"Happiness? No, it's not there for me."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Robert Mapplethorpe on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Robert Mapplethorpe on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Robert Mapplethorpe on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Robert Mapplethorpe on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Robert Mapplethorpe on Mahatma Gandhi
"When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God."
"To make pictures big is to make them more powerful."
"Beauty and the devil are the same thing."
"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."
"If I have to change my lifestyle, I don't want to live."