I don't love the world. I think Jupiter should have hit us.
When I need names they drop out of my head; when I don't need them they drop back.
I don't think there's any such thing as teaching people photography, other than influencing them a little. People have to be their own learners. They have to have a certain talent.
Everybody who does anything for the public can be criticized. There's always someone who doesn't like it.
A woman said to me when she first sat down, You're photographing the wrong side of my face. I said, Oh, is there one?
My mind is vacant on names, but I know him as well as anything. When I need names they drop out of my head; when I don't need them they drop back.
When you do portraits professionally it's not a desire, it's for money.
I don't know what love means.
I never stopped photographing. There were a couple of years when I didn't have a darkroom, but that didn't stop me from photographing.
Anybody is influenced by where and how he lives.
I was poor. When you're poor you work, and when you're rich you expect somebody to hand it to you. So I think being reasonably poor is very good for people.
I don't talk about success. I don't know what it is. Wait until I'm dead.
There are certain things you don't discuss with Ansel, especially if you don't agree.
I told the students that whatever they did in class was for the wastebasket.
Well, I turn people into human beings by not making them into gods.
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