Camera Quotes

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Henri Cartier-Bresson
“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson
“To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Mind's Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers

Erica O'Rourke
“People spot a big black lens, and they worry about what they're doing, or how their hair looks. Nobody see the person holding the camera.”
Erica O'Rourke, Torn

Alice Sebold
“I had rescued the moment by using my camera and in that way had found how to stop time and hold it. No one could take that image away from me because I owned it.”
Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

Ziad K. Abdelnour
“Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important. Capture the good times. And if things don't work out, just take another shot.”
Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

Sarah Dessen
“[Adam picks up the camera] "I have to get a shot of this."
The reaction in the room was swift, and unanimous: every single person except me raised their hands at once to cover their faces. The accompanying utterances, though, were varied. I heard everything from "Please no" (Maggie), to "Jesus Christ" (Wallace), to "Stop it or die" (I'm assuming it's obvious).”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride

John Dunning
“The camera would miss it all. A magnificent picture is never worth a thousand perfect words. Ansel Adams can be a great artist, but he can never be Shakespeare. His tools are too literal.”
John Dunning, The Bookman's Wake

Italo Calvino
“You only have to start saying of something : 'Ah, how beautiful ! We must photograph it !' and you are already close to the view of the person who thinks that everything that is not photographed is lost, as if it never existed, and therefore in order to really live you must photograph as much as you can, and to photograph as much as you can you must either live in the most photographable way possible, or else consider photographable every moment of your life.”
Italo Calvino, Difficult Loves

“A camera is just a medium to capture what you have in your vision, and vision is something that cannot be bought.”
Neeraj Agnihotri, Procrasdemon - The Artist's Guide to Liberation from Procrastination

Craig Ferguson
“Sometimes my pathology just spills out into the camera doesn't it?”
Craig Ferguson

Himanshu Chhabra
“My lips are like camera for her, whenever I click her with my lips, she smiles.”
Himanshu Chhabra

Béla Tarr
“Most of the movies are working like, 'Information, cut, information, cut, information, cut' and for them the information is just the story. For me, a lot of things [are] information - I try to involve, to the movie, the time, the space, and a lot of other things - which is a part of our life but not connecting directly to the story-telling. And I'm working on the same way - 'information, cut, information, cut,' but for me the information is not only the story.”
Béla Tarr

Doug Peacock
“I have spent too much time with my eye glued to the viewfinder and ended up missing both the image of the mind and that on film.”
Doug Peacock, Grizzly Years: In Search of the American Wilderness

Katherine Howe
“When I looked at life through the camera, I felt like I could finally see it.”
Katherine Howe, The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen

Haresh Sippy
“It's easier to face the camera than life. As in the former the script is known.”
Haresh Sippy

Laurie Perez
“...the land is moody, waiting.

Den turns around and looks at his father who leans into the bike, leans into a long drag on his cigarette, leans into a thought not ready for words. The man is so familiar. They should be at home by now. They should be sitting at the dinner table. This familiarity is deeper than the desert, longer than the miles they’ve traveled. It confuses Dennis.

What is the source of this sadness?

It’s time to go home. Den holds the camera steady.”
Laurie Perez, Virga in Death Valley

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Nature is a cinema.
God, the cinematographer.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

“Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negatives and if things don’t turn out – just take another shot.”

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most tourists see way less of the places they visit than their cameras.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“The camera does not make the photographer, it’s the eye that sublimates the image”
Dominique Hanneuse

Walter Benjamin
“The camera is getting smaller and smaller, ever readier to capture fleeting and secret moments whose images paralyse the associative mechanisms in the beholder.”
Walter Benjamin, One Way Street And Other Writings
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“People act differently, when they see a camera or when they know they are being filmed. People can really act, when they want to get their message across to whomever is watching.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Amit Kalantri
“No camera can capture, what your eyes capture.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Sarvesh Jain
“If you want to have something real with them, you’ve to be more than willing to send them ugly selfies of yours.”
Sarvesh Jain

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some technologies have made it possible for one to travel to the other side of the world in order to see something, whereas some technologies have made that unnecessary: if it were not for things such as the camera and the internet, some African boys would have never seen a Chinese woman’s vagina.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, F for Philosopher: A Collection of Funny Yet Profound Aphorisms

Peter Verhelst
“Langzaam zoom ik in en zie tegelijkertijd de drooggetrainde, wiegende rug van Madonna (‘Vogue’) en ik weet dat in de kooi van haar ribben, ingekapseld in taaie draden, haar hart klopt, als een glanzend oranje embryo. Om de een of andere reden stelt mij dat gerust en daarom laat ik de camera het plekje tussen haar schouderblad en ruggengraat viseren waarna ik in de badkamer verdwijn.”
Peter Verhelst, Vloeibaar harnas

“I would have been dead now, but the camera is the only weapon I have.”

“A picture is a picture, it doesn't matter what camera you use!" - Chris Geiger”
Chris Geiger, The Cancer Survivors Club: A collection of inspirational and uplifting stories

Steven Magee
“The next time I pass through the high altitude Denver International Airport in Colorado, I will be wearing a recording body camera for my own personal protection! The staff there are bizarre!!!”
Steven Magee

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