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I've been trying to avoid goal-oriented behavior.
 

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.
 

If there are bases on the moon, that would be the end of the moon as we know it.
 

It's good to take a longer view and think, What would I really like to do if I had no limitations whatsoever?
 

It's just such a great miracle when things do work, and they work for such a wild variety of crazy reasons.
 

My job is to make images and leave the decision-making and conclusion-drawing to other people.
 

My secret dream is to write an epic poem. That's probably the most pretentious thing I've said.
 

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.
 

One of the things I learned from working on the Olympics was, the world does not need another big multimedia show.
 

Paradise is exactly like where you are right now... only much, much better.
[Happiness]
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Something that has so much power must have life. Instruments have life.
 

The fewer expectations you have, the better.
 

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.
[Performance]
 

The world is a strange and wonderful place.
 

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!
 


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