Zitat des Tages von Robert Mapplethorpe:
My father wants me to be like my brother, but I can't be.
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.
I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered my father as somebody I wanted to please.
I wish I could be elegant.
The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer.
I always thought I was good. That's why it was so frustrating when other people didn't agree.
I'm not a photojournalist.
One must ease the public into it - that's an art in itself.
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.
I don't believe in dogmas and theologies. I just believe in being a good person.
I just want to be written about as a normal artist.
I see things like they've never been seen before. Art is an accurate statement of the time in which it is made.
My lifestyle is bizarre, but the only thing you need to know is where the darkroom is.
The photographs that are art have to be separated from the rest - then preserved.
I'm not photographing anything naked these days. I haven't been concentrating on bodies recently.
I recorded that because it happened to me. I wasn't making a point.
I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence.
I am selfish, but that's an attribute that all artists possess.
This AIDS stuff is pretty scary. I hope I don't get it.
If I have to change my lifestyle, I don't want to live.
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.
People don't have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore. The money is in photography.
I should try to get some sleep as one doesn't know what tomorrow may bring.
I just try to live my life and do my thing.
Sell the public flowers... things that they can hang on their walls without being uptight.
Whenever you make love to someone, there should be three people involved - you, the other person, and the devil.
I played around with the flowers and the lighting, so that was a good way to educate myself.
I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before.
With photography, you zero in; you put a lot of energy into short moments, and then you go on to the next thing.
My theory about creativity is that the more money one has, the more creative one can be.
Just because I was out at the bars all the time didn't mean I wasn't looking for someone to love.
I've never lied. I think I've lived a moral life.
I can't have just anybody assisting me, I need somebody who I can really communicate with.
Beauty and the devil are the same thing.
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.
I just hope I can live long enough to see the fame.