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Robert Mapplethorpe Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Art

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

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

 

I wish I could be elegant.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Beauty and the devil are the same thing.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I always thought I was good.
That's why it was so frustrating when other people didn't agree.
- 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'm looking for the unexpected.
I'm looking for things I've never seen before.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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

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

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

Sell the public flowers...
things that they can hang on their walls without being uptight.
- 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 not a photojournalist.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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

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

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

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

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

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

I don't believe in dogmas and theologies.
I just believe in being a good person.
- 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 should try to get some sleep as one doesn't know what tomorrow may bring.
- 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 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 just try to live my life and do my thing.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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

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

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

A bend in the road is not the end of the road
unless you fail to make the turn.
- Anonymous

The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

When life gives you lemons, Make Lemonade.
- Anonymous saying

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

The most central ingredient in the recipe
for living Simply An Inspired Life
is to Make Joyful CHOICES.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
- Albert Einstein

It's your life - live your own goals,
your own values, your own life.
Be of service to others,
but make your own decisions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You need to make a commitment,
and once you make it,
then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown

It costs you nothing to make another happy -
and you gain your true self through the act of spreading joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

To be yourself in a world that
is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many hands make light work.
- Proverb

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


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