"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment."
"The environment is everything that isn't me."Ansel Adams on Albert Einstein
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."Ansel Adams on Margaret Mead
"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."Ansel Adams on John Muir
"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth."Ansel Adams on Henry David Thoreau
"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools."Ansel Adams on John Muir
"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."