"I just hope I can live long enough to see the fame."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Robert Mapplethorpe on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Robert Mapplethorpe on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Robert Mapplethorpe on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Robert Mapplethorpe on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Robert Mapplethorpe on Dalai Lama
"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."