"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"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