Everybody winds up kissing the wrong person goodnight.
An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.
Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.
As soon as you stop wanting something, you get it.
Romance is finding your fantasy in people who don’t have it.
I never understood why when you died, you didn’t just vanish, everything should just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn’t be there. I always thought I’d like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I’d like it to say ‘figment’.
No les interesa la pintura. Catherine Guinness [véase Introducción] no se puso pesada hasta el último día, cuando empezó con esa cosa tan fastidiosa que hacen los ingleses de preguntar y preguntar: «,Qué es exactamente el pop art?». Era como cuando entrevistamos a ese chico del blues, Albert King, para Interview, y ella le preguntó:...
Actually, I jade very quickly. Once is usually enough. Either once only, or every day. If you do something once it’s exciting, and if you do it every day it’s exciting. But if you do it, say, twice or just almost every day, it’s not good any more.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
You have to be willing to get happy about nothing.
The child-like, gum-chewing naïveté , the glamour rooted in despair, the self admiring carelessness, the perfected otherness, the wispiness, the shadowy, voyeuristic, vaguely sinister aura, the pale, soft-spoken magical presence, the skin and bones…
Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.
Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, “So what.””My mother didn’t love me.” So what.”My husband won’t ball me. So what.”I’m a success but I’m still alone.” So what.I don’t know how I made it through all the years before I learned how to do that...
If I ever have to cast an acting role, I want the wrong person for the part. I can never visualize the right person in a part. The right person for the right part would be too much. Besides, no person is every completely right for any part, because part in a role is never...
I just do art because I’m ugly and there’s nothing else for me to do.
After being alive, the next hardest work is having sex.
Everybody has their own America, and then they have pieces of a fantasy America that they think is out there but they can’t see…So the fantasy corners of America…you’ve pieced them together from scenes in movies and music and lines from books. And you live in your dream America that you’ve custom-made from art and...
The mystery was gone but the amazement was just starting.
I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want.