The following are quotations on different subjects that may provoke thought or just make you smile, maybe both:



“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
― Ansel Adams

“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!”
― Ansel Adams

“To the complaint, ‘There are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.”
― Ansel Adams

“The camera looks both ways.”
― Rick Sammon

“Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.”
― Attribution pending, if you know, please send me an email, thanks.

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“Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”

― Alfred, Lord Tennyson from “Ulysses”, quoted by Dame Judi Dench in her role of M in the 007/ Bond movie, “Skyfall”. You can read the whole poem here.

“Not all those who wander are lost.”
― J. R. R. Tolkien from a line in a poem he wrote for The Lord of the Rings, “All That is Gold Does Not Glitter”. You can read about the poem here.

“Most good judgment comes from experience. Most experience comes from bad judgment.”
― Anonymous

“You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”
― Mark Twain

“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.”
― Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Ya gotta’ pick a lot of cotton to smoke a 5 cent ceegarr!.”
― Woody Guthrie

“Why buy good luggage. You only use it when you travel.”
“A nickle ain’t worth a dime any more.”
― Yogi Berra

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”
— Yogi Berra

“The mark of a spiritual man or woman is a listening heart, not a lecturing tongue.”
― Gary L. Thomas

“Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
― John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“You can’t make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.”
― Attribution pending, if you know, please send me an email, thanks.

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
― Thomas Edison

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
― Mae West

“I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it.”
― Jonathan Winters

“People only do their best at things they truly enjoy.”
― Jack Nicklaus

“We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn’t obey the rules.”
― Alan Bennett

“Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.”
― Groucho Marx

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
― Babe Ruth

“The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey.”
— Enya

“Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce.”
— Vivian Komori  (It was quite a letdown when I found out it wasn’t Tigger!)

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
— Albert Einstein

“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.”
— Ann Landers

“When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
— Franklin Roosevelt

“No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”
― Warren Buffett

“I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.”
― Stephen Hawking

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“Conservation is getting nowhere because it is incompatible with our Abrahamic concept of land. We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
― Aldo Leopold

“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.”
― Aldo Leopold

“The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant: ‘What good is it?”
― Aldo Leopold

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything in the Universe.”
― John Muir

Everybody needs..places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
― John Muir

“Man must be made conscious of his origin as a child of Nature…an integral part of a harmonious whole.”
― John Muir

“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.”
― Jacques-Yves Cousteau

“When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.”
― Dian Fossey

“Here we are, the most clever species ever to have lived. So how is it we can destroy the only planet we have?”
― Jane Goodall

“We are living on the planet as if we have another one to go to.”
― Terry Swearingen

“It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
― Carl Sagan

“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.”
― John F. Kennedy

“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.”
― Carl Sagan

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