Quote by poet Theord Roethke which says "Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light"

Develop: Free advice from famous people

10/01/2017 - 16:20

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.”

— Jay-Z

“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

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