Favorite Quotations ~  Photography Digital SLRs

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

Margaret Bourke-White

Kodak sells film, but they don't advertise film. They advertise memories.~ Theodore Levitt

It is my intention to present--through the medium of photography--intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.~ Ansel Adams

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.~ Eudora Welty

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

My passport photo is one of the most remarkable photographs I have ever seen-- no retouching, no shadows, no flattery--just stark me. ~ Ann Morrow Lindbergh

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

Look, if the picture you get instantly is as beautiful as the picture you get by waiting seven days, then it is absolute madness to say that there is virtue in waiting.~ Edwin Land

All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth. ~ Richard Avedon

I'm pretty used to people not liking having their picture taken. I mean, if you do like to have your picture taken, I worry about you. ~ Annie Leibovitz, 11/03

The rarest thing in the world is a woman who is pleased with photographs of herself. ~ Elizabeth Metcalf

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

God makes the pictures I just take 'em. ~ Ed H. Urqhardt

When we take a picture, we have a negative. We put the right solution on it and, suddenly, the picture comes to life. So what do we do? We take the negative and turn it into a positive. ~ Madonna, The Golden Hour

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