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Helmut Newton Quotes and Sayings
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I used to hate doing color.
I hated transparency film.
The way I did color was by not wanting to know what
kind of film was in my camera.
- Helmut Newton

They often ask me to shoot for them.
But I say no.
I think an old guy like me ought not take pages away
from young photographers who need the exposure.
- Helmut Newton

I was lucky to have my wife as the art director,
and it turned out to be quite something -
a great success.
I'm very proud of it.
- Helmut Newton

In the photographs themselves there's a definite contrast
between the figures and the location -
I like that kind of California backyard look;
clapboard houses,
staircases outdoors.
- Helmut Newton

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My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce,
amuse and entertain.
- Helmut Newton

It's that I don't like white paper backgrounds.
A woman does not live in front of white paper.
She lives on the street, in a motor car,
in a hotel room.
- Helmut Newton

Well, it takes a certain amount of money.
And I've got to see pictures of the person ahead of time.
If I don't like the way the person looks I won't do it.
- Helmut Newton


 

I did find a wonderful girl last year,
but the photographs that we did were more about motorcars.
- Helmut Newton

The whole series is black-and-white,
so when I went to shoot one of the women I only had
black-and-white film with me.
She had reddish hair and was a very pretty girl,
a nice girl.
- Helmut Newton

Technically, I have not changed very much.
Ask my assistants.
They'll tell you, I am the easiest photographer to work with.
I don't have heavy equipment.
I work out of one bag.
- Helmut Newton

I have mixed feelings about those sorts of things.
When I see it done by interesting young people,
I think it's very valid.
But when established photographers, people in their forties,
copy me and get a lot of money, well,
I find that to be very stupid.
- Helmut Newton

People gave us everything for free.
We were allowed only so much film per picture,
but there was no limit to the creativity.
I like to say that they let us loose like wild dogs in the streets of Paris.
- Helmut Newton

I spend a lot of time preparing.
I think a lot about what I want to do.
I have prep books, little notebooks in which I write
everything down before a sitting.
Otherwise I would forget my ideas.
- Helmut Newton

I like photographing the people I love,
the people I admire, the famous, and especially the infamous.
My last infamous subject was the extreme right wing
French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen.
- Helmut Newton

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

We cannot solve our problems with the same
thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein

Win as if you were used to it,
lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots.
I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris,
I used to go out and riot occasionally.
- John Foster Dulles

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
- Paul Valery

Style used to be an interaction between the human soul
and tools that were limiting.
In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone.
- Jaron Lanier

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

I think I've discovered the secret of life -
you just hang around until you get used to it.
- Charles M. Schulz

When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,
and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
- Erma Bombeck

Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover
things that can be used for good.
- John Charles Polanyi

It is better to have a fair intellect that is well
used than a powerful one that is idle.
- Bryant H. McGill

"Think simple" as my old master used to say -
meaning reduce the whole of its parts
into the simplest terms,
getting back to first principles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used,
and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
- Dave Parnas

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
- Charlie Chaplin

In those days he was wiser than he is now;
he used to frequently take my advice.
- Winston Churchill

As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father
coming on a white horse to rescue me.
- Christine Keeler

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be,
A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.
- Frank Howard Clark

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way
so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
- Emo Philips

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

I'm 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down -
at least he did until he dropped dead.
- Cesar Romero

I used to lie in bed in my flat and imagine what would
happen if there was a zombie attack.
- Simon Pegg

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young,
the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
- John Ciardi

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.
- Nafisa Joseph

My mother used to tell me man gives the award,
God gives the reward.
I don't need another plaque.
- Denzel Washington

I used to be good with kids, but as I get older,
I'm grumpy and terrible with them.
As for doing a gig at a 6-year old's birthday party,
you couldn't pay me enough.
- Johnny Vegas

I used to believe in forever, but forever's too good to be true.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The poet may be used as a barometer,
but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.
- Lionel Trilling

Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed.
I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly.
He cut the legs off the bed.
- Lou Brock

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and
independent distribution system.
The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom.
- Don Henley

It's just random chance, baby; get used to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used
exclusively for the benefit of the people,
to whom they belong.
- Fidel Castro

There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.
- Billy Sunday

Moral power is probably best when it is not used.
The less you use it the more you have.
- Andrew Young

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly.
Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime.
That's the toughest part of the day.
- Michael Jordan

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar
haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
- Sam Ewing

I have been through various fitness regimes.
I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.
- Sting

I used to be hung up on my figure, but it's a waste of time.
I don't believe in diets.
Have four pints one night, be healthy the next.
- Sophie Ellis Bextor

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to
have half my brain sucked out.
- Max Walker

The first rule of any technology used in a business
is that automation applied to an efficient operation
will magnify the efficiency.
The second is that automation applied to an inefficient
operation will magnify the inefficiency.
- Bill Gates

I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me.
She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker,
put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways
in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table.
But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that
life is about not where you start,
but where you're going.
That's family values.
- Al Sharpton

I used to think that cyberspace was fifty years away.
What I thought was fifty years away,
was only ten years away.
And what I thought was ten years away...
it was already here.
I just wasn't aware of it yet.
- Bruce Sterling

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.
Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass";
"We're not raising grass," Dad would reply.
"We're raising boys".
- Harmon Killebrew

We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry,
because we didn't think it was fair in the history
books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory,
and when the Indians won it was a massacre.
- Dick Gregory

Life should not be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"
- Hunter S. Thompson

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel

What I was proud of was that I used very few parts
to build a computer that could actually speak words
on a screen and type words on a keyboard and run a
programming language that could play games.
And I did all this myself.
- Steve Wozniak

I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
- Albert Einstein


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