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If Mr. Einstein doesn't like the natural laws of the universe, let him go back to where he came from.
The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.
And so by the fifteenth century, on October 8, the Europeans were looking for a new place to try to get to, and they came up with a new concept: the West.
I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
William J. Clinton
It's rural America. It's where I came from. We always refer to ourselves as real America. Rural America, real America, real, real, America.
Sometimes cameras and television are good to people and sometimes they aren't. I don't know if its the way you say it, or how you look.
Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before the white man came, an Indian said simply, 'Ours.'
Vine Deloria, Jr.
One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way.
Vincent Van Gogh
How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.
Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts.
The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.
W. Eugene Smith
I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.
The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Henry David Thoreau
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.
Harry S Truman
Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it is even becoming mob.
You are a pest, by the very nature of that camera in your hand.
Writing stopped being fun when I discovered the difference between good writing and bad and, even more terrifying, the difference between it and true art. And after that, the whip came down.
That is why, no matter how desperate the predicament is, I am always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head.
Some years ago I became president of Columbia University and learned within 24 hours to be ready to speak at the drop of a hat, and I learned something more, the trustees were expected to be ready to speak at the passing of the hat.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
I don't like to work with assistants. I'm already one too many; the camera alone would be enough.
I remember when I first came to Washington. For the first six months you wonder how the hell you ever got here. For the next six months you wonder how the hell the rest of them ever got here.
Harry S Truman
The sheer complexity of writing a play always had dazzled me. In an effort to understand it, I became a critic.
And it came to me, and I knew what I had to have before my soul would rest. I wanted to belong - to belong to my mother. And in return - I wanted my mother to belong to me.
When that book came out, it was like Columbus telling about America at the court of Ferdinand and Isabella.
I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is.
B. F. Skinner
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