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A collection of quotes and thoughts by George Eastman on camera, Kodak, facts, sayings, biography, photography, inventions, love, light, hours, life and music.

11 Notable Quotes By George Eastman

Quick Facts

Famous As: Inventor of Roll Film

Born On: July 12, 1854

Died On: March 14, 1932

Born In: Waterville

Founder / Co Founder: Eastman Kodak, Eastman Chemical Company, Eastman School of Music

Died At Age: 77

George Eastman was a celebrated American entrepreneur, philanthropist and inventor. He was the founder of the ‘Eastman Kodak’ company. He is also credited with bringing photography to the mainstream and also popularising the use of roll film. His creation of roll film formed the basis of invention of motion picture film stock. He mass produced his inventions and constantly upgraded his products, thus making photography within easy reach of common people and in turn churning millions of dollars. He used a ‘razor and blade strategy’, and kept a large margin in films but sold his cameras at a very low profit. Here is a collection of quotable quotations and sayings by George Eastman which have been curated from his thoughts, works and life. Zoom through the quotes and thoughts by George Eastman.

What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.

George Eastman

I used to think that music was like lace upon a garment, nice to have but not necessary. I have come to believe that music is absolutely essential to our community life.

George Eastman

The world is moving, and a company that contents itself with present accomplishments soon falls behind.

George Eastman

What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.

George Eastman

I don't believe in men waiting until they are ready to die before using any of their money for helpful purposes.

George Eastman

It is a medical fact that children can have a better chance in life with better looks, better health and more vigor if the teeth, nose, throat and mouth are taken proper care of at the crucial time of childhood.

George Eastman

The progress of the world depends almost entirely upon education.

George Eastman

You push the button, we do the rest.

George Eastman

Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.

George Eastman

George Eastman, "My work is done why wait?" He then shot himself.

George Eastman

If a man has wealth, he has to make a choice, because there is the money heaping up. He can keep it together in a bunch, and then leave it for others to administer after he is dead. Or he can get it into action and have fun, while he is still alive. I prefer getting it into action and adapting it to human needs, and making the plan work.

George Eastman