"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."
"The stories themselves are somewhat interchangeable. In a sense they're kind of carriers. In other words, "CREMASTER 2" could have had a couple of other stories other than Norman Mailer's "The Executioner's Song" to carry it. "The Executioner's Song" was its carrier, in that the Rocky Mountains were the real story."
- Matthew Barney