Diane Arbus - Quotes

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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. ---->>>

Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding. ---->>>

I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind. ---->>>

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

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

Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

I never have taken a picture I've intended. They're always better or worse. ---->>>

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

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

Nothing is ever the same as they said it was. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain. ---->>>

My favorite thing is to go where I've never been. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 03-14, 1923
Birthplace: New York City
Die: 07-26, 1971
Occupation: Photographer
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Diane Arbus (; March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971) was an American photographer and writer noted for photographs of marginalized people—dwarfs, giants, transgender people, nudists, circus performers—and others whose normality was perceived by the general populace as ugly or surreal. Her work has been described as consisting of formal manipulation characterized by blatant sensationalism (wikipedia)