[1790 – 1869] French author and poet
Photography is better than art. It is a solar phenomenon in which the artist collaborates with the sun.
It is because of the servility of photography that I am fundamentally contemptuous of this chance invention which will never be an art but which plagiarizes nature by means of optics.
The photographer will never replace the painter; one is a man, the other a machine. Let us compare them no longer.