"Many people learn how to talk, but they don't learn how to listen. Listening to one another is an important thing in life. And music tells us how to do that."
— Claudio Abbado
Italian conductor, born June 26, 1933

"Do not teach your children never to get angry; teach them how to get angry."
— Lyman Abbott
American theologian, born December 18, 1835

"We are coming down from our pedestal and up from the laundry room."
— Bella Abzug
American lawyer and politician, born July 24, 1920

"Life goes on, having nowhere else to go."
— Diane Ackerman
American author, poet, born October 7, 1948

"I believe in growing things, and in the things which have grown and died magnificently. I believe in people and in the simple aspects of human life, and in the relation of man to nature. I believe man must be free, both in spirit and society, that he must build strength into himself, affirming the "enormous beauty of the world" and acquiring the confidence to see and to express his vision. And I believe in photography as one means of expressing this affirmation, and of achieving an ultimate happiness and faith."
— Ansel Adams
American photographer and environmentalist, died April 22, 1984

"A photograph is usually looked at—seldom looked into."
— Ansel Adams
American photographer, born February 20, 1902

"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."
— Ansel Adams
American photographer, born February 20, 1902

"The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance."
— Ansel Adams
American photographer, born February 20, 1902

"It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligence than dolphins because he had achieved so much--the wheel, New York, wars, and so on--whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man--for precisely the same reason."
— Douglas Adams
English writer and humorist, born March 11, 1952

"I'm not a great believer in the power of the moving image. A still image has greater lasting power. A still photographer has to show the whole fucking movie in one picture. On the screen, it's over and back in the can in seconds. A still picture is going to be there forever."
— Eddie Adams
American photographer, died September 8, 2004

"The general killed the Viet Cong; I killed the general with my camera."
— Eddie Adams
American photographer, born June 12, 1933

"We can always promise care, but cannot promise cure."
— Patch Adams
American physician, born May 28, 1945
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