Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.
Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no end to illusion. Life is like a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue. . . .
We see the world through the lens of all our experiences; that is a fundamental part of the human condition.
You don't need a new life, just a new lens through which to view the one you have.
Be sure to take the lens cap off before photographing.
We do not see the lens through which we look.
To me, eyewear goes way beyond being a prescription. It's like makeup. It's the most incredible accessory. The shape of a frame or the color of lenses can change your whole appearance.
Television has made places look alike, and it has transformed the way we see. A whole generation of Americans, maybe two, has grown up looking at the world through a lens.
Every year or so, I try to do something; it keeps me refreshed as to what's going on in front of the lens, and I understand what the actor is going through.
People who were more concerned with themselves and looking good to their readers then they were with the characters sacrificed a series for the sake of a story.
When someone writes to tell me something I've written made them laugh or cry, I've done my job and done it well. The rest is all semantics.
What makes a story is how well it manages to connect with the reader, the visceral effect it has.
The bottom line always remains the same: What is the basic humanity of the character? How do I make them resonate with the reader?
Lord of the Rings, I think, is far and away the most brilliantly done stuff.
A writer writes. Period. No matter if someone is buying your work or not.
In general, shorter is better. If you can encapsulate your idea into a single captivating sentence, you're halfway home.
If a story isn't working, I'm simply unable to finish it. That's what usually tells me something is wrong.
There is an ancient legend which warns that, should we ever learn our true origin, our universe will instantly be destroyed.
I'm a neurotic New York Jew by birth. Creating characters is second nature to me.
When I got my first glimpse of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, my breath caught. In that single instant, he was Wolverine.
I try not to violate what came before me and to leave lots of wiggle room for those who will follow.
My PSA was normal but the DRE indicated there may be a problem.
There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.
But rather that we should lose our sense that neither can become the other, that the traditional novel form continues to enlarge our experience in those very areas where the wide-angle lense and the Cinerama screen tend to narrow it.
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