Facts about Robert Mapplethorpe

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Robert Mapplethorpe was a famous Photographer from USA, who lived between November 4, 1946 and March 9, 1989.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 35 quotes who is written / told by Robert.

Related authors: Cindy Sherman

Famous quotes by Robert Mapplethorpe (35)


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"One must ease the public into it - that's an art in itself"
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"To make pictures big is to make them more powerful"
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"This AIDS stuff is pretty scary. I hope I don't get it"
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"You're never going to get anywhere in life if you don't live up to your obligations"
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"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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"My theory about creativity is that the more money one has, the more creative one can be"
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"My lifestyle is bizarre, but the only thing you need to know is where the darkroom is"
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"My father wants me to be like my brother, but I can't be"
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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"
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"If I have to change my lifestyle, I don't want to live"
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"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"
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"I've never lied. I think I've lived a moral life"
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"I'm not photographing anything naked these days. I haven't been concentrating on bodies recently"
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"I'm not a photojournalist"
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"I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before"
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"I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered my father as somebody I wanted to please"
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"I wish I could be elegant"
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"I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence"
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"I should try to get some sleep as one doesn't know what tomorrow may bring"
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"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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"I recorded that because it happened to me. I wasn't making a point"
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"I played around with the flowers and the lighting, so that was a good way to educate myself"
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"I just want to be written about as a normal artist"
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"I just try to live my life and do my thing"
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"I just hope I can live long enough to see the fame"
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"I don't think any collector knows his true motivation"
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"I don't know why my pictures come out looking so good. I just don't get it"
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"I don't believe in dogmas and theologies. I just believe in being a good person"
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"I can't have just anybody assisting me, I need somebody who I can really communicate with"
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"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"
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"I am selfish, but that's an attribute that all artists possess"
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"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"
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"I always thought I was good. That's why it was so frustrating when other people didn't agree"
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"Happiness? No, it's not there for me"
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"Beauty and the devil are the same thing"


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