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Passport Photo Quotes

Passport photo of male.Passport photo of female.The passport photo quotes below reveal a rather negative view that many people have concerning their travel document pictures. This fame (similar to the food served on commercial airlines) may be due to the fact that few travelers, if any, go to extra time and expense to have professional-quality passport photos made. There is only so much you can expect from a point-and-shoot digital camera and a printer.

"A passport, as I'm sure you know, is a document that one shows to government officials whenever one reaches a border between countries, so the officials can learn who you are, where you were born, and how you look when photographed unflatteringly."
~ Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler b. 1970)

"There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo."
~ Erma Bombeck (1927-1996)

"My passport photo is one of the most remarkable photographs I have ever seen - no retouching, no shadows, no flattery - just stark me."
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001)

"Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo."
~ Al Gore (b.1948)

"I was well acquainted with the gag that if you looked like your passport picture, you needed a trip. I was unprepared for the preponderance of thuglike pictures which I found in the course of processing passports."
~ Frances G. Knight

"I handed my passport to the immigration officer, and he looked at it and looked at me and said, 'What are you?'"
~ Grace Hopper (1906-1992)

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