„One of the great joys of my career has been to see and speak to people I don’t know. Very often these simple people are the sweetest souls and generate an atmosphere of poetry by themselves… I have often take photos of people just standing still, people willing to be taken who stare into the lens. I realized these people so simply portrayed were often more eloquent like that than caught in mid-gesture. It leaves the onlooker space to imagine.” (Robert Doisneau)