I'm an eye. A mechanical eye. I, the machine, show you a world the way only I can see it. I free myself for today and forever from human immobility.

I'm in constant movement. I approach and pull away from objects. I creep under them. I move alongside a running horseÕs mouth. I fall and rise with the falling and rising bodies. This is I, the machine, maneuvering in the chaotic movements, recording one movement after another in the most complex combinations.

Freed from the boundaries of time and space, I coordinate any and all points of the universe, wherever I want them to be. My way leads to the creation of a fresh perception of the world. Thus I explain in a new way the world unknown to you. - Dziga Vertov

When you meet the man [Brassai] you see at once that he is equipped with no ordinary eyes. And the sharpness of vision and depth of insight are revealed in Brassai’s lifelong photographic exploration of Paris – its people, places, and things. - Henry Miller - on French photographer Brassai.
Anybody doesn’t like these pitchers don’t like poetry, see? Anybody don’t like potry go home see television shots of big hatted cowboys being tolerated by kind horses. Robert Frank, Swiss, unobtrusive, nice, with that little camera that he raises and snaps with one hand he sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film, taking rank among the poets of the world. To Robert Frank I now give this message: You got eyes. - Jack Kerouac
Do not see with just your eyes. If so, you are simply turning yourself into another machine. See with your heart and not with your eyes. - Anonymous
We do not see Nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our heart. - William Hazlitt
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,; what is essential is invisible to the eye. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The road from the eye to the heart is easy to follow. I am taking it with my eyes closed. - Christophe Agou
No matter what camera you use, it is not the camera but your artistic eyes who makes the photograph. - Taga Creekside - RP
I wish to capture the present with the eye of the past. - Patrick Summerfield - [cited in: Creative Camera April 1970, p. 118]
I enjoy traveling and recording far-away places and people with my camera. But I also find it wonderfully rewarding to see what I can discover outside my own window. You only need to study the scene with the eyes of a photographer. - Alfred Eisenstaedt - [cited in: Creative Camera April 1970, p. 104]
The camera is the instrument that brings the inner passion and the outward event into harmony with one another, this linking, or, rather, this coincidence, is successfully brought about, then we find one of the things that no image-making medium can accomplish to the same degree. - Edward Lucie-Smith - The Invented Eye, 1975 [cited in: Creative Camera October 1975, p. 329] , The Invented Eye : Masterpieces of Photography, 1839-1914 by Edward. Lucie-Smith , ISBN: 0846700409
Literally, no man ever sees himself as others see him. No photograph or reflection ever gives us the same slant on ourselves that others see. It has often been proved on the witness stand that no two people ever see the same accident precisely the same way. We see through different eyes and from different angles. But if we could see things as other people see them, we could come closer to knowing why they do what they do and why they say what they say. - Richard L. Evans - From Tonic for Our Times, p. 25
Photography is an immediate action; drawing a meditation For me photography is to place head heart and eye along the same line of sight. It is a way of life. - Henri Cartier-Bresson
The blindness that opens the eye is not the one that darkens vision. Tears and not sight are the essence of the eye. - Jacques Derrida
The eyes sink to the heart to make the art. - Melanie Einzig
We are seeing many technically efficient people coming out of this digital shift, but the creative eye is something you cannot manufacture. 3-1-2010 - Albert Normandin