"I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered my father as somebody I wanted to please."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Robert Mapplethorpe on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Robert Mapplethorpe on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Robert Mapplethorpe on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Robert Mapplethorpe on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Robert Mapplethorpe on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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."