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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

An artist should not fall in love with another artist.

A powerful performance will transform everyone in the room.

Being an artist is not easy - I have always said that to the students I have taught over the years. It's a huge sacrifice.

Cancer is an emotional disease.

First of all, to do performance art, you really have to give 100 percent. I only know that I have to give 100 percent and then what happens, happens.

For me, performance is a holy ground. When I perform, I really step into a different state of consciousness.