Quotes to help along the way

Below are quotes taken from my personal journal that I have kept for the past few years. Quotes are picked up from conversations with friends, articles, internet, or passing thoughts.. As cliche as some people believe quotes to be, there is some comfort found in the mutual understanding between the writer and yourself. Hopefully they will help others along their journey.

“Don’t let fear take control of your actions

“I hope that this is all a big dream and that I will wake up being where I want to be

“Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what is appears to be

“The shortest answer is doing”

“Do what you can, with what you have, where ever you are”

“Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness

“What we are is the result of our thoughts

“When you visualise, you materialise

“Your life will be how you create it

“It does not matter how long it takes, as long as you do not stop

“Being grateful is the pathway to happiness

“Don’t force things that don’t go your way, wait a while and it will come to you when it’s ready

“Seek criticism, not appraisal

“Do not let others overpower your judgement

“We’re all in the gutter, but some of us are looking up at the stars

“People blame the world, people blame other people, actually, people tend to blame a lot of things. Perhaps it is more comforting to believe that the root of their problems lie based upon external factors. It’s too much to accept their own incapability.

“What you need to do is work even harder and create a greater impact with your statements. Concentrate all your energy into creating “the shot”, rather than let it all slip loose. Really, intensely, focus on creating beauty. It can be simple but full of impact. It might take ages, a long time, forever. It was never easy for anyone who has done it. You just have to get in there and do. Don’t be afraid, the only thing you should be afraid of is being unknown. Make your images LOUD.

Quotes to help along the way


vemödalen n. the frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist—the same sunset, the same waterfall, the same curve of a hip, the same closeup of an eye—which can turn a unique subject into something hollow and pulpy and cheap, like a mass-produced piece of furniture you happen to have assembled yourself.

.. But if we stopped photographing, our world would just be blank. Beauty will only be defined by what was defined in the past.