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I see no reason for recording the obvious. ...
by Edward Weston

I see no reason for recording the obvious.
- Edward Weston

My own eyes are no more than scouts on a preliminary search,
for the camera's eye may entirely change my idea.
- Edward Weston

Anything that excites me for any reason,
I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter,
but making the commonplace unusual.
- Edward Weston

Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph,
is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk.
- Edward Weston

 

Photography to the amateur is recreation,
to the professional it is work, and hard work too,
no matter how pleasurable it my be.
- Edward Weston

Photography suits the temper of this age -
of active bodies and minds.
It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas,
imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed
down by painting or sculpting,
for one who sees quickly and acts decisively,
accurately.
- Edward Weston

Now to consult the rules of composition before making
a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.
Such rules and laws are deduced from the accomplished fact;
they are the products of reflection.
- Edward Weston

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I was extravagant in the matter of cameras -
anything photographic -
I had to have the best.
But that was to further my work.
In most things I have gone along with the plainest -
or without.
- Edward Weston

There is nothing like a Bach fugue to remove me from a discordant moment...
only Bach hold up fresh and strong after repeated playing.
I can always return to Bach when the other records weary me.
- Edward Weston

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a Passionate Observer of Life.
I See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I see Spirit in everything, Peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

The invariable mark of wisdom is to
see the miraculous in the common.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

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

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

Could we change our attitude,
we should not only see life differently,
but life itself would be different.
- Katherine Mansfield

All you have to do is look straight and see the road,
and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk.
- Ayn Rand

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Know the power of perspective.
Be a passionate observer of life.
See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- 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

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
- Thomas Carlyle

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We never see what we are not ready to see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have a choice about the perspective you take on life.
See tragedy, and the world is tragic -
see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted,
every hill and mountain shall be made low,
the rough places will be made straight
and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
and all flesh shall see it together.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

The farther backward you can look,
the farther forward you can see.
- Winston Churchill

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work,
and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

To love beauty is to see light.
- Victor Hugo

I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
- Chinese proverb

It is always wise to look ahead,
but difficult to look further than you can see.
- Winston Churchill

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

A Happy Day is a day I see all of life
with the eyes of compassion.
- Rory J. Corsiglia

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

We must be the change we wish to see.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Each one of us has our own perspective
on everything we see in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more you see the less you know.
- Bono

It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To see things in the seed, that is genius.
- Lao Tzu

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
- Helen Keller


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