"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"It's something for a child to be introduced to the Meeting...this time when you are no longer in first day of school, but you actually come and join the Meeting. And my grandmother was trying to tell me what you did. So her explanation to me was you went inside to greet the light. And this idea, to go inside to find that light within, literally, as well as figuratively, was something that really propelled me at the time. I really thought that that's what I should do. Of course, I'm still trying to figure out exactly what she meant. But I like that quality."
- James Turrell