Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.
Happiness seems made to be shared.
When ambition ends, happiness begins.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison.
A joke is a very serious thing.
At home I am a nice guy: but I don't want the world to know. Humble people, I've found, don't get very far.
Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went.
A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.
Excessive fear is always powerless.
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right.
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
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.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.