There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
In my mind I needed a symbol of today’s technology, and I realized that what I wanted to photograph was the Space Shuttle. And so that’s where Places of Power came into being.
Grief is at once a public and a private experience. One’s inner, inexpressible disruption cannot be fully realized in one’s public persona.
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
I realized that becoming a doctor, I can only help a small community. But by becoming a politician, I can help my whole country.
Indeed there are powers in the small child that are far greater than is generally realized, because it is in this period that the construction, the building-up, of man takes place, for at birth, psychically speaking, there is nothing at all – zero!
Autobiography is awfully seductive; it’s wonderful. Once I got into it, I realized I was following a tradition established by Frederick Douglass – the slave narrative – speaking in the first-person singular, talking about the first-person plural, always saying ‘I,’ meaning ‘we.’
Sometimes, I think, in order to get to something that we really want or we really love or something that needs to be realized, that we’re tested.