Stanley Greene quotes

  • I always believe you have to show the symbolism of a civilization, whether it be the cave drawings or somebody drawing in the sand in Darfur to show a massacre.
    -- Stanley Greene

    #Believe #Sand #Always Believe

  • When you live in the country or the state it's important to remember that you must be objective. Personal feelings must be put aside - you are there to document and tell the story and come back safely.
    -- Stanley Greene

    #Country #Feelings #Important

  • These are the kind of things I always zero in. When I was in Rwanda, it was the same thing. You're always zeroing in those details. Not just always the bodies, but what makes up the human being.
    -- Stanley Greene

    #Kind #Rwanda

  • For me what was amazing was consumerism of people survived after Katrina. You see in a yard that the SUV is gone but they left the Ferrari or the more expensive car because it just wasn't practical. They couldn't get all their stuff in it. So you see this beautiful car totally destroyed; motorcycles. You walk into these houses - we were with the New Orleans police when they would go into the houses - we'd go through these houses and we were just amazed at how much stuff that had been accumulated and how much was left behind.
    -- Stanley Greene

    #Beautiful #Car #People

  • One of the most amazing things that came out of 9/11 was all the pictures taken by amateurs, by people just going to work or coming or saw what was going on and took it. But all forms and various types of cameras, and when you look at that body of work you just see the impact of how photography is - when I taught once, I said that you have to be ready now for any event.
    -- Stanley Greene

    #Photography #Taken #People

  • You have this kind of cross between abandonment and savior, and I think it's going to show that how a government as powerful as America is was able to drop the ball so badly, then maybe it can be used as a textbook in the future.
    -- Stanley Greene

    #Powerful #Thinking #Kind

  • For me, Katrina was my first trip back to the United States, but the most important thing, it showed everything that I had seen in other places. As I've said before, it looked like a bomb had hit a lot of places. I'd never seen such force, and it was Mother Nature.
    -- Stanley Greene

    #Mother #Important #Mother Nature

  • As George Bush's infamous for once saying by mistake, he said, "Mother Nature is a terrorist." So it was with Katrina - the devastation of it, when you think of bombs being dropped on people and then you think that a hurricane could come through and do that, the same amount of damage, it was a wake-up call in a lot of ways.
    -- Stanley Greene

    #Mother #Mistake #Thinking

  • Baseball has the largest library of law and love and custom and ritual, and therefore, in a nation that fundamentally believes it is a nation under law, well, baseball is America's most privileged version of the level field.

  • I believe in instinct, not reason. When reason is right, nine times out of ten it is impotent, and when it prevails, nine times out of ten it is wrong.

  • You can have whatever you want if you believe in yourself and keep your feet firmly planted in the ground.

  • I believe that whatever comes at a particular time is a blessing from God.

  • God is everywhere, in the smallest grain of sand.

  • When your head is firmly in the sand, another part of your anatomy is fully exposed.

  • Like an old gold-panning prospector, you must resign yourself to digging up a lot of sand from which you will later patiently wash out a few minute particles of gold ore.

  • I've always believed that I could do whatever I set my mind to do.

  • I have beliefs, of course, like everyone-but I don't always believe in them.

  • Between being loved and being feared, I have always believed Machiavelli was right. If nobody is afraid of me, I’m meaningless.