"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"I was a Cockney from London, and I came to America when I was about twelve and did not fit. I was quite unruly. So I think probably there’s a fantasy or a romance in these ideas of real beauty and form coming out of a sense of the land I just love. I was such a scrapper. I still am. I still have a street urchin mentality, even though I know better. There’s no reason to have those feelings anymore, but I think you keep a lot of stuff from your past. So I think those other kinds of glorious ideas and those really sane visions of the universe intrigued me because probably essentially I didn’t have that."
- Judy Pfaff