Photo Quotes Archive

Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson (8 quotes)

(1803-1882)
was an American essayist, poet, and leader of the Transcendentalist movement in the early nineteenth century.
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"People only see what they are prepared to see."
Source: JMG Galleries
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Quote #160
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"Art is not to be found by touring to Egypt, China, or Peru; if you cannot find it at your own door, you will never find it."
Art > General
Quote #284
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"Many photographers think they are photographing nature when they are only caricaturing her. "
Photography > General
Quote #285
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"Continual failure is a road to success - if you have the strength to go on."
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Quote #286
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"Do not be caught by the sensational in nature, as a coarse red-faced sunset, a garrulous waterfall, or a fifteen thousand foot mountain... avoid prettiness - the word looks much like pettiness - and there is but little difference between them."
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Quote #287
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"Though many painters and sculptors talk glibly of "going in for photography," you will find that very few of them can ever make a picture by photography; they lack the science, technical knowledge, and above all the practice. Most people think they can play tennis, shoot, write novels, and photograph as well as any other person -- until they try."
Photography > General
Quote #288
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"Pay no heed to the average photographer's remarks upon "flat" and "weak" negatives. Probably he is flat, weak, stale, and unprofitable; your negative may be first-rate, and probably is if he does not approve of it."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #289
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"Do not call yourself an "artist-photographer" and make "artist-painters" and "artist-sculptors" laugh; call yourself a photographer and wait for artists to call you brother."
Photography > General
Quote #290
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