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Ben Shahn Quotes and Sayings

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I was brought in, not in the photographic department at all,
I was brought in on a thing called Special Skills.
I was to do posters, pamphlets, murals,
propaganda in general, you know.
- Ben Shahn

It's pretty hard to measure influence of written or visual material.
- Ben Shahn

Roy was just another bureaucrat to me,
but I realized very soon that without Roy this thing would have died.
- Ben Shahn

In the South or in the mine country,
wherever you point the camera there is a picture.
- Ben Shahn

 

An amateur is someone who supports himself with outside
jobs which enable him to paint.
A professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint.
- Ben Shahn

I still love to look at photographs but I couldn't do it myself anymore.
- Ben Shahn

Now, my knowledge of photography was terribly limited.
- Ben Shahn

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Whatever I get involved in, I'm totally involved,
you see.
- Ben Shahn

I've been asked a great deal about the influence I've
had with my work and it's impossible to say,
you know.
- Ben Shahn

I feel, having the choices I had, I felt I had more
control over my own medium than I did over photography.
- Ben Shahn

I didn't care where my works were published.
- Ben Shahn

Of course I realize that photography is not the technical
facility as much as it is the eye,
and this decision that one makes for the moment at
which you are going to snap,
you know.
- Ben Shahn

In '38, this time I did a job for Mr. Stryker.
I went on his payroll at about half the salary I was getting before,
to cover what he called Harvest in Ohio.
- Ben Shahn

The time when I had desire to go to the United States I didn't have a penny.
It was in the middle of the depression,
you know.
I couldn't get as far as Hoboken at that time.
- Ben Shahn

I became interested in photography when I found my
own sketching was inadequate.
- Ben Shahn

Some time ago, we went to Asia and took a camera along,
and I began to do what I'd done even years ago doing people.
I couldn't get interested in it.
And I did hundreds of photographs of details of the monuments as sculpture.
- Ben Shahn

I was primarily interested in people,
and people in action, so that I did nothing photographically
in the sense of doing buildings for their own sake
or a still life or anything like that.
- Ben Shahn

I remember traveling around in Arkansas with Senator Robinson,
and I told him what this little trick was.
He felt very much part of it and had me take pictures
of people unbeknownst to them.
- Ben Shahn

It's a little bit like my inability to read a guide
book before I go anywhere.
I can read it after I've been there and by the same
logic I refuse to accept any technical stunts from anybody.
I refused to learn more than I knew and I confess I missed a great deal.
- Ben Shahn

I was so impressed with the work we were doing and
I was very involved ideologically in photography -
that I arranged an exhibition at the College Art Association.
The first exhibition I picked the photographs and so
on and we had an exhibition in New York.
- Ben Shahn

I did take my camera along, as I felt there wouldn't
be enough time to draw the things I wanted to do.
I did some drawing and did a lot of photography but
I was not part of Stryker's outfit at all.
- Ben Shahn

I confess that Roy was a little bit dictatorial in
his editing and he ruined quite a number of my pictures,
which he stopped doing later.
He used to punch a hole through a negative.
Some of them were incredibly valuable.
He didn't understand at the time.
- Ben Shahn

Now, when I came on to Washington to begin my job,
I was so interested in photography at that time that
I really would have preferred to work with Stryker than with my department,
which was more artistic if you wish.
- Ben Shahn

When a man returned from the field and we'd look at the work,
we'd criticize each other very genuinely and never offensively.
And we would avoid all tricks, angle shots were just horrible to us.
- Ben Shahn

When you talk about war on poverty it doesn't mean very much;
but if you can show to some degree this sort of thing
then you can show a great deal more of how people are
living and a very great percentage of our people today.
- Ben Shahn

I felt very strongly the whole social impact of that depression,
you know, and I felt very strongly about the efforts
that this Resettlement Administration was trying to accomplish;
resettling people,
helping them, and so on.
- Ben Shahn

So, I was offered this job to come down there but first
it was suggested that I take a trip around the country
in the areas in which we worked to see what it's all about,
and I tell you that was a revelation to me.
- Ben Shahn

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light
is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

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 PHOTO

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

You are today where your thoughts have brought.
- James Allen

I thank Spirit for EVERYTHING
that has brought me to this moment,
and entrust my entire being
to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious,
and they must be brought into connection with action.
They must be woven together.
- Anais Nin

Those who play with the devil's toys
will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

God is Within You!
You yourself are the creator.
If you find that place within you
from which you brought this thing about,
you will be able to live with it and affirm it,
perhaps even enjoy it, as your life.
- Joseph Campbell

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution...
revolution is but thought carried into action.
- Emma Goldman

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot
be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
- John Stuart Mill

Television has brought back murder into the home -
where it belongs.
- Alfred Hitchcock

History is an account, mostly false,
of events,
mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers,
mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
- Ambrose Bierce

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show
the world that when one has the will one can succeed
in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
- Francois Mitterrand

Justice and power must be brought together,
so that whatever is just may be powerful,
and whatever is powerful may be just.
- Blaise Pascal

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
- Charles Kettering

Brought up to respect the conventions,
love had to end in marriage.
I'm afraid it did.
- Bette Davis

Like religion, politics, and family planning,
cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public.
It's too controversial.
- Erma Bombeck

As you think, you travel, and as you love,
you attract.
You are today where your thoughts have brought you;
you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
- James Lane Allen

I pray God I may never be brought to the melancholy trial;
but,
if ever I should, it will then be known how far I can
reduce to practice principles which I know to be founded in truth.
- James Otis

In violation of the Habeas Corpus Act and the fundamental
laws of our constitution these men have never been
brought to trail or even allowed to see a lawyer.
- John Amery

What we wanted from an agent depended on what he brought in.
- Markus Wolf

All of us grow up in particular realities -
a home,
family, a clan, a small town, a neighborhood.
Depending upon how we're brought up,
we are either deeply aware of the particular reading
of reality into which we are born,
or we are peripherally aware of it.
- Chaim Potok

I've really written my books for my husband and our family.
They've brought us closer together by allowing us to
discuss things that were unspoken for so long.
- Pamela Stephenson

We are not intimidated by the size of the armies,
or the type of hardware the US has brought.
- Saddam Hussein

The mongers brought them together upon a mutual surrender of their principles.
- Robert Toombs

Nothing is more prominently brought forward in the
New Testament than the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- John Nelson Darby

They've been brought up on the best music.
It's gonna be so good.
- Sean Booth

I go on giving interviews because I've been brought
up to support the projects I'm involved in.
When you've enjoyed working on a production,
you want to do them a favour.
- Francesca Annis

I have always brought home stray animals -
everything from squirrels to wild rabbits to foxes and turtles.
- Amy Weber

Segregation never brought anyone anything except trouble.
- Paul Harris

When I came into boxing, I brought it to the next level
with adverts and doing pantomime and people just got
jealous of me doing that.
- Frank Bruno

This position of this Northern party brought about the troubles of 1850,
and the political excitement of 1854.
- Robert Toombs

I was brought up in an era when thrift was still considered a virtue.
- Paul Getty

And finally, it was Deuteronomy that brought about
the historical result of Josiah's reformation.
- Julius Wellhausen

Winning brought me a wonderful sense of completeness.
- Tenley Albright

The essential quality of an animal is that it seeks its own living,
whereas a vegetable has its living brought to it.
- Henry Mayhew

I'm a virgin and I brought up all my children to be the same.
- Shirley Bassey

Some broad themes brought me where I am today.
At a very young age, my hobby became thinking and finding connections.
- Dean Kamen

When you have a lot of resources, the most important
thing is to have had good parents and to have been
brought up by people who gave one the proper values.
- David Rockefeller

None of the other guys in the band really sang,
so that's when I brought Roy Clark in.
- Wanda Jackson

When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him,
he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool.
- Chinua Achebe


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