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Get it out of your historic head. ...
by Imogen Cunningham

Get it out of your historic head.
- Imogen Cunningham

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

I hate big models.
- Imogen Cunningham

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

I don't resent anything.
- Imogen Cunningham

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

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

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

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

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

I told the students that whatever they did in class was for the wastebasket.
- 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 don't know what love means.
- Imogen Cunningham

Well, I turn people into human beings by not making them into gods.
- 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 talk about success.
I don't know what it is.
Wait until I'm dead.
- Imogen Cunningham

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

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

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

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

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find a place inside where there's joy,
and the joy will burn out the pain.
- Joseph Campbell

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Be curious; be adventurous; live life full-out.
Accept the challenge, and reach for the brass ring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life,
your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I will meet you there.
- Rumi

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

If you want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

Angry and happy don't mix.
Flush out the angry,
and the happy has a place to put down roots.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Don't live down to expectations.
Go out there and do something remarkable.
- Wendy Wasserstein

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

Do not let your fire go out.
- Ayn Rand

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

You only get out what you put in.
- Anonymous

Know that miracles are the natural way of the Universe
Your only job is to move your doubting mind out of the way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone
and into your appreciation zone.
- Martha Beck

Go within every day and find the inner strength
so that the world will not blow your candle out.
- Katherine Dunham

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Never be fooled into believing that
there is one speck out of order.
- Byron Katie

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed,
easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
- Proverb


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