Robert Mapplethorpe Quotes

41 Robert Mapplethorpe quotes:

"To make pictures big is to make them more powerful."
"When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God."
"I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered my father as somebody I wanted to please."
"My father wants me to be like my brother, but I can't be."
"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."
"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 can't have just anybody assisting me, I need somebody who I can really communicate with."
"I don't believe in dogmas and theologies. I just believe in being a good person."
"I don't know why my pictures come out looking so good. I just don't get it."
"I don't think any collector knows his true motivation."
"I just hope I can live long enough to see the fame."
"I just try to live my life and do my thing."
"I just want to be written about as a normal artist."
"I played around with the flowers and the lighting, so that was a good way to educate myself."
"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."

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