"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."
"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