„One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind. To live a visual life is an enormous undertaking, practically unattainable. I have only touched it, just touched it.“

— Dorothea Lange, As quoted in Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life by Elizabeth Partridge (1994)
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Dorothea Lange
1895 - 1965

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„There is one inevitable criterion of judgment touching religious faith in doctrinal matters. Can you reduce it to practice? If not, have none of it.“

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„I only have one superstition: I make sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run.“

— Babe Ruth American baseball player 1895 - 1948
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