Photo

Famous quotes containing the word photo:

    A photo of someone else’s childhood,
    a garden in another country—world
    he had no part in and has no power to imagine:
    yet the old man who has failed his memory
    keens over the picture— ‘Them happy days—
    gone—gone for ever!’
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    I was
    the girl of the chain letter,
    the girl full of talk of coffins and keyholes,
    the one of the telephone bills,
    the wrinkled photo and the lost connections....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this—as in other ways—they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it.
    John Berger (b. 1926)