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Herb Ritts Quote of the Day

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Even though I didn't get a business degree,
I enjoyed learning about economics.
- Herb Ritts

Within two hours of where I live, you have mountains and desert as location.
I like the natural elements that abstract into light,
texture, shape and shadow.
- Herb Ritts

When you start out, you're not really aware.
I didn't have a sense of photographic history.
- Herb Ritts

Many people who excel are self-taught.
- Herb Ritts

 

I was an economics major, which I enjoyed because I
had a good business sense.
- Herb Ritts

I think knowing people by first names,
not by what they do sexually, is really what it's about.
Not being afraid.
Fear is the enemy.
I've always been comfortable with being gay.
- Herb Ritts

I like form and shape and strength in pictures.
- Herb Ritts


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Actually, when I first started dabbling in photography,
I was still working for my parents as a salesman.
- Herb Ritts

Regardless of whether you speak the language or are familiar with a culture,
the picture should hold up.
- Herb Ritts

For me, the most important thing I learned was just honing my eye.
I think I had a good eye.
- Herb Ritts

Generally, the French highly promote culture and the arts,
and photography is in their blood.
- Herb Ritts

The education, the cultural awareness,
is different in Europe, especially in France,
from that in the United States.
So I think the public will be much more appreciative of many images.
- Herb Ritts

What I particularly liked was that, coming from California
and not being involved in the New York scene,
I developed my personal way, in my own way,
at my own pace.
- Herb Ritts

That's why I felt so at home when I went to Africa.
It didn't matter that I was halfway around the world in a foreign country,
because all those elements are universal.
And I think that's one thing about my work:
It's universal.
- Herb Ritts

I did grow up next door to Steve McQueen,
who was a very famous movie star at the time,
but as a kid it didn't impress me.
We always had great fun with him.
He would take us out on Sundays on his motorcycles,
riding around in the desert; he was like a second father.
- Herb Ritts

I think a lot of the time these days people are so
concerned about having the right camera and the right
film and the right lenses and all the special effects that go along with it,
even the computer, that they're missing the key element.
- Herb Ritts

I always enjoyed art history because,
growing up in California, my exposure was limited,
and it was a new experience.
To learn the history of art opened up certain things to me,
made me see.
It intrigued me.
- Herb Ritts

I'm pretty selective.
I generally edit the contact sheets and then do work prints.
Because I have my own lab and printers,
I can afford the luxury of going through the contact
sheets for black-and-white,
making up work prints, seeing them big,
and honing them down.
- Herb Ritts

Once you develop your own style, you know when you're able to give your best.
Feeling at home is part of it, and I don't think that's an L.A.
thing.
It's a matter of the environment and of what affects you.
- Herb Ritts

Well, I liked it - that was the main thing.
I liked it, but I didn't think of it in terms of a career.
I didn't really know; I didn't really think about it.
One thing just led to another until finally I quit
my job as a salesman and found myself working as a photographer.
- Herb Ritts

I'd go down to the end of my street,
to a garage that had a certain feeling about it,
or a particular light; I'd take a picture of a friend who needed a head shot.
That's how I learned, instead of having school assignments
and learning camera techniques.
- Herb Ritts

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow PHOTO

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer PHOTO

Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci PHOTO

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

If you have no confidence in self,
you are twice defeated in the race of life.
With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
- Lao Tzu

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
- Lao Tzu

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

Never do anything against conscience
even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Even if you are a minority of one,
the truth is the truth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss,
you'll land among the stars.
- Les Brown

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

Maturity is the ability to do a job
whether or not you are supervised,
to carry money without spending it,
and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
- Ann Landers

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If you are possessed by an idea,
you will find it expressed everywhere,
you even smell it.
- Thomas Mann

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...
there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we're apart...
I'll always be with you.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Belief fuels our decisions -
even when we are not clearly aware of those beliefs.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is a series of experiences,
each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Be open to the goodness of life -
even in the midst of apparent adversity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Most of us are prisoners of habit,
and don't even notice that we do the same things,
think the same things, want the same things each day -
mostly without conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should not let our response to
the people who disagree with us
be dictated by what they say about us
or even how they treat people we care for.
There has to be a chance that we can find love.
- William J. Clinton

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

There is a magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships;
it softens the heart,
and even affects the nervous system
of those who have no heart.
- Benjamin Disraeli

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched,
they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
- The Buddha

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


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