Quotes by Man Ray

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Man Ray (August 27, 1890 November 18, 1976) was an American Dada and Surrealist artist. more

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

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

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