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Herb Ritts Quotes and Sayings

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I like form and shape and strength in pictures.
- Herb Ritts

What I particularly liked was that, coming from California
and not being involved in the New York scene,
I developed my personal way, in my own way,
at my own pace.
- Herb Ritts

Generally, the French highly promote culture and the arts,
and photography is in their blood.
- Herb Ritts

Regardless of whether you speak the language or are familiar with a culture,
the picture should hold up.
- Herb Ritts

 

For me, the most important thing I learned was just honing my eye.
I think I had a good eye.
- Herb Ritts

Even though I didn't get a business degree,
I enjoyed learning about economics.
- Herb Ritts

When you start out, you're not really aware.
I didn't have a sense of photographic history.
- Herb Ritts

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Many people who excel are self-taught.
- Herb Ritts

The education, the cultural awareness,
is different in Europe, especially in France,
from that in the United States.
So I think the public will be much more appreciative of many images.
- Herb Ritts

Actually, when I first started dabbling in photography,
I was still working for my parents as a salesman.
- Herb Ritts

I think knowing people by first names,
not by what they do sexually, is really what it's about.
Not being afraid.
Fear is the enemy.
I've always been comfortable with being gay.
- Herb Ritts

Within two hours of where I live, you have mountains and desert as location.
I like the natural elements that abstract into light,
texture, shape and shadow.
- Herb Ritts

I was an economics major, which I enjoyed because I
had a good business sense.
- Herb Ritts

Once you develop your own style, you know when you're able to give your best.
Feeling at home is part of it, and I don't think that's an L.A.
thing.
It's a matter of the environment and of what affects you.
- Herb Ritts

That's why I felt so at home when I went to Africa.
It didn't matter that I was halfway around the world in a foreign country,
because all those elements are universal.
And I think that's one thing about my work:
It's universal.
- Herb Ritts

I think a lot of the time these days people are so
concerned about having the right camera and the right
film and the right lenses and all the special effects that go along with it,
even the computer, that they're missing the key element.
- Herb Ritts

Well, I liked it - that was the main thing.
I liked it, but I didn't think of it in terms of a career.
I didn't really know; I didn't really think about it.
One thing just led to another until finally I quit
my job as a salesman and found myself working as a photographer.
- Herb Ritts

I always enjoyed art history because,
growing up in California, my exposure was limited,
and it was a new experience.
To learn the history of art opened up certain things to me,
made me see.
It intrigued me.
- Herb Ritts

I did grow up next door to Steve McQueen,
who was a very famous movie star at the time,
but as a kid it didn't impress me.
We always had great fun with him.
He would take us out on Sundays on his motorcycles,
riding around in the desert; he was like a second father.
- Herb Ritts

I'm pretty selective.
I generally edit the contact sheets and then do work prints.
Because I have my own lab and printers,
I can afford the luxury of going through the contact
sheets for black-and-white,
making up work prints, seeing them big,
and honing them down.
- Herb Ritts

I'd go down to the end of my street,
to a garage that had a certain feeling about it,
or a particular light; I'd take a picture of a friend who needed a head shot.
That's how I learned, instead of having school assignments
and learning camera techniques.
- Herb Ritts

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb PHOTO

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha PHOTO

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

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

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump PHOTO

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray PHOTO

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
- Khalil Gibran

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

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

Life is like a box of chocolates.
- Forrest Gump

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.
- Anonymous

To dream of the person you would like to be
is to waste the person you are.
- Anonymous

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

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

If you don't like something, change it,
If you can't change it, change your attitude
- Maya Angelou

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time expands like a brightly colored balloon
when it is filled with joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A discussion of philosophy is like a cat chasing its tail -
it may be an amusing diversion but
it has no chance for a satisfying conclusion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

Expressing gratitude seems like a cosmic invitation
for all kinds of thankfulness and appreciation to pour in.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

We are most like God when we forgive.
- Anonymous

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Our deepest fears are like dragons
guarding our deepest treasure.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

The greatest lovers are like twin blooms,
each reflecting the passion and the glory of the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like a bird in flight, your life can soar
above the troubles of the world.
Breathe deep, choose, and break the shackles of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

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

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

The unknown is like the darkness of a cave -
it can be illuminated by the brief light
of one adventurer's small candle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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