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Henri Cartier-Bresson Quotes and Sayings
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The creative act lasts but a brief moment,
a lightning instant of give-and-take,
just long enough for you to level the camera and to
trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Related topics: Art

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition,
in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

The photograph itself doesn't interest me.
I want only to capture a minute part of reality.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Photographers deal in things which are continually
vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance
on earth which can make them come back again.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Photography is an immediate reaction,
drawing is a meditation.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes,
that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject.
The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson


 

Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence,
in the confines of one single photograph,
of some situation that was in the process of unrolling itself before my eyes.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

The most difficult thing for me is a portrait.
You have to try and put your camera between the skin
of a person and his shirt.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

To take photographs means to recognize -
simultaneously and within a fraction of a second -
both the fact itself and the rigorous organization
of visually perceived forms that give it meaning.
It is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Think about the photo before and after,
never during.
The secret is to take your time.
You mustn't go too fast.
The subject must forget about you.
Then, however, you must be very quick.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken,
flowing at the same speed as the event.
During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes,
that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

To photograph is to hold one's breath,
when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality.
It's at that precise moment that mastering an image
becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Actually, I'm not all that interested in the subject of photography.
Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all that interested in what happens next.
Hunters, after all, aren't cooks.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Fill your heart with the creative power
to accept the past,
decorate the present
and transform the future.
- Osho

Every man must decide whether he will
walk in the light of creative altruism
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The mind of man is continuously unfolding
into a greater recognition of its real plan
in the creative order of the Universe.
- Ernest Holmes

Gratitude in advance is the most powerful
creative force in the universe.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers,
but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
- Antony Jay

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority
has made the world better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement
and the thrill of creative effort.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

Since new developments are
the products of a creative mind,
we must therefore stimulate and encourage
that type of mind in every way possible.
- George Washington Carver

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life
stimulates the creative mind.
- Albert Einstein

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

The very essence of the creative is its novelty,
and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
- Carl Rogers

Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns,
do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior,
that they are so united to creative people.
- Andre Norton

Reading, after a certain age,
diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Vision is the true creative rhythm.
- Robert Delaunay

To live a creative life
we must lose our fear of being wrong.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

Without this playing with fantasy,
no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of
the imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

My hand is the extension of the thinking process -
the creative process.
- Tadao Ando

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve,
not by the desire to beat others.
- Ayn Rand

The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
- Carl Jung

To succeed, one must be creative and persistent.
- John H. Johnson

Security is, I would say, our top priority because
for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers -
organizing your lives,
staying in touch with people, being creative -
if we don't solve these security problems,
then people will hold back.
- Bill Gates

Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it,
leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences;
wrongly understood,
as it has been so tragically in our time,
it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
- Barry Goldwater

I'm an artist, and the need to get inside myself and
be creative and be other people is a part of who I am.
I don't imagine I'll abandon that completely.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative,
you're keeping the man-child alive.
- John Cassavetes

The society based on production is only productive,
not creative.
- Albert Camus

I've always had a lot of creative impact on the music with Timbaland.
- Missy Elliot

It is important to make your own stuff.
Even if you are not an actor, it is important to not
stop involving yourself as a creative person.
- Ajay Naidu

There's this sense of excitement because you invent
and control the characters.
You decide whether they live or die.
I find this type of creative process tremendously stimulating.
- Sidney Sheldon

We grew up in a very creative environment and were
exposed to the arts at a very young age,
so it's not a surprise that all of us are in some form of the arts.
- Spike Lee

I'm lucky to not have a real job, to be able to express myself,
be creative and be relevant.
- Gwen Stefani

That first writing session, what Dan Hill calls a creative blind date,
is always a real challenge, and you bring that back
to your partner when you return to writing with them.
- Cynthia Weil

My parents taught me to believe that through the creative act,
we're able to transcend and give a response to desecration.
- Atom Egoyan

Whatever the difference between brilliant and average brains,
we are all creative.
And through practice and study we can enhance our skills and talents.
- Jeff Hawkins

I know what I love about acting - and it's the creative process.
- William Hurt

The source and center of all man's creative power...
is his power of making images, or the power of imagination.
- Robert Collier

But I really love music, and having a creative outlet
is really the best thing you can do for yourself.
- Edie Brickell

Creative work is incredibly difficult,
and that is where the tests lie.
- Jeanette Winterson

Their argument, and I think it's a correct one,
is that they'll make more money from the trades and
the hardcovers if nobody messes with the creative team.
- Mark Millar

Education in the light of present-day knowledge and
need calls for some spirited and creative innovations
both in the substance and the purpose of current pedagogy.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

Curiosity about life in all of its aspects,
I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
- Leo Burnett

The best part of one's life is the working part,
the creative part.
Believe me, I love to succeed...
However, the real spiritual and emotional excitement is in the doing.
- Garson Kanin

The phenomenon of university creative writing programs doesn't exist in France.
The whole idea is regarded as a novelty,
or an oddity.
- Marilyn Hacker

What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real.
- Rabindranath Tagore

When it's working, what acting is really about is getting
into the essence of a moment in a creative,
joyous way - through whatever frees you up.
- Lili Taylor

My goal was, and still is, to write first,
direct my own stuff whenever possible and control my own creative destiny.
- Jeff Probst

Creative genius is a divinely bestowed gift which is
the coronation of the few.
- Margaret E. Sangster

If the rules of creativity are the norm for a company,
creative people will be the norm.
- Jim Gilmore

The world, as transformed by this creative deed,
is better than it would have been had all else remained the same,
but had that deed of treason not been done at all.
- Josiah Royce

There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is little place in the political scheme of things for an independent,
creative personality, for a fighter.
Anyone who takes that role must pay a price.
- Shirley Chisholm

The creative habit is like a drug.
The particular obsession changes, but the excitement,
the thrill of your creation lasts.
- Henry Moore

I have to go someplace where I can soak myself in a creative atmosphere.
- Jeff Ament

And in order to succeed in later life,
you need creative skills because look at how fast the world is changing.
- Robert Sternberg

I really worked to try and be creative enough on the
guitar parts so those who aren't real educated would
know that there was some difficulty in doing it.
- Brad Paisley


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