"You know, art can be something which can really disempower people, or it can be a vehicle which can empower people."
"I’ve never considered myself much of a political artist. And most of my art doesn’t really deal in explicitly political issues. But I’m not going to apologize or shy away from it any more than I would any other subject. But there is no area where anyone is dealing with this in the way I am- which is for once not to assume someone automatically has a claim on anyone’s respect, to follow him or to take him seriously."
- Raymond Pettibon