"The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance."
— Ansel Adams
American photographer, born February 20, 1902

"It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem.

For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligence than dolphins because he had achieved so much--the wheel, New York, wars, and so on--whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man--for precisely the same reason."
— Douglas Adams
English writer and humorist, born March 11, 1952

"I'm not a great believer in the power of the moving image. A still image has greater lasting power. A still photographer has to show the whole fucking movie in one picture. On the screen, it's over and back in the can in seconds. A still picture is going to be there forever."
— Eddie Adams
American photographer, died September 8, 2004

"The general killed the Viet Cong; I killed the general with my camera."
— Eddie Adams
American photographer, born June 12, 1933

"We can always promise care, but cannot promise cure."
— Patch Adams
American physician, born May 28, 1945

"Is letting our children watch TV a form of child abuse? If our children grow up knowing everything about Britney Spears and nothing about nature or faith, about anything, is that not a form of child abuse?"
— Patch Adams
American physician, born May 28, 1945

"Clowning is a trick to get love close. I can hug 99 percent of people in the first second of contact if I'm in my clown character. The clown assumes your humanity. It assumes that, whatever trauma you've had, you can still love yourself."
— Patch Adams
American physician, born May 28, 1945

"The role of a clown and a physician are the same - it's to elevate the possible and to relieve suffering."
— Patch Adams
American physician, born May 28, 1945

"I'm looking for a world where love will no longer be extraordinary."
— Patch Adams
American physician, born May 28, 1945

"Oblivion and significance brush our bones, leave us weeping for strangers."
— Carl Adamshick
American poet, born 1969

"There are days when I wake and find my face is a hole and I have nowhere to hang my mask."
— Carl Adamshick
American poet, born 1969

"Art's whatever you choose to frame."
— Fleur Adcock
New Zealand poet, born February 10, 1934

"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable."
— Joseph Addison
English poet, born May 1, 1672

"A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side."
— Joseph Addison
English poet, died June 17, 1719

"Love’s merciless, the way it travels in and keeps emitting light."
— Kim Addonizio
American poet, born July 31, 1954

"I'm so in love with you I can't stand up."
— Kim Addonizio
American poet, born July 31, 1954

"We teach girls shame. “Close your legs. Cover yourself.” We make them feel as though being born female they’re already guilty of something. And so, girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire. They grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up — and this is the worst thing we do to girls — they grow up to be women who have turned pretense into an art form."
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Nigerian author, born September 15, 1977

"Masculinity is a hard, small cage, and we put boys inside this cage."
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Nigerian author, born September 15, 1977

"It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them."
— Alfred Adler
Austrian psychologist, born February 7, 1870

"The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well."
— Alfred Adler
Austrian psychologist, died May 28, 1937