ABC Quotes-A is for Maya Angelou

Dominican Republic

Two boys creating toys from items found on a beach in the Dominican Republic.




“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”

-Maya Angelou





Document the Journey


WRITING TIP:  Use the words of others.

When trying to find a new way to add words to your photos, consider adding quotes.

ABC Quotes-Word Play

Do you ever read a quote and find yourself instantly transported by your own memories?

Quotes stir in us a deep emotion. Sometimes we just want to elicit a feeling. Perhaps you have a great picture but you don’t have a story to go with it.  This is the perfect time to add quote.

Collecting quotes is a great way to make sure you always have words for your photos.  Quotes can be a jumping off point to telling a story or they can stand alone.

I thought I would take this month to share my pictures with you as I pair them with some of my favorite  quotes.

There are quotes for everything.

I collect quotes in the notes feature of my cell phone.

I file quotes by the last name of the author and/or under a category heading such as relationships, travel, inspiration etc.

Quotes can also encourage you to take a photo in a different way.  Give it a try this month!