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Marina Abramovic Quotes

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Marina Abramovic quotes

I am very clear that I am not a feminist. It puts you into a category and I don't like that.

We are actually living in a million parallel realities every single minute.

From the moment you are born, you could die. I think as an artist it is important to meditate on that.

I believe that life is shorter; that is why we have to make experience longer.

I believe the artist has an obligation to society.

I didn't get paid for performances most of my life. If I did, I would be billionaire now, and I'm not.

Time is an illusion. Time only exists when we think about the past and the future. Time doesn't exist in the present here and now.

You can't choreograph death, but you can choreograph your funeral.

All my inspiration comes from life. That's how it never stops, in a way.

We are used to cleaning the outside house, but the most important house to clean is yourself - your own house - which we never do.

Your ego can become an obstacle to your work. If you start believing in your greatness, it is the death of your creativity.

Americans don't like European movies.

Artists should never think of themselves as an idol. Fame is a side effect of one's work.

In my work I have complete control, but about my life, I don't want to.

In real life, you just work for the ordinary self, but in the front of audience you become the superself. That's a completely different thing.

People in New York never have time for anything.

Performance has to be mainstream art. This is what I'm fighting for.

The hardest thing to do is something that is close to nothing.

The world doesn't need an artist who shows reality as it is.

When Lady Gaga says I am her inspiration, you reach kids between 12 and 18. Now I am like a brand - jeans, Coca-Cola.