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15 Famous Quotes by Diane Arbus
3/14/1923 - 7/26/1971
Also Known As:  
Diane Nemerov
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The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Diane Arbus

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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.

Flaws Quotes, by Diane Arbus

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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.

Photography Quotes, by Diane Arbus

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A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.

Art and artists Quotes, by Diane Arbus

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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.

Photography Quotes, by Diane Arbus

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My favourite thing is to go where I've never been.

Travel Quotes, by Diane Arbus

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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.

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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.

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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.

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These are characters in a fairy tale for grown-ups. Wouldn't it be lovely? Yes.

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The more specific you are, the more general it'll be.

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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.

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

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You see someone on the street, and essentially what you notice about them is the flaw.

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

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