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Man Ray Quotes

(1890-1976), American Photographer

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.

Category: Creativity

It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.

Category: Dreams

One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.

Category: Genius

I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive. I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint, the things which already have an existence.

Category: Photography