Archive for Ralph Waldo Emerson

Eye Witness

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2014 by stevemccurry

 Eyes speak a universal language, and no
interpreter is needed.

SAM_5899, Rajasthan, India, 2009, INDIA-11532India

Where words are restrained,
the eyes often talk a great deal.

- Samuel Richardson

ITALY-10427NF2Italy

Her eyes are homes of silent prayers.
- Lord Alfred Tennyson

YEMEN-10004NFYemen

Eyes are more accurate witnesses than ears.
- Heraclitus of Ephesus, 535 – c. 475 BCE

AFGHN-10242Afghanistan

 

ETHIOPIA-10328NF3Ethiopia

The countenance is the portrait of the soul,
and the eyes mark its intentions.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 – 43 BCE

01803_02_es_blogAfghanistan

The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dire, Mali, 1986, MALI-10003NFPORTRAITS_bookMali

TIBET-10067Tibet

The face is the mirror of the mind,
and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.

- St. Jerome

Los Angeles, California, USA, 1991, USA-10023Portraits_BookPORTRAITS_BookUnited States

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes,
but in having 
new eyes.
- Marcel Proust

NIGER-10004Mali

There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
- G. K. Chesterton

USA-10915United States

PAKISTAN-10002Pakistan

INDIA-11034India

From women’s eyes this doctrine I derive:
They sparkle still the right Promethean fire;
They are the books, the arts, the academes,
That show, contain and nourish all the world.
 William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost

TIBET-10069 (1)Tibet

 INDIA-10209 India

ETHIOPIA-10235 (1)Ethiopia

TIBET-10658 (1)Tibet

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others.
– Audrey Hepburn

INDIA-10207India

 

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To Change the World

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use
to change the world.

- Nelson Mandela

DSC_9015_kdEthiopia

AFGHN-13707 (2)Afghanistan

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

BURMA-10168 (1)Burma

There is divine beauty in learning …
- Elie Wiesel

Kegalla, Sri Lanka, 1995Sri Lanka

DSC_0749_kd (1)Omo Valley, Ethiopia

All I have learned, I learned from books.
– Abraham Lincoln

TANZANIA-10061Tanzania

Learning is not attained by chance;
it must be sought for with
ardor and attended to with diligence.
- Abigail Adams

KASHMIR-10138Kashmir

We think of the effective teachers we have had over the years
with a sense of recognition, but those who have touched our humanity
we remember with a deep sense of gratitude.
-unknown

FRANCE-10040France

 The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 

MALI-10028NF Mali

AFGHN-12151Afghanistan

TIBET-10573NF2Kandze, Tibet

Only the educated are free.
– Epictetus

LEBANON-10064_newLebanon

Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the
medium is the human mind and spirit.
- John Steinbeck

SRILANKA-10065Sri Lanka

FIJI-10020Fiji

UNITED_ARAB_EMIRATES-10005Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

My real education, the superstructure, the details, the true architecture,
I got out of the library. For an impoverished child whose family could
not afford to buy books, the library was the open door to wonder and
achievement, and I can never be sufficiently grateful that I had the wit to
charge through that door and make the most of it
- Isaac Asimov

AFGHN-13831 (1)Bamiyan, Afghanistan

PAKISTAN-10075Baluchistan, Pakistan

I believe in libraries because most students don’t have any money.
When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money.
I couldn’t go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.
- Ray Bradbury

INDIA-12155 (2)India

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

BURMA-10573Burma

INDIA-10840Ladakh, India

AFGHN-10122_blogAfghanistan

YUGOSLAVIA-10085_JMBosnia

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When Things Come Alive

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2013 by stevemccurry

Night
when words fade and things come alive.
When the destructive analysis of day is done, and
all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again.
When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

00081_15, New York, New York, USA, USA-10032NFOverlooking Washington Square Park, New York, United States

 

BRAZIL-10049Brazil

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
- Vincent Van Gogh

USA-10164_newLos Angeles, United States

ITALY-10450NF3Umbria, Italy

And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares, that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents
and silently steal away
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

CAMBODIA-10489Cambodia

FIJI-10011NF2Fiji

TIBET-10412Tibet

CHINA-10026_newHong Kong

The man who has seen the rising moon break out of the clouds
at midnight has been present like an archangel at the
creation of light and of the world
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

CHINA-10171Hong Kong

USA-10086New York, United States

INDIA-10237NF3Mumbai, India

Most glorious night!
Thou wert not sent for slumber!
- Lord Byron

01052_ 023India

To me at least was never evening yet
But seemed far beautifuller than its day.
- Robert Browning, The Ring and the Book

INDIA-10605Rambagh Palace Hotel, Jaipur, India

INDIA-10312NF, Taj Mahal, Agra, India, 1996,Agra, India

Day, like a weary pilgrim, had reached the western gate of heaven, and
Evening stooped down to unloose the latchets of his sandal shoon.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

USA-10294Grand Central Terminal, New York, United States

What hath night to do with sleep?
-  John Milton, Paradise Lost

JAPAN-10134Japan

Learn to reverence night and to put away the vulgar fear of it,
for, with the banishment of night from the experience of man,
there vanishes as well a religious emotion,
a poetic mood, which gives depth to the adventure of humanity.
- Henry Beston

INDIA-12125India

BURMA-10624Burma

MALI-10033Mali

ITALY-10018NF5, Camino, Italy, 09/2004 final print_MACROItaly

The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.
- Frederick L. Knowles

YUGOSLAVIA-10060Slovenia


Some praise the Lord for Light,
The living spark;
I thank God for the Night
The healing dark.
– Robert W. Service

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Eloquence of the Eye

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2013 by stevemccurry

The soul has an interpreter – often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter – in the eye.
- Charlotte Bronte

YEMEN-10004NF

Sanaa, Yemen

The eyes have one language everywhere.
- Proverb

INDIA-11837

India

 

PAKISTAN-10029

Peshawar, Pakistan

The eye is the jewel of the body.
- Henry David Thoreau

AFGRL-10001

Peshawar, Pakistan

Almost nothing need be said when you have eyes.
 – Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian Poet

ETHIOPIA-10082NF2

Omo Valley, Ethiopia

The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me;
my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.
- Meister Eckhart,  1259 – 1327

AFGHN-10242

Girl in Kandahar orphanage, Afghanistan

These eyes tell the stories of children around the world.
They speak of war, deprivation, and loss.

INDIA-11525

Rajasthan, India

 

ITALY-10427NF2

Umbria, Italy

From women’s eyes this doctrine I derive:
They sparkle still the right Promethean fire;
They are the books, the arts, the academes,
That show, contain and nourish all the world.
-  William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost

INDIA-11034

Rajasthan, India

The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

INDIA-11025

Rajasthan, India

There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
- G. K. Chesterton

TIBET-10009

Lhasa, Tibet

 

AFGHN-10222

Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

The eyes speak of things we dare not say.

Boy covered in red powder participates in the Festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, marking the birthday of the elephant headed deity Lord Ganesh, son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, and one of Hinduism's most popular deities. Praying to Ganesh during the festival is

India

 

BURMA-10069

Bagan, Burma

 

CAMBODIA-10180

Cambodia

 

PAKISTAN-10002

Pakistan

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
-Henri Bergson

NIGER-10004

Niger

The eyes are the most powerful social signalers that we have and hence are
sometimes called the windows of the soul.
- Glen Wilson

INDIA-11532

India

The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 – 43 BCE

KASHMIR-10057

Srinagar, Kashmir

Eyes are more accurate witnesses than ears.
- Heraclitus of Ephesus, 535 – c. 475 BCE

BURMA-10141NF2

Yangon, Burma

 

MALAYSIA-10014

United States

 

FRANCE-10058NF

Lourdes, France

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to
look through each other’s eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

LATIN_AMERICA-10002

Colombia

Eyes have their own universal language, and no
interpreter is needed.

PAKISTAN-10004

Afghan refugee in Baluchistan, Pakistan

 

MALI-10021NF

Mali

The eyes can do a thousand things that fingers can not.
- Persian Proverb

AFGHN-12845ns

Afghanistan

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MALI-10028NF3

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Power of Play

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2013 by stevemccurry
ETHIOPIA-10152

Ethiopia

It is a happy talent to know how to play.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

FIJI-10001

Fiji

Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a
tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.
- Henri Matisse

TIBET-11024

Tibet

The true object of all human life is play.
- G. K. Chesterton

CHINA-10140

China

 

AFGHN-10195

Afghanistan

 

INDIA-11305

India

 

CAMBODIA-10118

Cambodia

Men do not quit playing because they grow old;
they grow old because they quit playing.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

TIBET-10799

Tibet

 

INDIA-10801

India

Play is the exultation of the possible.
- Martin Buber

INDIA-10749

India

A child loves his play, not because it’s easy,
but because it’s hard.
- Benjamin Spock

MAURITANIA-10015NF2

Mauritania

People tend to forget that play is serious.
- David Hockney

AFGHN-12441

Afghanistan

 

INDIA-10717

India

In play a child always behaves beyond his average age, above his daily behavior.
In play it is as though he were a head taller than himself.
- Lev Vygotsky

BURMA-10278

Burma

When children pretend, they’re using their imaginations to
move beyond the bounds of reality.

A stick can be a magic wand. A sock can be a puppet.
A small child can be a superhero.
- Fred Rogers

ETHIOPIA-10048

Ethiopia

 

INDIA-10621

India

 

MALI-10010NF

Mali

Ritual grew up in sacred play; poetry was born in play and nourished on play;
music and dancing were pure play….
We have to conclude, therefore,

that civilization is, in its earliest phases, played…
- Johan Huizinga

AUSTRALIA-10008

Australia

 

BURMA-10206

Burma

Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.
- Diane Ackerman 

ETHIOPIA-10179

Ethiopia

 

00253_10, YEMEN-10058NF, Yemen, 1997

Yemen

Play, while it cannot change the external realities of children’s lives,
can be a vehicle for children to explore and enjoy their differences and similarities,
and to create, even for a brief time, a more just world
where everyone is an equal and valued participant.
- Patricia G. Ramsey

INDIA-11310

India

INDIA-10727

India

Play is the highest form of research.
- attributed to Albert Einstein

INDIA-10625

India

 

_SM15729_adj, Cuba, 2010, CUBA-00004

Cuba

Sometimes you have to drop the rake and play in the leaves.
- Douglas V’Soske

BURMA-10280; Mandalay; Burma; 02/2011final print_MACRO

Burma

 

Varanasi, India, 2010

India

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On the Road

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2013 by stevemccurry
BRAZIL-10062

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again;
we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.
- Jack Kerouac

TANZANIA-10025

Tanzania

Roads are a record of those who have gone before.
 Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

ITALY-10479

Umbria, Italy

The road is home.
-  Unknown

INDIA-10379

India

 

INDIA-11723NF2

India

The way was long and weary,
But gallantly they strode …
Along the heavy road.
- George Robert Sims

JAPAN-10072

Kesennuma, Japan

 

ETHIOPIA-10048

Omo Valley, Ethiopia

A path is a prior interpretation of the best way to traverse a landscape.
– Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

TANZANIA-10022

Tanzania

Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far. It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.
- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

JAPAN-10167NF

Kyoto, Japan

The magic of the street is the mingling of the errand and the epiphany.
-  Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

FIJI-10010

Fiji

If one were given a single window from which to look upon the changing

Eastern world, it should face, I think, the road.
– Freya Stark, East Is West

_2SM9314

Karelia, Russia

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say”
-  J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

ETHIOPIA-10059

Omo Valley, Ethiopia

 

RUSSIA-10069NF

Russia

 

ETHIOPIA-10114

Ethiopia

 

MALI-10066

Mali

To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road,
to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

TIBET-10115NFns

Xiahe, Tibet

 

AFGHN-10037

Herat, Afghanistan

Some roads aren’t meant to be travelled alone.
- Proverb

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Sunrise Sunset

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2013 by stevemccurry

There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free.
Don’t miss so many of them.

-  Jo Walton

INDIA-10324NF

India

 

YEMEN-10003

Yemen

Sunrise and Sunset
I’ll tell you how the sun rose,
A ribbon at a time.

The steeples swam in amethyst,
The news like squirrels ran.
 The hills untied their bonnets,
The bobolinks begun.
Then I said softly to myself,
That must have been the sun!”
But how he set, I know not.
There seemed a purple stile
Which little yellow boys and girls
Were climbing all the while
 Till when they reached the other side,
A dominie in gray
Put gently up the evening bars,
And led the flock away.
- Emily Dickinson

MOROCCO-10131

Morocco

We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness.

ITALY-10419

Italy

Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over
tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the
color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgandy red,
the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries.”
- Jack Kerouac, On the Road

BURMA-10276

Burma

Happiness is the light on the water. The water is cold and dark and deep.
-  William Maxwell

INDIA-10838

India

 

INDIA-10298ns

India

From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and
makes us aware that we are nothing,  but the light is all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

INDIA-10204

India

How sweet the morning air is!
See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo.
How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of nature.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

ETHIOPIA-10032

Ethiopia

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

USA-10086

New York, United States

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon,
my soul expands in the worship of the creator.

- Mahatma Gandhi

INDIA-10237

Mumbai, India

Moonlight is sculpture.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

YUGOSLAVIA-10060

Yugoslavia

There is nothing more musical than a sunset.
- Claude Debussy

A_4488545; Thailand; 01/2010, THAILAND-10097NF

Thailand

ITALY-10405

Italy

THAILAND-10062

Thailand

There is only one day left, always starting over:
it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

ITALY-10468

Italy

 

MALI-10024NF2

Mali

 

BURMA-10213NF

Burma

 

NEPAL-10049

Nepal

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
- George Washington Carver

AFGHN-12813

Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan

 

TANZANIA-10023

Tanzania

 

HONDURAS-10022

Honduras

 

MOROCCO-10040NF2

Morocco

Even
After
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,
“You owe me.”
Look
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.
- Hāfez, 12th century Persian poet and mystic

INDIA-10845

India

Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence.
Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.
-  Leonora Carrington

YUGOSLAVIA-10047NF2

Slovenia

If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years,
how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the
remembrance of the city of God which had been shown!
But every night come out these envoys of beauty,
and light the universe with their admonishing smile.
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature and Selected Essays

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ITALY-10001NF2

Italy

 

SOUTH_AFRICA-10010

South Africa

 

KASHMIR-10065_ret

Kashmir

 

Two by Two

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2013 by stevemccurry
BRAZIL-10065

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead.
Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Cam

INDIA-10754-(1)

India

If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is the metaphor par excellence,
the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of all forms.
The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before time.
- Octavio Paz

Rome, Italy, 10/1994, 00472_06, ITALY-10054

Italy

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ITALY-10068

Italy

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and
two minus one equals nothing.
- Mignon McLaughlin

USA-10394

New York, United States


ETHIOPIA-10160NF2-(1)

Ethiopia

 

INDIA-10337-(1)

India

Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor.
- Ecclesiastes 4:9 KJV

INDIA-10679NF2, Bombay, India, 09/1993. Textiles,

India

Only a life lived for others is worth living.
- Albert Einstein

ITALY-10076-(1)

Italy

Friendship is born at that moment when
one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I
thought I was the only one.”
- C. S. Lewis

MOROCCO-10068-(1)

Morocco

No road is long with good company.
- Turkish Proverb

CHINA-10052

Luoyang, China


PERU-10006NF2

Peru

 A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five
people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
 – Tenneva Jordan

INDIA-10214-(1)

India


HONDURAS-10001-(1)

Honduras

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the
need for a father’s protection.
- Sigmund Freud

KASHMIR-10015-(1)

Kashmir


AFGHN-10028NF

Afghanistan

 

CAMBODIA-10051-(1)

Cambodia


BURMA-10040NF

Burma/Myanmar

Thou art thy mother’s glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime.
- William Shakespeare

AFGHN-12678NF-(1)

Afghanistan


ITALY-10125-(1)

Italy

Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.
- Vietnamese Proverb

TIBET-10100NF3

Tibet

ITALY-10362NF3

Italy


AFGHN-12804NF

Afghanistan


TIBET-10114NF2

Tibet


INDIA-10307N

Goa, India

 Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

UGANDA-10002

Kampala, Uganda

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can
sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

FIJI-10020

Fiji

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
- Emily Dickinson
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Wall to Wall

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 4, 2012 by stevemccurry

India

Omo Valley, Ethiopia

Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.
- Helen Rowland

Karelia, Russia

Vietnam


Walls e
nclose us, exclude us
Keep us in, keep us out
Listen
Watch
Give testimony, bear witness
I was here.


Cambodia

My dark hands!
Break through the wall!
Find my dream!
Help me to shatter this darkness,
To smash this night,
To break this shadow
Into a thousand lights of sun,
Into a thousand whirling dreams
Of sun!
- Langston Hughes

Celebration at the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany

“There are four kinds of people in the world…
Those who build walls.
Those who protect walls.
Those who breach walls.
And those who tear down walls.
Much of life is discovering who you are.
― P.S. Baber, Cassie Draws the Universe

Afghanistan
“OK” indicates that landmines have been cleared

Kamdesh, Afghanistan

One of the most ancient forms of folk art is the handprint, a decorative mark that
I have photographed on walls in many parts of the world. In this house the
wood-panelled walls are covered with a series of roughly applied impressions of family members’ handprints.

Yemen


Walls are the publishers of the poor.
- Eduardo Galeano

Afghanistan

The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls, and tenement halls …
- Paul Simon

India

Nepal

New York, USA

New York, USA

Every wall is a door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

China

Chiang Mai, Thailand

…Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offence.
Something there is that doesn’t
love a wall …
- Robert Frost

Duomo di Orvieto, Italy

Tibet

A world without walls is the only sustainable world. . . .
If the world is dominated by people who believe that their races,
their religions, their ethnic differences are the most important factors,
then a huge number of people will perish in this century.
- President Bill Clinton

Steve McCurry at the Great Wall of China near Beijing, China


UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Oeksnehallen, Copenhagen, Denmark – Ongoing

Gallery N, Seoul Arts Centre, Seoul, South Korea – Opening on September 12th, 2012

Leica Photokina, Hall 1, Cologne, Germany – September 18, 2012

Centro Municipal de Arte Helio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – October 6th, 2012

Plazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy – October 17, 2012

 Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles – November 15, 2012

 Kunstmuseum-Wolfsburg, Germany – January 19, 2013

 Chris Beetles Gallery, London, U.K. – January 2013

 Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland – June 1, 2013

Just Write

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Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Without words, without writing and without books
there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
- Hermann Hesse

Baluchistan, Pakistan

Writing  is one of the grand, free human activities.
-  Thomas E. Cronin

Yemen

Writing is both mask and unveiling.
- E.B. White

Mali

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
– William Wordsworth

Kegalla, Sri Lanka

 Burma

Writing is thinking on paper.
- William Zinsser

 Kabul, Afghanistan

The maker of a sentence launches out into the infinite…
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Honduras

Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.
- Jules Renard, Journal, 10 April 1895

India

Like most—maybe all— writers, I learned to write by writing and,
by example, by
reading books.
– Francine Prose

Bruce Duffy, writer and author, working on an article for Life Magazine, Afghanistan

The pen is mightier than the sword.
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Dith Pran, survivor of Cambodia’s killing fields, photojournalist, and author of
Children of Cambodia’s Killing Fields: Memoirs by Survivors

Paul Theroux, writer and novelist, Costa Rica

Words so innocent and powerless as they are,
as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil
they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne

Paraguay

Creative writing begins with creative thinking
- K. Earle

Colombia

Afghanistan

It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by.
– Vita Sackville-West

Thailand

Writing left by visitors to a pilgrimage site in Burma

Peru

The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought,
this in turn makes
us think more deeply about life … 
- Norbet Platt

Young Sikh boys in classroom, Afghanistan

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the
difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
– Mark Twain

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