Wisdom Lives in Words

Memorable Quotes by Alfred Stieglitz

Beautiful dreams - if the world were more beautiful they would come true - But the world is relentless & cruel - people are - they must be, I suppose, or they could not live.
Alfred Stieglitz
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The arts equally have distinct departments, and unless photography has its own possibilities of expression, separate from those of the other arts, it is merely a process, not an art.
Alfred Stieglitz
Several people feel I have photographed God. May be.
Alfred Stieglitz
In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.
Alfred Stieglitz
Photographers must learn not to be ashamed to have their photographs look like photographs.
Alfred Stieglitz
We had many books and pictures... my parents' way of life doubtless left a lasting impression on me. They created an atmosphere in which a certain kind of freedom could exist. This may well account for my seeking a related sense of liberty as I grew up.
Alfred Stieglitz
The goal of art was the vital expression of self.
Alfred Stieglitz
When I make a picture, I make love.
Alfred Stieglitz
I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing.
Alfred Stieglitz
Everything is relative except relatives, and they are absolute.
Alfred Stieglitz
Before the people at large, and for that matter, the artists themselves, understand what photography really means, as I understand that term, it is essential for them to be taught the real meaning of art.
Alfred Stieglitz
I have a vision of life, and I try to find equivalents for it in the form of photographs.
Alfred Stieglitz
I was born in Hoboken. I am an American. Photography is my passion. The search for Truth my obsession.
Alfred Stieglitz
Wherever there is light, one can photograph.
Alfred Stieglitz