"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Ansel Adams on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Ansel Adams on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Ansel Adams on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Ansel Adams on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Ansel Adams on Thomas Paine
"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."