'Most musicians are fucking idiots, and when you find out what their actual philosophy of life is you think to yourself, I might as well have been listening to Rod Stewart, this guy's a retard. Sometimes I think it's better to keep your trap shut and not give away too much about who you really are - and also because art should speak for itself, shouldn't it?'
- Stefan Jaworzyn
'If you can't handle me when i'm shitting off a motorway bridge, you don't deserve me when i'm nailing my tits to a shed.'
- Marilyn Monroe
'Life is about luck and it's about circumstances and socioeconomic conditions and all the rest of it, but you know, you can also make choices. It's about spirit and generosity and all the other things, too.'
- Mike Leigh
'I'm really just using the mirror to summon something I don't even know until I see it.'
- Cindy Sherman
there is only the exhilaration of screwing everyone.
- John Holmes
As corruption anymore, there is only the exhilaration of screwing everyone.
-- From a review of "The Wolf of Wall Street" --
'There will be times of feast and there will be times of famine. Nothing is a fixed point. To assume that anything is permanent will only cause you disappointment.'
- Anthony Child
...When we drop the puck.
Ron Maclean on Hockey Night in Canada
Perfect is the enemy of good.
'Is the act of producing sound alone sufficient to create music? Our assemblage of individually emitted sounds is abandoned before it has reached a state where it could be called music. This is different from an assemblage of sounds that are produced with a single purpose. I wonder how the audience (who had come to hear music) perceived these ambiguous sounds from an ambiguous group. Those who listened politely for three hours each constructed their own music, choosing sounds from their own individual experiences and memories. Still, they must have been left with some sense of uneasiness, a doubt that this was music. An uneasiness that i felt too, like the gap between myself and another. Music functions as a device for rapture or contemplation. Accordingly, this doubt distances our actions from music. But if the audience were able to forget their uneasiness for a moment during our lengthy action, perhaps its potential becomes clearer. Neither rapture nor contemplation, but an awakened experience of time. Not experiment but experience.'
- Kazuo Imai