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1. "No politician should ever let himself be photographed in a bathing suit."
Author: Adolf Hitler
2. "I will not love you. I will have no use for you other than sex and photo ops. That is something you might want to consider when making your decision."
Author: Alessandra Torre
3. "It was the touch that made him realize he loved her. Warmth from her scalp. Grease from her locks. He entwined his hand in her hair. It shrank through his moving fingers like sand. They lay together for a long time. Somewhere outside, a dog barked. He could barely believe he had lived so long without wanting to touch. Photography had made him forget the necessity of this feeling."
Author: Ali Shaw
4. "There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer."
Author: Ansel Adams
5. "I'm a writer. An amateur photographer. An actor."
Author: Ben Affleck
6. "[...] Clary had imagined seeing her again, so often that her imaginings had taken on the quality of a photograph that had become faded from being taken out and looked at too many times."
Author: Cassandra Clare
7. "I rolled over and picked up Us Weekly magazine off the floor. The cover had a picture of Angelina, Brad, and their little Eskimo son, Maddox. I saw staring at the photo, wondering why this little boy looks so pissed off in every picture.At first I thought he was just pissed about his Mohawk, but then I realized he's probably furious. Maddox must have thought he hit the jackpot when some A-list celebrity rescued him from third-world Cambodia, only to discover that she was going to shuffle him back and for the to EVERY other third-world country in the universe. He's probably like, 'When the fuck are we gonna get to Malibu, bitch?"
Author: Chelsea Handler
8. "A representational photograph says, 'This is what Vienna looked like.' An interpretational photograph goes one better and says, 'This is what Vienna was like. This is how I felt about it."
Author: David DuChemin
9. "I think the only reason I wanted to do modeling, really, was because I knew I wasn't ready to act; I knew I didn't have enough life experience, and I knew that doing photo shoots was a way of acting. Playing a character each shoot and being able to just emerge yourself in these awkward experiences - it was amazing."
Author: Dree Hemingway
10. "Photography is very presumptuous. Photographers are always photographing other people's lives - something they know nothing about - and drawing great inferences into it."
Author: Duane Michals
11. "I was into punk rock back when I was in high school. I used to go around to dive venues and take photographs. But now it's been just much more about the country stuff and soulful folk."
Author: Garrett Hedlund
12. "Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography."
Author: George Eastman
13. "For many years I've been using Swarovski accessories when styling editorial photo shoots and also for red carpet appearances."
Author: George Kotsiopoulos
14. "There must be a certain look of availability in the women I photograph. I think the woman who gives the appearance of being available is sexually much more exciting than a woman who's completely distant. This sense of availability I find erotic."
Author: Helmut Newton
15. "Our photos bring back memories...Loved the fine time in your arms..Wrap in warmth and love...Oh, how can you left me my love?..Like a flower the need water..My heart call out only to you!..I just wish you knew..."
Author: Ishmael Balfour
16. "In a Photoshopped world, only the skeptical eye prevails."
Author: Jamais Cascio
17. "They had to pretend because our high-ranking politician knew not a word of English (well, when he said goodbye he did risk a "Good luck") and the high-ranking British politician knew not a word of Spanish (although she did say "Buen d?a" to me as she gave me an iron handshake). So while the former was mumbling gibberish in Spanish, inaudible to cameras and photographers, all the time keeping a broad smile trained on his guest, as if he were regaling her with interesting banter (what he said was not, however, inaudible to me: I seem to remember that he kept repeating "One, two, three, four, five, what a lovely time we're going to have"). The latter was muttering nonsense in her own language, and smiling even more broadly than him ("Cheese," she kept saying, which is what all English people being photographed are told to say, and then various untranslatable onomatopoeic words such as "Tweedle tweedle, biddle diddle, twit and fiddle, tweedle twang")."
Author: Javier Marías
18. "And if I say to you that I am glad of everything we have done together, and sorry that we will not be here together in forty years, laughing at a faded photo of you impersonating a lion, it having withered well, you less so, as we stand fabulously old, in a city that understands what spirit it takes to be old, to be beautiful, to be much looked at, to be itself, to be never quite caught, to have a past, to be content, to have seen much, to have remained, to have continued…"
Author: Jeanette Winterson
19. "Beneath these was a small silver-edged photo album, and Emma breathed in at the sight of the engraved names: Tommy and Emma. She found herself smiling; she'd known somehow that he would have been a Tommy. And if he'd never had the chance to become any of the other things she'd imagined for him, she was happy that at least he'd had that."
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
20. "He seemed to savor telling the story, as if he'd memorized its details especially for her: how three or four days after she and Lulu had left the general's redoubt, the photographers began showing up, first one or two whom the soldiers ferreted out of the jungle and imprisoned, then more, too many to capture or even count-they were superb hiders, crouching like monkeys in the trees, burying themselves i shallow pits camouflaging inside bunches of leaves. Assassins has never managed to locate the general with any precision, but the photographers made it look easy: scores of them surging across the border without visas, curled in baskets and wine casks, rolled up in rugs, juddering over unpaved roads in the backs of trucks and eventually surrounding the general's enclave, which he didn't dare leave."
Author: Jennifer Egan
21. "I still felt like a random paparazzi photographer was going to pop up from behind the counter, like Ana's "inner goddess" who popped her head above the parapet multiple times in Momma's copies of the Fifty Shades of Effed Up trilogy."
Author: Jess C. Scott
22. "Hundreds of political prisoners still suffer in Tibetan prisons. Freedom of speech is not allowed in any sense. It is illegal to possess a photo of the Dalai Lama."
Author: Joanna Lumley
23. "Having photographed the landscape for a number of years and specifically working with trees and in the forest I found, without consciously thinking about it, that it was a great learning experience for me in terms of organizing elements."
Author: John Sexton
24. "Curiosity broke her earlier resolve. "Have you ever been tested?""No." He stood behind Sara, holding the camera in front so she could see. "Zoom here," he said, flicking the toggle."You could probably-""This is macro.""Will-""Super macro." He kept talking over her until she gave up. "Here's where you adjust for color. This is light. Anti-shake. Red-eye." He clicked through the features like a photography instructor.Sara Finally relented. "Why don't I point and you shoot?""All right." His back was stiff, and she could tell that he was irritated."I'm sorry I-""Please don't apologize."Sara held his gaze for a few moments longer, wishing she could fix this. There was nothing to say if he wouldn't even let her apologize."
Author: Karin Slaughter
25. "It is a cruel, ironical art, photography. The dragging of captured moments into the future; moments that should have been allowed to be evaporate into the past; should exist only in memories, glimpsed through the fog of events that came after. Photographs force us to see people before their future weighed them down...."
Author: Kate Morton
26. "My son does a little photography, but he's not involved the way I was."
Author: Kim Weston
27. "I knew Marilyn over a two-year period. I met her first on a movie called 'Let's Make Love.' I photographed her at that time on and off through the time of her death. I was 22 years old and she was 34 or 35."
Author: Lawrence Schiller
28. "I think a woman's body is so much more sensual than a man's. I'm not saying strip off all your clothes, but there are certain photos I like people taking of me, where I'm comfortable. As long as it's tasteful, why not?"
Author: Lindsay Lohan
29. "I hope to be a producer, a musician, a painter, a photographer - I'm going to push myself to do as many things as I can and see where it goes."
Author: Lucas Grabeel
30. "Why is it we want to badly to memorialize ourselves? Even while we're still alive. We wish to assert our existence, like dogs peeing on fire hydrants. We put on display our framed photographs, our parchment diplomas, our silver-plated cups; we monogram our linen, we carve our names on trees, we scrawl them on washroom walls. It's all the same impulse. What do we hope from it? Applause, envy, respect? Or simple attention, of any kind we can get?"
Author: Margaret Atwood
31. "Everyone smiles for a photograph."
Author: Marisha Pessl
32. "I respect newspapers, but the reality is that magazine 'photojournalism' is finished. They want illustrations, Photoshopped pictures of movie stars."
Author: Mary Ellen Mark
33. "When we got back to the house Logan grabbed his basketball, threw it really hard against the hallway wall, knocked the framed family photo to the floor-it didn't break, he didn't pick it up-and left with a couple of his friends. Thebes picked up the photo, hung it back on the wall, sighed heavily like she'd travelled to every corner of the world, on her knees, with a knife in her back and a boa constrictor wrapped around her chest, and then made us a couple of blueberry smoothies."
Author: Miriam Toews
34. "Clyde had a theory that women had a book, a homemade, photocopied three-ring binder called "Surprising Things to Do in a Relationship," which they passed around to one another, adding pages from time to time, hiding it under the bed. He figured that Desiree could run home tonight and add a new page."
Author: Neal Stephenson
35. "Good photographs are taken not with the camera. Good photographs are taken with Mind, Soul, Eyes, and Imagination where Eyes like a shutter, Mind like a lens, Imagination like an object and Soul like a canvas."
Author: Parveen Sharma
36. "When you are a photographer, you work all the time, because your eye is the first camera."
Author: Patrick Demarchelier
37. "Watching the photographer take pictures of townspeople posing with the Garcias - a loose queue had formed - I began to feel even more tired. I knew what anyone looking at the pictures would think, or rather not think, of the Garcias, whose remains were so matted with dust and dried blood that they were barely distinguishable from the caliche. The audience would notice only the living men, who had done a brave thing, while the dead would not even register as men. They were props - like a panther or dead buck - they had lived their entire lives in order to die for just this moment."
Author: Philipp Meyer
38. "Perhaps the central question about [Eliot] Porter's work is about the relationship between science, aesthetics, and environmental politics. His brother, the painter and critic Fairfield Porter, wrote in a 1960 review of [Porter's] colour photographs: 'There is no subject and background, every corner is alive,' and this suggests what an ecological aesthetic might look like."
Author: Rebecca Solnit
39. "A new era in the physiological investigation of linguistic sounds was opened up by X-ray photography."
Author: Roman Jakobson
40. "I know most of the photographers in Ireland. And if I don't want my photograph taken, they will leave me alone."
Author: Saoirse Ronan
41. "For me, nothing brings out my 'born yesterday' idiotic qualities quite like having my photograph taken."
Author: Sloane Crosley
42. "I was a Valley girl; I hung out, and through a photographer friend. I met Peter Douglas, who was one of Kirk Douglas's kids. He introduced me to Sam Spiegel."
Author: Theresa Russell
43. "He walked upon 'earth that is as unsteady as the sea,' and found the remnants: photographs of children in Warsaw and Vienna; a bit of Ukrainian embroidery a sack of hair, blonde and black."
Author: Timothy Snyder
44. "Do I worry about overly retouched photos giving women unrealistic expectations and body image issues? I do. I think that we will soon see a rise in anorexia in women over seventy. Because only people over seventy are fooled by Photoshop. Only your great-aunt forwards you an image of Sarah Palin holding a rifle and wearing an American-flag bikini and thinks it's real. Only your uncle Vic sends a photo of Barack Obama wearing a hammer and sickle T-shirt and has to have it explained to him that somebody faked that with the computer."
Author: Tina Fey
45. "From in the shadow she calls. And in the shadow she finds a way, finds a way. And in the shadow she crawls, clutching her faded photograph. My image under her thumb. Yes with a message for my heart. She's been everybody else's girl maybe one day she'll be her own."
Author: Tori Amos
46. "Both Dietrich and Garbo occasionally came to Boaty's, the latter always escorted by Cecil Beaton, whom I'd met when he photographed me for Boaty's magazine (an overheard exchange between these two: Beaton, "The most distressing fact of growing older is that I find my private parts are shrinking." Garbo, after a mournful pause, "Ah, if only I could say the same.")"
Author: Truman Capote
47. "I create other worlds, magical never-never lands where the camera is my weapon and the battles I fight are with the elements. i stretch the laws of the mind and displace people from their realities to capture a side of them they didn't even know they had. Photography has the ability to freeze people in this time and space—no matter what happens after that moment, it cannot change—they are exactly how i want them to be."
Author: Tyler Shields
48. "Both those taking snaps and documentary photographers, however, have not understood 'information.' What they produce are camera memories, not information, and the better they do it, the more they prove the victory of the camera over the human being."
Author: Vilém Flusser
49. "Numbers in roman type refer to illustrations in the Photos section; numbers in italics refer to book pages."
Author: Walter Isaacson
50. "I know a man who photographed the view he saw from the window of the room where he made love and not the face of the woman he loved there."
Author: Yehuda Amichai

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She felt hot, strong, alive against him, and he found he had this crazy urge to move his mouth down to the side of her neck, to press it against her, to taste her skin. He wanted to feel her breasts, wanted to pull her T-shirt up and feel her hot skin against his. Damn, he wanted her."
Author: Anne Stuart

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