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Picture Of Life Quotes


"Insanity - to have to construct a picture of one's life, by making inquiries of others." - Philip K Dick

"The end of a picture is always an end of a life." - Sam Peckinpah

"A picture was a motionless record of motion. An arrested representation of life. A picture was the kiss of death pretending to possess immutability." - Ivan Klíma

"Some people look at a picture for thirty seconds, some for years. It doesn't really matter because a picture is like life. You take out of life as much as you are able to take out of life, just as you take out of a picture as much as you can take out of a picture..." - Oliviero Toscani

"Life is like a B-picture script." - Kirk Douglas

"What we need is more sense of the wonder of life and less of this business of making a picture." - Robert Henri

"Literature is not a picture of life, but is a separate experience with its own kind of flow and enhancement." - William Stafford

"Photography starts with the projection of the photographer, his understanding of life and himself into the picture." - Lisette Model

"When I'm taking a picture of Aya Sofia, what counts is the person passing by who stands for life" - Ara Guler

"Joy and sorrow are the light and shade of life; without light and shade no picture is clear." - Hazrat Inayat Khan

"When I'm taking a picture of Aya Sofia, what counts is the person passing by who stands for life" - Ara Guler

"A face painted in a picture gives a pitiful parody of life. . . but a painted surface lives." - Kazimir Malevich

"I took it upon myself to paint a better picture of rural life and what it is all about." - Bubba Sparxxx

"Key Largo... I could have stayed on that picture for the rest of my life. I adored it." - Claire Trevor

"Each picture with its particular environment and unique personal relationships is a world unto itself - separate and distinct. Picture makers lead dozens of lives - a life for each picture. And, by the same token, they perish a little when each picture is finished and that world comes to an end. In this respect it is a melancholy occupation." - John Huston

"You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life." - Joan Miro

"Life is a million different dots making one gigantic picture. And maybe the big picture is nice, maybe it's amazing, but if you're standing with your face pressed up against a bunch of black dots, it's really hard to tell." - Rebecca Stead

"I made my last motion picture in March 1965 for Magna Pictures. 'Harlow,' based on the life of actress Jean Harlow... I didn't know at the time that 'Harlow' would be my last motion picture." - Ginger Rogers

"You have to move beyond that vision of the way your life has always looked and begin to picture your life as you want it to look." - Larry Winget

"Life is like a motion picture, everything is like a movie. In one of my rhymes I say, "My life is like a movie/Directed by King Louie"." - King Louie

"That's the new picture of the good life that I want to paint - living the way that God created us to live. That's what the good life is." - Trip Lee

"Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life." - Vincent Van Gogh

"What color is in a picture, enthusiasm is in life." - Vincent Van Gogh

"Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

"Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

"A picture is a model of reality." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"There is no unique picture of reality." - Stephen Hawking

"Art films aren't necessarily photography. It's feeling. If we can capture a feeling of a people, of a way of life, then we made a good picture." - John Cassavetes

"To describe the overwhelming life of a tropical forest just in terms of inert biochemistry and DNA didn't seem to give a very full picture of the world." - Rupert Sheldrake

"Believe! Project a mental picture of your goal in life. Believing is a creative force that brings the visible out of the invisible. You must believe to achieve." - Wilferd Peterson

"I see myself as anybody, as everybody; I'm not just telling the story of my life to give the reader a picture of who I am." - Paul Auster

"If I had a camera,' I said, 'I'd take a picture of you every day. That way I'd remember how you looked every single day of your life." - Nicole Krauss

"With fear, possessiveness enters the picture, then jealousy rears its ugly head. Jealousy is the opposite of desiring life and freedom of choice for one's partner." - Peter Shepherd

"Brubeck, for instance, is not careless. He's a studied guy. And even if his picture ends up on the back cover of Life, he's still a studious guy." - Eddie Condon

"With no clear picture of how you wish your life to be, how on earth are you going to live it?" - Michael Gerber

"Taking chances on opportunities, even if they aren't right for you, gives you a clearer picture of where you want to go with your life and career." - Lauren Bush

"John Loengard, the picture editor at Life, always used to tell me, "If you want something to look interesting, do' light all of it." - Joe Mcnally

"John Loengard, the picture editor at Life, always used to tell me, "If you want something to look interesting, don't light all of it." - Joe Mcnally

"A picture can express a universal humanism, or simply reveal a delicate and poignant truth by exposing a slice of life that might otherwise pass unnoticed." - Steve McCurry

"Every picture I make, every experience of my private life, every lesson I learn are the keys to my future. And I have faith in it." - Clark Gable

"Because the picture is called 'Veronica Guerin,' you expect a biopic. But it's really about the last two years of her life." - Cate Blanchett

"Some people meditate because they want to get the larger picture on life. It could get kind of discouraging if this was all there was." - Frederick Lenz

"I hate repetition, I really do. It's like asking a painter to paint the same picture every day of his life." - Peter Cushing

"The Gospel is not a picture of adoption, adoption is a picture of the Gospel." - John Piper

"For me, the subject of the picture is always more important than the picture." - Diane Arbus

"One of the Great Truths of human experience is that we will achieve only what we conceive. Life cannot get better than the picture of life we habitually carry around with us. But if we want to, there is a practical way to look at that picture and change it. Here is the way of the Treasure Map." - Lisa Hoffman

"Enjoyment of life is not based on enjoyable circumstances. It is an attitude of the heart, a decision to enjoy everything because everything - even little, seemingly insignificant things - have a part in the overall "big picture" of life." - Joyce Meyer

"M. Zola sits down to give us a picture of the Second Empire. Who cares for the Second Empire now? It is out of date. Life goes faster than Realism, but Romanticism is always in front of Life." - Oscar Wilde

"When you make motion pictures, each picture is a life unto itself. When you finish and the picture is over, there's an understanding, a realization that we'll never be assembled this way again. That these relationships are severed forever and ever. And each of these films is a little life." - John Huston

"We live everything as it comes, without warning, like an actor going on cold. And what can life be worth if the first rehearsal for life is life itself? That is why life is always a sketch. No sketch is not quite the right word, because a sketch is an outline of something, the groundwork for a picture, whereas the sketch that is our life is a sketch of nothing, an outline with no picture." - Milan Kundera

"A moment of complete happiness never occurs in the creation of a work of art. The promise of it is felt in the act of creation but disappears towards the completion of the work. For it is then the painter realises that it is only a picture he is painting. Until then he had almost dared to hope the picture might spring to life." - Lucian Freud

"No matter how reclusive we tend to be, we picture the after-life as a community of souls. It is one thing to seek privacy in this life; it is another to face eternity alone." - Robert Breault

"It's like anything in life, visualizing the old man you're going to become: As long as you have a clear picture of that - the life you want to lead - eventually you'll probably get there." - Heath Ledger

"No matter how reclusive we tend to be, we picture the after-life as a community of souls. It is one thing to seek privacy in this life; it is another to face eternity alone." - Robert Brault

"You've never in your life seen a picture, I bet any one of you, never seen a picture of one of these old Pilgrims praying when they didn't have a gun right by the side of them. That was to see that he got what he was praying for." - Will Rogers

"Conceive of a picture really as a series of harmonies." - Edouard Vuillard

"Any point of view is interesting that is a direct impression of life. You each have an impression colored by your individual conditions; make that into a picture, a picture framed by your own personal wisdom, your glimpse of the American world." - Henry James

"I shall cheerfully bear the reproach of having descended below the dignity of history if I can succeed in placing before the English of the nineteenth century a true picture of the life of their ancestors." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"I shall cheerfully bear the reproach of having descended below the dignity of history if I can succeed in placing before the English of the nineteenth century a true picture of the life of their ancestors." - Thomas Babington Macaulay

"Mom. She always says to look at the big picture. How all of the little things don't matter in the long run. . . I know that Mom is right about the big picture. But Dad is right too: Life is really just a bunch of nows, one after the other. The dots matter." - Rebecca Stead

"What have I done? I've blundered my way through life. So I have my picture on the wall. The minute I die, that picture will start to yellow and fade and eventually be gone. Blown in the wind and become part of the molecular structure of something else. These things we see as "success," they're non-accomplishments." - William Shatner

"If you pay attention to those aspects of God that demonstrate love, truth, beauty, intelligence, order, and spiritual evolution, those aspects will begin to expand in your life. Bit by bit, like a mosaic, disparate fragments of grace will merge to form a complete picture. Eventually this picture will replace the ore threatening one you have carried around inside you since infancy." - Deepak Chopra

"Picture and sculpture are the celebrations and festivities of form." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A logical picture of facts is a thought." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Man's actions are the picture book of his creeds." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I have a pathological fear of getting my picture taken." - Neko Case

"Let your words be the genuine picture of your heart." - John Wesley

"Words . . . present a picture of the inward man." - John Mott

"Picture in your mind a sense of personal destiny." - Wayne Oates

"PICTURE OF LIGHT is luminous and genuinely transcendent..." - Gerald Peary

"Vision is a picture of the future that produces passion." - Bill Hybels

"My writing is a picture of the mind moving." - Philip Whalen

"Nobody takes a picture of something they want to forget." - Robin Williams

"Realism is more important than the sentiment of the picture." - Edgar Degas

"Every picture of you is when you were younger." - Mitch Hedberg

"The logical picture of the facts is the thought." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"The picture of a shadow is a positive thing." - John Locke

"A picture is the expression of an impression" - Ernst Haas

"I realize that every picture isn't a work of art." - Conrad Hall

"I have a picture of an ideal consciousness." - Henry Flynt

"Language is the picture and counterpart of thought." - Mark Hopkins

"Being a motion picture actress is the pitch of ecstasy." - Norma Shearer

"The picture was of me, and I sent it." - Anthony Weiner

"The life story of the five main characters and the secondary characters around them allows Jonathan Franzen to present the full impetus and extent of the world picture of the West at the end of the 20th century." - Batya Gur

"After secretly observing the unstudied grace of her movements, the most celebrated picture-maker of the province burned the implements of his craft, and began life anew as a trainer of performing elephants." - Ernest Bramah

"I have written most of my melodies walking and I feel it is definitely one of the most helpful ways of sewing all of the different things in your life together and seeing the whole picture." - Bjork

"The first principle of ethical power is Purpose... It is the picture you have of yourself - the kind of person you want to be or the kind of life you want to lead." - Ken Blanchard

"Whatever you experience in your life is really but the outpicturing of your own thoughts and beliefs. Now, you can change these thoughts and beliefs, and then the outer picture must change too. The outer picture cannot change until you change your thought." - Emmet Fox

"My drawing was not a picture of a hat. It was a picture of a boa constrictor digesting an elephant." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"I feel that whatever picture an artist makes it is in part a picture of himself - a matter of identity." - Emmet Gowin

"Where you get people who want to take a picture of you or take a picture of them with you." - Maggie Smith

"I tell a little bit of my life to them, and they tell a little of theirs to me. The picture itself is just the tip of the iceberg." - Sebastiao Salgado

"I had from childhood not only the experience of love and truth common to all family life, but the idea of them embodied in the person of Jesus, a picture always present to our imagination as well as our feelings." - Joyce Cary

"A picture story is a sequence of images combined with text in such a way that pictures and words reinforce each other. They produce a planned, organized combination giving detailed account of an event, personality or aspect of life." - Arthur Rothstein

"We had from childhood not only the experience of love and truth common to all family life, but the idea of them embodied in the person of Jesus, a picture always present to our imagination as well as our feelings." - Joyce Cary

"The creation story is ridiculous garbage. And has given us a completely false picture of our origin as a species and the origins of the cosmos. If you want a good mythical story it would be the life of Socrates." - Christopher Hitchens

"Jesus lived a life that was full of joy and contradictions and fights, you know? If they were to paint a picture of Jesus without contradictions, the gospels would be fake, but the contradictions are a sign of authenticity." - Paulo Coelho

"One of the Life Saving men snapped the camera for us, taking a picture just as the machine had reached the end of the track and had risen to a height of about two feet." - Orville Wright

"My very first recollection of life on earth was waking up in bed with my mother, and she was showing me a picture of my father, Charles Jackson, with a group of soldiers." - Jesse Jackson

"I think the film gives you a picture of a person. It gives you a complete picture." - Andrew Dominik

"Look at the big picture of the wheel of life. Above it, there is a Buddha. He is pointing, not towards the wheel, but away from it. He is indicating that there is something else - nirvana." - Frederick Lenz

"In the tapestry of life, we're all connected. Each one of us is a gift to those around us helping each other be who we are, weaving a perfect picture together." - Anita Moorjani

"I've played some good guys as well, in Spartacus, Paths of Glory and my favorite picture, Lonely Are the Brave, so I had a mixture of parts in my life." - Kirk Douglas

"A picture of human life such as a great artist can give, surprises even the trivial and the selfish into that attention to what is apart from themselves, which may be called the raw material of moral sentiment." - George Eliot

"[F]or contemporary judgment does not recognize that much depth of soul is needed to light up the picture drawn from contemptible life and elevate it into a pearl of creation..." - Nikolai Gogol

"When we dwell on the past, we tend to want to live there. When we dream of the future, we want to go there. Our dreams are where God paints a picture of a life waiting to be created." - Erwin Mcmanus

"For me there's several components to picture-taking and it starts with my goals as an artist. It's capturing I guess the inner life of my subject and then it is giving them their idealized version of themselves." - Carol Friedman

"Slowly but surely I began to see the pattern of questions: from questions that Mr.Gilmer did not deem sufficiently irrelevant or immaterial to object to, Atticus was quietly building up before the jury the picture of the Ewell's home life." - Harper Lee

"My Saviour! fill up the blurred and blotted sketch which my clumsy hand has drawn of a Divine life, with the fullness of Thy perfect picture. I feel the beauty I cannot realize; robe me in Thine unutterable purity." - Frederick William Robertson

"And how can you achieve such concentration? By recognizing that everything you do is important to God, and is one vital piece of the larger picture of your life." - Menachem Mendel Schneerson

"I think if you're going to show a true representation of any one life, it can't be about any one thing. I try to see more of a full picture, with the romance just a single part." - Sarah Dessen

"Everyone is so preoccupied by youth. People talk about how the movie business is a microcosm of the bigger picture, or life imitating art, but the business is guilty for getting women out of the way." - Sam Elliott

"Every conversation, every cuddle, aver kiss and caress, even every disagreement, adds another brushstroke to the picture of home you paint with the days and hours of your life." - Thomas Kinkade

"When you put an individual on the cover of a big picture magazine, like 'Life of Look', their career skyrocketed. As a photographer, you were very empowered; people came to you, bowing to you and what you represented." - Douglas Kirkland

"Gollum is my picture of Dorian Gray. He will be with me for the rest of life, and I will grow to look more like him as I get older." - Andy Serkis

"And how can you achieve such concentration? By recognizing that everything you do is important to God, and is one vital piece of the larger picture of your life." - Menachem Mendel Schneerso

"The result is a picture that represents so much of what I want and rarely get from a movie - a couple of hours filled with characters who are as exciting as the people I know in real life." - Gene Siskel

"At the moment of death, when the seed atom in the heart is ruptured, which contains all the experience of the past life in a panoramic picture, the spirit leaves its physical body, taking with it the finer bodies." - Max Heindel

"'Comfy,' that's one of the worst words! I just picture a woman feeling bad, with a big bottle of alcohol, really puffy. It's really depressing, but she likes her life because she has comfortable clogs." - Christian Louboutin

"A normal life. Such a simple idea, but it's almost impossible for me to picture." - Pittacus Lore

"Life s picture is constantly undergoing change. The spirit beholds a new world every moment." - Rumi

"One must withdraw for a time from life in order to set down that picture." - John Steinbeck

"Being attractive in life is not something as static as a single frame in a picture." - Hrithik Roshan

"I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex, bigger than life characters." - Conrad Hall

"If life is envisioned as a continuously running motion picture, the keeping of a notebook stops the action and allows a meaningful scene to be explored frame by frame." - Jo Coudert

"I thought about the bigger picture of my life, and about the people-and particularly the guys-I would encounter during my lifetime. How would I ever know when that moment was right, when expectation met anticipation and formed ... connection?" - Rachel Cohn

"I have not drawn a very rosy picture of the magician. I did not intend to do so. To the novice entering the life and promising himself ease, indolence, and wealth, I should say, Don't!" - Alexander Herrmann

"Of all the things I've done in life, directing a motion picture is the most beautiful. It's the most exciting and the nearest than an interpretive craftsman, such as an actor can possibly get to being a creator." - Laurence Olivier

"The craft, the writing of a song, is about creating a story, a life story, a world within three minutes, but that's the frame, if you like, the picture frame. That fascinates me." - PJ Harvey

"How do we not rue the many unchosen paths in life? A blessed lack of imagination. There are enough real glories along any path to swamp our meager ability to picture alternatives." - Terry Rossio

"To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them." - Pierre-Auguste Renoir

"If you make believe that ten guys in pin-striped suits are back in a kindergarten class playing with building blocks, you'll get a rough picture of what life in a corporation is like." - Lee Iacocca

"I gotta friend who spends his life, stabbing my picture with a bowie knife. Dreams of strangling me with a scarf, when my name comes up he pretends to barf." - Bob Dylan

"While primarily a photographer, I do not see or think photographically; hence the story of Indian life will not be told in microscopic detail, but rather will be presented as a broad and luminous picture." - Edward S. Curtis

"A screen... the scenery and the figures of life were perfectly represented, but with that bewitching, yet indescribably difference, which always makes a picture, an image, or a shadow, so much more attractive than the original." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"I feel that all the experiences I've gone through in my life, the joyful ones and the painful ones, they add to the picture and completeness of who I am." - Jai Uttal

"I am so glad that you have never done anything, never carved a statue, or painted a picture, or produced anything outside of yourself! Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets." - Oscar Wilde

"Life is a canvas of many strokes where shades from different palettes meet into a picture so concrete that some forget it is their own, so become framed themselves." - Vanna Bonta

"'Ugly Betty' has been four years of my life, important adolescent years. I think that all I've really known was getting pampered and interviewed and getting my picture taken." - Mark Indelicato

"Martha Stewart is extremely talented. Her designs are picture perfect. Our philosophy is life is messy, and rather than being afraid of those messes we design products that work the way we live." - Kathy Ireland

"I just spend my life studying the manufacture of sound and picture and my education, if you like, has come from what I've chosen to make sounds and pictures on." - Tony Kaye

"Real life ... it was an ambiguous world, where actions sometimes had no meaning, where chaos reigned and no one was allowed to see the big picture, only their small portion of it." - Bentley Little

"The world knows already, they just don't have a picture up there or I'll spend the rest of my life in exile. It's hard to do that when you don't have any money." - Marc Wallice

"Imaginative empathy is one of the great gifts that humans have, and it means that we can live more than one life. We can picture what it would be like from another perspective." - Dan Chaon

"I thought I had a clear picture of death, but now I know it's a mystery and it will always be a mystery, although it is something we all have in common: everybody knows that life ends with death." - Beth Gibbons

"What I find sometimes that is tricky is if actors are using too much of their own life in a picture, in a scene, they get locked into a particular way to play the scene, and it lacks an immediacy." - Tom Cruise

"No picture of life can have any veracity that does not admit the odious facts. A man's power is hooped in by a necessity, which, by many experiments, he touches on every side, until he learns its arc." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The true picture of life as it is, if it could be adequately painted, would show men what they are, and how they might rise, not, indeed to perfection, but one step first, and then another on the ladder." - Anthony Trollope

"My mother was a fastidious and orderly homemaker. I was the messy but creative type. I picture her following behind me through life with a damp rag and an air of exasperation." - Laurie Graham

"The illustrations in picture books are the first paintings most children see, and because of that, they are incredibly important. What we see and share at that age stays with us for life." - Anthony Browne



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