Robert Doisneau quotes

  • If I knew how to take a good photograph, I'd do it every time.
    -- Robert Doisneau

    #Photography #Photograph

  • The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.
    -- Robert Doisneau

    #Photography #Directors #Unexpected

  • Life is short. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly.
    -- Robert Doisneau

    #Life Is Short #Kissing #Forgiving

  • There are days when simply seeing feels like happiness itself....You feel so rich, the elation seems almost excessive and you want to share it
    -- Robert Doisneau

    #Want #Elation #Rich

  • I don't photograph life as it is, but life as I would like it to be,
    -- Robert Doisneau

    #Photograph

  • Some days the mere fact of seeing feels like perfect happiness... You feel so rich you long to share your jubilation with others. The memory of such moments is my most precious possession. Maybe because there've been so few of them. A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there-- even if you put them end to end they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds snatched from eternity.
    -- Robert Doisneau

    #Memories #Two #Perfect

  • Nowadays people's visual imagination is so much more sophisticated, so much more developed, particularly in young people, that now you can make an image which just slightly suggests something, they can make of it what they will.
    -- Robert Doisneau

    #Imagination #People #Sophisticated

  • I hate collectors, the ones who take something just for themselves.
    -- Robert Doisneau

    #Hate #I Hate #Collectors

  • A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there-even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity.
    -- Robert Doisneau

    #Photography #Two #Add

  • You've got to struggle against the pollution of intelligence in order to become an animal with very sharp instincts - a sort of intuitive medium - so that to photograph becomes a magical act, and slowly other more suggestive images begin to appear behind the visible image, for which the photographer cannot be held responsible.
    -- Robert Doisneau

    #Photography #Struggle #Animal

  • A photographer who made a picture from a splendid moment, an accidental pose of someone or a beautiful scenery, is the finder of a treasure.
    -- Robert Doisneau

    #Beautiful #Treasure #Photographer

  • If you take photos, don't speak, don't write, don't analyze yourself, and don't answer any questions.
    -- Robert Doisneau

    #Photography #Writing #Answers

  • Chance is the one thing you can't buy. You have to pay for it and you have to pay for it with your life, spending a lot of time, you pay for it with time, not the wasting of time but the spending of time.
    -- Robert Doisneau

    #Luck #Pay #Chance

  • To suggest is to create; to describe is to destroy.
    -- Robert Doisneau

    #Education

  • I don't usually give out advice or recipes, but you must let the person looking at the photograph go some of the way to finishing it. You should offer them a seed that will grow and open up their minds.
    -- Robert Doisneau

    #Giving #Advice #Mind

  • When people talk to me about picture hunters, I very quietly laugh. I'm not a hunter of pictures, I'm a fisher of pictures.
    -- Robert Doisneau

    #Photography #Laughing #People

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