Robert Mapplethorpe Quotes

I wish I could be elegant... view

By: Robert Mapplethorpe

I've never lied. I think I've lived a moral life... view

By: Robert Mapplethorpe

Whenever you make love to someone, there should be three people involved - you, the other person, and the devil... view

By: Robert Mapplethorpe

I don't know why my pictures come out looking so good. I just don't get it... view

By: Robert Mapplethorpe

I don't think any collector knows his true motivation... view

By: Robert Mapplethorpe

I just hope I can live long enough to see the fame... view

By: Robert Mapplethorpe

I just try to live my life and do my thing... view

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I just want to be written about as a normal artist... view

By: Robert Mapplethorpe

I played around with the flowers and the lighting, so that was a good way to educate myself... view

By: Robert Mapplethorpe

My lifestyle is bizarre, but the only thing you need to know is where the darkroom is... view

By: Robert Mapplethorpe

My father wants me to be like my brother, but I can't be... view

By: Robert Mapplethorpe

Just because I was out at the bars all the time didn't mean I wasn't looking for someone to love... view

By: Robert Mapplethorpe

If I have to change my lifestyle, I don't want to live... view

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I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence... view

By: Robert Mapplethorpe

With photography, you zero in.. view

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When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God... view

By: Robert Mapplethorpe

I'm not photographing anything naked these days. I haven't been concentrating on bodies recently... view

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I'm not a photojournalist... view

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I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before... view

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You're never going to get anywhere in life if you don't live up to your obligations... view

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If I am at a party, I want to be at the party. Too many photographers use the camera to avoid participating in things. They become professional observers... view

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I am selfish, but that's an attribute that all artists possess... view

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I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered my father as somebody I wanted to please... view

By: Robert Mapplethorpe

The photographs that are art have to be separated from the rest - then preserved... view

By: Robert Mapplethorpe

The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer... view

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Sell the public flowers... things that they can hang on their walls without being uptight... view

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People don't have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore. The money is in photography... view

By: Robert Mapplethorpe

One must ease the public into it - that's an art in itself... view

By: Robert Mapplethorpe

Beauty and the devil are the same thing... view

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Happiness? No, it's not there for me... view

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I don't believe in dogmas and theologies. I just believe in being a good person... view

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I am obsessed with beauty. I want everything to be perfect, and of course it isn't. And that's a tough place to be because you're never satisfied... view

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My theory about creativity is that the more money one has, the more creative one can be... view

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I became the toast of London. A lot of people I met came from these really decadent families where the married men were gay and no one thought anything about it... view

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This AIDS stuff is pretty scary. I hope I don't get it... view

By: Robert Mapplethorpe

To make pictures big is to make them more powerful... view

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When I have sex with someone I forget who I am. For a minute I even forget I'm human. It's the same thing when I'm behind a camera. I forget I exist... view

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I can't have just anybody assisting me, I need somebody who I can really communicate with... view

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I recorded that because it happened to me. I wasn't making a point... view

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I should try to get some sleep as one doesn't know what tomorrow may bring... view

By: Robert Mapplethorpe

I see things like they've never been seen before. Art is an accurate statement of the time in which it is made... view

By: Robert Mapplethorpe

I always thought I was good. That's why it was so frustrating when other people didn't agree... view

By: Robert Mapplethorpe