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I went into photography because it seemed like the
by Robert Mapplethorpe

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer.
- 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 want to be written about as a normal artist.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I wish I could be elegant.
- 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

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

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

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

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

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
- Jonathan Winters

My experiences have taught me a lot and I'm happy with my learnings,
if not with what I went through to learn.
- Ally Sheedy

I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work,
and I didn't stop until she got home.
- George Stephen

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

I'm a fun father, but not a good father.
The hard decisions always went to my wife.
- John Lithgow

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
- H. L. Mencken

My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

Who would ever think that so much went on
in the soul of a young girl?
- Anne Frank

I went to the doctor and he said I had acute appendicitis,
and I said compared to who?
- Jay London

We went to church every Sunday.
When I was a kid, the only time I sang was around my family.
- Darius Rucker

I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist,
so we went to both churches.
- Aaron Neville

To think that the new economy is over is like somebody
in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution
is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke.
- Alvin Toffler

I regret to this day that I never went to college.
I feel I should have been a doctor.
- Ty Cobb

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

I went through baseball as "a player to be named later."
- Joe Garagiola

Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers -
six if one went to Harvard.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
- Rodney Dangerfield

In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were
only there for the beer -
the wealth,
prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
- A. J. P. Taylor

Money? How did I lose it? I never did lose it.
I just never knew where it went.
- Edith Piaf

I went further and further back through the centuries
to get a sense of perspective but now at least I understand
why Irish history evokes such strong passions and emotions.
- James D'arcy

However, ironically, I was baptized Presbyterian,
and went to a Quaker school for twelve years.
- Brian De Palma

I had to go.
A spirit in my feet said 'Go,' and I went.
- Mathew Brady

I went to a restaurant that serves "breakfast at any time".
So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.
- Steven Wright

Part of it went on gambling, and part of it went on women.
The rest I spent foolishly.
- George Raft


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