Robert Mapplethorpe Quotes


41 Robert Mapplethorpe quotes:



"To make pictures big is to make them more powerful."
"I always thought I was good. That's why it was so frustrating when other people didn't agree."
"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."
"I am selfish, but that's an attribute that all artists possess."
"I don't think any collector knows his true motivation."
"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."
"You're never going to get anywhere in life if you don't live up to your obligations."
"I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered my father as somebody I wanted to please."
"I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before."
"Beauty and the devil are the same thing."
"Happiness? No, it's not there for me."
"This AIDS stuff is pretty scary. I hope I don't get it."
"I just try to live my life and do my thing."
"I recorded that because it happened to me. I wasn't making a point."
"I see things like they've never been seen before. Art is an accurate statement of the time in which it is made."
"I should try to get some sleep as one doesn't know what tomorrow may bring."
"I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence."
"I wish I could be elegant."
"I've never lied. I think I've lived a moral life."
"My lifestyle is bizarre, but the only thing you need to know is where the darkroom is."



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