The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance. - Ansel Adams
 
Today, because photography exercises such a profound influence upon the study of art, we tend to disregard the way in which prints continue to function as information. - Edward Lucie-Smith - from the catalogue introduction to the Fourth British International Print Biennale, 1974 [cited in: Creative Camera January 1975, p. 4]
 
A picture is worth a thousand words; A fine art print so much more. - Steve Denby
 
I wish to state emphatically that I do not believe in any sort of handwork or manipulation on a photographic negative or print. - Alvin Langdon Coburn - 1913, expressing his belief in “straight” photography., 1000 Photo Icons by Anthony Bannon (Foreword), George Eastman House , ISBN: 3822820970 , Page: 420