JONATHON GREEN (from
Jonathon Green (born 20 April 1948 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire) is a British lexicographer of slang and writer on the history of alternative cultures. Jonathon Green is often referred to as the English-speaking world’s leading lexicographer of slang, and has even been described as 'The most acclaimed British lexicographer since Johnson'.
Quotations from A DICTIONARY OF CONTEMPORARY QUOTATIONS compiled by Jonathon Green are dotted throughout this site with the kind permission of the writer.
These pages will have quotations with more to come...............
Frank Lloyd Wright
Mies van der Rohe
Read what Jonathon Green says about his work - "what I do"
Quotation of the Day - every day we plan to add a new
Jonathon Green's Book - A DICTIONARY OF CONTEMPORARY QUOTATIONS on the HOME Page
JAMES THURBER - "A woman's place is in the
FRANCOISE SAGAN - "I like men to behave like men - strong and childish"
GERMAINE GREER - "I love men like some people like good food or wine"
THE OBSERVER 1979
DALE CARNEGIE - "Act as if you were already happy and that will tend to make you happy"
HELENA RUBENSTEIN - "There are no ugly women, only lazy ones."
PIERRE BOULEZ - "If you kill imagination, that is a kind of long-term suicide."
THE OBSERVER 1971
WOODY ALLEN -"It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens."
NEWS WEEK 1975
ALBERT SCHWEITZER - "Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile"
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT-"Less is only more where more is no good."
THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE 1953
MAE WEST - "Keep a diary and one day it'll keep you."
NOEL COWARD - "Never trust a man with short legs - brains too near their bottoms."
QUENTIN CRISP -"Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level. It's cheaper.
LAWRENCE DURRELL - "History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living."
THE LISTENER 1978
MOTHER TERESA of CALCUTTA - "God has not called me to be successful, he has called me to be faithful."
KARL KRAUS - "The devil is an optimist if he thinks he can make people meaner."
Karl Kraus by Harry Zohn
BERENICE ABBOT - "I have yet to see a fine photograph which is not a good document."
PICTURES ON A PAGE - Harold Evans 1978
"A photograph is not a painting, a Poem, a symphoNy, a dance. It is not just a pretty picture....It is, or should be, a significant document, a penetrating statement , which can be described in a very simple term - selectivity.
UNIVERSAL PHOTO ALMANAC 1951
ANSEL ADAMS - "Photography is but one phase of the potential of human expression: all art is the expression of one and the same thing - the relation of the spirit of man to the spirit of other men and to the world."
PSA Journal 1948
"A picture is usually looked at, seldom looked into"
EDWARD STEICHEN - "The real mission of photography is explaining man to himself."
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON - "Photography is like fencing.
You must keep your distance, wait, and then thrust."
THE OBSERVER 1957
GEORGE BRASSAI - "There are many photographs which are full of life, but which are confusing and difficult to remember. It is the force of an image which matters. "
Amateur Photographer 1969
MAN RAY - "Open confidences are being made every day, and it remains for the eye to train itself to see them without prejudice or restraint."
Photographers on Photography ed. N Lyons 1966
"An effort impelled by desire must also have an automatic or subconscious energy
to aid its realisation."
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