2004 PDML Quotation List:

Quotations by Members of the Pentax-Discuss Mailing List, 2004

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Join the PDML I shoot and sell photos full time, but I wouldn't call it a job. It's more like self-unemployment.

— Mark Cassino

The best thing to do with rules is to learn them really well, and then to learn how to break them even better.

— Tanya Mayer

If you act like a professional, people will treat you like one.

— Tom Van Veen

Skill at anything takes study and practice. I have always wondered why there are so many people who do not think that applies to photography.

— Tom "Graywolf" Rittenhouse

I think lens wipes is the one area Kodak will continue to dominate.

— Tom Van Veen

All the mathematics in the world won't change your mind when you're happy with your images.

— Steve Desjardins

If you want to be a great artist you have to be at least borderline insane.

— Tom "Graywolf" Rittenhouse

If one is brought up to try and respect the world in which we live, and make use of the marvels we have... but at the same time to try and conserve things, to try and make better use, create less waste, then a different approach is apparent. This is not age related at all. This is awareness-related.

— Cotty

You can never have enough monkeys.

— Bob Walkden

It hurts my eyes, but I still like it. Kinda like sex in yer old age.

— Bob Blakely

The number one rule in photography: You can't take a photograph without a camera.

— Frank Theriault

The species (humans) has thrived with a Gaussian distribution of gullibility so far.

— Bill "the Roadie" Carton (quoted from Usenet, not the PDML, but insightful none the less!)

I once built a model of the Mission at San Luis Obispo out of sugar cubes.

— Cotty

If you go to GFM, you'd better let me fondle it!

— Tanya Mayer

Most 'street photography' is itself pointless, exploitative, vacuous crap masquerading as insight and concern, but hiding a boundless vapidity. Its pompous, pseudo-profundity is chaff thrown out to hide the true depths of its shallowness.

— Bob Walkden

Very few photos are worth archiving anyway. It is human arrogance that makes people think that their photos are worth the effort.

— William Robb

There are no promises that the human race is smart enough to understand the universe.

— Steve Desjardins

Photography is something you can hold in your hand and say 'this really sucks'.

— William Robb

It's a good job the 600mm f4's can be obtained so readily and cheap then!

— John Whittingham

The 'street photography' thing has created the most clichè-filled body of garbage in photography. Shoot someone poor and you suddenly made a social statement. Give me a break!... Give me a sunset any day. It doesn't pretend anything.

— Pål Jensen

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.

— William G. McAdoo, 1863-1941 (former U.S. senator)

Clients paid me to make things work, not whine about how it's too hard or too inconvenient.

— William Robb

I shoot and sell photos full time, but I wouldn't call it a job. It's more like self-unemployment. :-)

— Mark Cassino

Good pornography can be art. Bad pornography can still be interesting.

— William Robb

Sometimes angles choose themselves. We're just there with a camera...

— Frank Theriault

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