29 Total Quotes

Diane Arbus Quotes

Diane Arbus
When you grow up your mother says, 'Wear rubbers or you'll catch cold.' When you become an adult you discover that you have the right not to wear rubbers and to see if you catch cold or not. It's something like that.
Diane Arbus
#American Photographer #Adulthood

Diane Arbus
It gets to seem as if way back in the Garden of Eden after the Fall, Adam and Eve had begged the Lord to forgive them and He, in his boundless exasperation, had said, ''All right, then. Stay. Stay in the Garden. Get civilized. Procreate. Muck it up.'' And they did.
Diane Arbus
#Paradise

Diane Arbus
The more specific you are, the more general it'll be.
Diane Arbus
#American Photographer #General

Diane Arbus
The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
Diane Arbus
#Action

Diane Arbus
I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do - that was one of my favorite things about it, and when I first did it, I felt very perverse.
Diane Arbus
#American Photographer #Photography

Diane Arbus
The thing that's important to know is that you never know. You're always sort of feeling your way.
Diane Arbus
#American Photographer

Diane Arbus
Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
Diane Arbus
#Belief #Deceit

Diane Arbus
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
Diane Arbus
#American Photographer #Photography

Diane Arbus
I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them.
Diane Arbus
#American Photographer #Photography

Diane Arbus
I never have taken a picture I've intended. They're always better or worse.
Diane Arbus
#American Photographer #Photography

Diane Arbus
Nothing is ever the same as they said it was.
Diane Arbus
#American Photographer

Diane Arbus
Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding
Diane Arbus
#Love #Cute

Diane Arbus
They are the proof of something was there and no longer is.<br/>Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. <br/>You can turn away but when you come back they'll still be there looking at you.
Diane Arbus
#Photography

Diane Arbus
I work from awkwardness. By that I mean I don't like to arrange things. If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself.
Diane Arbus
#Work #American Photographer

Diane Arbus
If I were just curious, it would be very hard to say to someone, ''I want to come to your house and have you talk to me and tell me the story of your life.'' I mean people are going to say, ''You're crazy.'' Plus they're going to keep mighty guarded. But the camera is a kind of license. A lot of people, they want to be paid that much attention and that's a reasonable kind of attention to be paid.
Diane Arbus
#Photography

Diane Arbus
Everybody has that thing where they need to look one way but they come out looking another way and that's what people observe. You see someone on the street and essentially what you notice about them is the flaw. It's just extraordinary that we should have been given these peculiarities. Something is ironic in the world and it has to do with the fact that what you intend never comes out like you intend it.
Diane Arbus
#Appearance

Diane Arbus
Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats.
Diane Arbus
#American Photographer

Diane Arbus
My favourite thing is to go where I've never been.
Diane Arbus
#American Photographer

Diane Arbus
Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.
Diane Arbus
#American Photographer

Diane Arbus
My favorite thing is to go where I've never been.
Diane Arbus
#American Photographer