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I feel totally responsible for what I see. I feel totally responsible for what I photograph. — Danny Lyon

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I was a bike rider, a photographer and a history student, probably in that order. (On his early years) — Danny Lyon

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The sign at the entrance to my gym locker room says, no cell phones please, cell phones are cameras. They are not. A camera is a Nikon or a Leica or Rolleiflex, and when you strike someone with one, they know they have been hit with something substantial. — Danny Lyon

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[The people who run things] are so successful in the way they do it now. They could buy me off with a couple of vintage prints, they could have you do an ad, or give you a ribbon ... In capitalist countries they reward artists because we're ineffectual. — Danny Lyon

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It's a very weird thing being a photographer. — Danny Lyon

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If 'The Wild One' were filmed today, Marlon Brando and the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club would all have to wear helmets. I used to be afraid that when (Hells) Angels became movie stars and Cal the hero of the book, the bikerider would perish on the coffee tables of America. But now I think that this attention doesn't have the strength of reality of the people it aspires to know, and that as long as Harley-Davidsons are manufactured other bikeriders will appear, riding unknown and beautiful through Chicago, into the streets of Cicero. — Danny Lyon

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The pictures do not ask you to help these people, but something much more difficult; to be briefly, intensely aware of their existence, an existence as real and significant as your own. — Danny Lyon

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I wanted to change history and preserve humanity. But in the process I changed myself and preserved my own. — Danny Lyon

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As a child I had been so afraid of so many things, but as soon as I held a camera in my hand, I began to expose myself to the very things that were foreign to me and that I had always feared. — Danny Lyon

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The use of the camera has always been for me a tool of investigation, a reason to travel, to not mind my own business, and often to get into trouble. — Danny Lyon