Ansel Adams Top 10 Quotes


No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied - it speaks in silence to the very core of your being.

Ansel Adams


Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.

Ansel Adams


It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

Ansel Adams


A good photograph is knowing where to stand.

Ansel Adams


Both the grand and the intimate aspects of nature can be revealed in the expressive photograph. Both can stir enduring affirmations and discoveries, and can surely help the spectator in his search for identification with the vast world of natural beauty and wonder surrounding him.

Ansel Adams


In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.

Ansel Adams


No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.

Ansel Adams


The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.

Ansel Adams


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

Ansel Adams


The whole world is, to me, very much "alive" - all the little growing things, even the rocks. I can't look at a swell bit of grass and earth, for instance, without feeling the essential life - the things going on - within them. The same goes for a mountain, or a bit of the ocean, or a magnificent piece of old wood.

Ansel Adams (1941)

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Ansel Adams Biography

Born: February 20, 1902
Died: April 22, 1984

Ansel Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist. He is most commonly known for his black-and-white photographs of the American West.


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