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17 Quotes for Photographers and Creatives

Author: The Printique Team

The right quote has the power to bring out the best in you; that’s why we compiled this list of motivational, feel-good quotes! Ready to inspire your best photography yet?

Explore the quotes below for all of the inspiration you’ll need to prioritize the creative passions that matter most to you!

Turn your favorite quotes into inspirational art you can absorb the powers of each morning. Create easy designs that blend your favorite quotes with your favorite pictures on platforms like Canva or Pixlr.

Like any of the designs you see below? Simply click on the images to be directed to the image’s download page. Happy printing!

“The creative adult is the child who survived.” – Ursula Leguin

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

Explore more, worry less.”

When the world asks, “What was it like?” only the photographers can say, “See!” – Mark Denman

“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” – Charles Bukowski

You do not take a photograph. You make it.” – Ansel Adams

If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.” – Lewis Hine

We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.” – Ralph Hattersley

“Today, everything exists to end in a photograph.” – Susan Sontag

“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.” – Aaron Siskind

The photograph fulfills my deep need to stop things from disappearing.” – Dorothy Bohm

“If you want to make more interesting pictures, become a more interesting person.” – Jay Maisel

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

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” – Imogen Cunningham

“One should not only photograph things for what they are, but for what else they are.” – Minor White

“Photography has been my way of bearing witness to the joy I find in seeing the extraordinary in ordinary.” – Harold Feinstein