Keith at Good Reputation Sleeping pulled a quote from the New York Times Magazine section and it sent me running to read the article. Of course this blockquote from his pull quote is what I will pin to my door at work.
…the camera is less an extension of the eye than of the subconscious mind, with all of its riches and all of its snares. They showed that photographic truth is never literal, is often tangled up with artifice and always speaks to the emotions before addressing the intellect. – Luc Sante