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Robert Mapplethorpe – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Robert Mapplethorpe

 

To make pictures big is to make them more powerful.

– Robert Mapplethorpe


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

– Robert Mapplethorpe


Beauty and the devil are the same thing.

– 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


If I have to change my lifestyle, I don’t want to live.

– 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


Happiness? No, it’s not there for me.

– Robert Mapplethorpe


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

– Robert Mapplethorpe


This AIDS stuff is pretty scary. I hope I don’t get it.

– Robert Mapplethorpe


People don’t have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore. The money is in photography.

– Robert Mapplethorpe