"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."
"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