39 Polaroid Quotes On Success In Life

These polaroid quotes will inspire you. Polaroid, a transparent material containing embedded crystals capable of polarizing light: used in optics, photography, etc., or material in thin plastic sheets that produces a high degree of plane polarization in light passing through it.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging polaroid quotes, polaroid sayings, and polaroid proverbs.

Best Polaroid Quotes

  1. “I still love taking pictures with Polaroid film. For me, it offers the most beautiful way of capturing reality and transferring it onto a flat piece of paper.” ~ Helena Christensen
  2. “I’m definitely a Polaroid camera girl. For me, what I’m really excited about is bringing back the artistry and the nature of Polaroid.” ~ Lady Gaga
  3. “We’re going to shoot one Polaroid per show. I’m going to sign this before it even develops because I know that once it develops with my signature on it, it’s worth a fortune. I’ll make this a work of magic warlock art.” ~ Charlie Sheen
  4. “[A Polaroid camera] places before you a thing that is more of the thing than the thing was.” ~ Edwin Land

  5. “The days, months, and years eventually reveal, like a Polaroid, a clear picture of how significant events and decisions ultimately shape our lives.” ~ Hoda Kotb
  6. “I am very much aware of the visual side of things. I do a lot of photography. I often take Polaroids of things that strike me as visually interesting, just to remember them and perhaps use later.” ~ Helena Christensen
  7. “At the time of Polaroid – and I did a couple of other commercials just before I stopped doing that stuff – at that point I was at the level where they respect you and your opinion and all that sort of thing.” ~ Jim Henson
  8. “I didn’t invent the word “selfie,” but I took tons of Polaroids of myself.” ~ Brigid Berlin

  9. “Polaroid by its nature makes you frugal. You walk around with maybe two packs of film in your pocket. You have 20 shots, so each shot is a world.” ~ Patti Smith
  10. “Polaroid, you know, goes against everything that photography is now. You can’t make multiples. Only one exists. I love that. By the way, while we’ve been talking I’ve now seen a total of three people I know walking on 8th street.” ~ Laurel Nakadate
  11. “[The Polaroid camera is] a system that will be a partner in perception, enabling us to see the objects in the world around us more vividly than we can see them without it, a system to be an aid to memory and a tool for exploration.” ~ Edwin Land
  12. “You’ve got to visualize where you’re headed and be very clear about it. Take a polaroid picture of where you’re going to be in a few years.” ~ Sara Blakely

  13. “I’ve always found paintings of nudes depressing because they can’t compete with photographs. The grainiest photograph of some girl, a blurry Polaroid – you’d rather look at that than the Venus de Milo, because you think, Wow, that’s really somebody… This camera really was in front of this real naked lady.” ~ John Currin
  14. “You know, Dr. Edwin Land was a troublemaker. He dropped out of Harvard and founded Polaroid. Not only was he one of the great inventors of our time but, more important, he saw the intersection of art and science and business and built an organization to reflect that. Polaroid did that for some years, but eventually, Dr. Land, one of those brilliant troublemakers, was asked to leave his own company – which is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard of.” ~ Steve Jobs
  15. “I always thought of myself as a humanities person as a kid, but I liked electronics. Then I read something that one of my heroes, Edwin Land of Polaroid, said about the importance of people who could stand at the intersection of humanities and sciences, and I decided that’s what I wanted to do.” ~ Steve Jobs
  16. “Nobody should touch a Polaroid [camera] until he’s over sixty” ~ Walker Evans

  17. “When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960’s, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.” ~ Steve Jobs
  18. “The first thing I do is take Polaroids of the sitter – 10 or 12 color Polaroids and eight or 10 black-and whites.” ~ Chuck Close
  19. “Artists freeze themselves into these weird postures that are meant to be impressive and involving, then they fling them out into the world like Polaroids, and then they move on. And I’m stuck in this intense relationship to the Polaroid.” ~ Jonathan Lethem
  20. “Once I started working with the Polaroid, I would take a shot and if that shot was good, then I’d move the model and change the lighting or whatever… slowly sneaking up on what I wanted rather than having to predetermine what it was.” ~ Chuck Close
  21. “I love Polaroids and I have a Polaroid camera collection from the ’50s.” ~ Jennifer Jason Leigh

  22. “What is memory but the repository of things doomed to be forgotten, so you must have History. You must have labor to invent History. Being faithful to all that happens to you of significance, recording days, dates, events, names, sights not relying merely upon memory which fades like a Polaroid print where you see the memory fading before your eyes like time itself retreating.” ~ Joyce Carol Oates , Polaroid quotes prints
  23. “Light inspires me. I’m drawn to architecture, often graves, statues, trees – things usually that are quite still. I’ve been taking pictures continuously since 1995 until the end of Polaroid film. I’m taking very few pictures nowadays because I have very little film left, most of it expired.” ~ Patti Smith
  24. “And I never thought this life was possible, You’re the yellow bird that I’ve been waiting for. In polaroids you were dressed in women’s clothes Were you made ashamed, why’d you lock them in a drawer? Well, I don’t think that I ever loved you more Well let the poets cry themselves to sleep And all their tearful words will turn back into steam The sound of loneliness makes me happier.” ~ Conor Oberst
  25. “Hollywood has gone from Pola to Polaroid.” ~ Pola Negri

  26. “I love fiction. I like reading short stories. Cupcakes, pop songs, Polaroids, and short stories. They all raise and answer questions in a short space. I like Lorrie Moore. Amy Hempel. Tim O’Brien. Raymond Carver. All the heartbreakers.” ~ Laurel Nakadate
  27. “In my theater pieces, I would do “Tits on the Head” – Polaroid photos for $10 on the stage. There would be a line of folks paying me $10 for their turn. It was public prostitution. I turned my whole audience into johns. But because it was in a theater context, an art context, it was socially acceptable.” ~ Annie Sprinkle
  28. “Peter Hinwood found all these old pictures – Polaroids – and when I saw them, I just didn’t believe that the person in them was connected with me. I was in a hotel room with one of those front-and-back mirrors, and I thought, Who the hell is that? I used to be thin as a rake. I used to have the nice-shaped pecs. It’s sad. No, it’s not sad, it’s the reality, and I’ve accepted this now.” ~ Manolo Blahnik
  29. “In 1978 I decided not to work with Man Ray as an act of self-discipline. I didn’t want to rely on him. Man Ray hated not working, though. He would come into my studio, see me drawing or working on photographs, and just slump down at my feet with a big sigh. Fortunately for both of us the year ended. Polaroid had invented a new camera, the twenty-by-twenty-four, and I was invited to Cambridge, Mass., to experiment with it. Naturally, I took Man Ray and we were working again.” ~ William Wegman
  30. “Why does it take two days for a polaroid of John Major to appear?” ~ Barry Cryer

  31. “My sisters and I stand, arms around each other, laughing and wiping the tears from each other’s eyes. The flash of the Polaroid goes off and my family hands me the snapshot. My sisters and I watch quietly together, eager to see what develops. The grey-green surface changes to the bright colors of our three images, sharpening and deepening all at once. And although we don’t speak, I know we all see it: Together we look like our mother. Her same eyes, her same mouth, open in suprise to see, her long-cherished wish.” ~ Amy Tan
  32. “I shot my undergraduate work on 35mm. I love the way it looks, but I haven’t shot film in a while. If you can avoid scanning, it makes your practice faster. Oh, and I shoot a lot of Polaroid, too. I have about five hundred Polaroids from my film that I hope to show soon.” ~ Laurel Nakadate
  33. “How many of the people I know – sons and daughters – have intricate abstract expressionist paintings of their mothers, created out of their own emotions, attitudes, hands. And how many have only Polaroid pictures of their fathers.” ~ Ellen Goodman
  34. “Aladdin in his most intoxicated moments would never have dreamed of asking his [djinn] for [a polaroid] … It’s utterly new in concept and appearance, utilizing an utterly revolutionary flash system, an utterly revolutionary viewing system, utterly revolutionary electronics, and utterly revolutionary film structure.” ~ Edwin Land
  35. “The first Polaroid ever took of someone in my family was my son when he was about four years old.” ~ Errol Morris

  36. “So [Polaroid’s Dr. Edwin] Land, at 75, went off to spend the remainder of his life doing pure science, trying to crack the code of color vision. The man is a national treasure. I don’t understand why people like that can’t be held up as models: This is the most incredible thing to be – not an astronaut, not a football player – but this.” ~ Steve Jobs
  37. “In college, all my friends were graffiti writers, but I never wrote graffiti. I wanted to participate and do something cool on the street, so I’d make these portraits of people. I’d isolate them on a white wall, make a silkscreen of it, and do these portraits in bathrooms and all around. That’s how I started the Polaroids.” ~ Ryan McGinley
  38. “I was my own Peeping Tom. Because of the absence of people, I could do anything, and if it wasn’t good I could destroy it without damaging myself in the presence of others. In that sense, I was my own clay. I formulated myself, I mated with myself, and I gave birth to myself. And my real self was the product – the polaroids.” ~ Lucas Samaras
  39. “I caused my husband’s heart attack. In the middle of lovemaking, I took the paper bag off my head. He dropped the Polaroid and keeled over and so did the hooker. It would have taken me half an hour to untie myself and call the paramedics, but fortunately, the Great Dane could dial.” ~ Joan Rivers

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