If you can’t see women — half the species — as human, you can’t see yourself as human.

Sometimes a start is all we ever get.

It's never the changes we want that change everything.

This is what I know: people's hopes go on forever.

Artists are not cheerleaders, and we’re not the heads of tourism boards. We expose and discuss what is problematic, what is contradictory, what is hurtful and what is silenced in the culture we’re in.

But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.

The broader you are, the less likely you are to be universal.

The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.

Every time someone gives you a formula for what you should be and what you should do, you should know they’re giving you a pair of handcuffs.

Art has a way of confronting us, of reminding us, of engaging us, in what it means to be human, and what it means to be human is to be flawed, is to be contradictory, is to be often weak, and yet despite all of these what we would consider drawbacks, that we’re also quite beautiful.

If you didn't grow up like I did then you don't know, and if you don't know it's probably better you don't judge.

Sometimes you just have to try, even if you know it won’t work.