Please note – these quotes are attributed to the Author, whenever possible.

All quotes are believed to be in the public domain or under Fair Use of Copyrighted material.

Quotes are not necessarily the views of Joey Kelley, JoeyKelley.com – some are provided here for their humorous qualities others are provided for their thought provoking nature. This page exists as a public repository for quotes that I have collected or snippets of posts, e-mails etc that I have made. If a quote here makes you laugh or makes you think, this page has been worth the effort.  I take no responsibility for the content of these quotes, excepting my own of course. Enjoy! -Joey

Quotes I’ve Collected:

“It is better to be Happy than Normal.” -Neil MacDonald

“Are you serious?” “About what I do yes, not necessarily how I do it!” -Doctor Who

“The only way to be sure of catching a train is to miss the one before it.” -G. K. Chesterton

“For me, biking is like a man-cave.  All I have are my own thoughts, some simple rules of the road, and the beauty around me.  When I take off my helmet I return to the ‘real’ world.” -Rusty Fairmount

“Don’t carry a grudge. While you’re carrying the grudge the other guy’s out dancing.” -Buddy Hackett

“It can be very dangerous to see things from somebody else’s point of view without the proper training.” – Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless, Chapter 15

“Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.” – Stephen Hawking

“A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.” -Sir Barnett Cocks, British politician

“The most dangerous thing you can do in a difficult situation is take yourself too seriously.” -Tim Sample

“Remember, it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese.” -Unknown

“You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.” -Mahatma Gandhi

“If it ain’t broke, take it apart and find out why.” -Unknown

“I still have two abiding passions. One is my model railway, the other – women. But, at the age of eighty-nine, I find I am getting too old for model railways.” -Conductor, Pierre Monteux

You’re not lost, pal. You’re where you are. And you have to make the best of it. It’s all you can do. -Nelson “Life On Mars” Episode 1

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” -David Foster Wallace

“In a darkened theater the man in the tuxedo waves his hand and a pigeon appears. We call it magic. In a sunlit studio a painter waves her hand and a whole world takes form. We call it art. Sometimes the difference isn’t all that clear.” -David Bayles & Ted Orland from “Art and Fear”

“I’m always mentally photographing everything as practice.” -Minor White

“WSM was unable to connect to the device. The following error has occurred: Success” -WatchGuard System Manager (software error message)

“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” -Unknown

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do children as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
— Helen Keller

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
— Benjamin Franklin

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

-Albert Einstein

“Thus, the task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees.”

– Arthur Schopenhauer

“Where I was born and where and how I lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.”

-Georgia O’Keefe

“Photographers often flail, trying to find something new to photograph in a world of many millions of photographers.It seemed a lost cause even before the age of digital; it is doubly so now, when every possible subject has been presented on the web. Therefore, it is far better to interpret a common scene through your own eyes, experiences, personality, and circumstances, to show the ordinary in extraordinary ways.”

– George Barr, Why Photographs Work

“Some mistakes will be made along the way. Thats Good. Cause at least some decisions are being made along the way. And we’ll find the mistakes – we’ll fix them.” -Steve Jobs, Mactopia Conference, 1996

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”

–Lady Dorothy Nevill, British writer

“If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies…. It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it.” – Albert Einstein

“The first-class mind is an independent mind. It is never totally for hire. The intellectual does not automatically agree with the boss, and he would not be of much use if he did.” -Hedley Donovan, former editor-in-chief, Time, Inc. – Quoted in Positively Outrageous Service Third Edition, Page 97

“Photography is a marvelous discovery, a science that has attracted the greatest intellects, an art that excites the most astute minds – and one that can be practiced by any imbecile…. Photographic theory can be taught in an hour, the basic technique in a day. But what cannot be taught is the feeling for light.. It is how light lies on the face that you as artist must capture. Nor can one be taught how to grasp the personality of the sitter. To produce an intimate likeness rather than a banal portrait, the result of mere chance, you must put yourself at once in communication with the sitter, size up his thoughts and his very character.” -Nadar (Gaspard Felix Tournachon) 1856

“Get your lighting and exposure correct at the start and both the developing and printing can be practically automatic.” – Edward Weston, 1921

“The photographer visualizes his conception of the subject as presented in the final print. He achieves the expression of his visualization through his technique – aesthetic, intellectual, and mechanical.” -Ansel Adams

Quotes by Joey Kelley:

“If you look back at your life and honestly don’t have any regrets – you haven’t lived. You’ve just been alive.” -Joey Kelley

“Generational differences in how we consume content will be the greatest influence in the next few years on books, magazines, video, and photography. People gathering in front of X device to watch something at X time will disappear; our lives will not be locked into the schedule dictated by content providers.” -Joey Kelley, 10/19/10

“There are moments where life seems to take a moment to breathe. Moments of stillness – contentment – peace. May one of these moments find you each day – and may you recognize it for what it is – A chance to stop and live in the moment and be one with what is around you.” -Joseph T. “Joey” Kelley, 4/27/15

Upon someone Graduating College: “Congrats! College is a milestone in ones life – from here on out – you’ll be judged by what you do with your education and drive. Take what you’ve learned – mix it with your personality – and come out with a way to make the world better in a way that is worthy of your time and and your talent. Never stop learning – never stop growing – never stop working to make your life what you want. Surround yourself with people that help you and are a positive light in your life. Leave behind those that drag you down and soar to reach your full potential. Keep your eyes on your long term goals and don’t let short term concerns sidetrack you from your long term goals. Be yourself – and don’t apologize to anyone for being your own person.” -Joseph T. “Joey” Kelley, 4/26/16