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" My own eyes are no more than scouts on a preliminary search, for the camera's eye may entirely change my idea. "
" I see no reason for recording the obvious. "
" Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual. "
" Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk. "
" Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be. "
" Now to consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk. Such rules and laws are deduced from the accomplished fact; they are the products of reflection. "
" Photography suits the temper of this age - of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately. "
" There is nothing like a Bach fugue to remove me from a discordant moment... only Bach hold up fresh and strong after repeated playing. I can always return to Bach when the other records weary me. "