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Marina Abramovic quotes

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

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

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.

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.

An artist should not fall in love with another artist.

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.

Happiness comes from the full understanding of your own being.

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

I believe so much in the power of performance I don't want to convince people. I want them to experience it and come away convinced on their own.

I believe the artist has an obligation to society.

I hate studio. For me, studio is a trap to overproduce and repeat yourself. It is a habit that leads to art pollution.