Camera Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old camera quotes, camera sayings, and camera proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet. Orson Welles
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
They say the camera never lies. It lies every day. Cesar Romero
One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind. Dorothea Lange
The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own. Susan Sontag
A movie camera is like having someone you have a crush on watching you from afar - you pretend it's not there. Tom Stoppard
The camera is the slave to the actor. John Cassavetes
The camera relieves us of the burden of memory. It surveys us like God, and it surveys for us. Yet no other god has been so cynical, for the camera records in order to forget. John Berger
The camera cannot lie, but it can be an accessory to untruth. Harold Evans
The older you get, the farther from the camera you need to be. Heather Locklear
The camera can photograph thought. It's better than a paragraph of sweet polemic. Dirk Bogarde
The camera points both ways. In expressing the subject you also express yourself. Freeman Patterson
The camera is one of the greatest liars of our time. John Gunther
A camera exposes more than just an image. It also exposes the photographer. Steve Coleman
If you think it, the camera will see it. Wes Craven
The camera is as subjective as we are. Bertrand Russell
Only the camera seems to be really capable of describing modern life. Alexander Rodchenko
The camera is interested in what you are thinking as opposed to just what you are doing or saying. Ajay Naidu
Your camera is the best critic there is. Critics never see as much as the camera does. It is more perceptive than the human eye. Douglas Sirk
Cameras get in the way of seeing. Le Corbusier
The camera is a mirror with a memory, but it cannot think. Arnold Newman
Looking into the camera creates a special eye and soul contact. Chiara Ferragni
When you are a photographer, you work all the time, because your eye is the first camera. Patrick Demarchelier
You know, the camera is not meant just to show misery. Gordon Parks
The camera can be the most deadly weapon since the assassin's bullet. Or it can be the lotion of the heart. Norman Parkinson
The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it. Ansel Adams
The camera is no more an instrument of preservation, the image is. Berenice Abbott
The thrill of being in front of a camera remains exactly the same. Julie Andrews
The camera is the eye of history. Mathew Brady
The camera is a fluid way of encountering that other reality. Jerry Uelsmann
The camera could be a very powerful instrument against discrimination, against poverty, against racism. Gordon Parks
There is an aggression implicit in every use of the camera. Susan Sontag
You see the world much better through a camera. Louis Malle
The camera basically is a license to explore. Jerry Uelsmann