"Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Ansel Adams on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Ansel Adams on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Ansel Adams on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Ansel Adams on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Ansel Adams on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."