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My Favorite Quotes: Henry David Thoreau

  "It's not what you look at, it's what you see" This quote, written by nineteenth century author, poet, and philosopher Henry David Thoreau (you might remember him from your American Literature class as the author of Civil Disobedience) is probably one of my all time favorites and one that I'm always sharing with my […] Read More

My Favorite Quotes: Ansel Adams

Ever since I started teaching workshops, back in 1984, I've collected quotes written by various artists. Whether they were photographers, painters, writers, musicians is of no relevance. The important thing to me is that they are artists, and at the top of their game in their respected fields.; of course the quote has to deal […] Read More

My Favorite Quotes: Marcel Proust

Here's a quote written by Marcel Proust, a French Novelist that lived in the late 19th century and early 20th. In my English Literature class we touched on his writings, but it wasn't until I started teaching online with the PPSOP, and conducting my "Stretching Your Frame of Mind" workshops that I happened upon one […] Read More

My Favorite Quotes: Kenny Rodgers

Ok, you're asking yourself what Kenny Rodgers (a well known CW singer from the past) might have said that has stuck with me and became a euphemism that applies to my Photography. In the song "The Gambler", Kenny Rodgers sang these lyrics: You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold them, […] Read More

My Favorite Quotes: Bo Diddley

Here's another of my favorite quotes, that may have been written long ago, but I'll always remember it being sung by an old friend named Bo Diddley. The name of the song was, "You can't judge a book by looking at the cover". In the early eighties, I was on the board of the Houston […] Read More

Since so much of the last week's news was the coming of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK on November 22, 1963, I thought it might be good timing to suggest for your approval, one of my recent quotes. Like so many people of my generation, I remember exactly what i was doing […] Read More

My Favorite Quotes: Claude Monet

Since my background is in art and not photography, I studied Art History; among other areas in this field. My favorite painters were the Impressionists, and one of my favorite painters was one of the founders of that movement named Claude Monet. Actually, I really loved all of the Impressionist painters mainly because they saw […] Read More

My Favorite Quotes: Bob Marley

This is the second in my new series relating to my all time favorite quotes. Some of the quotes I'll examine will be written by photographers, while others were written by other types of artists; from singers, songwriters, and musicians to novelists and poets. One of the quotes that has stayed with me over the […] Read More

My Favorite Quotes: Eddie Adams

 Over the years, I've managed to mentally acquire several quotes made by famous people in the arts that apply to my approach in teaching with the PPSOP, an online school I've been with with several years and my "Stretching Your Frame of Mind" workshops I conduct around the planet. These are quotes that really hit […] Read More