"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."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Edward Steichen on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Edward Steichen on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Edward Steichen on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Edward Steichen on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Edward Steichen on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."
"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."