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Photography is truth.
by Jean-Luc Godard

Photography is truth.
The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.
- Jean-Luc Godard

I don't think you should feel about a film.
You should feel about a woman, not a movie.
You can't kiss a movie.
- Jean-Luc Godard

Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.
- Jean-Luc Godard

A story should have a beginning, a middle,
and an end...
but not necessarily in that order.
- Jean-Luc Godard

 

To me style is just the outside of content,
and content the inside of style, like the outside and
the inside of the human body.
Both go together, they can't be separated.
- Jean-Luc Godard

One of the most striking signs of the decay of art
is when we see its separate forms jumbled together.
- Jean-Luc Godard

To be or not to be.
That's not really a question.
- Jean-Luc Godard

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The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea.
- Jean-Luc Godard

I pity the French Cinema because it has no money.
I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas.
- Jean-Luc Godard

All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.
- Jean-Luc Godard

Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element
whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine,
and a relative element which might be,
either by turns or all at once, period,
fashion, moral, passion.
- Jean-Luc Godard

Photography takes an instant out of time,
altering life by holding it still.
- Dorothea Lange

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

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition,
in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
- Edward Steichen

Maybe I'll paint, do photography, just something else.
I can see that.
- Steven Soderbergh

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

I became interested in photography when I found my
own sketching was inadequate.
- Ben Shahn

Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing,
and which is true.
- Jacques-Henri Lartigue

In photography there is a reality so subtle that it
becomes more real than reality.
- Alfred Stieglitz

There is no question that photography has played a
major role in the environmental movement.
- Galen Rowell

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

My use of the medium - photography -
is in some ways traditional.
- Andres Serrano

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment;
photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
- Tony Benn

Photography is still a very new medium and everything must be tried and dare.
- Bill Brandt

What it all boils down to for me is having the enthusiasm
to do something for enjoyment and being stimulated by what's around you.
That's what photography does for me.
- Graeme Le Saux

A lot of people think that when you have grand scenery,
such as you have in Yosemite, that photography must be easy.
- Galen Rowell

I was an artistic dilettante for a while,
in photography and collage and the visual arts.
- Thomas Wilson

Photography deals exquisitely with appearances,
but nothing is what it appears to be.
- Duane Michals

Black and white are the colors of photography.
To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair
to which mankind is forever subjected.
- Robert Frank

In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject.
The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

When you live by the sea, there are definite seasons
when you can see the weather coming and going,
which lends itself to photography.
- Graeme Le Saux

Photography is an immediate reaction,
drawing is a meditation.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

I think landscape photography in general is somewhat undervalued.
- Galen Rowell

Photography must be integrated with the story.
- James Wong Howe

In my photography, color and composition are inseparable.
I see in color.
- William Albert Allard

The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography.
- Alberto Korda

As an avid photographer, I also took advantage of the
latest technology in photography -
digital photography -
to post photos on my website on a daily basis.
- Tipper Gore

My son does a little photography, but he's not involved the way I was.
- Kim Weston

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

When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s,
I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes.
I didn't even know how to aim the camera in those days.
- Ann Beattie

Photography does not create eternity,
as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption.
- Andre Bazin

A new era in the physiological investigation of linguistic
sounds was opened up by X-ray photography.
- Roman Jakobson

I don't need the money I generate from photography to support myself.
- Kim Weston

Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing,
photography, and writing.
- Layne Staley

I threw myself into this artform because photography
had given me a new sense of mission and identity.
- Bob Anderson

Photography is a small voice, at best,
but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them,
can lure our sense of awareness.
- W. Eugene Smith

The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each to himself.
And that is the most complicated thing on earth.
- Edward Steichen

The clue to book jacket photography is to look friendly and approachable,
but not too glamorous.
- Antonia Fraser

Photography, as we all know, is not real at all.
It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.
- Arnold Newman

Contrast is what makes photography interesting.
- Conrad Hall

Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications,
offers an infinite variety of perception,
interpretation and execution.
- Ansel Adams

Actually, when I first started dabbling in photography,
I was still working for my parents as a salesman.
- Herb Ritts

In 1979, I received a phone call from Ansel Adams asking
me if I would be willing to consider coming to work for him.
I was teaching photography in Southern California at that point.
- John Sexton

Light makes photography.
Embrace light.
Admire it.
Love it.
But above all, know light.
Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.
- George Eastman

Growing up, I didn't give my grandfather's photography a second thought.
I wasn't involved in his work, except that I helped
my dad print his negatives.
- Kim Weston

Now, my knowledge of photography was terribly limited.
- Ben Shahn

It's the first time that I've ever had an art show based on a film,
but it's a photography collage.
- Val Kilmer

I went into photography because it seemed like the
perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Look at lots of exhibitions and books,
and don't get hung up on cameras and technical things.
Photography is about images.
- Fay Godwin

Moreover, photography has made it possible to fix these
images and now provides us with a permanent record
of each observed spectrum,
which can be measured out at any time.
- Pieter Zeeman

I don't think that digital photography is romantic yet.
It's not sympathetic the way that film is.
- Matthew Modine

Photography started as a means of getting reference
material for my paintings of nature subjects.
- Nigel Dennis

George Lucas wanted this moving camera for all of the
photography in Star Wars.
He was willing to take a risk with the concepts that
I advanced with regard to ways for doing that.
- John Dykstra

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

Big game photography in Africa is mainly done from a vehicle,
so then I feel I might as well take the lot.
- Nigel Dennis

Few speeches which have produced an electrical effect
on an audience can bear the colourless photography of a printed record.
- Archibald Philip Primrose

I love photography.
My boyfriend's got a great camera, which I bought for his birthday.
- Sarah Sutton

People don't have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore.
The money is in photography.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

He was a very generous soul and was exceptionally dedicated
to the medium of photography.
- John Sexton

The other great development has been in photography,
but that too was influenced by Conceptual art.
- Sol LeWitt


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