Day by day, whatever else we make, our first act of creation is our own lives. We must first make the artist before we make the art. Out of nothing nothing comes.
Photography tips from David Duchemin, who wrote Within The Frame, The Journey of Photographic Vision. Note taking #2
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
It’s such a colossal effort not to be haunted by what’s lost, but to be enchanted by what was. I don’t know how the heart withstands it.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance.
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Andy Warhol…Legendary friend of free expression.