Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
— Aaron Siskind

There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.”
— Robert Frank

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

Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.”
— Diane Arbus

Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”

Elliot Erwitt

Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future”

Sally Mann

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

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

The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”
— Robert Frank

Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.”
— David Alan Harvey

You can look at a picture for a week & never think of it again. You can also look at a picture and think of it for your whole life.

— Joan Miro

If your pictures are not good enough you are not close enough.”
— Robert Capa

A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.”
— Irving Penn

My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.”
 Steve McCurry

"Photography has nothing to do with cameras."

— Lucas Gentry

The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.”
— Scott Lorenzo

Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”
— Don McCullin

"What makes photography is a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time."

— John Berger

I fell in love with the process of taking pictures, with wandering around finding things. To me it feels like a kind of performance. The picture is a document of that performance.”
— Alec Soth

You fill up the frame with feelings, energy, discovery, and risk, and leave room enough for someone else to get in there.”
— Joel Meyerowitz

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 ordinary.”
David Bailey