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Man Ray Quotes

Man Ray Quote: “I do not photograph nature. I photograph my visions.”
Man Ray Quote: “I believe in the relation between photography and music; And thats my inspiration.”
Man Ray Quote: “An original is a creation motivated by desire.”
Man Ray Quote: “I would photograph an idea rather than an object, a dream rather than an idea.”
Man Ray Quote: “The tricks of today are the truths of tomorrow.”
Man Ray Quote: “Dada cannot live in New York. All New York is dada, and will not tolerate a rival.”
Man Ray Quote: “There is no progress in art, any more than there is progress in making love.”
Man Ray Quote: “It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.”
Man Ray Quote: “I never knew what I was doing until I was done.”
Man Ray Quote: “Nature does not create works of art. It is we, and the faculty of interpretation peculiar to the human mind, that see art.”
Man Ray Quote: “Oh, yes, I was a great retoucher. A retoucher is an esthetic surgeon !”
Man Ray Quote: “One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.”
Man Ray Quote: “I have been accused of being a joker. But the most successful art to me involves humor.”
Man Ray Quote: “You don’t ask a writer what typewriter he uses.”
Man Ray Quote: “The complicated engines manufactured by men demand, if one really wants to use them, much calm. Ever since our love for machines replaced the love we used to have for our fellow man, catastrophes proceed to increase.”
Man Ray Quote: “In the same spirit, when the automobile arrived, there were those that declared the horse to be the most perfect form of locomotion.”
Man Ray Quote: “When I saw I was under attack from all sides, I knew I was on the right track.”
Man Ray Quote: “Lipstick is the red badge of courage.”
Man Ray Quote: “My works were designed to amuse, annoy, bewilder, mystify and inspire reflection.”
Man Ray Quote: “Reality is fabricated out of desire.”
Man Ray Quote: “Just as I work with paints, brushes, and canvas, I work with the light, pieces of glass and chemistry.”
Man Ray Quote: “A certain amount of contempt for the material employed to express an idea is indispensable to the purest realization of this idea.”
Man Ray Quote: “Cut out the eye from a photograph of one who has been loved but is seen no more. Attach the eye to the pendulum of a metronome and regulate the weight to suit the tempo desired. Keep going to the limit of endurance. With a hammer well-aimed, try to destroy the whole at a single blow.”
Man Ray Quote: “All critics should be assassinated.”
Man Ray Quote: “A camera alone does not make a picture. To make a picture you need a camera, a photographer and above all a subject. It is the subject that determines the interest of the photograph.”
Man Ray Quote: “Speaking of nudes, I have always had a great fondness for this subject, both in my paintings and in my photos, and I must admit, not for purely artistic reasons.”
Man Ray Quote: “The streets are full of admirable craftsmen, but so few practical dreamers.”
Man Ray Quote: “If I’d had the nerve, I’d have become a thief or a gangster, but since I didn’t, I became a photographer.”
Man Ray Quote: “Thanks to my effort in the last 40 years, there has been more paper and film wasted.”
Man Ray Quote: “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 Quote: “I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive.”
Man Ray Quote: “Is photography an art? There is no point in trying to find out if it is an art. Art is old-fashioned. We need something else.”
Man Ray Quote: “To create is divine, to reproduce is human.”
Man Ray Quote: “A creator needs only one enthusiast to justify him.”
Man Ray Quote: “I like contradictions. We have never attained the infinite variety and contradictions that exist in nature. Tomorrow I shall contradict myself. That is the one way I have of asserting my liberty, the real liberty one does not find as a member of society.”
Man Ray Quote: “Quote me as much as you like; as a matter of fact I don’t even mind if you misquote me !”
Man Ray Quote: “I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint, the things which already have an existence.”
Man Ray Quote: “To me, a painter, if not the most useful, is the least harmful member of our society.”
Man Ray Quote: “An effort impelled by desire must also have an automatic or subconscious energy to aid its realization.”
Man Ray Quote: “Unconcerned but not indifferent.”
Man Ray Quote: “Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.”
Man Ray Quote: “I have never painted a recent picture.”
Man Ray Quote: “I am an economic person; I judge the amount of work involved with the amount of worth attained.”
Man Ray Quote: “I am not going to be dictated to by the size of the camera. I use everything from an 8 x 10 to a 35-mm. But I don’t use these modern cameras which break down all the time !”
Man Ray Quote: “I paint when I cannot photograph.”
Man Ray Quote: “If the affairs of the world were put in the hands of the screwball artists, it couldn’t be in a worse state than it is now !”
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