An artist needs a certain amount of turmoil and confusion.

We need goddesses but I don’t want to be one.

I sing my sorrow and I paint my joy.

I'd rather have true arrogance than false humility.

I think that self-confrontation is a good thing, whether you do it by yourself in solitude, or whether you do it in the presence of another person.

I come from pioneer stock, developers of the West, people who went out into the wilderness and set up home with nothing but a pair of oxen.

Whatever it was that I felt was the weak link in my previous project gave me inspiration for the next one.

It’s in my stars to invent; I was born on Madame Currie’s birthday. I have this need for originals, for innovation.

We are stardust. We are golden. And we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.