Paradise is exactly like where you are right now ... only much, much better.
Literature is the safe and traditional vehicle through which we learn about the world and pass on values from on generation to the next. Books save lives.
Writers want to summarize: What does this mean? What did we learn from this? That's a very 19th-century way of thinking about art, because it assumes that it should make our lives better or teach us something.
I'm an average enough person to point to the things I've gotten to see that are awe-inspiring.
If there are bases on the moon, that would be the end of the moon as we know it.
The only stuff I don't like are Broadway musicals. I hate them. I don't even like to talk about it. I can't bear musicals.
I don't take compliments so well. I always hang my head and shuffle and kind of try to immediately forget.
My secret dream is to write an epic poem. That's probably the most pretentious thing I've said.
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.
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.
One of the things I learned from working on the Olympics was, the world does not need another big multimedia show.
I have written a few children's books. The first book that I wrote was for children. It was called 'The Package', and it was a mystery story in pictures. It had no words.
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.
I have written a lot about snakes. There's something pretty primordial about it.
The problem with prototypes is they don't always work.
A lot of artists who have a certain style are expected to more or less keep doing their style. It's so easy to get into that rut of production.
I'm not usually where I think I am. It's kind of spooky.
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.