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Fay Godwin Quotes and Sayings

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I have always been a very keen walker,
though, and I often took a camera with me on my walks.
- Fay Godwin

I had been working in colour for ten years or so and
looked at digital and liked the possibilities it gave me.
- Fay Godwin

What I loathe is the multi-national conglomerates who
must take responsibility for the degradation and pollution
of so much of our landscape with their factory farming and greed.
- Fay Godwin

I hardly teach.
It's more like a gathering of minds looking at one
subject and learning from each other.
I enjoy the process.
- Fay Godwin

 

The viewer must bring their own view to a photograph.
- Fay Godwin

You can't expect to take a definitive image in half an hour.
It takes days, often years.
- Fay Godwin

I have always loved reading, so was interested in the literary world,
and took many literary portraits.
- Fay Godwin

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It was 1966 by the time I started taking pictures seriously and books,
newspapers and magazines of the time were full of great
pictures that helped to inspire me.
- Fay Godwin

But I was, and still am, an avid reader and so when
I first started I chose to photograph many of the great
writers in this country to try and earn a living.
- Fay Godwin

I like photographs which leave something to the imagination.
- Fay Godwin

I've been working with the land for most of my life;
walking it and photographing it.
And I love it to bits.
- Fay Godwin

Maybe black and white is the best medium for landscapes,
I don't know.
- Fay Godwin

I'm not faithful to one particular medium,
and it's what I try to teach to people who work with me.
- Fay Godwin

I don't get wrapped up in technique and the like.
- Fay Godwin

Look at lots of exhibitions and books,
and don't get hung up on cameras and technical things.
Photography is about images.
- Fay Godwin

Born Berlin 1931, Germany, father a British diplomat,
mother an American artist.
Educated at various schools all over the world.
1958 Settled down to live in London.
1966 Became interested in photography through photographing my young children.
No formal training.
- Fay Godwin

And in fact I don't believe there is such a thing as
a definitive picture of something.
The land is a living, breathing thing and light changes
its character every second of every day.
That's why I love it so much.
- Fay Godwin

After Land I wanted to continue exploring the theme
but I needed a new challenge so turned to colour.
I explored Bradford and produced a series of urban landscapes that I liked,
but because Land had made such an impact on the general
public my colour work wasn't reviewed.
- Fay Godwin

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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 PHOTO

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier PHOTO

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

Your innermost core has always been pure.
Purity is intrinsic to you,
it cannot be taken away.
- Osho

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price.
May He be so to every one of us.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

One never notices what has been done;
one can only see what remains to be done.
- Marie Curie

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

You have not been abandoned.
You are never alone, except by your own choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

I accept everything that ever has been,
with no regrets, no resentments, and no call for vengeance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world has always been in an uproar,
and it always will be.
Choose Peace. Choose to live with Peace.
Choose to interact peacefully with everyone -
especially those whose instinct is not to be peaceful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Like a Butterfly, I have been Reborn
with Bold Colors and Strong Wings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I forgive everyone for every "wrong"
that I believe they have ever inflicted upon me.
I forgive them for my own sake,
that I may release the venom -
the anger and resentment within myself -
and regain my joy and serenity.
I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

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

When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth
you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
- Khalil Gibran

When we see the face of God
we shall know that we have always known it.
He has been a party to, has made, sustained
and moved moment by moment within,
all our earthly experiences of innocent love.
- C. S. Lewis


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