STATUS QUOtes — 20200712

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

 

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice.” — Alice Childress

“Solitude would be an ideal state if one were able to pick the people one avoids.” — Karl Kraus

“Folks don’t like to have somebody around knowin’ more than they do. It aggravates ’em. You’re not gonna change any of them by talkin’ right, they’ve got to want to learn themselves, and when they don’t want to learn there’s nothing you can do but keep your mouth shut or talk their language.” — Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing not to use it in a fruit salad.” — Brian Gerald O’Driscol

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20200711

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

 

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“I don’t want to believe, I want to know.” — Carl Sagan

“No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.” — Florida Scott-Maxwell

“To the loved, a word of affection is a morsel; but to the love-starved, a word of affection can be a feast.” — Max Lucado

“You’re doing a lot of choppin’, but no chips are flyin.'” — Foghorn Leghorn

 

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Photography: This I Learned is True

“I guess I’m trying to say, grab anything that goes by.
It may not come around again.”

— John Steinbeck —

 

I am not a professional photographer. I am a hobbyist. I enjoy beautiful photography and the beauty to be found in the “vision” of others. We can all visualize the same vista, but the gifted photographer can find the ultimate beauty in the scene. This is very difficult. Having said that by way of introduction, this post is about something quite different.

Most of my photography is of the landscape or scenery genre. What this means is that we often spend a full day hiking in remote locations to see things that many will never see. My joy and pleasure is to capture a photograph that will, in some way, bring that beauty to those who view the photograph.

Here is the truth that I have learned by being a photography enthusiast. If you have a camera with you and you enjoy photography. When you come across a scene that calls to you, stop everything and take the picture.

There have been many times in my past that I said to myself: “I don’t want to stop now. I will take that picture on the return trip.” It may be a variation of this theme, but it has happened a significant number of times.

This is the truth that I have learned. Most of the time that scene will not be there when you return. The clouds will move, the light will change, your mood will change, your vision may be altered and the picture you envisioned will remain a vague memory.

Having regrets is a terrible thing and I have a good number of photography regrets of pictures I wished I had taken when I had the opportunity. When the vision appears – when the moment strikes you – stop what you are doing and take the picture. Even if it turns out to be a disappointing capture, you will reduce the number of regrets you have for those photos that might have been. There is little or no downside to this. You will have some very good memories and a perhaps a few remarkable pictures because they encase your vision; your idea of beauty.


Case in Point

We visited Yellowstone National Park. This was a bucket list trip for us and we hiked all day every day. There was no time to waste and no time to be tired. We waited for this a long time so no matter what, we awoke early and went on our way!

When we arrived at the Mammoth Springs area of Yellowstone, we were only five miles from Gardiner, MT. We knew from others that there was a great pizza place there and a variety of stores: supermarkets, hardware stores, pharmacies, etc.

After a day at this location, we received a warning from our car that the battery in our fob needed replacement. Our Subaru has no manual override for starting and we had fears of being stranded in this remote location without a way to start the car. It is the fob or nothing. Obviously this made us a bit nervous so we took one afternoon off to headed to Gardiner.

Just as we were leaving the park with Gardiner in plain view a few blocks away, we came upon the Roosevelt Arch. This is a wonderful tribute to Theodore Roosevelt who was a national park visionary. I was worried about finding a replacement battery for my fob and I really was anxious to see which vendors in town might have it. I was very focused on that issue.

On the other hand, the cloud pattern was interesting and the sky was blue. I forced myself to pull over to take a picture of the arch. There were people standing in the way, but I waited. I cannot claim that I wasn’t distracted, but I didn’t want to miss this opportunity.



Although I would not declare this is a great picture or one of my best photographs, it has been very popular on various websites. More than anything else…it has helped me avoid another photography-related regret.

To summarize my photography truth , don’t wait to take a picture. Carpe diem when the moment strikes! There is a reason a scene resonates with you. Don’t wait. Take the picture and avoid the regret of what might have been.


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Metadata
Capture time: 12:21 PM
Capture date: Sept. 13, 2018
Exposure: 1/640 sec @ f/9.0
Focal Length: 18mm
ISO: 200
Camera: Fuji X-T2
Lens: XF18-55mm, F2.8-4 R LM OIS
Edited in Lightroom

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STATUS QUOtes — 20200710

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

 

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“Put up with it and you will get more of it.” — Lynne Deal

“Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.” — Emil Ludwig

“The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value.” — Arthur Schopenhauer

“The man who sees the consistency in things is a wit. The man who sees the inconsistency in things is a humorist.” — G.K. Chesterton

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20200709

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

 

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.” — Helen Rowland

“People always think they know other people, but they don’t. Not really. I mean, maybe they know things about them, like they won’t eat doughnuts or they like action movies or whatever. But they don’t know what their friends do in their rooms alone at night or what happened to them when they were kids or if they feel messed up and sad for no reason at all.” — Libba Bray

“If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft, and from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left, sell one, and with the dole buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.” — Sadi

“Diets are for people who are thick and tired of it.” — Jacob Braude

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20200708

Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

 

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“It takes a great deal of living to get a little deal of learning.” — John Ruskin

“The key is to view conflict as essential, because that’s how we know the best ideas will be tested and survive. You know, it can’t only be sunlight.” — Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace

“Not hammer strokes, but dance of the water, sings the pebbles into perfection.” — Rabindranath Tagore

“My boss told me to get my butt in gear… I told him I was shiftless.” — Jay London

 

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Q.U.O.T.E. [Quotes Up On The Edge] – 20200707


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Today’s Q.U.O.T.E. – 20200629

 

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting.” — George Orwell

“We’re all going to die, Johnny. Hit the iron bell like it’s dinnertime.” — Cheryl Strayed

“What is Man? Man is a noisome bacillus whom Our Heavenly Father created because he was disappointed in the monkey.” — Mark Twain

 

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What’s the difference between STATUS QUOtes and Q.U.O.T.E. (Quotes Up On The Edge)

If you happen to follow STATUS QUOtes on a regular basis, you might have noticed that controversial topics are largely avoided.

As a quotation enthusiast, I felt there was a need for a space with quotes that would resonate with readers and which, by the nature of the quote or the person quoted, might cut a bit closer to the bone than those on the STATUS QUOte pages.

That’s where Q.U.O.T.E.Quotes Up On The Edge comes in. These pages, unlike STATUS QUOtes, will not be published on a daily or regular basis. When there has been an ample number of witticisms, timely remarks, irreverent humor, etc. to gather an interesting compilation, they will appear on JBRish.com

If this is your “cup of tea,” check back often! Please do not comment about the topics and/or opinions; they are not necessarily those of JBRish. If you have something to say that would enlighten viewers regarding the meaning of the quotation or quip, then please feel free to chime in.


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STATUS QUOtes — 20200707

Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

 

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Life does not ask what we want. It presents us with options.” — Thomas Sowell

“I wish to say what I think and feel today, with the proviso that tomorrow perhaps I shall contradict it all.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I love, too, that I know a little more today than I did yesterday, or I simply know it more profoundly.” — Maya Angelou

“I have no problem not listening to The Temptations.” — Mitch Hedberg

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20200706

Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.”
— Margaret Thatcher —

 

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“A setting sun still whispers a promise for tomorrow.” — Jeb Dickerson

“Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.” — Phil McGraw

“Never be so focused on what you’re looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find.” — Ann Patchett

“It’s like the saying among airline pilots that the best flying team has three components: a pilot, a computer and a dog. The computer is there to fly the plane, the pilot is there to feed the dog. And the dog is there to bite the human if it tries to touch the computer.” — Hannah Fry, Mathematician and algorithm expert

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20200705

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“To want is to have a weakness.” — Margaret Atwood

“You are well within your rights to stand up, interrupt everyone around you and say ‘This is not who I am. This is not what I want. I’m sorry, but you’ve mistaken me for somebody else.’” — Iain Thomas

“Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents.” — Peter Mere Latham

“I don’t understand the sizes anymore. There’s a size zero, which I didn’t even know that they had. It must stand for: ‘Ohhh my God, you’re thin.'” — Ellen DeGeneres

 

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