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Staircase Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Staircase Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

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

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Spiritual Live-By Faith

Take the first step in faith.
You don't have to see the whole staircase,
just take the first step.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Take care, these Italians, full of failings,
are neither you, nor me; they are your neighbors,
the ones you meet on the staircase and whom you do not like to greet.
- Alberto Sordi

My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be
through Earth's loveliness.
- Michelangelo

 

I never thought of myself in comedy at all...
I loved going to the theatre and seeing people wearing
beautiful clothes come down the staircase and start to dance.
- Imogene Coca

There is no "slippery slope" toward loss of liberties,
only a long staircase where each step downward must
first be tolerated by the American people and their leaders.
- Alan K. Simpson

I would always fall down the big main staircase in our house.
My favorite thing in the world was to pretend to be
horribly killed at the top of it,
and to fall dramatically down to the bottom of it.
- David Hyde Pierce


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My life is very exciting now.
Nostalgia for what? It's like climbing a staircase.
I'm on the top of the staircase, I look behind and see the steps.
That's where I was.
We're here right now.
Tomorrow, we'll be someplace else.
So why nostalgia?
- Jeanne Moreau

In the photographs themselves there's a definite contrast
between the figures and the location -
I like that kind of California backyard look;
clapboard houses,
staircases outdoors.
- Helmut Newton

Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.
- Susan Sontag

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
- Ansel Adams

I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls.
They always say because it's such a beautiful animal.
There you go.
I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
- Ellen DeGeneres

Everywhere I look and most of the time I look,
I see photographs.
- Bert Hardy

I had already done a lot of research for Rough Riders,
keeping notebooks and old photographs.
Some of the books were antiques for that time period,
with the covers falling off.
- Tom Berenger

While photographs may not lie, liars may photograph.
- Lewis Hine

No, I do a bunch of things to entertain myself.
I paint, I make music, I take photographs.
- Charlie Hunnam

So I went to Chicago in 1940, I think,
'41, and the photographs that I made there,
aside from fashion, were things that I was trying to
express in a social conscious way.
- Gordon Parks

I took lots of photographs and had planned to write
a treatise on how it worked,
but I quickly got bored with that idea and wrote a
scientific fairy tale instead.
- Kit Williams

My mountaineering skills are not important to my best photographs,
but they do add a component to my work that is definitely
a bit different than that of most photographers.
- Galen Rowell

I look back at photographs and I remember at the time
I thought I was not very attractive.
- Barbara Cook

I became an adult in an extreme way.
I was recently sorting some old photographs and I found another.
- Robert Smith

But empirically I've come to understand that my photographs
really don't do any harm.
- Jock Sturges

I have a toy giraffe on my bed.
I've got photographs over my desk as well as a mask
of a giraffe in my kitchen.
I am totally hooked.
- Joanna Lumley

I look back at old photographs and videotapes,
and I go, Who was I trying to be? Who was I doing this for?
- Marla Maples

I just really wanted to do art, except when I was taking
those photographs of people I would make the clothes
that I would photograph them in so I could control the whole thing.
- Stephen Sprouse

No one could possibly look all the time like my photographs.
It is dreadfully hard to live up to them.
They stare at me everywhere.
- Anna Held

The web continues to be a source of important photographs you see nowhere else.
- Bruce Jackson

If you meet people who have been successful in Hollywood,
or look a their photographs, you see a haunted look in their eyes,
you sense a trapped feeling.
- Meg Tilly

Because we do not sell photographs, we have no royalties on books,
posters, postcards.
- Christo

I took individual photographs of Annie Liebovitz,
I kept taking her picture.
- Shirley Knight

I don't use composers.
I research music the way I research the photographs
or the facts in my scripts.
- Ken Burns

Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.
- Ansel Adams

In my photographs it is apparent that there was no
posing at the moment I released the shutter.
- Jerzy Kosinski

So successful has been the camera's role in beautifying
the world that photographs,
rather than the world, have become the standard of the beautiful.
- Susan Sontag

During the winter when the weather is too poor to work outside,
I do use drawings and photographs, but I change my
work so it is not just a time and place study.
- John Dyer

I don't know how many millions of photographs have been taken of me.
- Boris Becker

Life is not significant details, illuminated by a flash,
fixed forever.
Photographs are.
- Susan Sontag

Our photographs are filthier and our stories are more disgusting.
We make no effort to be artistic.
- Al Goldstein

The most interesting thing was looking out the window
and taking photographs of different places on Earth.
- Leroy Chiao

There are photographs that I don't take now that I
previously would have taken without any thought at
all as to any misinterpretations.
- Jock Sturges

I like to feel that all my best photographs had strong
personal visions and that a photograph that doesn't
have a personal vision or doesn't communicate emotion fails.
- Galen Rowell

I take photographs with love, so I try to make them art objects.
But I make them for myself first and foremost -
that is important.
- Jacques-Henri Lartigue

My knowledge of the state of President Roosevelt's
health was derived entirely from conversations,
from newspaper articles and from photographs.
- David Bruce

People taking photographs of their meals are not critics;
they are from the United States.
- Louis de Bernieres

I like photographs which leave something to the imagination.
- Fay Godwin

If we limit our vision to the real world,
we will forever be fighting on the minus side of things,
working only too make our photographs equal to what we see out there,
but no better.
- Galen Rowell

The notion of time bothers me.
You look at thirty-year-old photographs and realize how the time has passed.
- Christian Lacroix

My photographs don't do me justice -
they just look like me.
- Phyllis Diller

I still take photographs for my own use,
personal studies.
I do not feel that I can fully express my views through
the medium and this is why I have moved towards painting.
- John Dyer

The idea of photographing an Arab man naked and having
him simulate homosexual activity,
and having an American GI woman in the photographs,
is the end of society in their eyes.
- Seymour Hersh

There's no question that photographs communicate more
instantly and powerfully than words do,
but if you want to communicate a complex concept clearly,
you need words, too.
- Galen Rowell

I never question what to do, it tells me what to do.
The photographs make themselves with my help.
- Ruth Bernhard

I still love to look at photographs but I couldn't do it myself anymore.
- Ben Shahn

Everyone has seen photographs of Mexicans wearing those big sombreros.
When you come to Mexico, the astonishing thing is,
nobody wears these hats at all.
- Bruce Beresford

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.
When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
- Ansel Adams

I always say that I don't want to be sentimental,
that the photographs shouldn't be sentimental,
and yet, I am conscious of my sentimentality.
- Robert Frank

All photographs are accurate.
None of them is the truth.
- Richard Avedon

There are no rules for good photographs,
there are only good photographs.
- Ansel Adams

I have photographs taken of me at the time I was addicted,
and thought I looked good.
I see them today and realize my eyes were dead.
- Kirstie Alley

Sometimes I've gotten photographs back and people have
literally shaven off pieces of me,
and I tell them to put it back.
- Alicia Keys

There are wonderful museums with lots of photographs of 1920's musicals.
- Julie Harris

I've looked at photographs of myself during concerts
and it sometimes looks as if I'm in a fencing move,
with a guitar in my hands instead of a sword.
- Neil Diamond

I don't think I think when I play.
I have a photographic memory for chords,
and when I'm playing, the right chords appear in my
mind like photographs long before I get to them.
- Earl Hines

You have to see a building to comprehend it.
Photographs cannot convey the experience,
nor film.
- Arthur Erickson

I make photographs and still make photographs of the natural environment.
It's a love because that was part of my life before
I was involved in photography.
- John Sexton

The photographs that are art have to be separated from the rest -
then preserved.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

All my life I've taken photographs of people who are
completely at peace being what they were in the situations I photographed them in.
- Jock Sturges

I did find a wonderful girl last year,
but the photographs that we did were more about motorcars.
- Helmut Newton

Our dreams are made of real things, like a shoebox full of photographs.
- Jack Johnson

I should be getting photographs of me with my arm around
these people like restaurant owners do,
because eventually I am going to have to prove to my
kids that once I was an actor!
- Josh Hartnett

As photographs give people an imaginary possession
of a past that is unreal,
they also help people to take possession of space in which they are insecure.
- Susan Sontag


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