There are few things in the world as magical and expressive as a photograph. The entire world is observing World Photography Day on Saturday, which aims to inspire photographers to click a picture and share it with the world.

So what is stopping you from picking up that camera (or phone)and preserve memories? If you need inspiration, read these lovely quotes and motivate yourself to capture the most stunning moments around you.

“The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.” ~ Annie Leibovitz

“Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.” ~ Bernice Abott

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” ~ Ansel Adams

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” ~ Elliott Erwitt

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ~ Ansel Adams

“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.” ~ Susan Sontag

“Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future.” ~ W Eugene Smith

So what are you waiting for now?  Start clicking away!