I don't think there's any such thing as teaching people photography, other than influencing them a little. People have to be their own learners. They have to have a certain talent.
I turn people into human beings by not making them into gods.
I was poor. When you're poor you work, and when you're rich you expect somebody to hand it to you. So I think being reasonably poor is very good for people.
It's silly to keep people alive who have a terrible disease.
Some people say to me, Isn't it too bad that people discovered you so late? I never thought that.
Well, I turn people into human beings by not making them into gods.
When people ask me silly questions about my private life, I just say, I don't discuss that.
When People magazine called me, I did the job on Ansel. I'm older than Ansel and he has to mind me.
I think San Francisco is the best place in the whole world for an easy life.
When you do portraits professionally it's not a desire, it's for money.
I was brought up on art. My father thought I had a great hand at art and sent me to art school. But he did not want me to become a photographer.
I'd never kill myself for a man. I wouldn't do it for anybody.
Everybody who does anything for the public can be criticized. There's always someone who doesn't like it.
I don't talk about success. I don't know what it is. Wait until I'm dead.
I became kind of a drop-out in science after I came back to America. I wanted to photograph.