Saturday, June 2, 2012

Off The Record



Actually, go ahead. You may quote me. (and here are my favorite quotes)

Photography is a verb. - Patti Friday

Rey.- Patti Friday

(Reyson and Reyhaneh).

A camera is my oxygen. - Patti Friday

I am often asked why 'The Statue of Liberty' is my personal brand icon and I explain that freedom of speech, expression, thought, love, choices, movement, creation and human rights are all ingredients for a life well-lived. Many Bloggers in UN-free lands are detained, arrested, imprisoned, tortured or worse. Now you know why she is my girl. - Patti Friday

Be a lamp unto yourself. Work out your liberation with diligence. 
-- Buddha


I adore my Facebook Friends. I call them 'Fireworks'. - Patti Friday

To the other men that respect what I do please accept my shine. - Beyonce

Ironically she began to hate the very words that made her a Writer. For they were barren empty collections of letters with no promises or truth behind them. - 47 Tangier Boulevard (Patti Friday)

You take all the wind out of my sails; leaving the hull stuck in the muck. Why don't you go find another ocean to play in? - The Pirate Code (Patti Friday)


Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it because what the world needs is people who have come alive. – Howard Thurman

Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you. - Mother Teresa

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition for they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~ Steve Jobs

A woman in my place has two faces; one for the world, and one which she wears in private. - Kingdom of Heaven

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. – Andy Warhol

In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories. - Law & Order

'Hockey is ballet performed on knives by passionate beasts.' - Patti Friday

"People tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will descend like fine weather if you're fortunate. But happiness is the result of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly." - Elizabeth Gilbert

Yom Sheini 13 Sivan 5719 (My Date of Birth)

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. - Buddha 


Om anandamayi chaitanyamayi satyamayi parame
(O Thou full of bliss, full of consciousness, full of truth, supreme)
-Kelly Cutrone via The Mother via Sri Aurobindo via India

Night time is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep. - Catherine O'Hara


It's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails, that's what a ship needs but what a ship is... what the Black Pearl really is... is freedom. - Pirates of The Caribbean 

JOLLITUDE - Patti Friday

"When I sit before you, stranger, 
I know how much time you'll need 
to bury the distance between us. 
You are at the peak of your intelligence 
and I am at the peak of my banquet. 
...You are deliberating how to begin flirting with me, 
and I, under the curtain of my seriousness, 
am already done devouring you."
- Joumana Haddad

"If I make a painting, it should be seen for what it's set out to do too. A lot of the things that I do, it's not all art. Some of it's design, some of it's illustration, some of it's graphics, some of it's concept, some of it's business and some of it, hopefully, is art." - Ken Done

Desiderata 
Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

I love photographing food. It suits my taste. - Patti Friday

"Beware of artists-they mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous" - Queen Victoria

half my life's in books' written pages 
live and learn from fools and from sages 
you know it's true 
all the things come back to you 
- Dream On

“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” - H.L. Mencken

“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” – Estee Lauder

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder

“Trust your instincts.” – Estee Lauder

I said I was amazing, not that I'm a Mason. - Jay Z
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