While completing my 10,000-hour commitment to photography, I became obsessed with researching quotes by people I admire.
I quickly realized that by following this path, I was the recipient of free advice from individuals that are often considered pioneers, innovators, and the best in their respective fields, which is nice.
Eventually, it became a habit when I began having an issue, I would begin looking for quotes related to my challenge.
At times the advice was immediately useful, others it provided food for thought as I encountered recurring challenges.
Below are my 10 favorites as they have related to my photographic journey so far.
“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
― Henri Cartier-Bresson
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. ”
– Maya Angelou
Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.
– Bill Nye
“Inspiration is for amateurs.The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightening to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.”
– Chuck Close
“You learn more in failure than you ever do in success.”
“When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, ‘no, I went to films.'”
– Quentin Tarantino
“In your choices lies your talent” | “Don’t be boring“
– Stella Adler
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. “
– Andy Warhol
“Good artists copy, great artists steal.” – Pablo Picasso
“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent; but if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death — however mutable man may be able to make them — our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” – Stanley Kubrick