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Annie Leibovitz Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Annie Leibovitz.

It's hard to watch something go on and be talking at the same time.
- Annie Leibovitz

When I take a picture I take 10 percent of what I see.
- Annie Leibovitz

You don't have to sort of enhance reality.
There is nothing stranger than truth.
- Annie Leibovitz

I still need the camera because it is the only reason anyone is talking to me.
- Annie Leibovitz

 

At my Rolling Stones' tour, the camera was a protection.
I used it in a Zen way.
- Annie Leibovitz

Nature is so powerful, so strong.
Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes
a dance with light and the weather.
It takes you to a place within yourself.
- Annie Leibovitz

A very subtle difference can make the picture or not.
- Annie Leibovitz

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If it makes you cry, it goes in the show.
- Annie Leibovitz

No one ever thought Clint Eastwood was funny,
but he was.
- Annie Leibovitz

I don't think there is anything wrong with white space.
I don't think it's a problem to have a blank wall.
- Annie Leibovitz

I feel very proud of the work from the '80s because
it is very bright and colorful.
- Annie Leibovitz

Coming tight was boring to me, just the face...
it didn't have enough information.
- Annie Leibovitz

I've created a vocabulary of different styles.
I draw from many different ways to take a picture.
Sometimes I go back to reportage, to journalism.
- Annie Leibovitz

What I am interested in now is the landscape.
Pictures without people.
I wouldn't be surprised if eventually there are no people in my pictures.
It is so emotional.
- Annie Leibovitz

The camera makes you forget you're there.
It's not like you are hiding but you forget,
you are just looking so much.
- Annie Leibovitz

When I started working for Rolling Stone,
I became very interested in journalism and thought
maybe that's what I was doing,
but it wasn't.
- Annie Leibovitz

I didn't want to let women down.
One of the stereotypes I see breaking is the idea of
aging and older women not being beautiful.
- Annie Leibovitz

I shoot a little bit, maybe two rolls,
medium format, which is 20 pictures,
and if it's not working,
I change the position.
- Annie Leibovitz

There must be a reason why photographers are not very
good at verbal communication.
I think we get lazy.
- Annie Leibovitz

When you are younger, the camera is like a friend and
you can go places and feel like you're with someone,
like you have a companion.
- Annie Leibovitz

When you are on assignment, film is the least expensive
thing in a very practical sense.
Your time, the person's time, turns out to be the most valuable thing.
- Annie Leibovitz

The work which is manipulated looks a little boring to me.
I think life is pretty strange anyway.
It is wooo, wooo, wooo!
- Annie Leibovitz

What I end up shooting is the situation.
I shoot the composition and my subject is going to
help the composition or not.
- Annie Leibovitz

My lens of choice was always the 35 mm.
It was more environmental.
You can't come in closer with the 35 mm.
- Annie Leibovitz

It's a heavy weight, the camera.
Now we have modern and lightweight, small plastic cameras,
but in the '70s they were heavy metal.
- Annie Leibovitz

I am impressed with what happens when someone stays
in the same place and you took the same picture over
and over and it would be different,
every single frame.
- Annie Leibovitz

I feel a responsibility to my backyard.
I want it to be taken care of and protected.
- Annie Leibovitz

When you go to take someone's picture,
the first thing they say is, what you want me to do?
Everyone is very awkward.
- Annie Leibovitz

There are still so many places on our planet that remain unexplored.
I'd love to one day peel back the mystery and understand them.
- Annie Leibovitz

If I didn't have my camera to remind me constantly,
I am here to do this, I would eventually have slipped away,
I think.
I would have forgotten my reason to exist.
- Annie Leibovitz

I was scared to do anything in the studio because it felt so claustrophobic.
I wanted to be somewhere where things could happen
and the subject wasn't just looking back at you.
- Annie Leibovitz

Computer photography won't be photography as we know it.
I think photography will always be chemical.
- Annie Leibovitz

I wish that all of nature's magnificence,
the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.
- Annie Leibovitz

Lennon was very helpful.
What he taught me seems completely obvious:
he expected people to treat each other well.
- Annie Leibovitz

I'd like to think that the actions we take today will
allow others in the future to discover the wonders
of landscapes we helped protect but never had the chance to enjoy ourselves.
- Annie Leibovitz

Everyone keeps asking you for pictures,
and after a while you get tired of that.
I always say, They are in the archives.
- Annie Leibovitz

A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not
afraid to fall in love with these people.
- Annie Leibovitz

Sometimes I enjoy just photographing the surface because
I think it can be as revealing as going to the heart of the matter.
- Annie Leibovitz

My hope is that we continue to nurture the places that we love,
but that we also look outside our immediate worlds.
- Annie Leibovitz

In a portrait, you have room to have a point of view.
The image may not be literally what's going on,
but it's representative.
- Annie Leibovitz

When I say I want to photograph someone,
what it really means is that I'd like to know them.
Anyone I know I photograph.
- Annie Leibovitz

What I learned from Lennon was something that did stay with me my whole career,
which is to be very straightforward.
I actually love talking about taking pictures,
and I think that helps everyone.
- Annie Leibovitz

The pictures of my family were designed to be on a family wall,
they were supposed to be together.
It was supposed to copy my mother's wall in her house.
- Annie Leibovitz

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
- Philo

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
- Khalil Gibran

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply
about what you believe in.
When you stumble, keep faith.
When you're knocked down, get right back up.
And never listen to anyone who says
you can't or shouldn't go on.
- Hilary Clinton

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

There is no substitute for hard work.
- Thomas Edison

It is hard enough to remember my opinions,
without also remembering my reasons for them!
- Friedrich Nietzsche

I know how hard it is in these times to have faith.
But maybe if you could have the faith to start with,
maybe the times would change.
You could change them. Think about it. Try.
And try not to hurt each other.
- the movie Oh, God!

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed,
but nature does not depend on us.
We are not the only experiment.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed,
easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
- Proverb

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work,
and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

It is awfully hard to be brave, when you're only a Very Small Animal.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
- Horace

Surround yourself with people who
take their work seriously,
but not themselves,
those who work hard and play hard.
- Colin Powell


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