"To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Henri Cartier-Bresson 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."Henri Cartier-Bresson on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Henri Cartier-Bresson on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Henri Cartier-Bresson on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Henri Cartier-Bresson on Oscar Wilde
"The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box."