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Marina Abramovic quotes

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

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

I believe the artist has an obligation to society.

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

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.

A powerful performance will transform everyone in the room.

Americans don't like European movies.

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

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

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

I'm interested in asking: 'What does feminine energy mean?' I don't have answers - I just have questions and interesting examples.

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.

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

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.

If you're a baker, making bread, you're a baker. If you make the best bread in the world, you're not an artist, but if you bake the bread in the gallery, you're an artist. So the context makes the difference.