[1854 - 1932] - American inventor, industrialist and philanthropist; pioneer of photographic industry

What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are. - George Eastman
He lived this philosophy.
You push the button, we do the rest. - George Eastman
1888 after the development of Kodak camera.
We were starting out to make photography an everyday affair, to make the camera as convenient as the pencil. - George Eastman
My work is done. Why wait? - George Eastman , George Eastman : A Biography by Elizabeth Brayer , ISBN: 0801852633
who ended his life with this note. He had aggressively created one of the world's largest industrial concerns, donated millions of dollars to the Tuskeegee Institute, M.I.T children's health organizations,
The Kodak camera makes possible a collection of photographs which record the life of its owner and which increase in value each day that passes. - 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
Photography is thus brought within reach of every human being who desires to preserve a record of what he sees. Such a photographic notebook is an enduring record of many things seen only once in a lifetime and enables the fortunate possessor to go back by the light of his own fireside to scenes which would otherwise fade from memory and be lost. - George Eastman , 1000 Photo Icons by Anthony Bannon (Foreword), George Eastman House , ISBN: 3822820970 , Page: 347
1900 - speaking of the Brownie camera.
Philologically, the word “Kodak” is as meaningless as a child’s first “goo.” Terse, abrupt to the point of rudeness, literally bitten off by firm and unyielding consonants at both ends, it snaps like a camera shutter in your face. What more would one ask. - George Eastman
Explaining why he named his company Kodak.