Lenses quotes

  • In the light of our culture, these are not unreasonable questions and tactics, but if once again, we try to see the lens through which we look, we can see that there is far too great an emphasis placed on the future.
    -- Alan Dundes

    #Light #Trying #Lenses

  • Forget the camera, forget the lens, forget all of that. With any four-dollar camera, you can capture the best picture.
    -- Alberto Korda

    #Cameras #Dollars #Lenses

  • Art is the lens through which I experience the world. Art is the medium to present the human condition... love, fear, bewilderment, pleasure, distaste, brotherhood and all the subtleties that we all know...
    -- Alton Tobey

    #Art #Brotherhood #Lenses

  • The self is merely the lens through which we see others and the world ...
    -- Anais Nin

    #Self #Lenses #World

  • They say a lot of women would like to see me naked, but there's not a lens long enough for that.
    -- Andy Garcia

    #Long #Naked #Lenses

  • My approach to photograph is kept simple, almost routine. All work, good and bad, is documented. I use standard film, a standard lens and no filters. Each work grows, strays, decays-integral parts of a cycle which the photograph shows at its height, marking the moment when the work is most alive. There is an intensity about a work at its peak that I hope is expresses in the image. Process and decay are implicit.
    -- Andy Goldsworthy

    #Simple #Filters #Lenses

  • Now I lay me down to sleep Knowing that your lenses peep Now I eat my daily bread And into the tape spool I'll be fed
    -- Andy Partridge

    #Sleep #Knowing #Lenses

  • A sibling is the lens through which you see your childhood.
    -- Ann Hood

    #Sibling #Childhood #Lenses

  • Without God’s Word as a lens, the world warps
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Lenses #World #Warp

  • The sacred cannot be precisely defined. Each of us perceives it through the lens of a unique personal history. For me, sacredness is an experience of the inner radiance of life, the unseen force that transforms and nourishes the physical world but is never limited by it. There is something more to it, a mystery that is never totally grasped.
    -- Anthony Lawlor

    #Unique #Unseen #Lenses

  • The person one loves never really exists, but is a projection focused through the lens of the mind onto whatever screen it fits with least distortion.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Mind #Lenses #Fit

  • Once we begin to feel deeply all the aspects of our lives, we begin to demand from ourselves and from our life-pursuits that they feel in accordance with that joy which we know ourselves to be capable of. Our erotic knowledge empowers us, becomes a lens through which we scrutinize all aspects of our existence, forcing us to evaluate those aspects honestly in terms of their relative meaning within our lives. . . .
    -- Audre Lorde

    #Empowering #Joy #Lenses

  • When raising money, you want to look through the lens of 'What happens when things go wrong?'
    -- Ben Horowitz

    #Lenses #Looks #Want

  • If a medium is representational by nature of the realistic image formed by a lens, I see no reason why we should stand on our heads to distort that function. On the contrary, we should take hold of that very quality, make use of it, and explore it to the fullest.
    -- Berenice Abbott

    #Quality #Lenses #Use

  • Too often we see the Bible through whatever lens we get from our culture.
    -- Brian D. McLaren

    #Biblical #Lenses #Culture

  • The lens of fear magnifies the size of uncertainty.
    -- Charles R. Swindoll

    #Lenses #Size #Uncertainty

  • You see the world, you end up in jail three or four times, you accumulate experience. And it gives you something to say. If you don't have anything to say then you shouldn't be making films. It's nothing to do with what lens you're using.
    -- Christopher Doyle

    #Jail #Giving #Lenses

  • The longer we view ourselves through a distorted lens, the more likely we are to believe a distorted truth.
    -- Craig Groeschel

    #Believe #Views #Lenses

  • The #‎ zodiac sign on the #‎ Ascendant normally tells us much concerning the dharma of the individual - that is, the central potentiality which the person should seek consciously to actualize as a vessel or lens through which the Divine may act.
    -- Dane Rudhyar

    #Zodiac #Lenses #May

  • The whole thrust in my life right now is spinning my assignments around and making them work in a more personal way (...) I wanted to go back and do the original thing: one camera, one lens, one film. You really have to put yourself in a position of danger to be creative.
    -- David Alan Harvey

    #Creative #Cameras #Lenses

  • You have to kind of be invisible when you photograph children, so you use a longer lens.
    -- David Bailey

    #Children #Lenses #Use

  • My lab and academic work fill my day from about 9 am to 7 p.m. Then I zoom out the lens to work on my other writing.
    -- David Eagleman

    #Writing #Zoom #Lenses

  • In front of the camera and in front of the lens, there's no lawsuits, there's no agent, and there's most frequently no time limits. There's a longevity that's kind of built into it. I spend most of my time behind the scenes, and when it is time to perform, I'm genuinely delighted to do it.
    -- David Lee Roth

    #Cameras #Lenses #Agents

  • Emma was a shocking driver, simultaneously sloppy and petrified, and for the first fifty miles had been absent-mindedly driving with her spectacles on top of her contact lenses so that other traffic loomed menacingly out of nowhere like alien space cruisers.
    -- David Nicholls

    #Space #Lenses #Fifty

  • She was like a camera that had been chronically out of focus until someone came by and twisted the lenses into alignment.
    -- Deborah Harkness

    #Focus #Cameras #Lenses

  • I have a thing with the camera. The lens is unconditional. It doesn't judge you.
    -- Debra Winger

    #Judging #Cameras #Lenses

  • Whatever she saw beyond the camera lens, beyond the photographer, beyond anything in the known world probably - wasn't fit to be seen.
    -- Dennis Lehane

    #Cameras #Lenses #World

  • The lens we choose transforms the way we look at things.
    -- Dewitt Jones

    #Lenses #Looks #Way

  • I always wanted to know what lens they were on, how close they were. I didn't do it with a plan in mind, but I would instinctively gear what I was doing toward what lenses they were using.
    -- Donna Mills

    #Mind #Lenses #Gears

  • The eyes of childhood are magnifying lenses.
    -- Edward Teller

    #Eye #Childhood #Lenses

  • I want the stark beauty that a lens can so exactly render presented without interference of artistic effect.
    -- Edward Weston

    #Photography #Lenses #Want

  • Be sure to take the lens cap off before photographing.
    -- Elliott Erwitt

    #Photography #Lenses #Photographer

  • It was a hobby I got into a long time ago, hacking cameras. I was able to make my own using different lenses.
    -- Evan Glodell

    #Long #Lenses #Able

  • I don't see anybody as either ordinary or extraordinary. I see them simply as people in front of my lens.
    -- Eve Arnold

    #People #Ordinary #Lenses

  • People see everything through the lens of their obsessions.
    -- Francine Prose

    #People #Lenses #Obsession

  • We do a lot of looking: we look through lenses, telescopes, television tubes... Our looking is perfected every day, but we see less and less.
    -- Frederick Franck

    #Vision #Lenses #Looks

  • I am not a scientist. I have never analyzed the far reaches of the solar system through the lens of a telescope nor scrutinized cancer cells under a microscope.
    -- Gordon Gee

    #Cancer #Cells #Lenses

  • Drama is drama, and it's really... if it's something small, you put a magnifying glass up to it; if it's something big, you use a wide lens.
    -- Gore Verbinski

    #Drama #Glasses #Lenses

  • Memory is often - perhaps usually - a distorting lens: what we think we remember isn't the way it was at all. It's what we'd like to remember.
    -- Graydon Carter

    #Memories #Thinking #Lenses

  • I needed to change the lens through which I viewed everything familiar.
    -- Gretchen Rubin

    #Lenses #Familiar #Needed

  • A photographer is like a writer... you're writing with your lens so make sure you tell a good story.
    -- Habib Umar bin Hafiz

    #Writing #Lenses #Stories

  • All our contemporary philosophers perhaps without knowing it are looking through eyeglasses that Baruch Spinoza polished. Spinoza was a philosopher who earned his livelihood by grinding lenses.
    -- Heinrich Heine

    #Eyeglasses #Knowing #Lenses

  • Those who achieve happiness understand the basic fact that regardless of how much fun you're having or how many things you accomplish, life through the lens of history is incredibly short.
    -- Ian K. Smith

    #Fun #Achievement #Lenses

  • With the aid of a minute correction - that of the dispersing lens - in a gold frame perched on her nose, Miranda can see into hell.
    -- Ingeborg Bachmann

    #Gold #Lenses #Noses

  • The answers to our questions are everywhere; we just need to change the lens with which we see the world.
    -- Janine Benyus

    #Lenses #Needs #Answers

  • The despondency that follows makes me feel somewhat like a shipwrecked man who spies a sail, sees himself saved, and suddenly remembers that the lens of his spyglass has a flaw, a blurred spot -- the sail he has seen.
    -- Jean Genet

    #Men #Spy #Lenses

  • Jim Pagliaroni joined the club tonight and is going to be a welcome addition. He was describing a girl that one of the ballplayers had been out with and said, “It's hard to say exactly what she looked like. She was kind of Joe Torre with tits.” This joke can only be explained with a picture of Joe Torre. But I'm not sure any exist. He dissolves camera lenses.
    -- Jim Bouton

    #Girl #Cameras #Lenses

  • We are the strongest filter we can place before the lens. We point the lens both outward and inward.
    -- John Paul Caponigro

    #Filters #Lenses #Inward

  • In memory's telephoto lens, far objects are magnified.
    -- John Updike

    #Memories #Lenses

  • Titles or organizational structures, that’s not the lens through which we see our peers,
    -- Jonathan Ive

    #Titles #Lenses #Peers

  • You discovered yourself and what really mattered only after you passed through the lens of the fairy tale, imposed on every human female and male alike, that someone existed out in the forest of the world for you to love and marry.
    -- Jonathan Lethem

    #Males #Female #Lenses

  • If I am lucky, something new and inexplicable often appears in front of my lens. I am always surprised by the mystery of how my best images appear. That excitement and shock of discovery makes my life at these moments a gift.
    -- Joyce Tenneson

    #Photography #Discovery #Lenses

  • From the first moment I handled my lens with a tender ardour,
    -- Julia Margaret Cameron

    #Lenses #Firsts #Moments

  • I always knew I belonged on the other side of the lens.
    -- Kathy Ireland

    #Lenses #Sides

  • My PSA was normal but the DRE indicated there may be a problem.
    -- Len Dawson

    #Lenses #May #Normal

  • It all depends on which side of the desk you're sitting on.
    -- Len Wein

    #Office #Lenses #Sitting

  • What makes a story is how well it manages to connect with the reader, the visceral effect it has.
    -- Len Wein

    #Lenses #Stories #Visceral

  • Unfortunately, there are writers whose only concern is how good they could make themselves look on a title.
    -- Len Wein

    #Titles #Lenses #Looks

  • The bottom line always remains the same: What is the basic humanity of the character? How do I make them resonate with the reader?
    -- Len Wein

    #Character #Humanity #Lenses

  • Lord of the Rings, I think, is far and away the most brilliantly done stuff.
    -- Len Wein

    #Thinking #Lenses #Done

  • In general, shorter is better. If you can encapsulate your idea into a single captivating sentence, you're halfway home.
    -- Len Wein

    #Home #Ideas #Lenses

  • If a story isn't working, I'm simply unable to finish it. That's what usually tells me something is wrong.
    -- Len Wein

    #Lenses #Stories

  • I try to find what makes even the worst, most despicable character sympathetic at his or her core.
    -- Len Wein

    #Character #Trying #Lenses

  • I've never sat down and thought about the difference between plot and theme. To me, that's never been important.
    -- Len Wein

    #Differences #Important #Lenses

  • You can read a dozen different textbooks or how-to manuals that will tell you the basic rules of what makes a story - a beginning, a middle, and an end.
    -- Len Wein

    #Different #Lenses #Textbooks

  • I realized the only thing I owed my audience was my own judgment and my own best effort.
    -- Len Wein

    #Effort #Lenses #Judgment

  • Were there stories I wrote along the way that were terrible clinkers? God, yes. But they were all a product of their time, and I did the best I could.
    -- Len Wein

    #Lenses #Stories #Way

  • These days, it seems that if you're not already in place, you can't get there from here.
    -- Len Wein

    #Lenses #These Days

  • When I got my first glimpse of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, my breath caught. In that single instant, he was Wolverine.
    -- Len Wein

    #Glimpse #Lenses #Firsts

  • In these litigious times, if you're a beginner, it's becoming harder and harder to get your work to the people who might actually be able to hire you.
    -- Len Wein

    #People #Beginners #Lenses

  • I would like immortality.
    -- Len Wein

    #Lenses #Immortality

  • I try not to violate what came before me and to leave lots of wiggle room for those who will follow.
    -- Len Wein

    #Trying #Lenses #Rooms

  • I always wanted to fire rays out of my fingertips.
    -- Len Wein

    #Fire #Rays #Lenses

  • A writer writes. Period. No matter if someone is buying your work or not.
    -- Len Wein

    #Writing #Lenses #Matter

  • Sometimes you're not even sure which of your stories were failures. There are things I've written that I thought were complete catastrophes when I finished with them that have gone on to generate some of my most positive feedback.
    -- Len Wein

    #Lenses #Gone #Stories

  • There is an ancient legend which warns that, should we ever learn our true origin, our universe will instantly be destroyed.
    -- Len Wein

    #Lenses #Legends #Ancient

  • I've always thought of myself as an organic writer, rather than a cerebral one. I feel my way along as I go, hoping I'll get to the place I intend to reach.
    -- Len Wein

    #Lenses #Way #My Way

  • My work is about the establishment of trust. For someone to share their authenticity with me is a soul-to-soul thing. It's not a lens-to-soul thing.
    -- Lisa Kristine

    #Soul #Lenses #Authenticity

  • Hyperrealism is more about objectifying... how an object can be portrayed when it is seen through a camera's lens... all my paintings are about an object being viewed through human eyes.
    -- Liu Dan

    #Eye #Cameras #Lenses

  • There is something electrifying about individuals with adventuresome spirits. They see life through a different lens. They almost emit electricity because nothing about them is dull or uninteresting or unplugged.
    -- Luci Swindoll

    #Different #Lenses #Dull

  • But whether you stay or go, the critical decision you can make is to stop letting your partner distort the lens of your life, always forcing his way into the center of the picture. You deserve to have your life be about you; you are worth it.
    -- Lundy Bancroft

    #Decision #Lenses #Way

  • We see the world through the lens of all our experiences; that is a fundamental part of the human condition.
    -- Madeleine M. Kunin

    #Lenses #Fundamentals #World

  • I've wanted to see beyond the Western, mechanical view of the world and see what else might appear when the lens was changed
    -- Margaret J. Wheatley

    #Views #Lenses #World

  • It is part of the pholosophic dullness of our time that there are millions of rational monsters walking about on their hind legs, observing the world through pairs of flexible little lenses, periodically supplying themselves with energy by pushing organic substances through holes in their faces, who see nothing fabulous whatever about themselves.
    -- Martin Gardner

    #Lenses #Substance #World

  • I've always had the utmost respect and awe of what the lens can do and what a director can do with just a camera move.
    -- Matthew Gray Gubler

    #Moving #Directors #Lenses

  • Just put on the lens and go.
    -- Miroslav Tichy

    #Photography #Lenses

  • The keyhole is my lens as a writer.
    -- Nelson Rodrigues

    #Lenses #Keyholes

  • People say I have a distorted lens. I think I see things as they really are.
    -- Nikki Sixx

    #Thinking #People #Lenses

  • Humility is the only lens though which great things can be seen--and once we have seen them, humility is the only posture possible.
    -- Parker J. Palmer

    #Humility #Lenses #Posture

  • We put a gender lens on our whole value chain.
    -- Paul Polman

    #Inspiring #Lenses #Economic

  • No matter what lens you use, no matter what speed the film, no matter how you develop it, no matter how you print it, you cannot say more than you can see.
    -- Paul Strand

    #Matter #Lenses #Use

  • Grace is everywhere, like lenses that go unnoticed because you are looking through them.
    -- Philip Yancey

    #Grace #Lenses #Unnoticed

  • I know of few actresses who have this incredible talent for communicating with a camera lens. She would try to seduce a camera as if it were a human being.
    -- Philippe Halsman

    #Trying #Cameras #Lenses

  • By 2009, computers will disappear. Displays will be written directly onto our retinas by devices in our eyeglasses and contact lenses.
    -- Ray Kurzweil

    #Eyeglasses #Lenses #Computer

  • There was something about Marilyn. She couldn't act her way out of a bag, but she became an icon because something happened between her and the lens, and no one knows what it is.
    -- Richard Widmark

    #Icons #Way #Lenses

  • I believe the power of Economics is to help provide a unique lens for looking at the world.
    -- Russ Roberts

    #Believe #Unique #Lenses

  • You can tell a good ruined lens, right from the get-go.... That’s the kind of lens I'm looking for.
    -- Sally Mann

    #Lenses #Kind #Ruined

  • Behind the camera, I was invisible. When I lifted it up to my eye it was like I crawled into the lens, losing myself there. and everything else fell away.
    -- Sarah Dessen

    #Life #Eye #Lenses

  • Faith, for me, isn't an argument, a catechism, a philosophical “proof.” It is instead a lens, a way of experiencing life, and a willingness to act.
    -- Sarah Miles

    #Philosophical #Lenses #Way

  • I looked through a lens and ended up abandoning everything else.
    -- Sebastiao Salgado

    #Photography #Lenses