"I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Edward Steichen on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Edward Steichen on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Edward Steichen on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Edward Steichen on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Edward Steichen on Abraham Lincoln
"Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product."
"When that shutter clicks, anything else that can be done afterward is not worth consideration."
"Photography is a major force in explaining man to man."
"Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man."