"A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Ansel Adams on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Ansel Adams on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Ansel Adams on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Ansel Adams on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Ansel Adams on Winston Churchill
"You don't take a photograph, you make it."
"Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs."
"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."
"Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art."
"There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit."