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To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition,
by Henri Cartier-Bresson

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition,
in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Related topics: Art

The creative act lasts but a brief moment,
a lightning instant of give-and-take,
just long enough for you to level the camera and to
trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

The most difficult thing for me is a portrait.
You have to try and put your camera between the skin
of a person and his shirt.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes,
that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

Photography is an immediate reaction,
drawing is a meditation.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

The photograph itself doesn't interest me.
I want only to capture a minute part of reality.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence,
in the confines of one single photograph,
of some situation that was in the process of unrolling itself before my eyes.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

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In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject.
The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Photographers deal in things which are continually
vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance
on earth which can make them come back again.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Think about the photo before and after,
never during.
The secret is to take your time.
You mustn't go too fast.
The subject must forget about you.
Then, however, you must be very quick.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken,
flowing at the same speed as the event.
During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes,
that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Actually, I'm not all that interested in the subject of photography.
Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all that interested in what happens next.
Hunters, after all, aren't cooks.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

To photograph is to hold one's breath,
when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality.
It's at that precise moment that mastering an image
becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

To take photographs means to recognize -
simultaneously and within a fraction of a second -
both the fact itself and the rigorous organization
of visually perceived forms that give it meaning.
It is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

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)

Let me bring peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Laugh Loud - Laugh Often
Laugh At What's Funny - Laugh At What's Sad
Laugh At Me - Laugh At You - Laugh At Life
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
- Charles Swindoll

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Grant That I May Radiate Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Joy, and Thy Peace,
to All Those Around Me
and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The glow of one warm thought
is to me worth more than money.
- Thomas Jefferson

My greatest service to others is living happily,
and radiating happiness and joy to those around me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

I have Gratitude for Everything
that has brought me to this moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you label me, you negate me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would, I'd never leave.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Give me a lever long enough
and a fulcrum on which to place it,
and I shall move the world.
- Archimedes

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine,
a possession for all time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me
than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
- Albert Schweitzer

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
- Henry David Thoreau

When ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
- Anais Nin

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.
- Helen Keller

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Personal importance, or taking things personally,
is the maximum expression of selfishness
because we make the assumption that everything is about me.
- don Miguel Ruiz

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Courage is the ladder that supports me
as I ascend from Fear to Unconditional Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

RESPONSIBILITY: Fulfill the obligations that the past posts to me.
Embrace the opportunity for service based in love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't believe me,
don't believe yourself,
and don't believe anyone else.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
- Aristotle

IF it is to be, it is up to me.
- Anonymous

laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A part of you has grown in me.
And so you see, it's you and me
together forever and never apart,
maybe in distance, but never in heart.
- Anonymous

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have no need to conform to the stereotypes
others have defined for me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Be like me" is not a Golden Rule.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

I love you because I love you.
You are a part of me, and
I need no reasons to love you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My happiness depends on me.
- A Course in Miracles


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