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Henri Cartier-Bresson Quotes and Sayings

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To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition,
in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Related topics: Art

The creative act lasts but a brief moment,
a lightning instant of give-and-take,
just long enough for you to level the camera and to
trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject.
The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Photography is an immediate reaction,
drawing is a meditation.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

Photographers deal in things which are continually
vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance
on earth which can make them come back again.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

The most difficult thing for me is a portrait.
You have to try and put your camera between the skin
of a person and his shirt.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence,
in the confines of one single photograph,
of some situation that was in the process of unrolling itself before my eyes.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

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During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes,
that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

The photograph itself doesn't interest me.
I want only to capture a minute part of reality.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

To photograph is to hold one's breath,
when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality.
It's at that precise moment that mastering an image
becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Think about the photo before and after,
never during.
The secret is to take your time.
You mustn't go too fast.
The subject must forget about you.
Then, however, you must be very quick.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

To take photographs means to recognize -
simultaneously and within a fraction of a second -
both the fact itself and the rigorous organization
of visually perceived forms that give it meaning.
It is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken,
flowing at the same speed as the event.
During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes,
that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Actually, I'm not all that interested in the subject of photography.
Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all that interested in what happens next.
Hunters, after all, aren't cooks.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller PHOTO

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer) PHOTO

Let me bring peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi PHOTO

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor PHOTO

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb PHOTO

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
- Charles Swindoll

Laugh Loud - Laugh Often
Laugh At What's Funny - Laugh At What's Sad
Laugh At Me - Laugh At You - Laugh At Life
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Grant That I May Radiate Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Joy, and Thy Peace,
to All Those Around Me
and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Personal importance, or taking things personally,
is the maximum expression of selfishness
because we make the assumption that everything is about me.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
- Henry David Thoreau

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
- Aristotle

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

When ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
- Anais Nin

"Be like me" is not a Golden Rule.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine,
a possession for all time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The glow of one warm thought
is to me worth more than money.
- Thomas Jefferson

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Where there is injury let me sow pardon.
- St. Francis of Assisi

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Give me a lever long enough
and a fulcrum on which to place it,
and I shall move the world.
- Archimedes

Don't believe me,
don't believe yourself,
and don't believe anyone else.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me
than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

IF it is to be, it is up to me.
- Anonymous

My greatest service to others is living happily,
and radiating happiness and joy to those around me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have no need to conform to the stereotypes
others have defined for me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

My happiness depends on me.
- A Course in Miracles

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

Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would, I'd never leave.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Once you label me, you negate me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.
- Helen Keller

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
- Albert Schweitzer

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I love you because I love you.
You are a part of me, and
I need no reasons to love you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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