"You know, art can be something which can really disempower people, or it can be a vehicle which can empower people."
"It’s a mistake to assume about any of my work that it’s my own voice. Because that would be the most simple-minded ineffective art that you can make. That would really be talking down to people, and if I had such a burning need to express my opinions or whatever then I don’t think art would be where I’d want to do it. It’s not a good area for that."
- Raymond Pettibon