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A collection of thoughts and quotes by Diane Arbus on freaks, writing, methods, love, confidence, victory, art, believe, photography, experience, people, picture and street.

23 Great Quotes By Diane Arbus To Fire Your Imagination

Famous As: Photographer
Born On: March 14, 1923
Died On: July 26, 1971
Born In: New York City, New York
Died At Age: 48
Diane Arbus was a celebrated American photographer. She is well-known for clicking photographs of people like transgenders, circus performers, giants, nudists and dwarfs who are normally perceived as surreal by the society. She is also accredited for bringing a revolution in black and white photography. The pictures that she clicked have a powerful impact on the onlookers while she captured the private realities of life. She also became the first American whose works have been put on display at the ‘Venice Biennale’. She opted for unconventional methods and people from lower strata of society and complex outlook always attracted her. She also worked as a professional photographer for popular magazines like ‘The Sunday Times Magazine’, ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ and ‘Esquire’. We bring to you some famous quotable quotes and sayings by the famous photographer who is known for her unique subject matter. Read through the quotations and thoughts by Diane Arbus.
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A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.

Diane Arbus

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

Diane Arbus

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

Diane Arbus

For me, the subject of the picture is always more important than the picture.

Diane Arbus

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

Diane Arbus

I tend to think of the act of photographing, generally speaking, as an adventure. My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.

Diane Arbus

Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding

Diane Arbus

What I'm trying to describe is that it's impossible to get out of your skin into somebody else's.... That somebody else's tragedy is not the same as your own.

Diane Arbus

One of the risks of appearing in public is the likelihood of being photographed.

Diane Arbus

One thing that struck me early is that you don’t put into a photograph what’s going to come out. Or, vice versa, what comes out is not what you put in.

Diane Arbus

Ladies and Gentlemen, take my advice, pull down your pants and slide on the ice.

Diane Arbus

...I would never choose a subject for what it means to me. I choose a subject and then what I feel about it, what it means, begins to unfold.

Diane Arbus

Nothing is ever the same as they said it was.

Diane Arbus

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.

Diane Arbus

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

Diane Arbus

I mean, if you've ever spoken to someone with two heads, you know they know something you don't.

Diane Arbus

My favorite thing is to go where I have never gone.

Diane Arbus

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.

Diane Arbus

If you scrutinize reality closely enough, if in some way you really, really get to it, it becomes fantastic.

Diane Arbus

Nothing is ever the same as they said it was. It's what I've never seen before that I recognize.

Diane Arbus

My favourite thing is to go where Ive never been.

Diane Arbus

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

Diane Arbus