"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 way I think and the way I talk and the way I write is not always very direct. It can lead anywhere. But in the writing I want it to be as fluent as possible. A major part of my work, of what I want to bring to it myself (almost like an athlete would exercise his muscles and do the same moves) is to get to the point where it becomes almost instinctive and where you react to something that’s thrown at you out of the blue, and you make the right step for every situation."
- Raymond Pettibon