Talk:Robert Capa

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  • War is like an aging actress: more and more dangerous and less and less photogenic.
  • In a war, you must hate somebody or love somebody; you must have a position or you cannot stand what goes on.
    • Robert Capa to Gellhorn
  • If at this point my son should interrupt me, and ask, 'What is the difference between the war correspondent and any other man in uniform?' 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. 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. I am a gambler. I decided to go in with Company E in the first wave.
  • For a war correspondent to miss an invasion is like refusing a date with Lana Turner.
  • Like people and let them know it.
  • It's not always easy to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the sufferings around one.
  • The pictures are there, and you just take them.
  • I hope to stay unemployed as a war photographer till the end of my life.
    • At the end of World War II
  • The war photographer's most fervent wish is for unemployment.
  • It's not enough to have talent, you also have to be Hungarian.
  • The truth is the best picture, the best propaganda.
  • The desire of any war photographer is to be put out of business.