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I see and write things first as an artist, second as a woman, and third as a New Yorker. All three have built-in perspectives that aren't neutral.
I think a lot of people in Washington are extremely suspicious of NASA.
I'm an average enough person to point to the things I've gotten to see that are awe-inspiring.
Something that has so much power must have life. Instruments have life.
You can do bigger and bigger things. For what?
My work is more about trying to ask good questions and not trying to come up with big shows. Every fashion company is doing that, every car company is doing that.
Writers want to summarize: What does this mean? What did we learn from this? That's a very 19th-century way of thinking about art, because it assumes that it should make our lives better or teach us something.
I really like books that you can kind of hear as much as think about, that are so graphic and visual.
As a New Yorker, I'm someone who lives on an island and looks across to America.
I so much appreciate it when anybody tries to make something and tries to be an artist - I'm happy to see the work.
I think artists who are attracted to working on the Net will adjust their work to the capabilities of a very small screen.
I'm a real workaholic.
I've been trying to avoid goal-oriented behavior.
It's just such a great miracle when things do work, and they work for such a wild variety of crazy reasons.
My secret dream is to write an epic poem. That's probably the most pretentious thing I've said.
The only stuff I don't like are Broadway musicals. I hate them. I don't even like to talk about it. I can't bear musicals.
The problem with prototypes is they don't always work.
The thing that's characteristic of my performance is that I literally do drag the whole studio onto the stage.
You can do great things with low-tech stuff.
I have written a few children's books. The first book that I wrote was for children. It was called 'The Package', and it was a mystery story in pictures. It had no words.
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