Cele mai frumoase 20 de fotografii si citate de pe Humans of New York

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V-am povestit despre Humans of New York, proiectul fotografului Brandon Stanton, cel care a vrut sa demonstreze ca frumusetea nu sta in greutate, varsta sau culoare, ci in atitudine, zambet sau look.

Pagina sa de Facebook a strans un milion de fani din intreaga lume si in fiecare zi ne arata imagini cu oameni obisnuiti de pe strazile "Marelui Mar".

Una dintre particularitatile extrem de dragute ale acestui blog este ca fiecare fotografie este insotita de un mic citat, ca urmare a colaborarii dintre fotograf si subiect.

Pe noi, unele dintre fotografii ne-au inspirat, asa ca am ales pentru voi 20 dintre acestea. Speram sa va placa la fel de mult si voua.

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"My daughter lives in Pennsylvania. She's working at a nursing home and studying to be an accountant. She's my pride and joy."
"Does she know you're homeless?"
"No, she's got enough to worry about. I just tell her that I'm retired."

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"When a wave comes, go deep."
"I think I'm going to need an explanation for that one."
"There's three things you can do when life sends a wave at you. You can run from it, but then it's going to catch up and knock you down. You can also fall back on your ego and try to stand your ground, but then it's still going to clobber you. Or you can use it as an opportunity to go deep, and transform yourself to match the circumstances. And that's how you get through the wave."

"My philosophy is: 'If you like yourself, everything around you will fall into place.'"

"Do what the fuck you want."

"He's all the man a girl could ever want. If I want to see a movie, and he doesn't want to see it, we go and see it."

"When I'm doing good, everyone wants to be around me. When I'm doing bad, I'm by myself."

"We met 55 years ago on a teen tour, and have been best friends ever since."
"What's her best quality?"
"She's loyal."
"What's the toughest thing she's ever helped you through?"
"I don't know if I should say this, but I'm going to. Fourteen years ago, I got lung cancer. Then seven or eight years ago, I got breast cancer. And now the lung cancer's back. I must have set a record or something, because it was fourteen years ago, but now it's back, and it's metastasized, and the prognosis is not good."
"She's doing good. The chemo is working."
"She's right, I'm doing ok, and I'll make it longer than expected, but the prognosis is not good. And I'm gonna cry now, but I've got to say-- and I know it's a cliche-- but she's been there every step of the way. Every appointment, every surgery, every time I've done chemo, she's been there. And I couldn't have come this far without her."

"I haven't slept in a very long time."
"Why's that?"
"I work two jobs at two different hotels. I just finished three shifts in a row. Last night I went to my room service job at 11 PM, and worked through the night until 6 AM. I went home to take a shower, then had to be at the other hotel for my front desk job at 8 AM. I worked there until 3:30 PM, then ran back to the first hotel for another shift that started at 4 PM. I just got off a few minutes ago, and I'm sitting here to rest for a moment before getting on the train home."
"Oh, wow."
"I work this hard because I'm a single parent. I came here when I was very young from the Dominican Republic. I'm very happy with what I have done. I started with nothing and I raised two kids. But I have to work two jobs so that they can get an education and go to college. I tell them everyday: 'Look at how hard I work. Look at how I don't have time to sleep. I can't control my own time. I can't manage my own schedule. This is why you need an education. I work this hard so that you can do the things that I am unable to do, and have the things that I can't have.'"

"People need to take responsibility for the energy they are bringing into the world."
"Could you give me an example?"
"Sure. Today we were celebrating my cousin's wedding. It was a very joyous day, but there was one person there who was not happy for her. Or maybe they were just dealing with some things in their life, because they were giving off bad energy the entire time. If you are going to bring bad energy to a joyous occasion, you may as well stay home."

“We met on the school bus when we were ten years old.”
“Who approached who?”
“I approached him.”
“What did you say?”
“And what did he say?”
“Go away.”

"Are you friends? Brothers? Lovers? Enemies?"
"Well, we've been all of the above."

"We met before the internet. So I did it the old fashioned way."
"What's that?"
"I put a classified ad in New York Magazine."
"What'd it say?"
"Harvard lawyer, runner, and tennis player looking for woman who is beautiful inside and out. And I got it! It was both of our second marriages, but we've been together 28 years."

“I’ll give you the same advice that I give everyone.”
“What’s that?”
“Have a short memory for offenses, and a long memory for kindnesses.”

"What was the happiest moment of your life?"
"When my daughter was born."
"Where is she now?"
"She was raped and murdered, along with my wife."
"Oh God. Were you there at the time?"
"Nope. I was at work. I was a paramedic."
"Were you the one that found them?"
"Did they catch the guy?"
"They did. But I had a nervous breakdown and got committed. After that, I wasn't allowed to be a paramedic anymore."

"People need to wake up!"
"From what?"
"The dream."
"What dream?"
"The dream that's keeping everyone from waking up!"

"I'm going home to see my mother."
"Oh, is it her birthday?"
"Nope. I just love my mother, and she loves flowers."

"He's twenty years old. I try to take him outside whenever I can so that he can have some new experiences before, you know..."

"I didn't marry the woman I should have married."
"What happened?"
"We got in a big fight. Then the war came."

"I've got terminal cancer. They wanted to do surgery but I don't have much time and that would put me in a wheelchair. Yesterday, I helped a kid learn to ride a bike. That's something, right? That's a slice of life. Couldn't do that in a wheelchair."

After I took her photo, she stuck her cheek out for a kiss. After I gave her one, she said: "Isn't love great?"
"Yes it is," I replied. Then she leaned in and said:
"But sex is better."

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