The Photo Quotes Archive

FocalPower has built and supports the Photo Quotes Archive as an online source of quotations about photography, art, and creativity. Looking for some inspirational, thought provoking, or just humorous words to stoke your Photographic or Artistic fire? The Photo Quotes Archive is here to help!

The Photo Quotes Archive is provided as a public service to the photographic community. All quotations contained within the Photo Quotes Archive are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution.

Browse the Photo Quotes Archive under the Quotes tab.

Help us grow by submitting a Photo Quote to the Archive.

Put a Quote on Your Blog or Website...

Use the Random Photo Quotes Widget on your website, blog, or any other place you want! Simply place the widget's HTML into your site's template and then every time the page is loaded a new random quote will be pulled from the FocalPower service.

Additional Instructions and Support for using the widget is available at the Random Quote Widget board on the FocalPower Forum.

  1. Random Quote From Entire Photo Quotes Archive (default)
    The Photo Quotes Archive contains many quotes organized into a primary and secondary subjects. The HTML below is the default behavior that gets a random quote from entire archive:


  2. Random Quote from a Primary Subject
    If you want a random quote from just a primary subject, use the HTML below:

    Near the bottom of the HTML (the src= line):

    /app/quote/random.js?subject1=photography"

    change the word in bold to the primary subject you desire.

  3. Random Quote from a Secondary Subject
    If you want a random quote from just a more focused secondary subject, use the HTML below:

    Near the bottom of the HTML (the src= line):

    /app/quote/random.js?subject1=photography&subject2=general"

    change the words in bold to the primary and secondary subject you desire.

    Note: both a primary and secondary subject are required.

  4. Single Specific Quote
    If you always want a specific quote, use the HTML below:

    Near the bottom of the HTML (the src= line):

    /app/quote/random.js?quote=257"

    change the number in bold to the quote number for the desired quote. The quote number can be found beneath each quote when browsing the Photo Quotes Archive and will not change.