop-out in science after I came back to America.
- Imogen Cunningham

I was brought up on art.
My father thought I had a great hand at art and sent me to art school.
But he did not want me to become a photographer.
- Imogen Cunningham

I don't resent anything.
- Imogen Cunningham

When People magazine called me, I did the job on Ansel.
I'm older than Ansel and he has to mind me.
- Imogen Cunningham

Everybody who does anything for the public can be criticized.
There's always someone who doesn't like it.
- Imogen Cunningham

I turn people into human beings by not making them into gods.
- Imogen Cunningham

I'd never kill myself for a man.
I wouldn't do it for anybody.
- Imogen Cunningham

When people ask me silly questions about my private life,
I just say, I don't discuss that.
- Imogen Cunningham

When you do portraits professionally it's not a desire,
it's for money.
- Imogen Cunningham

I became kind of a drop-out in science after I came back to America.
I wanted to photograph.
- Imogen Cunningham

I was invited to photograph Hollywood.
They asked me what I would like to photograph.
I said, Ugly men.
- Imogen Cunningham

I don't love the world.
I think Jupiter should have hit us.
- Imogen Cunningham

A woman said to me when she first sat down,
You're photographing the wrong side of my face.
I said, Oh, is there one?
- Imogen Cunningham

I was poor.
When you're poor you work, and when you're rich you
expect somebody to hand it to you.
So I think being reasonably poor is very good for people.
- Imogen Cunningham

My mind is vacant on names, but I know him as well as anything.
When I need names they drop out of my head;
when I don't need them they drop back.
- Imogen Cunningham

It's silly to keep people alive who have a terrible disease.
- Imogen Cunningham

I don't think there's any such thing as teaching people photography,
other than influencing them a little.
People have to be their own learners.
They have to have a certain talent.
- Imogen Cunningham

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you do not need anyone's permission
to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that life's burdens are lighter when you laugh at yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Know that you can gather strength from life's storms.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

We are not what we know
but what we are willing to learn.
- Mary Catherine Bateson

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that love conquers fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that joy is a choice, but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you have a choice about
everything you do and everything you do not do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you hold the power to
bring peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that all people are your brothers and sisters.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Know that you can always choose your own inner peace -
regardless of circumstances.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates


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