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I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
by Robert Mapplethorpe

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

Related topics: Dad

To make pictures big is to make them more powerful.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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

When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

 

I recorded that because it happened to me.
I wasn't making a point.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Happiness? No, it's not there for me.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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

I just try to live my life and do my thing.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I just want to be written about as a normal artist.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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

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

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

I've never lied.
I think I've lived a moral life.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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

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

I'm looking for the unexpected.
I'm looking for things I've never seen before.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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

I wish I could be elegant.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

With photography, you zero in; you put a lot of energy into short moments,
and then you go on to the next thing.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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

Beauty and the devil are the same thing.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I'm not a photojournalist.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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

The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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

If I have to change my lifestyle, I don't want to live.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

This AIDS stuff is pretty scary.
I hope I don't get it.
- 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.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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

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

I don't think any collector knows his true motivation.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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

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

I am selfish, but that's an attribute that all artists possess.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I don't believe in dogmas and theologies.
I just believe in being a good person.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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

I just hope I can live long enough to see the fame.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

Forgive those who have injured you -
not because they deserve your forgiveness,
but because you can never be happy
until you release your anger and grant forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson


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