I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing. – Alfred Stieglitz
Wherever there is light, one can photograph. – Alfred Stieglitz
I do not object to retouching, dodging. or accentuation as long as they do not interfere with the natural qualities of photographic technique. – Alfred Stieglitz
Photography my passion, the search for truth, my obsession. – Alfred Stieglitz 
My ideal is to achieve the ability to produce numberless prints from each negative, prints all significantly alive, yet indistinguishably alike, and to be able to circulate them at a price not higher than that of a popular magazine, or even a daily paper. To gain that ability there has been no choice but to follow the road I have chosen. – Alfred Stieglitz
Photography is my Passion. The Search for Truth is my Obsession. – Alfred Stieglitz
Let me here call attention to one of the most universally popular mistakes that have to do with photography – that of classing supposedly excellent work as professional, and using the term amateur to convey the idea of immature productions and to excuse atrociously poor photographs. As a matter of fact nearly all the greatest work is being, and has always been done, by those who are following photography for the love of it, and not merely for financial reasons. As the name implies, an amateur is one who works for love; and viewed in this light the incorrectness of the popular classification is readily apparent. – Alfred Stieglitz
I have all but killed myself for Photography. My passion for it is greater than ever. It’s forty years that I have fought its fight – and I’ll fight to the finish – single handed & without money if need be. It is not photographs – it is not photographers – I am fighting for. And my own photographs I never sign. I am not fighting to make a ‘name’ for myself. Maybe you have some feeling for what the fight is for. It’s a world’s fight.- Alfred Stieglitz
And by importance we mean work that has some relatively lasting quality, that element which gives all art itself real signifiance. – Alfred Stieglitz
Standing up here on the hill away from all humans – seeing these Wonders taking place before one’s eyes-so silently-it is queer to feel that beyond the hills there are Humans astir-&- just the reverse of what one feels in watching the silence of Nature. -No school-no church-is as good a teacher as the eye understandingly seeing what’s before it-I believe this more firmly than ever. – Alfred Stieglitz
There are many schools of painting. Why should there not be many schools of photographic art? There is hardly a right and a wrong in these matters, but there is truth, and that should form the basis of all works of art. – Alfred Stieglitz