William Wegman
[Artist, b. 1943, Holyoke, Massachusetts, lives in New York.]

 As soon as I got funny, I killed any majestic intentions in my work. 

Bill Jay
[Photographer, writer, and curator, b. 1940, Maidenhead, England, d. 2009, Samara, Costa Rica.]

 Photoshop makes it easier to do all the things you didn’t need to do before Photoshop. 

Kermit the Frog
[Muppet and Philosopher, b. 1955, WRC-TV, Washington, D.C., lives in Hollywood.]

 How important are the visual arts in our society? I feel strongly that the visual arts are of vast and incalculable importance. Of course I could be prejudiced. I am a visual art. 

Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
[Writer, b. 1835, Hannibal, Missouri, d. 1910, Redding, Connecticut.]

 My dear Sir, I thank you very much for your letter and your photograph. In my opinion you are more like me than any other of my numerous doubles. I may even say that you resemble me more closely than I do myself. In fact, I intend to use your picture to shave by. Yours thankfully, S. Clemens. (Reply to a man who sent him a photograph and claimed to be his double.) 

Groucho Marx
[Comedian and performer, b. 1890, New York, d. 1977, Los Angeles.]

 I don’t have a photograph, but you can have my footprints. They’re upstairs in my socks. (As Hugo Z. Hackenbush in the film A Day at the Races) 

Roger Ballen
[Photographer, b. 1950, New York, lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.]

 It has to start with myself. I just can’t go out and say, I’m going to help humanity and take greater pictures. That usually doesn’t work. 

Mariana Yampolsky
[Photographer, b. 1925, Chicago, d. 2002, Mexico City.]

 Often my best photographs are the ones I didn’t take. 

Robert Doisneau
[Photographer, b. 1912, Gentilly, Val-de-Marne, France, d. 1994, Montrouge, France.]

 For a photographer, the first 70 years are a bit difficult, but after that things get better. 
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