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I used to have a recurring dream where I was at a party in a country house, surrounded by the same people each evening. Everyone would be singing and dancing and after a while I came to know the people; though, of course, they never really existed.
You can't choreograph death, but you can choreograph your funeral.
I hate kitchens. I don't understand these enormous American kitchens that take up half the living room and then they just order pizza.
For me, the most difficult piece is the one I'm about to make.
Because of technology, we don't develop telepathy. We don't use telepathy, but use, you know, the mobile phones. Why?
All my inspiration comes from life. That's how it never stops, in a way.
An artist should not fall in love with another artist.
Being an artist is not easy - I have always said that to the students I have taught over the years. It's a huge sacrifice.
From the moment you are born, you could die. I think as an artist it is important to meditate on that.
First of all, to do performance art, you really have to give 100 percent. I only know that I have to give 100 percent and then what happens, happens.
The hardest thing to do is something that is close to nothing.
I don't know anything about the afterlife because I haven't been there yet.
Woody Allen has a wonderful line: 'Today I'm a star. What will I be tomorrow? A black hole?' That's very important to know - that you have the moment, then you lose the moment. You have to see your chances, you have to take them, and you also have to see when you don't have chances to take.
I hate studio. For me, studio is a trap to overproduce and repeat yourself. It is a habit that leads to art pollution.
In theater, blood is ketchup; in performance, everything's real.
Artists can do whatever they want!
Every party is the same, too many people, too little food, and you have to wait around. I'm extremely bored with parties.
I'm interested in asking: 'What does feminine energy mean?' I don't have answers - I just have questions and interesting examples.
The most revolutionary ideas are not sellable, but only mind-changing.
Time is an illusion. Time only exists when we think about the past and the future. Time doesn't exist in the present here and now.
You know, James Franco is one of the most interesting figures because he has no rules. He breaks all the borders.
For me, performance is a holy ground. When I perform, I really step into a different state of consciousness.
I don't do husbands. I don't do children.
In every ancient culture, there are rituals to mortify the body as a way of understanding that the energy of the soul is indestructible.
When you have a nonverbal conversation with a total stranger, then he can't cover himself with words, he can't create a wall.
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