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    It's been a strange [summer].... I was sent by a magazine to photograph famous photographers.... Of course, I included myself.
    — Weegee
    tags: photographer 
     
    News photography teaches you to think fast.
    — Weegee
    tags: photography 
     
    I have no chips on my shoulder. I like to be constructive. As I have said, I have inspired many persons to take up photography. As a matter of fact, I inspire myself. (When I take a good picture I give myself a bonus.).
    — Weegee
    Hollywood is Newark, New Jersey with palm trees.
    — Weegee
    I had so many unsold murder pictures lying around my room...I felt as if I were renting out a wing of the City Morgue.
    — Weegee
    tags: murder  lying  wings 
     
    A natural-born photographer, with hypo in my blood.
    — Weegee
    I am a perfectionist. When I take a picture...it's gotta be good.
    — Weegee
    There are photographic fanatics, just as there are religious fanatics. They buy a so-called candid camera there is no such thing: it's the photographer who has to be candid, not the camera.
    — Weegee
    What I did, anybody can do.
    — Weegee
    Sure. I'd like to live regular. Go home to a good looking wife, a hot dinner, and a husky kid. But I guess I got film in my blood. I love this racket. It's exciting. It's dangerous. It's funny. It's tough. It's heartbreaking.
    — Weegee
    tags: funny  live  blood  film  kids  wife  dangerous 
     
    To me, pictures are like blintzes - ya gotta get 'em while they're hot.
    — Weegee
    If I had a picture of two handcuffed criminals being booked, I would cut the picture in half and get five bucks for each.
    — Weegee
    tags: criminal 
     
    People are so wonderful that a photographer has only to wait for that breathless moment to capture what he wants on film.
    — Weegee
    Many photographers live in a dream world of beautiful backgrounds. It wouldn't hurt them to get a taste of reality to wake them up.
    — Weegee
    My name is Weegee. I'm the world's greatest photographer.
    — Weegee
    The same camera that photographs a murder scene can photograph a beautiful society affair at a big hotel.
    — Weegee
    To me a photograph is a page from life, and that being the case, it must be real.
    — Weegee
    tags: real 
     
    When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track.
    — Weegee
    tags: laughter  people  right  tears 
     
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