I’ve been “collecting” quotes about photography for some time, so when I decided to put together this post with my 10 favorites quotes, it was a lot harder than I thought it would be. So, after much thought (okay, some thought) here are my 10 favorites (in no particular order):

1. You don’t have to be crazy to succeed as a photographer, but it sure helps. It’s okay to be crazy, but not stupid. – Cliff Hollenbeck

2. When your mouth drops open, click the shutter. – Harold Feinstein

3. When people ask what equipment I use – I tell them my eyes. – Anonymous

4. What use is having a great depth of field, if there is not an adequate depth of feeling? – W. Eugene Smith

5. Ultimately, my hope is to amaze myself. The anticipation of discovering new possibilities becomes my greatest joy. – Jerry Uelsmann

6. A technically perfect photograph can be the world’s most boring picture. – Andreas Feininger

7. If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it. – Jay Maisel

8. In the business of portrait photography, one must combine the artist and the craftsman. – Louis Fabian Bachrach

9. Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera. – Yousuf Karsh

10. One photo out of focus is a mistake, ten photos out of focus are an experimentation, one hundred photos out of focus are a style. – Anonymous

Okay, I couldn’t stop without 2 bonus quotes, from two well-known folks….

There is 3 key things for good photography: the camera, lighting and… Photoshop – Tyra Banks

A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words. – Ansel Adams