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I have written a lot about snakes. There’s something pretty primordial about it.
– Laurie Anderson
I’m an average enough person to point to the things I’ve gotten to see that are awe-inspiring.
I hate zoos.
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!
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.
As an artist I’d choose the thing that’s beautiful more than the one that’s true.
It’s good to take a longer view and think, What would I really like to do if I had no limitations whatsoever?
I’m not usually where I think I am. It’s kind of spooky.
You can do great things with low-tech stuff.
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.
Paradise is exactly like where you are right now… only much, much better.
Why do you have to translate and decode things? Just let the image be. It will have a special kind of reality that it won’t once it’s decoded.
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.
I think a lot of people in Washington are extremely suspicious of NASA.
If there are bases on the moon, that would be the end of the moon as we know it.
My job is to make images and leave the decision-making and conclusion-drawing to other people.
A lot of words in English confuse the idea of life and electricity, like the word livewire.
A lot of the work in United States is highly critical of technology. I’m using 15,000 watts of power and 18 different pieces of electronic equipment to say that.
The world is a strange and wonderful place.
My secret dream is to write an epic poem. That’s probably the most pretentious thing I’ve said.
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.
At the School of Visual Arts in New York, you can get your degree in Net art, which is really a fantastic way of thinking of theater in new ways.
One of the things I learned from working on the Olympics was, the world does not need another big multimedia show.
I think women are excellent social critics.
Besides all those whaling details, Moby Dick is about someone who’s looking for something so huge, something they’ve wanted all their life, yet they know when they find it, it will kill them.
I don’t take compliments so well. I always hang my head and shuffle and kind of try to immediately forget.