18 Total Quotes

Man Ray Quotes

One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.
Man Ray
#American Photographer #Genius

I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint, the things which already have an existence.
Man Ray
#American Photographer #Art

Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.
Man Ray
#American Photographer

I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive.
Man Ray
#Dreams #American Photographer #Photography

An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an originals motivated be necessity. It is marvellous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human.
Man Ray
#Creation

It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.
Man Ray
#American Photographer #Determination

All critics should be assassinated.
Man Ray
#American Photographer

To me, a painter, if not the most useful, is the least harmful member of our society.
Man Ray
#Society #American Photographer

Don't put my name on it. These are simply documents I make.
Man Ray
#American Photographer

[In New York, still charmed by Post-Impressionism and puzzled by Cubism, Duchamp and others took on the art establishment as a way of holding up a mirror to modern society.] Cher Tzara, ... Dada cannot live in New York. All New York is dada, and will not tolerate a rival.
Man Ray
#Art

A creator needs only one enthusiast to justify him.
Man Ray
#American Photographer

An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an originals motivated be necessity. It is marvelous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human.
Man Ray
#American Photographer