Henri Cartier-Bresson Quotes

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Henri Cartier-Bresson Quotes

I suddenly understood that a photograph could fix eternity in an instant.
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Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

For the world is movement, and you cannot be stationary in your attitude toward something that is moving.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

Sharpness is a bourgeois concept

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera ... they are made with the eye, heart and head.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

He made me suddenly realize that photographs could reach eternity through the moment.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

The world is being created every minute, and the world is falling to pieces every minute

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

Of course it's all luck.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

Life is once. Forever.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

What reinforces the content of a photograph is the sense of rhythm - the relationship between shapes and values.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

Photography is only intuition, a perpetual interrogation - everything except a stage set.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

And no photographs taken with the aid of flash light, either, if only out of respect for the actual light - even when there isn't any of it.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

I enjoy very much seeing a good photographer working. There's an elegance, just like in a bullfight.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

Give me inspiration over information.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

Why do photographers start giving numbers to their prints? It's absurd. What do you do when the 20th print has been done? Do you swallow the negative? Do you shoot yourself? It's the gimmick of money.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

With the one eye that is closed, one looks within, with the other eye that is open, one looks without.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

I am a pack of nerves while waiting for the moment, and this feeling grows and grows and grows and then it explodes, it is a physical joy, a dance, space and time united. Yes, yes, yes, yes!

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

While we're working, we must be conscious of what we're doing.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

I am neither an economist nor a photographer of monuments, and I am not much of a journalist either. What I am trying to do more than anything else is to observe life.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

Human faces are such a world!

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

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