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

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

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

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

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

 

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

I hate big models.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get it out of your historic head.
- Imogen Cunningham

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

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

Well, I turn people into human beings by not making them into gods.
- 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 don't resent anything.
- Imogen Cunningham

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

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

Anybody is influenced by where and how he lives.
- 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

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil;
but it needs a little much of letters and phone calls
and small, silly presents every so often -
just to save it from drying out completely.
- Pam Brown

Anyone can be passionate, but
it takes real lovers to be silly.
- Rose Franken

I'm not interested in age.
People who tell me their age are silly.
You're as old as you feel.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
- Wallace Stevens

Well, you ask a silly question, and you get a silly answer.
- Tom Lehrer

Man is the most intelligent of the animals -
and the most silly.
- Diogenes

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man
is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.
- Richard Aldington

I honestly don't understand the big fuss made over nudity and sex in films.
It's silly.
- Sharon Tate

I love to make fun of fashion because it is just so silly.
- Kathy Griffin

America, how can I write a holy litany in your silly mood?
- Allen Ginsberg

The silly question is the first intimation of some totally new development.
- Alfred North Whitehead

I loved cutting together simple commercials about margarine or soft drinks -
all kinds of silly products -
but I tried to make the commercials different.
- Renny Harlin

If by chance some day you're not feeling well
and you should remember some silly thing I've said or done
and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart,
then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled.
- Red Skelton

I like summer.
I like warmer weather and long days.
I'm one of those silly people who still enjoy lying in the sun -
my children are horrified!
- Danielle Steel

First of all, to defend my work, I had to believe that
I am doing a totally silly,
stupid, innocent comedy.
- Milos Forman

People like to pigeonhole and say, Well,
I'm a Washington insider, and you know,
that's quite silly.
What does that even mean?
- Bob Woodward

You'll be old and you never lived, and you kind of
feel silly to lie down and die and to never have lived,
to have been a job chaser and never have lived.
- Gertrude Stein

I would look a little silly playing Casanova now.
- Donald Sutherland

Mountains will go into labour, and a silly little mouse will be born.
- Horace

Youth is a silly, vapid state, Old age with fears and ills is rife;
This simple boon I beg of Fate -
A thousand years of Middle Life.
- Carolyn Wells

I learned to draw everything except glamorous women.
No matter how much I tried to make them look sexy,
they always ended up looking silly...
or like somebody's mother.
- Norman Rockwell

A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural
and reasonable is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly.
- Mary Wortley

I believe in America.
I'm one of those silly flag wavers.
- Paul Prudhomme

They're paying me an outrageous sum of money;
$40,000 a week,
which is totally silly.
- Cass Elliot

He was a silly guy.
Out - do the other guy.
That was his effort at all times.
- Cab Calloway

I think what some people are doing with effects is starting to get silly.
It's overused.
- Richard Donner

I also found being called Sir rather silly.
- Harold Pinter

I always thought that it was kind of silly that a baseball
card could be worth so much money.
- Matthew Modine

I don't want to be a silly temptress.
I cannot see any sense in getting dressed up and doing
nothing but tempting men in pictures.
- Greta Garbo

I'm still a, you know, a silly girl...
a big kid.
- Coco Lee

Hopes are like hair ornaments.
Girls want to wear too many of them.
When they become old women they look silly wearing even one.
- Arthur Golden

Big Brother sounded like a silly stunt and that's what it is.
- Nigel Kneale

Nothing is so silly as the expression of a man who is being complimented.
- Andre Gide

I actually made an effort to reject acting,
to shove it out of my body, because I didn't want my
kids to have an actress as a mother-to have,
like, a silly person.
- Lisa Kudrow

I could have been an architect, but I don't think I'd have been very happy.
Nearly all modern architecture is a silly game as far as I can see.
- Roger Waters

Those who claim to have had happy lives seem to be silly fools.
- Taylor Caldwell

What am I doing in this silly showbiz life? I do wonder that sometimes.
- Saffron Burrows

I mean, all the ratings wars are silly.
But, I mean, someone has to be concerned about the
ratings because it means,
you know, it translates into revenue.
- Connie Chung

In comedy, you have to be unafraid to hang from the
tree branch naked in the high wind and you have to
be absolutely unafraid to look ridiculous and silly.
- Matt LeBlanc

I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly.
Tuna Fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison


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