Photographing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 551 pages
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Familiar Quotations PhotographingA photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.ndash;Diane ArbusThe virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking.ndash;Brooks AtkinsonI really wanted to die at certain periods in my life. Death was like love, a romantic escape. I took pills because I didn't want to throw myself off my balcony and know people would photograph me lying dead below.ndash;Brigitte BardotNothing is poorer than a truth expressed as it was thought. Committed to writing in such cases, it is not even a bad photograph. Truth wants to be startled abruptly, at one stroke, from her self-immersion, whether by uproar, music or cries for help.ndash;Walter BenjaminThe camera can photograph thought. It's better than a paragraph of sweet polemic.ndash;Dirk BogardeThe camera is a killing chamber, which speeds up the time it claims to be conserving. Like coffins exhumed and priced open, the photographs put on show what we were and what we will be again.ndash;Peter ConradThe magic of photography is metaphysical. What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying.ndash;Terence DonovanA theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.ndash;Edgar Watson HowePhotographers never have much incentive to show the world as it is.ndash;William LeithI have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell.ndash;Edvard Munch

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