Quotes - RJ Wilner

Last Updated: 06/21/2019

This page will be periodically updated as I find new and interesting quotes specific to photography and/or 'creativity' in general. Individual entries will include a  'Date Added' note.


Nothing Exists Solely As Its Literal Self

Added: 6/25/2019

"One should not only photograph things for what they are but for what else they are."  - Minor White



da Vinci on Simplicity

Added: 06/21/2019

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."  -- Leonardo da Vinci

I need to have this one tattoo'd on the inside of my eyelids. :


Be Willing to Learn.....Always

Added: 01/11/2019


Here's one to which I certainly hope I can adhere. IMO, there's nothing more detrimental to the creative process than reaching a point we think we 'know' everything that needs to be known about  our art. We truly need to be open to new ideas/approaches 'forever'.


“Once the amateur’s naive approach and willingness to learn fades away, the creative spirit of good photography dies with it. Every professional should remain always in his heart an amateur.”   Alfred Eisenstaedt




Ansel Adams on Sharp Images

Added: 01/11/2019


I just love this one.....


“There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.”   — Ansel Adams


Brought to you by......The King of Fuzzy Concepts. :)




Scott Adams On Creativity

Added: 01/11/2019


Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, is credited with this one. I find it intriguing as either sentence in the entire quote could stand on it’s own.


“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” — Scott Adams



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