Quotes Collected by Ken Knowlton
Appearances often deceive.
I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph
The human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays
irregularly, distorts and discolors the nature of things by mingling
its own nature with it.
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less
imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography
everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn
to see the ordinary.
The first virtue of a painting is to be a feast for the eyes.
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
In the fields of observation, chance favors only the mind that is prepared.
Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover
everybody's face but their own.
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
There is something in a face, / An air, and a peculiar grace, / Which
boldest painters cannot trace.