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#1. What makes anyone think that I'm any good? - Author: Saul Leiter
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#2. Photography is about finding things. And painting is different - it's about making something. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#3. If I'd only known which [photographs] would be very good and liked, I wouldn't have had to do all the thousands of others. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#4. I spent a great deal of my life being ignored. I was always very happy that way. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#5. Sometimes I'm amazed by how much you can do as a photographer. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#6. My family was very unhappy about my becoming a photographer - profoundly and deeply unhappy. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#7. I may be old-fashioned. But I believe there is such a thing as a search for beauty - a delight in the nice things in the world. And I don't think one should have to apologise for it. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#8. My father thought photography was done by lowlifes. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#9. In order to build a career and to be successful, one has to be determined. One has to be ambitious. I much prefer to drink coffee, listen to music, and to paint when I feel like it. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#10. I have been told that some of my photographs maybe indicate that I am a painter. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#11. I go out to take a walk, I see something, I take a picture. I take photographs. I have avoided profound explanations of what I do. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#12. I like it when one is not certain what one sees. When we do not know why the photographer has taken a picture and when we do not know why we are looking at it, all of a sudden we discover something that we start seeing. I like this confusion. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#13. When I am listening to Vivaldi or Japanese music or making spaghetti at 3 in the morning and realize that I don't have the proper sauce for it, fame is of no use. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#14. Being ignored is a great privilege. That is how I think I learned to see what others do not see and to react to situations differently. I simply looked at the world, not really prepared for anything. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#15. Photography allows you to learn to look and see. You begin to see things you'd never paid attention to. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#16. Seeing is a neglected enterprise. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#17. My brothers were rabbis. My grandfather was a rabbi. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#18. I don't have a philosophy. I have a camera. I look into the camera and take pictures. My photographs are the tiniest part of what I see that could be photographed. They are fragments of endless possibilities. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#19. I'm sometimes mystified by people who keep diaries. I never thought of my existence as being that important. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#20. A window covered with raindrops interests me more than a photograph of a famous person. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#21. There are the things that are out in the open, and there are the things that are hidden. The real world has more to do with what is hidden. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#22. I've never been overwhelmed with a desire to become famous. It's not that I didn't want to have my work appreciated, but for some reason - maybe it's because my father disapproved of almost everything I did - in some secret place in my being was a desire to avoid success. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#23. The important thing in life is not what you get, but what you throw out. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#24. I like the Zen artists: they'd do some work, and then they'd stop for a while. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#25. I am not immersed in self-admiration. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#26. I admired a tremendous number of photographers, but for some reason I arrived at a point of view of my own. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#27. I leave these speculations to others. It's quite possible that my work represents a search for beauty in the most prosaic and ordinary places. One doesn't have to be in some faraway dreamland in order to find beauty. - Author: Saul Leiter
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