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#1. I was a Catholic boy, I went to church every Sunday. A church has a certain magic and mystery for a child. It still shows in how I arrange things. It's always little altars. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#2. With photography, you zero in; you put a lot of energy into short moments, and then you go on to the next thing. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#3. I wish I could be elegant. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#4. I don't know why my pictures come out looking so good. I just don't get it. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#5. I'm not a photojournalist. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#6. When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#7. I can't have just anybody assisting me, I need somebody who I can really communicate with. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#8. If I have to change my lifestyle, I don't want to live. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#9. I should try to get some sleep as one doesn't know what tomorrow may bring. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#10. I don't believe in dogmas and theologies. I just believe in being a good person. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#11. When I create art, it's like holding hands with God. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#12. 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. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#13. To make pictures big is to make them more powerful. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#14. I stand naked when I draw. God holds my hand and we sing together. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#15. I want to see something I've never seen before. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#16. I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#17. I don't think any collector knows his true motivation. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#18. People don't have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore. The money is in photography. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#19. My work is about seeing - seeing things like they haven't been seen before. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#20. If I had been born one or two hundred years ago, I might have been a sculptor, but photography is a very quick way to see, to make sculpture. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#21. I come from suburban America. It was a very safe environment and it was a good place to come from in that it was a good place to leave. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#22. 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. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#23. I just try to live my life and do my thing. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#24. I am selfish, but that's an attribute that all artists possess. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#25. This AIDS stuff is pretty scary. I hope I don't get it. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#26. Just because I was out at the bars all the time didn't mean I wasn't looking for someone to love. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#27. I'm not photographing anything naked these days. I haven't been concentrating on bodies recently. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#28. I think that it was a great advantage to go into photography not knowing much about it. Not thinking. I think one of the problems with many photographers today is that they never see for themselves, but just like everybody else ... - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#29. I don't like that particular word 'shocking.' I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before ... I was in a position to take those pictures. I felt an obligation to do them. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#30. I don't use recreational drugs, except for cocaine, hallucinogens, and nitrates. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#31. If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#32. One must ease the public into it - that's an art in itself. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#33. I just hope I can live long enough to see the fame. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#34. 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. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#35. The best picture I got was Bianca Jagger whispering in Mick's ear. I caught them telling a secret, which is sort of rude. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#36. My theory about creativity is that the more money one has, the more creative one can be. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#37. People have done pornographic pictures forever, but most of the people who involve themselves in explicit sexuality aren't really artists. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#38. I've never lied. I think I've lived a moral life. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#39. I see things like they've never been seen before. Art is an accurate statement of the time in which it is made. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#40. Sell the public flowers ... things that they can hang on their walls without being uptight. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#41. I never liked photography. Not for the sake of photography. I like the object. I like the photographs when you hold them in your hand. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#42. You're never going to get anywhere in life if you don't live up to your obligations. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#43. I don't think that there's that much difference between a photograph of a fist up someone's ass and a photograph of carnations in a bowl. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#44. I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered my father as somebody I wanted to please. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#45. The photographs that are art have to be separated from the rest - then preserved. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#46. I always thought I was good. That's why it was so frustrating when other people didn't agree. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#47. I recorded that because it happened to me. I wasn't making a point. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#48. My lifestyle is bizarre, but the only thing you need to know is where the darkroom is. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#49. I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#50. I just want to be written about as a normal artist. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#51. The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#52. My father wants me to be like my brother, but I can't be. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#53. Beauty and the devil are the same thing. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#54. 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. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#55. Whenever you make love to someone, there should be three people involved - you, the other person, and the devil. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#56. I played around with the flowers and the lighting, so that was a good way to educate myself. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#57. Happiness? No, it's not there for me. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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#58. Whether it's an orgy or a cocktail party, I know how to do it. - Author: Robert Mapplethorpe
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