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The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. Dorothea Lange, photographer

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know. Diane Arbus, photographer

The camera introduces us to unconscious optics as does psychoanalysis to unconscious impulses. Walter Benjamin, critic

Photography helps people to see. Berenice Abbott, photographer

The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking - and looking. Brooks Atkinson, critic

Sometimes you can tell a large story with a tiny subject. Eliot Porter, photographer

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event. Henri CartierBresson,

A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there -- even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity. Robert Doisneau, photographer

I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything. John Steinbeck, author

Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter. Ansel Adams, photographer

The camera can photograph thought. It's better than a paragraph of sweet polemic. Dirk Bogarde, actor

Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past. Berenice Abbott, photographer

It is not altogether wrong to say that there is no such thing as a bad photograph -- only less interesting, less relevant, less mysterious ones. Susan Sontag, author

The painter constructs, the photographer discloses. Susan Sontag, author

The photographic image... is a message without a code. Roland Barthes, critic

What the human eye observes causally and incuriously, the eye of the camera notes with relentless fidelity. Berenice Abbott, photographer

Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself. Berenice Abbott, photographer

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. Ansel Adams, photographer

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure. Tony Benn, politician

In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv. Henri CartierBresson,

Most modern reproducers of life, even including the camera, really repudiate it. We gulp down evil, choke at good. Wallace Stevens, poet

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. Ansel Adams, photographer

The camera relieves us of the burden of memory. It surveys us like God, and it surveys for us. Yet no other god has been so cynical, for the camera records in order to forget. John Berger, artist

At least the box is full of something useful. On his photo gracing a box of Raisin Bran Avery Brooks, actor

The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box. Henri CartierBresson,

Do you know what will soon be the ultimate in truth? Paul Gauguin, artist

Objects in pictures should so be arranged as by their very position to tell their own story. Johann von Goethe, writer

No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases. John Ruskin, writer

The camera can represent flesh so superbly that, if I dared, I would never photograph a figure without asking that figure to take its clothes off. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

In America, the photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it. Susan Sontag, author

Ever since that day when I was 11 years old, and I wasn't allowed in a photo because I wasn't wearing a tennis skirt, I knew that I wanted to change the sport. Billie Jean King, athlete

I love photo sessions. I'm alone, I'm the queen, everyone's taking care of me. Eva Herzigova, model

I became very famous, as a teenager, and my name and photo were splashed in all the media. They made me larger than life, so I wanted to live larger than life, and the only way to do that was to be intoxicated. Cat Stevens, musician

I took to photography like a duck to water. I never wanted to do anything else. Excitement about the subject is the voltage which pushes me over the mountain of drudgery necessary to produce the final photograph. Berenice Abbott, photographer

In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular . . . sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice. Ansel Adams, photographer

I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do -- that was one of my favorite things about it, and when I first did it, I felt very perverse. Diane Arbus, photographer

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary. David Bailey, photographer

Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does. John Berger, artist

Blessed be the inventor of photography! It has given more positive pleasure to poor suffering humanity than anything else that has cast up in my time -- this art by which even the poor can possess themselves of tolerable of their absent dear ones. Jane Welsh Carlyle, writer

Actually, I'm not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren't cooks. Henri CartierBresson,

Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again. Henri CartierBresson,

The camera is a killing chamber, which speeds up the time it claims to be conserving. Like coffins exhumed and priced open, the photographs put on show what we were and what we will be again. Peter Conrad,

The camera has an interest in turning history into spectacle, but none in reversing the process. At best, the picture leaves a vague blur in the observer's mind; strong enough to send him into battle perhaps, but not to have him understand why he is going. Denis Donoghue,

The magic of photography is metaphysical. What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying. Terence Donovan,

Photographers never have much incentive to show the world as it is. William Leith,

Giving a camera to Diane Arbus is like putting a live grenade in the hands of a child. Norman Mailer, novelist

If you scratch a great photograph, you find two things; a painting and a photograph. Janet Malcolm, writer

I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell. Edvard Munch, artist

Photograph is a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art. It is a little better than the work of an Apache, but not quite so good as that of a Cheyenne. Ambrose Pierce,

I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive. I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint, the things which already have an existence. Man Ray, photographer

Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man. Edward Steichen, photographer

For half a century, photography has been the art form of the untalented. Obviously some pictures are more satisfactory than others, but where is credit due? To the designer of the camera? To the finger on the button? To the law of averages? Gore Vidal, novelist

Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts. Minor White, photographer

A very receptive state of mind... not unlike a sheet of film itself - seemingly inert, yet so sensitive that a fraction of a second's exposure conceives a life in it. Minor White, photographer

No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen. Minor White, photographer

The Chavez-Obama pictures will join a postmodern photo array that includes Donald Rumsfeld gifting Saddam Hussein with spurs from President Reagan. Christine Pelosi, writer

When you crop the photo, you tell a lie. Doug Coupland, author

To make sure that votes are never canceled out by illegal votes, we instituted a photo ID requirement. And don't you think it's fair to apply at least the same standard required to get a library card or to board an airpane? Rick Perry, politician

I'm so lucky because I get to have all of these memories. I can have all of those pictures and different sorts of films and stuff. Some people have only one photo, and I'm really glad that I have all of that. Bindi Irwin, celebrity

I shave my legs twice a week. It's hard the first time you do it. But I'm very lazy. For a team photo in December I just did the fronts. David Millar, athlete

I can understand there are things like shadows they need to fix after a shoot, but it's unfair to represent an image of yourself if it's not true. They're gonna see what you look like on film anyway, so why try to cover all your wobbly bits in a photo? Emily Blunt, actress

I'm very self-conscious having my picture taken, so I clown around. My driver's license photo looks like a blonde Elvis. Emily Procter, actress

This morning someone sent me a very funny photo of me holding their puppy. We have matching colour jackets. Luke Treadaway, actor

Family photo albums are so powerful in that they make kids feel valued, cherished and respected. Nancy O'Dell, celebrity

I hate the photo shoots. I hate all that stuff. Reed Hastings, businessman

My mother emails me stuff about when she finds a paparazzi photo and they're like, his hair is out of control. Bradley Cooper, actor

I hate the photo shoots. Reed Hastings, businessman

She glances at the photo, and the pilot light of memory flickers in her eyes. Frank DeFord, writer

There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo. Erma Bombeck, journalist

If you're going to be sexy in a photo, you'd better be thinking about sex rather than about being sexy. Peta Wilson, actress

Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken, flowing at the same speed as the event. During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes, that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late. Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographer

Think about the photo before and after, never during. The secret is to take your time. You mustn't go too fast. The subject must forget about you. Then, however, you must be very quick. Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographer

Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo. Al Gore, vice president

There is a one woman in China that claimed she paid $50 to get my e-mail address. It was pretty shocking. I got one this morning from Scotland. A girl's requesting a signed photo of me. Michael Phelps, swimmer

A dream collage is pictures of your goals. It is like your future photo album. Bo Bennett, entrepreneur

In France we have a law which doesn't allow the press to publish a photo that you didn't approve. It lets the paparazzi take the picture, but if they publish this picture, you have the choice to sue the newspaper. So me, I always sued them. Audrey Tautou, actress

I have grown up but that should be a positive thing. When you look at a photo album it's lovely to remember being so young but it's also good to know you grew up! Jenny Agutter, actress

I've always loved airplanes and flight. The space program was really important to me as a kid. I still have a photo of Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon in my living room. Bill Nye, educator

I love to utilize my celebrity status in a responsible and constructive and substantive manner. I like to get my hands dirty rather than a photo op. William Baldwin, actor

I see myself on the cover of a magazine and I don't think that it looks like me at all. My first-ever photo shoot was for the cover of a lads' magazine. Elize Du Toit, actress

Today everything exists to end in a photograph. Susan Sontag, author

All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt. Susan Sontag, author

Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference Robert Frank, photographer

These are the two basic controls at the photographer's command--position and timing--all others are extensions, peripheral ones, compared to them David Hurn,

I have had fans make me the big picture collages of the photo books; I have had fans send me birthday cakes... sing to me on my voicemail. I have had fans flash me. I have had older fans give me their bras and underwear onstage. Puff Daddy, musician

Photo shoots for underage girls are like letting an ant walk around with honey. Janice Dickinson, model

If they want a photograph, then just take it. Keith Emerson, musician

However, the thought hit me that this was a pretty pathetic way to kick the bucket - being accidentally poisoned during a photo shoot, of all things - and I started weeping at the idiocy of it all. Lara St. John, musician

My strangest media moment a photo session they all had dressed up like 50 gangsters. That was pretty cool. We have to get some more of those kind of photos sometimes. Kerry King, musician

We made this really dumb decision to put on the cover nothing from South Park but just a real life photo of a piece of pooh dressed up like Mr. Hankey, and a lot of people didn't, they didn't even know what it was. Trey Parker, artist

A photo is a creation. Eva Herzigova, model

They've gone to great length to disguise the fact that I'm not in the band, even sending out a photo to promoters with my picture in it which then winds up in some of the ads on the flyers. Jello Biafra, musician

Currently I am working on another three books, doing a lot of magazine work, am shooting for fifteen stock agencies, plus my own photo library - all this keeps me quite busy! Nigel Dennis, writer

All I really wanted to do was wildlife photography. Nigel Dennis, writer

I was interested in nuclei originally with my deuteron photo work because that was one of the fundamental forces, and the measurement was basic to new science. John Henry Carver, physicist

There are photographs that I don't take now that I previously would have taken without any thought at all as to any misinterpretations. Jock Sturges, photographer

There are two people in every photograph the photographer and the viewer. Ansel Adams, photographer

Photography is the recording of strangeness and beauty with beguiling precision. Sebastian Smeey,

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