45 Quotes About Capturing Memories


Your memories are a compilation to the many moments in your life that resemble significance to you. These quotes about capturing memories offer encouragement to remembering the times that matter the most.

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.”

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.”

“A tear contains an ocean. A photographer is aware of the tiny moments in a persons life that reveal greater truths.”

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

“All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.”

“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.”

“Essentially what photography is is life lit up.”

“Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.”

“I love the people I photograph. I mean, they’re my friends. I’ve never met most of them or I don’t know them at all, yet through my images I live with them.”

“I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse.”

“I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.”

“I think good dreaming is what leads to good photographs.”

“I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.”

“If the photographer is interested in the people in front of his lens, and if he is compassionate, it’s already a lot. The instrument is not the camera but the photographer.”

“If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment.”

“If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.”

“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”

“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.”

“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”

“Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.”

“My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.”

“Once you learn to care, you can record images with your mind or on film. There is no difference between the two.”

“One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time.”

“Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.”

“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.”

“Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.”

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”

“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”

“The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don’t belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation.”

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”

“The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.”

“The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.”

“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.”

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”

“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.”

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph.”

“We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.”

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”

“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.”

“When people ask me what equipment I use – I tell them my eyes.”

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

“You don’t take a photograph. You ask quietly to borrow it.”

There are many moments in your life that have a special meaning leading to the capturing of many memories.

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