Richard Zakia


A series of quotes compiled by Prof. Richard D. Zakia It has been said that everyone is a collector, a collector of something; stamps, baseball cards, basketball cards, photographs, music, antiques, etc. I am a collector, a collector of quotations, and have been for years. It is only recently that I have asked myself why I collect them. My answer is that these terse terms made by men and women throughout history speak to me in a very profound way. They are short, to the point, and full of imagery. They are memorable, visual "sound bites". I view tham as a precious inheritance to be shared. They continue to echo their presence to each generation. Out of the thousands of quotations I have collected over the years these are some that have spoken to me as a young teacher, and indeed, thoughout my entire teaching career. If you listen, I am sure they will speak to you also.

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Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

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School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)


RIT – Main Campus