"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
"More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid" and "The Wages of Sin" (1987)
"I’m more of a Marxist than a symbolist. Always, my interest in popular forms was not to glorify them- because I really dislike popular culture in most cases. I think it’s garbage, but that’s the culture I live in and that’s the culture people speak. I’m an avant-gardist."
- Mike Kelley