"People don't have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore. The money is in photography."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."Robert Mapplethorpe on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."Robert Mapplethorpe on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."Robert Mapplethorpe on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."Robert Mapplethorpe on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."Robert Mapplethorpe on Mark Twain
"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."