~Paradise is exactly like where you are right now… only much, much better.
~Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories.
~As a New Yorker, I’m someone who lives on an island and looks across to America.
~Why do you have to translate and decode things? Just let the image be. It will have a special kind of reality that it won’t once it’s decoded.
~I’m not usually where I think I am. It’s kind of spooky.
~I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
~People are wrong when they say opera is not what it used to be. It is what it used to be. That is what’s wrong with it.
~I’m not a heavy drinker, I can sometimes go for hours without touching a drop.
~We have no reliable guarantee that the afterlife will be any less exasperating than this one, have we?
~I’ve over-educated myself in all the things I shouldn’t have known at all.
~Masochism is a valuable job skill.
~What we don’t understand we can make mean anything.
~If you don’t know what you want, you end up with a lot you don’t.
~When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat?
~Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.
[photo: tim labarge]
~There is no substitute for intuition.
~Art does not reflect what is seen. Rather it makes the hidden visible.
~Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet.
~See with one eye, feel with the other.
~All the things an artist must be: poet, explorer of nature, philosopher!
~Birds born in cages think that flying is a disease.
~If God gives you chocolate, you open your mouth, no?
~Failure doesn’t exist. It’s only a change of direction.
~To be an artist, you need to play inside your work.
~We all exist in our own personal reality of craziness.
~The end is nothing, the road is all.
~There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
~The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.
~The fact that I was born a girl never damaged my ambitions to be a pope or an emperor.
~I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.
~I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.
~Every something is an echo of nothing.
~It is not irritating to be where one is. It is only irritating to think one would like to be somewhere else.
~Try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.
~Everyone is in the best seat.
[photo: henning loehner]