"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."
- Albert Einstein
"the decisive moment, it is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as the precise organization of forms which gives that event its proper expression."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it."
- Ansel Adams
"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst."
– Henri Cartier-Bresson
“If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it.”
– Jay Maisel
“If your photos aren’t good enough, then you’re not close enough”
– Robert Capa
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
– Elliott Erwitt
"Happiness is not something that is given, it is created by your own actions"
- Dhali Lama
“The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.“
– Robert Doisneau - The Encyclopedia of Photography (1984)
“A photographer who made a picture from a splendid moment, an accidental pose of someone or a beautiful scenery, is the finder of a treasure.”
– Robert Doisneau - in the Dutch Photomagazine “Foto” April 1983