Walker Evans Quotes (6 quotes)
Walker Evans: A Biography (1995 edition), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
“Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.”
―Thomas Henry Huxley
Select Works of Thomas H. Huxley (J. B. Alden, Publisher, 1886 ), p. 339
“Youth is fair, a graceful stag,
Leaping, playing in a park.
Age is gray, a toothless hag,
Stumbling in the dark.”
―Isaac Leib Peretz
Sewing the Wedding Gown, 1906. Nine One-Act Plays from Yiddish. B. F. White, translated Boston, John W. Luce & Co., 1932, p. 127.
If you know some quotes that would be a good fit here, send us a note!
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWalker Evans
Born: November 3, 1903
Died: April 10, 1975 (aged 71)
Bio: Walker Evans was an American photographer best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration documenting the effects of the Great Depression. Much of Evans's work from the FSA period uses the large-format, 8x10-inch camera. He said that his goal as a photographer was to make pictures that are literate, authoritative, transcendent.