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#1. You can't learn passion, either you've got it or you haven't. - Author: Martin Parr
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#2. Taking photos is a form of collecting. - Author: Martin Parr
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#3. The knack is to find your own inspiration and take it on a journey to create work that is personal and revealing. - Author: Martin Parr
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#4. We are drowning in images. Photography is used as a propaganda tool, which serves to sell products and ideas. I use the same approach to show aspects of reality. - Author: Martin Parr
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#5. The truth of the matter is that we've all got cracks in our spirits, and we have to remember they're only there because we need them ... Otherwise, how could God's grace filter in deep enough to give us the joy and peace we're all searching for in this world. It couldn't, plain and simple. - Author: Delia Parr
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#6. Places change all the time, and the type of people who live there change. - Author: Martin Parr
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#7. The greatest tragedy is a life lived and died without knowing Father God intimately and experiencing His love personally. - Author: Bob Parr
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#8. The easy bit is picking up a camera and pointing and shooting. But then you have to decide what it is you're trying to say and express. - Author: Martin Parr
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#9. The path God chooses for each of us to follow isn't always an easy one, but we all have to decide whether or not we're willing to trust in His wisdom and embrace His will - Author: Delia Parr
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#10. You have to take a lot of bad pictures. Dont' be afraid to take bad pictures ... You have to take a lot of bad pictures in order to know when you've got a good one. - Author: Martin Parr
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#11. Tourism is the biggest industry in the world. - Author: Martin Parr
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#12. With photography, I like to create a fiction out of reality. I try and do this by taking society's natural prejudice and giving this a twist. - Author: Martin Parr
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#13. I would drown in objects if I didn't have the ability to photograph them. - Author: Martin Parr
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#14. Starting a company is a cause, not a job. Once it becomes a job, that's when you lose - Author: Ben Parr
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#15. I am not as cross about Thatcher now as I was in the '80s. Begrudgingly, I can see that some of her policies helped modernise Britain. - Author: Martin Parr
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#16. Difficult situations require compassion, level-headedness & the empathy to see issues from somebody else's perspective. - Author: Ben Parr
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#17. I just go out and try to make sense of the world around me. - Author: Martin Parr
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#18. You must pray to God for forgiveness because I can give you none - Author: Alison Weir
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#19. We live in a difficult but inspiring world, and there is so much out there that I want to record. - Author: Martin Parr
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#20. Everyone is a photographer now, remember. That's the great thing about photography. - Author: Martin Parr
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#21. I get up early and open my emails, write cheques, and answer the phone; whatever needs to be done. - Author: Martin Parr
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#22. I photograph people as I find them. But people have issues about how they look. - Author: Martin Parr
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#23. I toyed with the notion of being an actor, and am so glad that this whim did not go any further. - Author: Martin Parr
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#24. I try to photograph my own and society's hypocrisy. - Author: Martin Parr
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#25. I am kept awake by the list of possibilities for shooting more photos and deciding what I must prioritise next. - Author: Martin Parr
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#26. Relationships are the key element to Press & PR - Author: Ben Parr
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#27. The trouble with Hollywood films is that they always have a pleasant ending. - Author: Martin Parr
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#28. They keep creating new ways to celebrate mediocrity. - Author: Bob Parr
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#29. I see things going on before my eyes and I photograph them as they are, without trying to change them. I don't warn people beforehand. That's why I'm a chronicler. I speak about us and I speak about myself. - Author: Martin Parr
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#30. Over the years, I have perfected the art of dancing and photographing at the same time: it's a great double act. If you're dancing, you are joining in. If you stand there rigid, you are not in the flow of things. - Author: Martin Parr
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#31. One of the things I regret is that magazines now are so lifestyle-orientated that the opportunity to do bigger projects is gone. This is a serious misjudgment on the part of magazine editors. - Author: Martin Parr
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#32. I don't like being flattered. It doesn't suit my English sensibilities. Remember, we are the great country of understatement. - Author: Martin Parr
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#33. You can read a lot about a country by looking at its beaches: across cultures, the beach is that rare public space in which all absurdities and quirky national behaviors can be found, - Author: Martin Parr
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#34. Attention is the most important currency that anybody can give you. It's worth more than money, possession, or things. - Author: Ben Parr
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#35. Margaret Thatcher was very good for the arts in so far as it gave people a real focus for something to be against. - Author: Martin Parr
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#36. You only get hurt that badly when you're doing something that matters.Something impossible.Taking a risk.Investing yourself.And ball's worth it,the rush you get, the exhilaration... - Author: Allison Parr
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#37. My black-and-white work is more of a celebration, and the color work became more of a critique of society. - Author: Martin Parr
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#38. No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again. - Author: Bob Parr
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#39. Modern technology has taken the angst out of achieving the perfect shot. For me, the only thing that counts is the idea behind the image: what you want to see and what you're trying to say. The idea is crucial. You have to think of something you want to say and expand upon it. - Author: Martin Parr
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#40. By default, I am a travel photographer. I work on a combination of commissions and personal projects that take me around the world. - Author: Martin Parr
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#41. Personally, I don't take holidays; I go on trips. My idea of relaxing is taking a trip that isn't commissioned. I'll work just as hard, but without that nagging pressure of fulfilling a commission. Now that's what I call a holiday. - Author: Martin Parr
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#42. I would urge everyone to start looking at the world in a different way. Spend some time looking at everyday objects, at their design, their shape, their individual characteristics. Think ahead and imagine their significance. - Author: Martin Parr
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#43. Google is famous for making the tiniest changes to pixel locations based on the data it accrues through its tests. Google will always choose a spartan webpage that converts over a beautiful page that doesn't have the data to back it up. - Author: Ben Parr
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#44. Photography is, by its nature, exploitative. It's whether you use this process with a sense of responsibility or not. I feel that I do so. My conscience is clear. - Author: Martin Parr
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#45. I have been photographing people dancing for 20 or 30 years now, and I think I will eventually do a book of dancing photos. - Author: Martin Parr
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#46. My profile is bigger in Europe than it is in the U.K. - Author: Martin Parr
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#47. Nobody thinks about technical issues anymore because cameras or camera phones take care of that automatically. On the other hand, you still have the option of controlling every technical aspect. It's the most accessible, democratic medium available in the world. - Author: Martin Parr
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#48. Work harder, get closer and be passionate about what you photograph. - Author: Martin Parr
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#49. You can't experience the Father's embrace until you first embrace your earthly father's experience. - Author: Bob Parr
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#50. I am what I photograph. - Author: Martin Parr
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#51. Criticism is hypocrisy; society is hypocrisy. I'm a tourist. I'm a consumer. I do the things that I photograph and can be criticized of. - Author: Martin Parr
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#52. I accept that all photography is voyeuristic and exploitative, and obviously I live with my own guilt and conscience. It's part of the test and I don't have a problem with it. - Author: Martin Parr
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#53. When I fly British Airways, I can't help but read the free Daily Mail, which makes me glad I am leaving the country. - Author: Martin Parr
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#54. I'm proud to call myself a Mashable alumnus. - Author: Ben Parr
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#55. I am a big fan of Jim Jarmusch, and I do love big screen documentaries. - Author: Martin Parr
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#56. Methinks love maketh men like Angels. - Author: Catherine Parr
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#57. Fashion pictures show people looking glamorous. Travel pictures show a place looking at its best, nothing to do with the reality. In the cookery pages, the food always looks amazing, right? Most of the pictures we consume are propaganda. - Author: Martin Parr
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#58. The big reason why we don't have space colonies and regular trips to the moon is that flying into outer space is just plain 'hard.' The business of safely transporting people off the Earth is a costly affair that requires a lot of technology. - Author: Ben Parr
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#59. Windows Updates have sometimes been a pain point for users. The update pop-ups can interrupt a movie or a video game, and the automatic restarts can result in lost data or confused users. - Author: Ben Parr
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#60. The excess of the voluptuary, like the austerities of the recluse, triumphs in the suffrage of perverted reason. - Author: Samuel Parr
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#61. Don't let failure deter you; use it as a stepping-stone and an educational experience towards making your mark on the world. - Author: Ben Parr
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#62. Lord Jesus, I pray thee, grant me grace, that I may never set my heart on the things of this, but that all worldly and carnal affections may utterly die and be mortified in me. Grant me above all things that I may rest in thee, and finally quiet and pacify my heart in thee. - Author: Catherine Parr
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#63. We live in a homogenized world, where it's hard to get excited when everything is slick and professional. The interesting things are the dull things. - Author: Martin Parr
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#64. We pulled the car up at the end of a long line of cars and truck. - Author: Allison Parr
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#65. There are No real coincidences in life for those with faith strong enough to recognize coincidences for what they really are: intricate pieces of the providential design God created for each of our lives - Author: Delia Parr
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#66. With every inch of land on Earth now catalogued by our satellites, the stars are the next place we as a species must travel. And with a booming world population that will hit 9.1 billion in 2050, large-scale space travel may become a necessity. - Author: Ben Parr
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#67. TV-makers usually don't know much about photography. - Author: Martin Parr
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#68. The idea of England in decline is very attractive. - Author: Martin Parr
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#69. The more PR buzzwords you include in your press release, the less likely I am to write you up - Author: Ben Parr
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#70. For those aspiring to make a living from travel photography, it's a sad fact that the boring shots are the shots that are going to make you money. - Author: Martin Parr
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#71. Photos tend to organize chaos, to define what we're doing here. It is essential that individuals' voices depict the world around us, as we are increasingly controlled by large institutions, large companies and large systems. - Author: Martin Parr
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#72. There are two parts to the process: taking the picture and finding ways of using it. - Author: Martin Parr
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#73. Building a successful company (or living a happy life, for that matter) is not about embracing someone else's philosophy, but staying true to your own beliefs about the world and learning from the mistakes you make along the way. - Author: Ben Parr
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#74. When I visited Vietnam for Oxfam, the thing that really struck me was how the local farmers had to prepare to evacuate or climb to their mezzanines with their valuable family possessions. - Author: Martin Parr
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#75. I like to keep in touch with younger photographers. It's important that a younger generation comes up and questions the assumptions made by old farts like me. - Author: Martin Parr
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#76. A sceptical young man one day conversing with the celebrated Dr. Parr, observed that he would believe nothing which he could not understand. "Then, young man, your creed will be the shortest of any man's I know." - Author: Arthur Helps
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#77. The thing about tourism is that the reality of a place is quite different from the mythology of it. - Author: Martin Parr
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#78. Sometimes you feel uncomfortable taking a photograph, but that's all part of the job. - Author: Martin Parr
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#79. As artists get wealthier and more famous, often their work gets worse ... I'm fascinated by the decline of artists. I suspect I'll be in decline myself. It's a fact of life. - Author: Martin Parr
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#80. When someone says to you, 'Oh, I don't take a good picture,' what they mean is they haven't come to terms with how they look. They take a fine picture, it's just that their image of how they think they look is not in touch with the reality. - Author: Martin Parr
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#81. Photography's central role is to be the absolute medium of the day. It is fantastic that there is no longer any technical intimidation. - Author: Martin Parr
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#82. There was more data transmitted over the Internet in 2010 than the entire history of the Internet through 2009. - Author: Ben Parr
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#83. What can we learn from the battle between data and design? What can we learn from the relationship between Google and Apple? Clearly no one school of thought is right: Apple and Google are both wildly successful and profitable companies that changed the world. - Author: Ben Parr
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#84. Trending topics helped make Twitter a more relevant metric of what the world was talking about at any given moment. Google has worked for years in the space, most notably with Google Trends and Hot Searches, but Google+ offers the search giant the ability to see what is truly trending in real time. - Author: Ben Parr
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#85. In New York, you have the street; in the U.K., we have the beach. I end up being like a migrating bird, being attracted to it. - Author: Martin Parr
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#86. You can't shoot in sepia, so converting into black and white and then into brown makes everything feel less real. - Author: Martin Parr
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#87. I pride myself in being an aficionado of the British seaside. Throughout my career, I have visited and worked in many of the famous British resorts, from Great Yarmouth to Largs. - Author: Martin Parr
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#88. But the truth of the matter is that we've all got cracks in our spirits, and we have to remember they're only there because we need them ... Otherwise, how could God's grace filter in deep enough to give us the joy and peace we're all searching for in this world? It couldn't, plan and simple. - Author: Delia Parr
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#89. Filming is always a challenge because I'm not used to it. But I approach it head-on. I'm not technically brilliant, but it's the spirit that counts. - Author: Martin Parr
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#90. Wealthy people have not disappeared, they are just not so willing to show off their wealth. - Author: Martin Parr
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#91. I am not a huge follower of music and tend to like one CD and play it to death, usually when I am washing up. - Author: Martin Parr
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#92. All photography is propaganda. - Author: Martin Parr
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#93. To do evil is more within the reach of every man, in public as in private life, than to do good. - Author: Samuel Parr
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#94. If you go to the supermarket and buy a package of food and look at the photo on the front, the food never looks like that inside, does it? That is a fundamental lie we are sold every day. - Author: Martin Parr
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#95. The world's most successful entrepreneurs play hard, but they work even harder. - Author: Ben Parr
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#96. There are 65 to 70 photography galleries in New York alone. In the U.K., there are no more than five, and they're all in London. - Author: Martin Parr
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#97. Most of the photographs people take with their cameraphones are of little value in terms of documentary. - Author: Martin Parr
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#98. Unless it hurts, unless there's some vulnerability there, I don't think you're going to get good photographs. - Author: Martin Parr
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#99. When I am in London, all I do is mix with other people in the arts. - Author: Martin Parr
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#100. When a mother takes pictures of her children on the beach, she doesn't take herself for an artist; she does it for love, which is an excellent reason, from my point of view. - Author: Martin Parr
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