Robert Capa Quotes
Robert Capa was a War Photographer born in 1913, in Budapest, Hungary, and died on May 25, 1954, when he stepped on a Landmine during World War 2 on an assignment.
He was one of the most Fearless Photographers to have ever lived and his war pictures are famous to this day.
Here are some of the Best Robert Capa Quotes about photography, Life, And War.
Robert Capa Quotes About Photography And Life
- Great picture could be cut out of the whole event so that it will show more of the real truth of the affair to someone who was not there than the whole scene. ―Robert Capa
- If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough. ―Robert Capa
- The truth is the best picture, the best propaganda. ―Robert Capa
- It’s not always easy to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the sufferings around one. ―Robert Capa
- The pictures are there, and you just take them. ―Robert Capa
- It’s not enough to have talent, you also have to be Hungarian. ―Robert Capa
- I am a gambler. I decided to go in with Company E in the first wave. ―Robert Capa
- In a war, you must hate somebody or love somebody; you must have a position or you cannot stand what goes on. ―Robert Capa
- While pursuing my studies, my parents means gave out, and I decided to become a photographer, which was the nearest thing to journalism for anyone who found himself without a language. ―Robert Capa
- Like the people you shoot and let them know it. ―Robert Capa
- Listen, old goat, today doesn’t matter and tomorrow doesn’t matter. It’s the end of the game that counts and how many chips you’ve got in your pocket, if you’re still playing. ―Robert Capa
- If you call yourself an artist, you won’t get anything published. Call yourself a photojournalist, and then you can do whatever you want. ―Robert Capa
- Watch out for labels. They are reassuring but somebody’s going to stick one on you that you’ll never get rid of – “the little surrealist photographer.” You’ll be lost – you’ll get precious and mannered. Take instead the label of “photojournalist” and keep the other thing for yourself, in your heart of hearts. ―Robert Capa
- You don’t have to pose your camera. The pictures are there, and you just take them. The truth is the best picture, the best propaganda. ―Robert Capa
- Writing the truth being so obviously difficult, I have in the interests of it allowed myself to go sometimes beyond and slightly this side of it. All events and persons in this book are accidental and have something to do with the truth. ―Robert Capa
Robert Capa Quotes About War
- This war is like an actress who is getting old. It is less and less photogenic and more and more dangerous. ―Robert Capa
- The war correspondent has his stake – his life – in his own hands, and he can put it on this horse or that horse, or he can put it back in his pocket at the very last minute. ―Robert Capa
- For a war correspondent to miss an invasion is like refusing a date with Lana Turner. ―Robert Capa
- The concentration camps were swarming with photographers and every new picture of horror served only to diminish the total effect. Now, for a short day, everyone will see what happened to those poor devils in those camps; tomorrow, very few will care what happens to them in the future. ―Robert Capa
- War is like an aging actress: more and more dangerous and less and less photogenic.
- It’s not easy always to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the suffering around one. The last day some of the best ones die. But those alive fast forget. ―Robert Capa
- In a war you must hate somebody or love somebody, you must have a position or you cannot stand what goes on. ―Robert Capa
- I would say that the war correspondent gets more drinks, more girls, better pay, and greater freedom than the soldier, but at this stage of the game, having the freedom to choose his spot and being allowed to be a coward and not be executed for it is his torture. ―Robert Capa
- I hope to stay unemployed as a war photographer till the end of my life. ―Robert Capa