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Berenice Abbott Quotes and Sayings

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I didn't decide to be a photographer;
I just happened to fall into it.
- Berenice Abbott

Photography helps people to see.
- Berenice Abbott

Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium.
It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.
- Berenice Abbott

The challenge for me has first been to see things as they are,
whether a portrait, a city street, or a bouncing ball.
In a word, I have tried to be objective.
- Berenice Abbott

 

Photography can only represent the present.
Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.
- Berenice Abbott

There are many teachers who could ruin you.
Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher.
You have to evolve on your own.
- Berenice Abbott

The camera is no more an instrument of preservation,
the image is.
- Berenice Abbott

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Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build,
to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon,
to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach,
it sings a song of life - not death.
- Berenice Abbott

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain PHOTO

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong PHOTO

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

If I hadn't met you, I wouldn't like you.
If I didn't like you, I wouldn't love you.
If I didn't love you, I wouldn't miss you.
But I did, I do, and I will.
- Anonymous

When you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

I didn't want to marry anybody else in town.
I want my baby to look like you.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
- Mother Teresa

Choose love. Choose to release all resentments.
Forgive everyone. Choose to release all regrets.
Forgive yourself for all decisions that you have ever made
that didn't work out as you hoped.
Forgive yourself for any financial decisions
that didn't meet your expectations.
Release your regrets if you choose
the "wrong" spouse or the "wrong" career.
Today, choose love.
Choose to love yourself.
Choose to love your life.
Choose to love all the friends, family, co-workers,
acquaintances, and others who share your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures.
What if we didn't need the newest gizmo... the highest high?
What if happiness is in the air we breathe...
slowly, deeply, and consciously?
What if happiness is one fresh grape, savored with gratitude?
What if happiness is in our oneness with all creation?
What if happiness is about enjoying life exactly as it comes to us -
without chasing after it?
What if happiness is something we CHOOSE...
regardless of our circumstances?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I quit high school on my birthday.
It was my senior year and I didn't see the point.
This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
- Barry White

Bachelors know more about women than married men;
if they didn't they'd be married too.
- H. L. Mencken

When I turned 60, it didn't bother me at all.
- Yoko Ono

I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls,
so I had to beat them with my mind.
- Martina Hingis

I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work,
and I didn't stop until she got home.
- George Stephen

Dad taught me everything I know.
Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows.
- Al Unser

I crashed my boyfriend's birthday when I was 12 years old.
He didn't invite me and so I showed up.
- Isla Fisher

We didn't actually overspend our budget.
The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.
- Frank Howard Clark

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people
couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
- Kin Hubbard

You define a good flight by negatives:
you didn't get hijacked,
you didn't crash, you didn't throw up,
you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food.
So you are grateful.
- Paul Theroux

My boyfriend and I broke up.
He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

Disneyland is a work of love.
We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
- Walt Disney

For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants,
like most Lutheran boys.
I got a telescope.
My mother thought it would make the best gift.
- Wernher von Braun

I didn't make it all the way through third grade for nothing.
- the movie The Rescuers Down Under

The Vatican is against surrogate mothers.
Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
- Elayne Boosler

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if
the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
- Cullen Hightower

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.
- Winona Ryder

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one.
So I got a cake.
- Mitch Hedberg

Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to.
She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time,
so we got whipped.
- Loretta Lynn

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The Russians feared Ike.
They didn't fear me.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
- Aristotle Onassis

Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down,
but in the end the house always wins.
Doesn't mean you didn't have fun.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

I haven't spoken to my wife in years.
I didn't want to interrupt her.
- Rodney Dangerfield

I was a brownie for a day.
My mom made me stop.
She didn't want me to conform.
- Sandra Bullock

My mom's a Catholic, and my dad's a Jew,
and they didn't want anything to do with anything.
- Isabelle Huppert

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
- Satchel Paige

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to
have half my brain sucked out.
- Max Walker

The earth is like a spaceship
that didn't come with an operating manual.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I would think twice about designing stuff for which
there was no need and which didn't endure.
- Robin Day

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why
the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
- Laurence J. Peter

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and
I told him of course he could,
so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
- Eric Morecambe

Growing up, I fantasized about being a rock musician
and that somehow it would be really easy.
I didn't realize that it's so much work.
- Sean Lennon

But I didn't ask to have somebody nose around in my private life.
I didn't even ask to be famous.
All I asked was to be able to earn a living making people laugh.
- Carol Burnett

It was a wonderful time to be young.
The 1960s didn't end until about 1976.
We all believed in Make Love, Not War.
We were idealistic innocents, despite the drugs and sex.
- Margot Kidder

If I didn't have to do it, I wouldn't have done it.
If I had a million bucks in the bank,
I wouldn't have done Playboy.
- Claudia Christian

I can't think of one person I've ever met who didn't like some type of music.
- Billy Joel

We got a chance to go and play in some places that
the usual European tour by an American band didn't go to.
- Jack Irons

I got my head bashed in at a demonstration against the Vietnam War.
Police were losing control because they were up against
a world they really didn't understand.
- Terry Gilliam

I ain't afraid to tell the world that it didn't take
school stuff to help a fella play ball.
- Shoeless Joe Jackson

I didn't choose solitude.
- Klaus Kinski

I mean, I'm obviously not one of those people who's
so beautiful women take their clothes off when I walk into the room.
I didn't become a star overnight.
- Robbie Coltrane

I'm a comedian first.
I've learned how to act.
I just draw on life experiences and that's how I've learned.
I didn't take classes or anything.
I don't need no classroom.
- Steve Harvey

I didn't want to do just another set of recipes.
I think that's useless.
- Paul Prudhomme

We didn't know about the rest of the world.
We just knew the pictures that we saw on TV,
and it was so different that we wanted to try to imitate that,
to a certain extent.
- Bob Livingston


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