Best Quotes from Imogen Cunningham

I don’t love the world. I think Jupiter should have hit us.

Imogen Cunningham

Some people say to me, Isn’t it too bad that people discovered you so late? I never thought that.

Imogen Cunningham

When people ask me silly questions about my private life, I just say, I don’t discuss that.

Imogen Cunningham

A woman said to me when she first sat down, You’re photographing the wrong side of my face. I said, Oh, is there one?

Imogen Cunningham

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.

Imogen Cunningham

I was invited to photograph Hollywood. They asked me what I would like to photograph. I said, Ugly men.

Imogen Cunningham

I never stopped photographing. There were a couple of years when I didn’t have a darkroom, but that didn’t stop me from photographing.

Imogen Cunningham

I don’t talk about success. I don’t know what it is. Wait until I’m dead.

Imogen Cunningham

When you do portraits professionally it’s not a desire, it’s for money.

Imogen Cunningham

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.

Imogen Cunningham

Anybody is influenced by where and how he lives.

Imogen Cunningham

Everybody who does anything for the public can be criticized. There’s always someone who doesn’t like it.

Imogen Cunningham

You see, I became kind of a drop-out in science after I came back to America.

Imogen Cunningham

Well, I turn people into human beings by not making them into gods.

Imogen Cunningham

I’d never kill myself for a man. I wouldn’t do it for anybody.

Imogen Cunningham

Oh, you ask me, what is the greatest torture of a person who does portraits for a living? I could fill several volumes with nice nasty stories. I don’t know.

Imogen Cunningham

I became kind of a drop-out in science after I came back to America. I wanted to photograph.

Imogen Cunningham

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.

Imogen Cunningham

My mind is vacant on names, but I know him as well as anything. When I need names they drop out of my head; when I don’t need them they drop back.

Imogen Cunningham

Get it out of your historic head.

Imogen Cunningham

I don’t know what love means.

Imogen Cunningham

It’s silly to keep people alive who have a terrible disease.

Imogen Cunningham

I told the students that whatever they did in class was for the wastebasket.

Imogen Cunningham

I hate big models.

Imogen Cunningham

I don’t resent anything.

Imogen Cunningham

I think San Francisco is the best place in the whole world for an easy life.

Imogen Cunningham

When People magazine called me, I did the job on Ansel. I’m older than Ansel and he has to mind me.

Imogen Cunningham

I turn people into human beings by not making them into gods.

Imogen Cunningham

When I need names they drop out of my head; when I don’t need them they drop back.

Imogen Cunningham

There are certain things you don’t discuss with Ansel, especially if you don’t agree.

Imogen Cunningham