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There's different kinds of love, and I'd never experienced that kind of totally platonic love. All the love I've experienced has always been a kind of deal, and now, as I get older, I realise that there's this other love out there.
I really love animals. My cat is my little soul mate. He's not just a cat, he's my friend.
People don't remember. Revenge is sweet.
A man doesn't know what it's like to be a woman; it's that simple.
All the mistakes I've ever made in my life have been when I've been drunk. I haven't made hardly any mistakes sober, ever, ever.
I'm out of here, I'm better than all of you.
What is truth? Truth doesn't really exist. Who is going to judge whether my experience of an incident is more valid than yours? No one can be trusted to be the judge of that.
I want to spend my life with someone and do nice things and go on adventures, read books and have nice food and celebrate things. I don't want to spend the rest of my life in the bedroom like some people who just go to bed and never get out again.
I thought it would be my one and only exhibition, so I decided to call it My Major Retrospective.
I'd make a good friend, not mother. I'm too selfish. I think a lot of mothers are selfish and they end up having children, but I don't want to put some small tiny person through that.
I have hardly any friends who aren't gay.
One thing that success has taught me is censorship.
If I didn't want to work for a couple of years, I wouldn't have to-it's a great feeling, to know I'm doing it because I want to do it.
They look at someone like me, and I just really get up their nose. I really wind them up.
I am fiercely independent and I probably wouldn't be if it wasn't for the way in which I was brought up.
I've been making bronze sculptures for a long time. My sculptures are wholly unsuccessful and uncommercial. No one is even the remotest bit interested in them. So it's almost like my hobby.
I know I'm supposed to say ageing doesn't bother me, then suddenly you're like, 'Yeah, I care about it, I really worry about it. I'm getting old. I'm old!'
I'm not trying to find another thing that's wrong with me, but I'm such a nice person, and I have a couple of drinks and I'm really good fun and then I'm really not fun.
When you're 20 or 30, looking ahead, you see these benchmarks for relationships, career, ambition, sexuality, and they went off into infinity. When you get to 50, you look at what's ahead of you, and there's an end. It goes into a nothingness, a void.
I don't ask for an apology because it's only tomorrow's fish-and-chip paper.
People try constantly to use me, and I hate it.
When you don't have children you have to define and make your own purpose, and make your own reason for being here.
There's so much stuff said about me that's not true, so now if something is hurtful and wrong, I send an e-mail or letter immediately, saying, This is not true.
I've been slagged off completely by the art world.
Women, at 50, are on a plateau with their careers, but later they ascend.
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