Diane Arbus

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Diane Arbus

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.More Diane Arbus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Diane Arbus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My favorite thing is to go where I have never gone.More Diane Arbus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Diane Arbus [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More Diane Arbus [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Diane Arbus [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.More Diane Arbus [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Diane Arbus [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My favourite thing is to go where I've never been.More Diane Arbus [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Diane Arbus [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What moves me about...what's called technique...is that it comes from some mysterious deep place. I mean it can have something to do with the paper and the developer and all that stuff, but it comes mostly from some very deep choices somebody has made that take a long time and keep haunting them.More Diane Arbus [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Diane Arbus [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
These are characters in a fairy tale for grown-ups. Wouldn't it be lovely? Yes.More Diane Arbus [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The more specific you are, the more general it'll be.More Diane Arbus [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Diane Arbus [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The thing that's important to know is that you never know. You're always sort of feeling your way.More Diane Arbus [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You see someone on the street, and essentially what you notice about them is the flaw.More Diane Arbus [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.More Diane Arbus [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.More Diane Arbus [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Diane Arbus [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them.More Diane Arbus [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My favorite thing is to go where I've never been.More Diane Arbus [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I never have taken a picture I've intended. They're always better or worse.More Diane Arbus [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nothing is ever the same as they said it was.More Diane Arbus [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I mean, it's very subtle and a little embarrassing to me, but I really believe there are things which nobody would see unless I photographed them.More Diane Arbus [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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