"My approach tends to be from experiments. I need the challenge. If I know how to do something well, there's no need to do it all the time because it becomes a little monotonous. So I like to find a challenge."
"For a lot of people collecting is an impulse that begins in childhood. I was a child who had collections and was constantly in search of things like butterfly nets and cigar boxes. These things still have a particular attraction, a patina of engagement that is fascinating. As I go through museums, I see that a lot of the motivation of curators and people who are scientifically trained comes from finding productive ways of using these impulses."
- Mark Dion