How about some quotes that capture the essence of photography?
You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.
A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.
All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.
There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.
What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.
And last but not least, some words of the wise ...
Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.