Sophie Ristelhueber
[Photographer, b. 1949, Paris, lives in Paris.]

 We have at our disposal modern techniques for seeing everything, apprehending everything, yet we see nothing. 

Dieter Roth
[Artist, b. 1930, Hannover, Germany, d. 1998, Basel, Switzerland.]

 An eyewitness account is evidence that an artist has proposed a work of art. But documentary evidence (i.e. a photograph) is more conclusive. 

Henry Peach Robinson
[Photographer, b. 1830, Ludlow, Shropshire, England, d. 1901, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.]

 It must be confessed that it takes considerable skill to produce the best kind of lies. It is in the hands of first-class photographers only—and perhaps the indifferent ones—that photography can lie. 

Lou Reed
[Musician, b. 1942, Brooklyn, New York, d. 2013, Southampton, New York.]

 To wish for the crazy times one last time and freeze it in the memory of a camera is the least a great artist can do. 

Thomas Roma
[Photographer, b. 1950, Brooklyn, New York, lives in Brooklyn.]

 Imagine what Masaccio or Leonardo would have done if they had an instrument with which they could point, push a button, and get an image. 

Joshua Reynolds
[Artist, b. 1723, Plympton, Devonshire, England, d. 1792, London.]

 A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts. 

Rainer Maria Rilke
[Writer and poet, b. 1875, Prague, d. 1926, Montreux, Switzerland.]

 Oh quickly disappearing photograph in my more slowly disappearing hand. 

Ayn Rand (Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum)
[Writer, b. 1905, Saint Petersburg, Russia, d. 1982, New York.]

 Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.