"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."
"I’ve always considered myself learning on the job. I’d like to have a challenge where you see the challenge in the finished work itself...not just this glossed over kind of drawing, painting that someone has mastered and got, arrived there at that point and does the same thing over and over. I don’t want to go back to that kind of style and stay there..."
- Raymond Pettibon