Samuel Butler
[Writer, b. 1835, Langar Rectory, Nottinghamshire, England, d. 1902, London.]

 All our education is very much a case of retouching negatives till all the character and individuality is gone. 
 There is a photographer in every bush, going about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. 
 Count Gattinara di Zubiena sent me this morning what in the innocence of his heart he believes to be a photograph of himself—a smooth, sleek thing like a dummy, and with nothing in it that can conceivably remind me of himself. He did not know that in reality he was sending me a portrait of the photographer, and of his ideas as to what a young Italian Count should look like.