"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"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