"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."
"My home was one in which words were not used very often. With my parents the only words that were exchanged were in connection with assigning labor. "This is what you have to do, and this is what has to be done." So words were very, very sparse. And in fact, anybody that used too many words was automatically suspect."
- Ursula von Rydingsvard