"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."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Elliott Erwitt on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Elliott Erwitt on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Elliott Erwitt on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Elliott Erwitt on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Elliott Erwitt on Oscar Wilde
"Most photographers work best alone, myself included."
"I appreciate simplicity, true beauty that lasts over time, and a little wit and eclecticism that make life more fun."
"The advantage of taking pictures of the famous is that they get published."
"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."