"Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships."
"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right."Ansel Adams on Abraham Lincoln
"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."Ansel Adams on Mother Teresa
"When the solution is simple, God is answering."Ansel Adams on Albert Einstein
"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation."Ansel Adams on Maya Angelou
"Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God."Ansel Adams on Lawrence Welk
"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."