A few of my favourite quotes… Some are inspirational, some are insightful and others just plain fun!


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

~ Elliott Erwitt ~

“The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.”

~ Stephen McCranie ~

“Never let it be said that the camera does not lie. It lies like a pig in mud. It captures the projections of whoever happens to be using it, never the truth.”

~ Robyn Davidson ~

“There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.”

~ Ansel Adams ~

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

~ Henry David Thoreau ~

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”

~ Herman Melville ~

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

~ Ansel Adams ~

“Anything more than 500 yards from the car just isn’t photogenic.”

~ Edward Weston ~

“All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.”

Richard Avedon ~

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

~ Confucius ~

“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.”

~ Elliott Erwitt ~

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”

~ Imogen Cunningham ~

“Don’t measure your success with someone else’s ruler.”

~ Unknown ~

“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”

~ Greg Anderson ~

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”

~ Ansel Adams ~

“If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.”

~ Lewis Hine ~

“It’s weird that photographers spend years or even a whole lifetime, trying to capture moments that added together, don’t even amount to a couple of hours.”

~ James Lalropui Keivom ~

“Good artists are totally concerned about the performance, bad artists about the applause.”

~ Unknown ~

“I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”

~ Vincent van Gogh ~

“I keep photographing not to find more photographs, but to experience more sublime moments.”

~ John Paul Caponigro ~

“Comparison is the thief of joy.”

~ Theodore Roosevelt ~

“Done is better than perfect.”

~ Sheryl Sandberg ~