Quotes of Camera

“ It rubs me the wrong way, a camera… It's a frightening thing…Cameras make ghosts out of people. ”

- Bob Dylan

“ My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport. ”

- Steve McCurry

“ I think we need to do a little more all-weather testing. ”

- Pete Conrad

“ Hey, hey,... No filming after 15 minutes. Get those cameras out of here. ”

- Joe Gibbs

“ It is said that the camera cannot lie, but rarely do we allow it to do anything else, since the camera sees what you point it at: the camera sees what you want it to see. ”

- James Baldwin

“ The camera relieves us of the burden of memory. It surveys us like God, and it surveys for us. Yet no other god has been so cynical, for the camera records in order to forget. ”

- John Berger

“ The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. ”

- Dorothea Lange

“ I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can! ”

- Ansel Adams

“ If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. ”

- Lewis Hine

“ I've managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in this business because I remain a kid off-camera. ”

- Leonardo DiCaprio

“ Perhaps it sounds ridiculous, but the best thing that young filmmakers should do is to get hold of a camera and some film and make a movie of any kind at all. ”

- Stanley Kubrick

“ She was a buxom grandmother noted for her detective stories, who gazed mournfully at the camera as if deploring either the bloodiness of her craft or the size of her advance. ”

- P. D. James

“ That's how it began. In those days, we had to lug around these enormous recorders and camera equipment and find a place to conceal them. ”

- Allen Funt

“ I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking. ”

- Christopher Isherwood

“ If you want to make good photographs, a camera has to be second nature to you. Devoting too much attention to technical decisions can interfere with your creative processes. ”

- Robert Farber

“ People can't imagine an enemy that would cut someone's head off before a video camera and spread it out across the world. But that has happened with the kind of enemy we are now facing. ”

- Kay Hutchison

“ I shall refract myself, yes, I shall no longer be known as the prism. ”

- Bruce Dickinson

“ We've set up more surveillance cameras since it all happened. ”

- Mike Davis

“ Sometimes cameras and television are good to people and sometimes they aren't. I don't know if its the way you say it, or how you look. ”

- Dan Quayle

“ A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into. ”

- Ansel Adams

“ Normally as a director, you do look at other films and things that are relevant. But with this film, it became impossible because I became so aware of the camera placement. ”

- Peter Weir

“ Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts. ”

- Minor White

“ My own eyes are no more than scouts on a preliminary search, for the camera's eye may entirely change my idea. ”

- Edward Weston

“ A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet. ”

- Orson Welles

“ The camera is my tool. Through it I give a reason to everything around me. ”

- Andre Kertesz

“ There is no excuse these days for someone who wants to make movies; you just need yourself, one tape and a borrowed camera. ”

- Ken Russell

“ The camera can photograph thought. It's better than a paragraph of sweet polemic. ”

- Dirk Bogarde

“ Service to many leads to greatness — great respect, great satisfaction. Success is not having to wait until someone goes to Hong Kong before you get a camera. ”

- Jim Rohn

“ My luck was my father not striking oil… we'd have been rich. I'd never have set out for Hollywood with my camera, and I'd have had a lot less interesting life. ”

- King Vidor

“ Most modern reproducers of life, even including the camera, really repudiate it. We gulp down evil, choke at good. ”

- Wallace Stevens
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