The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it. – Ernest Holmes
Mirrors can both reflect and distort as Tennyson suggests:
And moving through a mirror clear
That hangs before her all the year . . .
But in her web she still delights
To weave the mirror’s magic sights . . .
– The Lady of Shalott
An old friend is the best mirror. – George Herbert
Definition of photograph before the digital era: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art. – Ambrose Bierce
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. – Dorothea Lange
Later we’ll look at photographs, the way every family does, making much of the frozen moments, the icons of ancestry, the dead laughing right in your face, or just staring that non-committal historical gaze.” – Patricia Hampl The Florist’s
What Tallulah Bankhead thinks about photographs: They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should photograph me through linoleum. Ha!
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Photographs and mirrors. Your thoughts or quotes about either.
Do you think they have anything in common?
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