"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
"I don't think that simply because I am an artist, or because anybody is an artist, that people ought to give their attention to the things that we've made. In some ways we have to earn our audience's attention, and one of the ways we earn our audience's attention is to make things that are phenomenologically fascinating."
- Kerry James Marshall