Best Quotes About Framing

We look to the history of the time of framing and to the intervening history of interpretation. But the ultimate question must be, what do the words of the text mean in our time. -William J. Brennan, Jr.

In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. -James Madison

The connections I draw between human nature and political systems in my new book, for example, were prefigured in the debates during the Enlightenment and during the framing of the American Constitution. -Steven Pinker

I think people have to set up little battles. They have to demonize people whom they disagree with or feel threatened by. But it's the ideological framing of the debate that scares me. -Barbara Kruger

A journalist is supposed to present an unbiased portrait of an event, a view devoid of intimate emotions. This is impossible, of course. The framing of an image, by its very composition, represents a choice. The photographer chooses what to show and what to exclude. -Alexandra Kerry

You can sometimes get your own feelings across more strongly if you pretend that you're singing it from someone else's angle. But it's always from me. It's just a new way of framing it. -Chris Martin

There are limits to how much sound a cello can make. That's part of the framing of acoustical instruments. Finding what those limits might be, and then trying to suggest perhaps even the illusion of going beyond is part of that kind of effort. -Yo-Yo Ma

From childhood my mother had me examining Robert Mapplethorpe's style and Egon Schiele's framing – that's what modelling is about. -Milla Jovovich

After 25-plus years as a lawyer, prosecutor, and defense attorney, I have developed a deep appreciation for both the wisdom of the law and the role that jurists play in framing the rights and responsibilities that define our society. -Eliot Spitzer

I don't think so much about verbal comedy. I always think about visual comedy. I was raised watching silents, and I'm always thinking about how to make cinema, not good talking – although I want good talking. I'm much more interested in framing, composition, and orchestration of bodies in space, and so forth. -Alexander Payne

The framing of how we relate to each other within and across social media platforms will continue to become more sophisticated and nuanced in their expression of how we structure our relationships in our real world lives. -Simon Mainwaring

Comic-strip artists generally have very modest ambitions. Day to day, we labor to fit together all these little moving parts – a character or two, a few lines of dialogue, framing, pacing, payoff – but we certainly don't think of them adding up over time to some larger portrait of our times. -Garry Trudeau

For me, an aerial picture is no different than a close-up portrait. It's a question of framing and angle. Helicopters are great for that. But I've also used planes. Of course, I always have a harness. -Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Jesus is much more concerned about shaking your foundations, giving you an utterly alternative self image, world image, and God image, and thus reframing your entire reality. Mere inspiration can never do this. -Richard Rohr

It's a wonderful thing to make work that is unadorned either by context, framing or label, that can exist in the changing conditions of light, weather, wind. -Antony Gormley

History is often best told from the ground, out of a car window or in someone's kitchen, not through some huge production mechanism or grand framing device. -Josh Fox

Architecture has a strong link with the movies in terms of time progression, sequencing, framing, all of that. -Christian de Portzamparc

Religion is close to theatre; much of its power comes from the effects of staging and framing. -Teju Cole

I actually no longer use 'art' as the framing device. I think I'm just kind of practicing things, practicing life, practicing creation. -Theaster Gates

In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself. -Alexander Hamilton

The era when the United States was the dominant global power is steadily coming to an end, and it must find a way of acknowledging this and framing its ambitions and interests accordingly. Instead of claiming the right to continuing primacy in east Asia, for example, it should seek to share that primacy with China. -Martin Jacques

A trip to the picture framer's, with a selection of prints, is the most joyous outing I can imagine. I've spent more money on framing than on anything else I own. -Eleanor Catton

When you have that long, flowing hair, you feel different – when you cut it, the framing of your face changes immediately. -Natalie Dormer

In campaign reporting more than any other kind of press coverage, reporters aren't just covering a story, they're a part of it – influencing outcomes, setting expectations, framing candidates – and despite what they tell themselves, it's impossible to both be a part of the action and report on it objectively. -Michael Hastings

In both law and politics, I think the essential battle is the meta-battle of framing the narrative. -Ted Cruz

The line is a way of framing poetry. All verse is measured by lines. The poetic line immediately announces its difference from everyday speech and prose. -Edward Hirsch

Get to know the job intimately that you're applying for. Don't just read the job description – study it and picture yourself performing every task required of you. When you interview, framing your responses so that you reveal your significant knowledge about the job gives you a massive advantage. -Travis Bradberry

Film brings together framing and light and color and performance and music and all of that. To me, everything I've done in my life has been preparing me for filmmaking. -Peter Landesman

Movies are a voyeuristic experience. You have to make the audience feel like they are peeking through a keyhole. I think of myself as the audience. Then I use light, framing, and motion to create a focal point. -Haskell Wexler

The Western man declares that in order to be beautiful, a woman must look 14 years old. If she dares to look 50, or worse, 60, she is beyond the pale. By putting the spotlight on the female child and framing her as the ideal of beauty, he condemns the mature woman to invisibility. -Fatema Mernissi

There's nothing in Hollywood that's inherently detrimental to good art. I think that's a fallacy that we've created because we frame the work that way too overtly. 'This is Hollywood.' 'This isn't Hollywood.' It's like, 'No, this is actually all Hollywood.' People are just framing them differently. -Barry Jenkins

Because of the 9/11 attacks, the framing of terrorism by politicians, the media, and the public too often in the past decade and a half has been that it is Islamist political violence that is the terrorism we need to be concerned about. -Peter Bergen

Even though the moniker 'Vanilla ISIS' is tongue in cheek, it is a reminder to avoid constantly framing the concept of terrorism through an Islam-centric lens. -Ibrahim Hooper

For me, like somebody with finer hair, the key thing is not cutting too many bangs and really just framing my face versus doing a real fringe. -Carlson Young

In general, just as a framing, we always thought about 'Winter Soldier' very specifically as a political thriller. -Anthony Russo

It requires some intelligent reframing to make people see commonalities that they don't otherwise see. To me, the Tea Party and the Occupy movement are, in many ways, saying the same thing, but it requires a bit of imagination to get people to see that. -Anand Giridharadas

At least since the Industrial Revolution, the world of design has been dominated by the rigors of manufacturing and mass production. Assembly lines have dictated a world made of parts, framing the imagination of designers and architects who have been trained to think about their objects as assemblies of discrete parts with distinct functions. -Neri Oxman

I'll be honest with you: I think that it's really difficult, this framing around 'good cops' and 'bad cops.' Policing, as a system, is incredibly corrupt, period. -Alicia Garza

When I got on my first set, I watched what the cinematographer was doing, and at that level in film school, the cinematographer has the most control. They're the one looking through the viewfinder, carrying the camera, framing the shots. -Reed Morano

Whether you're a woman, a transwoman, a person of color, I feel like Instagram is really important for the creation and framing of the self. -Hari Nef

It is very humbling to receive the Fields Medal. The words of a Fields Medallist carry a lot of weight within mathematics – for instance, in framing future directions of research – which means that I have to watch what I say more carefully now! -Terence Tao

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