Robert Mapplethorpe Quotes


41 Robert Mapplethorpe quotes:



"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'm not a photojournalist."
"I've never lied. I think I've lived a moral life."
"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."
"If I have to change my lifestyle, I don't want to live."
"Just because I was out at the bars all the time didn't mean I wasn't looking for someone to love."
"My lifestyle is bizarre, but the only thing you need to know is where the darkroom is."
"My theory about creativity is that the more money one has, the more creative one can be."
"One must ease the public into it - that's an art in itself."
"People don't have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore. The money is in photography."
"Sell the public flowers... things that they can hang on their walls without being uptight."
"The best picture I got was Bianca Jagger whispering in Mick's ear. I caught them telling a secret, which is sort of rude."
"The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer."
"The photographs that are art have to be separated from the rest - then preserved."
"This AIDS stuff is pretty scary. I hope I don't get it."
"Whenever you make love to someone, there should be three people involved - you, the other person, and the devil."
"Whether it's an orgy or a cocktail party, I know how to do it."
"With photography, you zero in; you put a lot of energy into short moments, and then you go on to the next thing."



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