"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 was thinking about Bush or the Queen or bin Laden. In one way, they’re real; in another way, I kept thinking of them like Mickey Mouse or Santa Claus, like media characters or some sort of fabrication. But on the other hand, they were not fabrications at all."