Monthly Archives: April 2016

RUMI

RUMI

 

“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”
 

“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.”
 

“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”
 

“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”
 

“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.”

 

“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?”
 

“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
 

 

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
 

“Knock, And He’ll open the door Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.”
 

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
 

“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”
 

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”
 

“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”
 

“silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.”
 

“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
 

“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
 

“Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.”
 

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
 

“When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. Praise God for those two insomnias! And the difference between them.”
 

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Photography

 

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it. “

Ansel Adams

 

“If your photos aren’t good enough, then you’re not close enough.“

Robert Capa

 

 

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”

Imogen Cunningham

 

“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality. “

Alfred Stieglitz

 

 

“Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase. “

Percy W. Harris

 

 

“Of course it’s all luck.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

 

“I am not interested in rules or conventions. Photography is not a sport.”

Bill Brandt

 

 

“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are. “

Paul Caponigro

 

 

“A lot of photographers think that if they buy a better camera they’ll be able to take better photographs. A better camera won’t do a thing for you if you don’t have anything in your head or in your heart. “

Arnold Newman

 

 

“I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse.“

Diane Arbus

 

 

“If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.”

Jim Richardson

 

 

“It can be a trap of the photographer to think that his or her best pictures were the ones that were hardest to get.”

Timothy Allen

 

 

“Even though fixed in time, a photograph evokes as much feeling as that which comes from music or dance. Whatever the mode – from the snapshot to the decisive moment to multi-media montage – the intent and purpose of photography is to render in visual terms feelings and experiences that often elude the ability of words to describe. In any case, the eyes have it, and the imagination will always soar farther than was expected. “

Ralph Gibson