Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.
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. . . .
Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
I think the 50mm lens is an extremely good discipline lens; it requires you to see in a more refined way, not just tighter.
When I started on 'Saturday Night Live,' I had the choice of wearing contact lenses, which I had never worn before, or glasses, in order to be able to read the cue cards.
Be sure to take the lens cap off before photographing.
Because I am a horrible flincher, contact lenses are not an option. I'm always envious of contact-wearers. There are endless reasons to take off one's glasses during the day and, as I have grown older, what I don't see has become increasingly pronounced.
We see the world through the lens of all our experiences; that is a fundamental part of the human condition.
Paparazzi need more flattering lenses.
A visual understanding of great composition and how to use a camera and expensive lenses can be learned, but drive and a real hunger for making photos and telling stories... I don't think that part can be learned. You either have that inside, or you don't.
There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.
Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
Famous people come up to me, but I don't know who they are because my sight is so bad. It's always at the pool of the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills when I don't have my lenses in and my glasses are in my room.
In the perspective of every person lies a lens through which we may better understand ourselves.
Unfortunately, there are writers whose only concern is how good they could make themselves look on a title.
I try to find what makes even the worst, most despicable character sympathetic at his or her core.
I think there's something inherently dishonest in trying to go back and mess with the past.
I hate the crazy, neurotic characters beyond a certain point.
There is an ancient legend which warns that, should we ever learn our true origin, our universe will instantly be destroyed.
A writer writes. Period. No matter if someone is buying your work or not.
I'm a neurotic New York Jew by birth. Creating characters is second nature to me.
If a story isn't working, I'm simply unable to finish it. That's what usually tells me something is wrong.
In general, shorter is better. If you can encapsulate your idea into a single captivating sentence, you're halfway home.
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.
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