Quotes for the aspiring photographer

Being a professional photographer is a damn hard career. Technical and creative skill aside, the competition can be brutal. Here are some inspirational quotes for the aspiring photographer to get through the tough times when self doubt creeps in... All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.
T. E. Lawrence


If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Erma Bombeck

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
Jesse Owens


A great artist is always before his time or behind it.
George Edward Moore

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
Charles Horton Cooley

Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.
Henry A. Kissinger

Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
Edward Steichen

I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing.
Francis Ford Coppola

Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
Thomas Carlyle

Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
Walt Disney

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller

I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love.
Tiger Woods

I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
Edward Appleton

If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun. When that happens I tell myself just to go out and play as I did when I was a kid.
Thomas J. Watson

If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
David Brinkley

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Dale Carnegie

Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
David Frost

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
George Burns

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
Earl Wilson



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  • Tiger Woods?

    "I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love."

    Apparently he asked for hoes, lots of hoes...which he paid for...to do what he loved.

    Other than Tiger, very inspirational list.

  • Tiger's personal life is one thing. The gist is about getting paid to do what you love. Just pretend it came from Arnold Palmer or something

  • In reply to jeffschear:

    Arnold Palmer was probably a bigger womanizer than Tiger Woods. Nonetheless, I catch the gist and will think of another honorable monogamous God-fearing golfer to go with this quote.

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