"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
"I don’t think there is subject matter to consider too important to use humor with. A lot of times, people wonder if any of this was intended- you know, like humor is just by accident all the time and maybe it’s not a good thing to laugh, or maybe they’re not getting it, maybe they’re seeing something in it that they shouldn’t. But that’s not the case. I have no problems with my own attempts at humor."
- Raymond Pettibon