It is not where it is or what it is that matters but how we see it (Saul Leiter)

Learning to see is not about having open eyes; it's about having an open mind (David duChemin)

When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice (Robert Frank)

It's not the reality that counts, nor poetry. It's the passage from on to the other and the way they surprise each other (Jean-Michel Folon, Notebook, August 1982)

Some days the mere fact of seeing feels like perfect happiness... You feel so rich you long to share your jubilation with others. The memory of such moments is my most precious possession. Maybe because there've been so few of them. A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there-- even if you put them end to end they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds snatched from eternity (Robert Doisneau)

And if a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it’s as though I’ve neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up. I know that the accident of my being a photographer has made my life possible (Richard Avedon)