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The world is a strange and wonderful place.
Performance art is about joy, about making something that's so full of kind of a wild joy that you really can't put into words.
Paradise is exactly like where you are right now... only much, much better.
When love is gone, there's always justice. And when justice is gone, there's always force. And when force is gone, there's always Mom. Hi, Mom!
I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art, which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby since I hadn't made money with it.
I'm not usually where I think I am. It's kind of spooky.
People only stutter at the beginning of the word. They're not afraid when they get to the end of the word. There's just regret.
I don't take compliments so well. I always hang my head and shuffle and kind of try to immediately forget.
People are really suffering these days. There's a lot of corporate triumph and a lot of personal despair as they wonder what are they working for.
A lot of words in English confuse the idea of life and electricity, like the word livewire.
I think women are excellent social critics.
Besides all those whaling details, Moby Dick is about someone who's looking for something so huge, something they've wanted all their life, yet they know when they find it, it will kill them.
My job is to make images and leave the decision-making and conclusion-drawing to other people.
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.
As an artist I'd choose the thing that's beautiful more than the one that's true.
It's good to take a longer view and think, What would I really like to do if I had no limitations whatsoever?
One of the things I learned from working on the Olympics was, the world does not need another big multimedia show.
A lot of the work in United States is highly critical of technology. I'm using 15,000 watts of power and 18 different pieces of electronic equipment to say that.
The fewer expectations you have, the better.
I hate zoos.
If there are bases on the moon, that would be the end of the moon as we know it.
I have written a lot about snakes. There's something pretty primordial about it.
I just sort of wish people would dance differently. It reminds me of teenage sex.
A lot of artists who have a certain style are expected to more or less keep doing their style. It's so easy to get into that rut of production.
At the School of Visual Arts in New York, you can get your degree in Net art, which is really a fantastic way of thinking of theater in new ways.
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