"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"Helen Vendler, an expert on Shakespeare’s sonnets, writes about what Shakespeare reveals and what he conceals. I think that art, all art, does that. That’s what the artist’s role is. You don’t always know what you’re revealing, and you don’t always know what you are concealing, until you get it out there, and then you make your decisions. And there, that’s a decision- when I laugh at something. I know I want it to be there. It becomes intent."
- Elizabeth Murray