"The advantage of taking pictures of the famous is that they get published."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Elliott Erwitt on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Elliott Erwitt on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Elliott Erwitt on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Elliott Erwitt on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Elliott Erwitt on Ambrose Bierce
"Most photographers work best alone, myself included."
"To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them."
"I appreciate simplicity, true beauty that lasts over time, and a little wit and eclecticism that make life more fun."
"When I get up in the morning I brush my teeth and go about my business, and if I am going anywhere interesting I take my camera along."