"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
"My train drawings are about bringing the continent, the shores, together, about going west. At that time we still had vast frontiers left, so it’s about the opportunity of escape. Even when I was a kid, when I heard the train at night I wasn’t necessarily aching to run away from home and find my fortune elsewhere, but I guess every American kid had that somewhere in his mind, kind of embedded. Like the equivalent of running off and joining the circus."
- Raymond Pettibon