Top 28 Josef Koudelka Quotes

#1. The biggest lesson in photography is that from negative we make a positive

Josef Koudelka

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#2. I am not interested in repetition. I don't want to reach the point from where I wouldn't know how to go further. It's good to set limits for oneself, but there comes a moment when we must destroy what we have constructed.

Josef Koudelka

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#3. If a picture is good, it tells many different stories.

Josef Koudelka

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#4. One mustn't ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.

Gustave Flaubert

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#5. His conversation was marked by its happy abundance.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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#6. Sometimes I photograph without looking through the viewfinder. I have mastered that well enough, it is almost as if I were looking through it.

Josef Koudelka

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#7. Calm, open debate, and logical thought drive strength to its maximum effectiveness.

Billy Corgan

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#8. I photograph only something that has to do with me, and I never did anything that I did not want to do. I do not do editorial and I never do advertising. No, my freedom is something I do not give away easily.

Josef Koudelka

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#9. It is not "just beer," it is a noble and ancient beverage which, like wine, food and television advertising, can be extraordinarily good or unmercifully bad.

Stephen Beaumont

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#10. My work has no theme. I don't care if my photographs get published, and I have no interest in the news. But the invasion of Prague was not news, it was my life.

Josef Koudelka

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#11. The changes taking place in this part of Europe are enormous and very rapid. One world is disappearing. I am trying to photograph what's left. I have always been drawn to what is ending, what will soon no longer exist.

Josef Koudelka

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#12. For me what photographers say about their photos doesn't have any importance. For me it is just enough to look at the pictures. Many times - for the boring pictures - people have to say so many things about them to show you there is something to them when many times there is nothing.

Josef Koudelka

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#13. I held a moment in my hand, brilliant as a star, fragile as a flower, a tiny sliver of one hour. I dripped it carelessly, Ah! I didn't know, I held opportunity.

Hazel Ying Lee

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#14. We humans can't see straight. We are always biased. We always protect our own interests.

Harlan Coben

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#15. If the coyote's in your living room pissing on your couch, it's not the coyote's fault. It's your fault for not shooting him.

Ted Nugent

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#16. What matters most to me is to take photographs; to continue taking them and not to repeat myself. To go further, to go as far as I can.

Josef Koudelka

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#17. When I first started to take photographs in Czechoslovakia, I met this old gentleman, this old photographer, who told me a few practical things. One of the things he said was, "Josef, a photographer works on the subject, but the subject works on the photographer."

Josef Koudelka

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#18. I would like to see everything, look at everything, I want to be the view itself.

Josef Koudelka

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#19. Flyers fell a certain kinship with the sight of the earth unencrusted by humanity, they want to see it that way in one sweeping view, in reassurance that nature still exists on her own, without a chain-link fence to hold her.

Richard Bach

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#20. If I am dissatisfied, it's simply because good photos are few and far between. A good photo is a miracle.

Josef Koudelka

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#21. The maximum, that is what has always interested me.

Josef Koudelka

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#22. I don't like captions. I prefer people to look at my pictures and invent their own stories.

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#23. Oh, this sounds promising. I guess we should have known two control freaks weren't going to get along.

Jamie McGuire

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#24. I don't pretend to be an intellectual or a philosopher. I just look.

Josef Koudelka

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#25. I have to shoot three cassettes of film a day, even when not 'photographing', in order to keep the eye in practice.

Josef Koudelka

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#26. Let me tell you this: The Weather Channel is not about weather; it is about the world!

Garth Stein

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#27. He's sitting in the catbird seat.

Red Barber

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#28. It's all very simple. But maybe because it's so simple, it's also hard.

Natsuki Takaya

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