Thursday, November 20, 2014

Inspired by...Quotations

Over a long period of time, I have collected little pieces of precious metal in the dirt…images and selected sayings, adventures and surprise... 
    I, too, am a collector of images and selected sayings.  The one above, along with the image, is from the blog At The Still Point of a Turning World.   A beautiful written blog with great visual as well as literary inspirations. 

   Some of the inspiring quotations I come across I put on my daily photojournal...others find their way to this blog.  You can also find inspiration from many sources on my Pinterest board, Words of Wisdom.  Many of these quotes came to me as a surprise and a delight and I tucked them away there. The best things often do come to us unbidden.

   In my genealogical research I've uncovered my grandmothers little journals.  In these she would record recipes, books to read and her favorite quotes.  Seems I've inherited this desire to collect bits of wisdom.  Contemplative photography and writing go hand in hand.  What are some of your favorite quotes about photography...or life?  Write them down and pass them on.  I've learned so  much about the woman my grandmother was from reading what quotes she thought were important to remember.  Like this one...

Be like the youngster who, when he was asked 
how he learned to skate so well replied:
"By getting up every time
I fell down."

   Wise words indeed.



kimmanleyort said...

Thank you for pointing out this site about stillness (and other sources for quotes). I'd never seen it before. Just finished a short TED book called, The Art of Stillness, by Pico Iyer. I think you'd like it - full of wisdom.

Patricia Turner said...

Thank you Kim. I will definitely check out the book.