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Beauty and the devil are the same thing.
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Children are sexual beings, but it's an area that makes most people feel uncomfortable.
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Do it for Satan. You know you're dirty.
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Happiness? No, it's not there for me.
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He had the face of a beautiful animal.
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How can you give a dinner for someone who's not here?
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I always thought I was good. That's why it was so frustrating when other people didn't agree.
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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.
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I am selfish, but that's an attribute that all artists possess.
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I am sure the time will come when I say, I like the way I used to look. But until then I'm OK.
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I became the toast of London. A lot of people I met came from these really decadent families where the married men were gay and no one thought anything about it.
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I can't even look at the pictures in the book anymore. It seems like most of the men in it are dead.
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I can't have just anybody assisting me, I need somebody who I can really communicate with.
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I don't believe in dogmas and theologies. I just believe in being a good person.
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I don't know why my pictures come out looking so good. I just don't get it.
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I don't think any collector knows his true motivation.
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I don't use recreational drugs, except for cocaine, hallucinogens, and nitrates.
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I feel a little bad about not being with you for your mother's funeral, but those things depress me so.
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I got that feeling in my stomach, it's not a directly sexual one, it's more potent than that.
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I had many affairs, but I was never into quickie sex. I've only slept with maybe a thousand men.
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I had to sell a lot of photographs to make the kind of money a painter made from selling just one painting. I couldn't sit back and hope for the best.
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I have to find out if I'm gay once and for all.
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I have to get out of here. The flash hurts me... I've got it. Everybody's got it.
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I just hope I can live long enough to see the fame.
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I just try to live my life and do my thing.
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I just want to be written about as a normal artist.
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I played around with the flowers and the lighting, so that was a good way to educate myself.
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I recorded that because it happened to me. I wasn't making a point.
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I see things like they've never been seen before. Art is an accurate statement of the time in which it is made.
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I should try to get some sleep as one doesn't know what tomorrow may bring.
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I think hand gestures are beautiful. What it happens to be doing, it happens to be doing, but that's an aside.
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I think I should be a little less concerned with the bizarre aspects of my work if in fact I'm interested in having my work catch on.
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I think I'm being accepted by the fashion crowd.
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I want to know about the AIDS thing.
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I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence.
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I wish I could be elegant.
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I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered my father as somebody I wanted to please.
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I'm like a space creature with all these tubes coming out of me. It's hideous.
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I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before.
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I'm not a photojournalist.
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I'm not going to have my kid brother come along and ride off my energy. I want you to change your name.
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I'm not interested in being with a nobody.
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I'm not photographing anything naked these days. I haven't been concentrating on bodies recently.
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I'm so lucky they've found a cure.
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I've never bid on anything before, but I can imagine one could get off on it.
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I've never lied. I think I've lived a moral life.
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If I am at a party, I want to be at the party. Too many photographers use the camera to avoid participating in things. They become professional observers.
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If I have to change my lifestyle, I don't want to live.
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If I were to make something that took two weeks to do, I'd lose my enthusiasm.
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If Sam hadn't had the money, I might not have been involved with him. He was a package, so to speak.
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If you channel it right, there's more energy in sex than there is in art.
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It has to be racist. I'm white and they are black. There is a difference somehow, but it doesn't have to be negative.
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It was hard to sit through a dinner for three or four hours and not say a word.
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It wasn't just about having sex, although I had plenty of that. It was about talking to people and gaining their trust. You had to be adaptable.
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It's a disaster. They're all in sales.
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It's all so stupid. Doesn't anyone care about me?
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It's got me. I'm just sort of disappearing.
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Just because I was out at the bars all the time didn't mean I wasn't looking for someone to love.
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Look at all the people. I still have the magic.
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Looking at these photographs made me think photography could be art.
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My approach to photographing a flower is not much different than photographing a cock. Basically, it's the same thing.
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My father wants me to be like my brother, but I can't be.
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My life began in the summer of 1969. Before that I didn't exist.
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My lifestyle is bizarre, but the only thing you need to know is where the darkroom is.
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My theory about creativity is that the more money one has, the more creative one can be.
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One must ease the public into it - that's an art in itself.
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People don't have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore. The money is in photography.
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Sell the public flowers... things that they can hang on their walls without being uptight.
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Sex is the only thing worth living for.
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The best picture I got was Bianca Jagger whispering in Mick's ear. I caught them telling a secret, which is sort of rude.
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The fist in that picture belongs to the art director for one of the better art fashion magazines.
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The models came out with my dice jewelry and domino cuffs... then he copied one of the jackets I was wearing.
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The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer.
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The photographs that are art have to be separated from the rest - then preserved.
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The whole experience is definitely extraordinary. Everyone changes their clothes at least three times a day.
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This AIDS stuff is pretty scary. I hope I don't get it.
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This is the sleaziest corner in New York. How can it be that I'm standing here in the midst of all this human garbage?
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To make pictures big is to make them more powerful.
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When I have sex with someone I forget who I am. For a minute I even forget I'm human. It's the same thing when I'm behind a camera. I forget I exist.
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When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God.
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Whenever you make love to someone, there should be three people involved - you, the other person, and the devil.
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Whether it's an orgy or a cocktail party, I know how to do it.
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With photography, you zero in; you put a lot of energy into short moments, and then you go on to the next thing.
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You'll be taking photographs and subconsciously know that you have resources from having looked at a lot of them before.
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You're never going to get anywhere in life if you don't live up to your obligations.
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