Richard Avedon Quotes

People - running from unhappiness, hiding in power - are locked within their reputations, ambitions, beliefs.

Ambition Quotes, Belief Quotes, Reputation Quotes, Happiness Quotes, Power Quotes

My parents put the New Yorker in my crib. I saw Vogue and Vanity Fair around the house before I could read.

Parents Quotes

Camera lies all the time. It's all it does is lie, because when you choose this moment instead of this moment, when you... the moment you've made a choice, you're lying about something larger. 'Lying' is an ugly word. I don't mean lying. But any artist picks and chooses what they want to paint or write about or say. Photographers are the same.

Time Quotes, Choice Quotes, Pain Quotes, Lying Quotes

 

Any artist picks and chooses what they want to paint or write about or say. Photographers are the same.

Pain Quotes

The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion.

Opinion Quotes, Emotion Quotes

Click! In other words, I'm in a very controlling position, and I can bring... and I've already... if the camera's on you, your face is very concentrated. You're listening. You don't know what I'm going to say next, and now you're smiling. All these things are the things I work with.

Work Quotes, Control Quotes, Listening Quotes

I am always stimulated by people. Almost never by ideas.

Ideas Quotes

I've photographed just about everyone in the world. But what I hope to do is photograph people of accomplishment, not celebrity, and help define the difference once again.

Help Quotes, Hope Quotes

I see pictures of myself and I always knew that what I was feeling didn't look like that guy in the pictures.

Feeling Quotes

Faces are the ledgers of our experience.

Experience Quotes

I think all art is about control - the encounter between control and the uncontrollable.

Control Quotes, Art Quotes

People, unprotected by their roles, become isolated in beauty and intellect and illness and confusion.

Beauty Quotes, Confusion Quotes

How many pictures have you torn up because you hate them? What ends up in your scrapbook? The pictures where you look like a good guy and a good family man, and the children look adorable - and they're screaming the next minute. I've never seen a family album of screaming people.

Children Quotes

What ends up in your scrapbook? The pictures where you look like a good guy and a good family man, and the children look adorable - and they're screaming the next minute. I've never seen a family album of screaming people.

Children Quotes

Anything is an art if you do it at the level of an art.

Art Quotes

I hate cameras. They interfere, they're always in the way. I wish: if I could work with my eyes alone.

Work Quotes

There's always been a separation between fashion and what I call my deeper work.

Work Quotes

All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.

Truth Quotes

If each photograph steals a bit of the soul, isn't it possible that I give up pieces of mine every time I take a picture?

Time Quotes

Real people move, they bear with them the element of time. It is this fourth dimension of people that I try to capture in a photograph.

Time Quotes

A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he is being photographed, and what he does with this knowledge is as much a part of the photograph as what he's wearing or how he looks.

Knowledge Quotes

Just advertising departments with legs and high heels.

Advertising Quotes