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Take A Picture Quotes


"You don't take a picture, you make a picture." - Ansel Adams

"Take My Picture, Hollywood! I Wanna Be a Star!" - Lady Gaga

"Where you get people who want to take a picture of you or take a picture of them with you." - Maggie Smith

"If I want to take a picture, I take it no matter what." - Nan Goldin

"When I take a picture I take 10 percent of what I see." - Annie Leibovitz

"I could take a photo, but I'd rather paint a picture." - Mac Miller

"Take a picture not a trophy This is how real men shoot animals" - Ricky Gervais

"I am a perfectionist. When I take a's gotta be good." - Weegee

"You can take a good picture of anything. A bad one, too." - William Eggleston

"I dont think you can lightly paint a picture. Its an activity I take very seriously." - Howard Hodgkin

"Take a picture of this so Isaac can see it when they invent robot eyes." - John Green

"Some people look at a picture for thirty seconds, some for years. It doesn't really matter because a picture is like life. You take out of life as much as you are able to take out of life, just as you take out of a picture as much as you can take out of a picture..." - Oliviero Toscani

"If you take a picture of a human that does not make him noble, there is no reason to take this picture... "If you take a picture of a human that does not make him noble, there is no reason to take this picture. That is my way of seeing things." - Sebastiao Salgado

"I just get inspired to take a picture by the beauty and vulnerability of my friends." - Nan Goldin

"Never take a picture of anything you are not passionately interested in." - Lisette Model

"If you don't take a picture now, you are called an asshole." - Tyler Hoechlin

"I don't think you can lightly paint a picture. It's an activity I take very seriously." - Howard Hodgkin

"Every time you go to a party and take a picture and post that picture to Facebook, you're being a rat. You're being a narc." - Julian Assange

"A sexy picture can come from anyone who forms an intimacy with their subject. You can take a sexy picture of your cat if you want to." - Ellen von Unwerth

"I go out to take a walk, I see something, I take a picture. I take photographs. I have avoided profound explanations of what I do." - Saul Leiter

"I go out to take a walk, I see something, I take a picture. I take photographs. I have avoided profound explanations of what I do." - Saul Leiter

"When we take a picture, we have a negative. We put the right solution on it and, suddenly, the picture comes to life. So what do we do? We take the negative and turn it into a positive." - Madonna Ciccone

"I think my interest gets sparked when I recognize a memory. That is when I take a picture." - Alex Majoli

"Clothing is always a tool that helps me take a picture. But it's never about the clothing." - Carine Roitfeld

"I do' understand why people take pictures of mimes. Everyone looks like a mime in a picture." - Karl Pilkington

"I don't understand why people take pictures of mimes. Everyone looks like a mime in a picture." - Karl Pilkington

"A picture means I know where I was every minute. That's why I take pictures. It's a visual diary." - Andy Warhol

"Take my verses too serious ya hate me, cause I'm the one to paint a vivid picture, no HD." - Drake

"The eleventh commandment of a motion picture negotiation: Thou shalt not take less than thy last deal." - John Gregory Dunne

"If someone offers you a three picture deal at 20 you'd take it. I would have killed for it." - Adam Rayner

"Take back your picture in a frame. Take back your singing in the rain. I just hope you understand sometimes the clothes do not make the man." - George Michael

"A picture is a fact." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Any picture that needs a caption is a weak picture." - Harvey Dunn

"I think anybody can take a good picture. My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person doing something unfamous. It's being in the right place at the wrong time." - Andy Warhol

"People don't realize that one picture for you is just one picture. But for me, I take a thousand pictures a day. That adds up. It's tough getting somewhere on time when you have to stop that much." - Chumlee

"Take my picture Hollywood. I wanna be STAR" - Lady Gaga

"If you didn't take the picture, you weren't there." - Garry Winogrand

"If you did' take the picture, you were' there." - Garry Winogrand

"Life's the longest picture you're ever gonna take." - Ben Harper

"If you think your picture needs something, take something out." - Harvey Dunn

"When you go out skating with your friends, you need one friend who knows how to take a good picture. Without the picture, there is no proof that you pulled the trick." - Jeffrey Deitch

"I like having my picture taken and being a glamorous person. Sometimes when I find myself getting impatient, I just remember the times I cried my eyes out because nobody wanted to take my picture at the Trocadero." - Rita Hayworth

"Every relationship between persons causes a picture of each to take form in the mind of the other, and this picture evidently is in reciprocal relationship with that personal relationship." - Georg Simmel

"The high-definition picture is still a perspective picture. That's the real problem, the perspective picture." - David Hockney

"Somebody would come in and say, I never take a good picture. I'd say, Why not? You've got two eyes, a nose, and a mouth like everybody else." - James Van Der Zee

"There's something arbitrary about taking a picture. So I can stand at the edge of a highway and take one step forward and it can be a natural landscape untouched by man and I can take one step back and include a guardrail and change the meaning of the picture radically... I can take a picture of a person at one moment and make them look contemplative and photograph them two seconds later and make them look frivolous." - Stephen Shore

"Cause you know, life is what we make it and a chance is like a picture, it'd be nice if you just take it" - Drake

"It is a good thing to stand away from the canvas from time to time and take a full view of the picture." - Winston Churchill

"You"ve got to visualize where you're headed and be very clear about it. Take a polaroid picture of where you're going to be in a few years." - Sara Blakely

"You've got to visualize where you're headed and be very clear about it. Take a polaroid picture of where you're going to be in a few years." - Sara Blakely

"It's quite true that what I am aiming at, even when I take portraits, is to get a scandalous picture. I would love to be a paparazzo." - Helmut Newton

"I click my teeth together every time I want to take a mental picture of something, like, "Wow, what a beautiful sunset!" Slam your teeth together." - Rich Fulcher

"If I had a camera,' I said, 'I'd take a picture of you every day. That way I'd remember how you looked every single day of your life." - Nicole Krauss

"If each photograph steals a bit of the soul, isn't it possible that I give up pieces of mine every time I take a picture?" - Richard Avedon

"Beauty is in the character of a person. It's about having an interesting face and about what's inside. Anyone can take a good picture." - Patrick Demarchelier

"If I say 'Find me an interesting painting' to Google, someday a robot could go around the Picasso museum and take a picture for me." - Vijay Kumar

"We take safety very, very seriously on every film I make, and that's why I've never had a serious accident or anybody killed when I make a picture." - Michael Mann

"Once, I had to clip a jacket back to take a picture, and after they were done I forgot to remove the clip until someone noticed." - Shay Mitchell

"I've created a vocabulary of different styles. I draw from many different ways to take a picture. Sometimes I go back to reportage, to journalism." - Annie Leibovitz

"I've been in beautiful landscapes where one is tempted to whip out a camera and take a picture. I've learned to resist that." - David Byrne

"For you to be able to take a picture of yourself that you feel good enough about to share with the world - I think that's a great thing." - Ezra Koenig

"It's amazing how if you turn up at a studio without an idea, a picture will take itself from momentum, and you quickly can lose control." - Miles Aldridge

"Some have said that if you take a great picture in color and take away the color, you'll have a great black-and-white picture. But if you're shooting something about color and you take away the color, you'll have nothing." - Jay Maisel

"What you do when you paint, you take a brush full of paint, get paint on the picture, and you have faith." - Willem De Kooning

"The two greatest mannequins of the century were Gertrude Stein and Edith Sitwell - unquestionably. You just couldn't take a bad picture of those two old girls" - Diana Vreeland

"The point of fashion is that you take the picture you want. And fashion is the only photography that allows fantasy, and I'm a fantasist." - Tim Walker

"The picture is like a prayer, an offering, and hopefully an opening through which to seek what we don't know, or already know and should take seriously." - Emmet Gowin

"If you find an idea without form, please let me know because I would love to take a picture of it." - Vik Muniz

"I don't seek to be in the tabloids but I suppose sometimes I go out and I'm wearing something and they take a picture and it's in." - Joan Collins

"I told him to take a picture of his testicles so he'd have something to remember them by if he ever took another shot like the last one." - Bob Knight

"You don't have to do the picture, you have to do the autograph, but it's important to take that moment to make a human connection." - Cindy Crawford

"I want to go to Australia and take the same goofy picture of me holding a koala that everyone else takes." - Jessi Klein

"When you take a picture of someone, never show it to them right away. If they don't like it, they may erase it." - Jean Pigozzi

"I don't like asking for an autograph, but I would like to take a picture with Jessica Simpson because I love her style!" - Ashley Tisdale

"I say no to photographs. When people take my picture, I feel like they've taken a piece of me, and I can't get that back. It's soul-draining." - Evangeline Lilly

"Somebody could take a picture of me from across the room, and I would feel like I wanted to rip their face off." - Evangeline Lilly

"I'd just like to be able to walk outside as everyone does and enjoy time with my friends, not feel bad for not wanting to take a picture." - Liam Payne

"I really approached the film as if it was a white big piece of paper and I was going to draw a picture on it. And whether that picture was good or bad, whatever people thought of it, what they could never take away was that it was my picture." - Johnny Depp

"The process for writing a picture book is completely different from the process of writing a chapter book or novel. For one thing, most of my picture books rhyme. Also, when I write a picture book I'm always thinking about the role the pictures will play in the telling of the story. It can take me several months to write a picture book, but it takes me several years to write a novel." - Sarah Weeks

"There's always a time in any series of work where you get to a certain point and your work is going steadily and each picture is better than the next, and then you sort of level off and that's when you realize that it's not that each picture is better then the next, it's that each picture up's the ante. And that every time you take one good picture, the next one has got to be better." - Sally Mann

"What they will do is, you know the tabloids. They'll take one element of a story that may be true and they'll build everything around it. Take a picture and invent a story around it." - Dennis Quaid

"Murder is illegal, but if you take a picture of it you may get your name in a magazine or maybe win a Pulitzer Prize. However, sex is legal, but if you take a picture of that act, you can go to jail." - Larry Flynt

"A picture is a poem without words" - Horace

"A picture is like a prayer." - Harry Callahan

"A picture is a model of reality." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"A picture is worth a thousand texts." - Melissa De La Cruz

"A picture is worth a thousand words." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"A picture is a poem without words." - Horace

"A picture is worth a thousand words." - Unknown

"We photographers say that we take a picture, and in a certain sense, that is true. We take something from people's lives, but in doing so we tell their story." - Steve McCurry

"I try to focus more on the positive, but it's half the time I'm getting, "Oh you're only in the gym to take a picture," and it's like, "So what the f - k, I'm in here every day, I drove an hour just to take a picture?"" - Khloe Kardashian

"When someone says to you, 'Oh, I don't take a good picture,' what they mean is they haven't come to terms with how they look. They take a fine picture, it's just that their image of how they think they look is not in touch with the reality." - Martin Parr

"Don't make your living with cinema because Hollywood will take you, will eat you, will destroy you. This is the reality. You have a good picture, have success, you take the person and they destroy you." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"One picture is worth a thousand words" - Albert Einstein

"Unless a picture shocks, it is nothing." - Marcel Duchamp

"Life is like a B-picture script." - Kirk Douglas

"I have never painted a recent picture." - Man Ray

"Every picture tells a story, don't it?" - Rod Stewart

"Fortunately, taking a picture leaves no mark." - Edward S. Curtis

"One picture is worth a thousand words." - Fred R. Barnard

"The soul never thinks without a picture." - Aristotle

"I had a picture-perfect childhood." - Kelly Ripa

"A picture is poem without words." - Confucius

"One time, I put up 40, 50 points dunking on Shawn Bradley. After the game, he brought his family over. He was like, 'This is my wife. She wants to take a picture.' I'm like, 'Nice to meet you.' I smile into the camera, take the picture, and then feel guilty about dunking on him so many times." - Shaquille O'Neal

"A movie and a stage show are two entirely different things. A picture, you can do anything you want. Change it, cut out a scene, put in a scene, take a scene out. They don't do that on stage" - Cab Calloway

"A movie and a stage show are two entirely different things. A picture, you can do anything you want. Change it, cut out a scene, put in a scene, take a scene out. They don't do that on stage." - Cab Calloway

"A picture whose pictorial form is logical form is called a logical picture." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"An image is not a picture, but a picture can correspond to it." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"The Gospel is not a picture of adoption, adoption is a picture of the Gospel." - John Piper

"It's far better to shoot a good picture than a good-looking picture." - Robert Richardson

"Even if you're walking through the airport or going to pick up your mail, if you meet a fan and they have a camera, they will take a picture of you and millions could potentially see that picture - if it's picked up by a blog or whatever." - Keri Hilson

"For me it is not a detachment to take a picture. It's a way of touching somebody - it's a caress... I think that you can actually give people access to their own soul." - Nan Goldin

"After writing all day I go for a walk and see a piece of architecture i want to photograph and i have to take a picture and later a poem comes in my mind." - Patti Smith

"For me it is not a detachment to take a picture. It's a way of touching somebody - it's a caress... I think that you can actually give people access to their own soul." - Nan Goldin

"A large picture can give us images of things, but a relatively small one can best re-create the instantaneous unity of nature as a view - the unity of which the eyes take in at a single glance." - Clement Greenberg

"There's not too much difference between writing a picture book and writing a collection of a hundred poems or so, except that the bigger books take a lot longer to do." - Jack Prelutsky

"I think that anybody who's anti-selfie is really just a hater. Because, truthfully, why shouldn't people take pictures of themselves? When I'm on Instagram and I see that somebody took a picture of themselves, I'm like, 'Thank you.' I don't need to see a picture of the sky, the trees, plants. There's only one you." - Ezra Koenig

"You are not just a big-picture girl for me, Brooke Parker. You're the only picture." - Julie James

"You are not just a big-picture girl for me, Brooke Parker. You're the only picture." - Julie James

"A good picture, any picture, has to be bristling with razor blades." - Pablo Picasso

"Everybody feels like they need a photograph because we're in a generation where, if you don't document it, it didn't occur. So you've got to stop and take a picture with everybody." - Jesse Eisenberg

"A portrait photographer depends upon another person to complete his picture. The subject imagined, which in a sense is me, must be discovered in someone else willing to take part in a fiction he cannot possibly know about." - Richard Avedon

"I'm not trying to be in your face and take a picture that is like a journalistic kind of image. I got interested in a kind of complicated, compiled, visual field." - Teju Cole

"This is a tried and true genre directed by a guy who's famous for character work. This could take a genre picture and lift it and elevate it. That was my thinking." - Michael Chiklis

"When you're with people that are aware of the fact that you're a photographer, they'll say, "Oh, look at that! That's something to take a picture of!" That's almost a sure sign that you shouldn't do it." - Ari Marcopoulos

"When students scoff at the idea of a magical relation between a picture and what it represents, ask them to take a photograph of their mother and cut out the eyes." - W. J. T. Mitchell

"You've got a number of things that take place that are peculiar to still photography. One: how a picture looks - what you photograph is responsible for how a photograph looks. In other words, it's responsible for the form." - Garry Winogrand

"These days I think the composers of music influence me more than any photographers or visual creators. I see something exciting or lovely and think to myself: 'If Papa Haydn or Wolfgang Amadeus or the red-headed Vivaldi were here with a camera, they'd snap a picture of what's in front of me.' So I take the picture for them." - Ralph Steiner

"The process must be concealed from - non-existent for - the photographer, who by definition need think of the art in the taking and not in the making photographs... In short, all that should be necessary to get a good picture is to take a good picture." - Edwin Land

"Photography has definitely been my favorite way to remember things. At least for me that's how my brain processes things, of memories or moments - if I take a picture of it I can remember so many more details. I think it's about choosing the exact picture in my head that signifies or symbolizes a moment - almost as if you're using film. It's almost archaic." - Dianna Agron

"In France we have a law which doesn't allow the press to publish a photo that you didn't approve. It lets the paparazzi take the picture, but if they publish this picture, you have the choice to sue the newspaper. So me, I always sued them." - Audrey Tautou

"For me the most important thing to do in a selfie is to have an opinion and to say something with the picture. Don't just take a picture of yourself like, 'Here I am.' It's what are you thinking? Are you happy? Are you angry? Do you like it? Do you not like it? Think an emotion and apply it to your eyes." - Nigel Barker

"I never take a picture of a face because a face is somebody, an arm is not recognizable as somebody. When you take a photograph of someone's face, it identifies it as somebody, but if you take just a fragment, it's everybody. It's not one person." - Annette Messager

"Painting is like golf; the fewer strokes I take, the better the picture." - John Marin

"If you get to the top on your own, who'll take the picture?" - Thomas Dewar, 1st Baron Dewar

"I work very quickly. I only ever take one picture of one thing. Literally. Never two." - William Eggleston

"I want to take as the canvas for my next picture the entire surface of France." - Yves Klein

"When you pay attention to detail, the big picture will take care of itself." - Georges St-Pierre

"Once, after finishing a picture, I thought I would stop for awhile, take a trip, do things-the next time I thought of this, I found five years had gone by." - Willem De Kooning

"If I wanted to be famous, I could have been famous before. I mean, I produced a Frank Sinatra special- Elizabeth Taylor, with Michael Jackson, Gregory Peck, I won't even take a picture." - David Gest

"Nothing means anything here. When they pull down an outstanding building, no one objects. Oh, maybe there's a wee protest from some collectors or something who take a picture of it before it vanishes." - Billy Connolly

"Take two paintings by the same artist, one has a signature and the other doesn't. The signed picture is generally more valuable. The signature is almost graffiti or a tagging system, yet it can become more important than the subject." - Gavin Turk

"I tell people to frame the picture. Make the greatest, most perfect composition you can . . . and then take a step forward. It skews it a bit and makes it more interesting." - Larry Clark

"You take a picture of yourself in some exceptional situation - skydiving or whatever. People always post those photos because it works - you're saying something about yourself that begs a conversation and that's what the users are there for." - Christian Rudder

"I have to be reminded, "'It's your son's birthday party. Bring a camera.' And then, when I'm there, 'Take a picture,' because it doesn't occur to me to use it as this memorializing thing." - Stephen Shore

"Most people know who I am. Then I get the people who don't know who I am and just want to take a picture with a guy with muscles. I get more people that know me than anything." - Ronnie Coleman

"A goal is created three times. First as a mental picture. Second, when written down to add clarity and dimension. And third, when you take action towards its achievement." - Gary Blair

"Doubt always hovers nearby, but I take photographs the way a musician hums. Looking is like breathing. So when luck turns my way and offers me a good picture, joy is surely nigh." - Marc Riboud

"I have to be reminded, ""It's your son's birthday party. Bring a camera." And then, when I'm there, "Take a picture," because it does' occur to me to use it as this memorializing thing." - Stephen Shore

"Sometimes I can't draw or take a picture of something, though, if the color is a certain way and the only way to see it is to see it in person." - Jason Polan



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