Make Me a Picture, Write Me a Line - Photo Quotes

Quotes and Photography

 I love collecting inspirational/motivational quotes especially one liners.  I usually read them when I need some perking up. I started my collection a long time ago. I always keep a small notebook in my bag and would scribble something that catches my attention from books, billboards, posters, wrappers, movies, tv, from almost anywhere.

When I started my photography, I found that I have some photos that perfectly fit some quotes. So I started putting photos and quotes together and printed them as gifts to friends. My friends love them and even ask if I make cards out of these. Well, I have not yet made cards, but maybe I should start thinking about doing so since my friends ask for them anyway. Maybe I should think about going into some card business and give Hallmark a run for its money. Ha ha ha.  Hmm... why not?

Anyway, here are a few quotes that I have scribbled on my photos.

On Adversity

We always encounter adversities in our lives. How do we deal with these? Do we let them pull us down or do we emerge as better persons because of them? Here are a few quotes that I have collected on this theme.

  • Don’t tell God how big your storm is, tell the storm how big your God is – Anonymous
  • Adversity is just sand on your path to prevent you from skidding – Anonymous
  • A brook would lose its song if God removed the rocks - anonymous
  • I made it through the rain... Barry Manilow

On adversity

God and storm in our life
God and storm in our life
sand on our path
sand on our path
song of a brook
song of a brook
rain in our life
rain in our life

On believing

Motivational and inspirational quotes always talk of dreams and of believing they will come true. We must learn to trust and believe in ourselves and in a Supreme Being who guides us.

Here are two quotes.

  • I believe for every drop of rain that falls, a flower grows... Erwin Drake - Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl, Al Stillman
  • Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true –anonymous


On Believing

for every drop of rain that falls
for every drop of rain that falls
dream your dream
dream your dream

OnTaking Charge

It is said that God helps those who help themselves. So that means we have to actively take part in the making of our destiny. We have to take charge.

Here are a few quotes to inspire us along the way.

  • Life isn’t waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain – anonymous
  • If life is so blue then select another color from the rainbow – anonymous
  • Don't ask God to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet – anonymous
  • Don’t  go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Taking Charge

rain dance
rain dance
wish me a rainbow
wish me a rainbow
move it
move it
trail blazers
trail blazers

On Making a Difference

It is only when we are able to make a difference in someone's life that we can say we have lived.

Take a look at these quotes.

  • The world is a rose, smell it and pass it to your friends – Persian proverb
  • In this life, we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love – Mother Teresa


Make A Difference

pass the rose
pass the rose
doing small things with great love
doing small things with great love

So those are some of the quotes I have added to my photos. Would you like to add some to my collection?

Get Inspired

I have put all my photoquotes together in a blog which I update regularly. For your daily dose of inspiration, check this out: http://getinspired-photoquotes.blogspot.com/

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Comments 61 comments

angcorics 7 years ago

I too love quotations. Whenever I deliver a speech, I usually spice it up with a lot of quotes. The quotes you provide will certainly add to my collection. Thanks and good luck in your future line of work, competing with Hallmark.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Angcorics,

You are the first one to drop by. Thank you! I'm happy if I could add to your collection!

Ha ha ha, that is just wishful thinking. I need somebody to teach me about doing business. I know next to nothing about that.


Ernie 7 years ago

Great Ideas! Keep up the good work in linking quotations with your exquisite meaningful photographs!

A little bird told me that Hallmark is thinking of filing Chapter 11 very soon!


Ernie 7 years ago

Great Ideas! Keep up the good work in linking quotations with your exquisite meaningful photographs!

A little bird told me that Hallmark is thinking of filing Chapter 11 very soon!


Ernie 7 years ago

Great Ideas! Keep up the good work in linking quotations with your exquisite meaningful photographs!

A little bird told me that Hallmark is thinking of filing Chapter 11 very soon!


hart2x 7 years ago

nice hub! i agree that these could be used for to make postcards :D

I've been a big fan of Kate Voegele's music lately and there's this great line from her song "Sweet Silver Lining"

"I may be weak but I'm never defeated and I'll keep believing in clouds with that sweet silver lining" :D


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KatieE39 7 years ago from Colorado

Love the photos and quotes. I especially like the quote by Mother Teresa. I would have to say that my favorite photo on this hub is the "dancing" photo. Love your work!


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cgull8m 7 years ago from North Carolina

Inspiring, I love quotes and write them also :) Here are some great quotes that I collected over some time.http://bit.ly/7C1HN


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Ernie,

You sent your comment 3 x. So, thank you, thank you, thank you! Your comment inspires me.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello hart2x,

Thank you very much for your heart(hart) warming comment.

I like that line, "I may be weak but I'm never defeated and I'll keep believing in clouds with that sweet silver lining". I hope you don't mind if I use it in another photo soon?

All the best!


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi KatieE39,

Your comment inspires me to do more!

I too love the quote from Mother Teresa.

I'm happy that you like my "dancing" photo. This is also very close to my heart because I took it under difficult circumstances and it won a prize in a contest.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi cgull8m,

Thank you very much for dropping by and leaving a comment. I will check out your collection of quotes after I post this. We should compare collections one of these days. I'm sure there will be several similarities.

All the best!


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AsherKade 7 years ago from Texas

Well, that made my day....I think I will borrow the following :)

Don’t tell God how big your storm is, tell the storm how big your God is – Anonymous

Life isn’t waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain – anonymous


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi AsherKade,

Thank you for your inspiring comment.

I'm happy that the quotes and photos made your day!


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puppascott 7 years ago from Michigan (As far as you know...)

This is a great piece. There is something calming about people strong in their beliefs. Thanks for sharing this with us.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Puppascott, coming from you, that's a real compliment.

Thank you very much!


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puppascott 7 years ago from Michigan (As far as you know...)

I'm not sure what that means, but thank you. : )


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Come on puppascott, you know what I mean ... you're the one who writes great pieces!

Aw... why am I explaining? =)


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puppascott 7 years ago from Michigan (As far as you know...)

Your words are too kind. I thought it was the Agnostic thing.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Ha ha ha ...we are developing here a mutual admiration society..!


hart2x 7 years ago

by all means.. :D I would love to see that line on one of your photos! :D


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

I found these beautiful photos together with quotes quite inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing!


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christianesk 7 years ago from The Global Hamlet

Great hub Jill.  Especially dig the Emerson quote, the rain dance doo-dah, and rocks in the river - all very relevant to my life right now. Composition on the imagery is all uh-huh, yeah. Voting up!


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Dottie 1,

Thanks very much for dropping by. I'm happy that you found the photos and quotes inspiring.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Christianesk,

Thanks very much for your generous comment. It's good to know that what I shared here has relevance to your life. That's really great!


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Montana Farm Girl 7 years ago from Northwestern Montana

Absolutely beautiful hub, through and through~~ You have given me much to ponder this evening...thank you for that gift!!! :-)


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Montana Farm Girl,

Your comment warms my heart! Thank you for dropping by.


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DoodleLyn 7 years ago from Upstate New York, USA

Don't tell God how big your storm is, tell the storm how big your God is - I especially like this quote. It puts words to what I have been wanting to express to a friend who is going through a tough situation. I didn't want to sound all preachy, so this will work very well. Your photography is superb also. Thanks so much for sharing this hub...I have bookmarked it, as I, also, love quotes. Mother Teresa is one of my favorite people to quote! I look forward to reading more of your hubs. Would it be alright with you if I link to your hub from one of my hubs?


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

I really enjoyed that hub, the photos were magic


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi DoodleLyn,

Thank you very much for dropping by and leaving a comment. I am happy that you found something that can help your friend.

I am so honored that you bookmarked my hub and would like to link it to one of your hubs. That is the best compliment one can receive.

Thanks again.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Brenda,

I am happy that you enjoyed this hub. Thank you very much for your heartwarming comment.


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franciaonline 7 years ago from Philippines

Jill, I feel I'm strong for today's challenges after reading your hub. Thanks!


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Francia,

Thanks too.

It's really amazing how a picture and the right words can do wonders for us.


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Nolimits Nana 7 years ago from British Columbia

What a wonderful hub - I'm a big gatherer of quotes that are inspiring. You've matched them perfectly with your excellent photos. Thanks for uplifting my day. :-))


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Nolimits Nana,

Thank you very much for your kind comment. This really means a lot to me especially since I saw in your profile that you are an artist.


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

How utterly delightful and inspiring! Beautiful pictures and your many quotes were refreshing - I'll be back to visit again. Thank you! And thank you for joining my fan club too - I just saw that you did! Cheers!


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello frogyfish,

Thank you for hopping by and leaving an inspiring comment. Thank you for the promise to visit again.

It's my pleasure to be part of your fan club.


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RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

Thanks so much for these wonderful thoughts and great photos. Just what I needed to start my day today!


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi RedElf,

Your comment is very heartwarming. I'm happy if I was able to contribute to your having a great day.

Thank you for dropping by.


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DREAM ON 6 years ago

You have put me in a positive mood for the whole week.I have always liked certain lines and pictures myself but you took all my thoughts and made it reality.I must say you did it better than I ever could.Great work and I am sad I came to the end :>(


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Dream On - Thank you for the visit and heart-warming comment.

I am happy that this hub helped you to be in a positive mood. I have another hub of quotes in case you are interested.

God bless!


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

jill - just beautiful! You already know how much I love quotes and you hit on quite a few here that are 'new' for me. . my favorite. . i believe for every drop of rain that falls a flower grows . .I believe that somewhere in the darkest night, a candle glows.

I believe for everyone who goes astray, someone will come to show the way.

yes my friend .. i believe that together we have one mighty incredible collection . . but your pictures.. well they move me to high places. . thanks for directing me here ;)

xoxox

shari


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Shari - thank you very much. Your nice words warm my heart.

I am happy that you like this hub. You are very welcome. My pleasure really.

You are right, together we have quite a collection of quotes.

We can link up our hubs. What do you think?


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Mezo 6 years ago from Egypt

hi, rlly liked the quotes

thnx alot


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Mezo,

I'm happy that you like the quotes.

You are very welcome! My pleasure really!

Thanks very much for the visit and wonderful comment. Hope to see you again.

God bless!


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almasi 5 years ago

Thanks for an excellent and inspiring hub.


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Almasi,

Thank you too! The pleasure is mine!

God bless!


jay 4 years ago

nice


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Jay,

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment!

Hope to see you again!

God bless!


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maggs224 4 years ago from Sunny Spain

What a beautiful idea to put the quotes and your photographs together, it is an inspiring hub that lifts the spirit :D Voting up


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Dina Blaszczak 4 years ago from Poland

Excellent hub, loved those quotes, very inspiring! On Flickr it's very popular (photos with quotes or signs), I always like to see something new.

A few years ago I wanted to create a collection of quotes from books I read, but managed to write down only a few :)

Voted up and beautiful.


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Maggs,

So nice to see you!

Sorry for the very late reply. I was out of the country and just got back 2 days ago.

Thanks very much for visiting and leaving a wonderful comment. I'm guilty of not visiting HP lately.

Thanks very much for the vote up!

God bless!


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Dina,

I'm very happy that you enjoyed this. Thank you very much!

I just love collecting quotes. Now that I am into photography, I enjoy putting the 2 together to create my own poster or card.

Oh, I did not know that there is a group in Flckr for this. Well, I have not been active in Flckr really, so that's why.

Sorry for the late reply. I was out of the country and just got back 2 days ago.

Thanks again especially for the up and beautiful votes!

God bless!


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sandrabusby 4 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

Hi, jill of alltrades, I really enjoyed your lovely photos and the inspirational quotes. I am a photographer as well as a writer and am always looking for new ways to present my images. Thanks for SHARING.


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Sandra,

I am happy that you enjoyed my photos! I'm so happy to meet another photographer writer!

Thanks very much for dropping by and leaving a wonderful comment!

God bless!


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sabrani44 4 years ago

Awesome hub, love the quotes!


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello sabrani,

Thank you very much! I'm happy that you love the quotes! Those are some of my favorites too!

God bless!


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trusouldj 2 years ago from Indiana

Very nice.


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jill of alltrades 2 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello trusouldj,

Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving a charming comment. If you like quotes, I have a website wherein I publish quotes and photos just like the ones in this hub. The link is in the last part of this hub.

See you around!

God bless!


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kerlund74 2 years ago from Sweden

So beautiful:) Love them all, but "dream the dream" is awesome:)


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jill of alltrades 2 years ago from Philippines Author

Thank you so much for your inspiring comment kerlund! I'm happy that you love this. If you like more quotes like this, please check my GetInspired blog. The link is near the end of this hub.

Thanks and and see you around!

God bless!

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