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" By the time I'm 50, there is probably going to be a nuclear holocaust. I should just enjoy myself. "
" I can't censor myself; it's really important for me to say how I feel. "
" If I'm a bad mood, I can't go on stage and smile. "
" I want to make Grimes a high-fashion sci-fi act. "
" I have a lot of Japanese friends: I grew up in Vancouver, and there's this huge Japanese population over there. "
" I'm just very obsessed with Japanese stuff in general. "
" I need to be able to work for 20 or 30 hours in one go in complete darkness, alone with just the computer glow. "
" I think if you're good at art, you'll be good at most types of art. "
" When I'm making a song that's very Grimes, it just feels very insular and it feels weird to have someone else do something on it. "
" I'm not, like, a natural performer. It's sort of a thing that I've had to learn to do. "
" I'm actually not a particularly negative person, but I feel like most things are better when they're not actualized. The motivation that comes from wanting something is so much more driving of people than actually getting it. "
" I'm not interested in making art unless I'm totally freaked out and worried people are going to hate it. "
" It's interesting to be a front person who is controlling the majority of the sound. "
" When I first started out, I was making really slow, psychedelic ambient music because it was all I could do. "
" I was incredibly unpopular in high school but also extremely notorious. "
" There used to be a lot of industry in Montreal, and now there's not, so it's really easy to get huge, empty spaces where you can practice and make music or make art for very, very cheap. "
" I've seen Animal Collective live, and I suffered permanent hearing loss from that show! "
" I don't think I know anyone who has a steady job in Montreal. "
" The most valuable live thing for me is when people look like they're having a good time. "
" I've always been such a nerd. "
" You rarely find someone who sings really well and who produces really well; it's a problem, and I just think it's a missing link in the music scene. "
" It's kind of like I'm Phil Spector, and I'm forcing a young girl to make pop music and perform exhaustively. Except, instead of it being someone else, that girl is also me. "
" I'm tired of being congratulated for being thin because I can more easily fit into sample sizes from the runway. "
" I think I have serious latent Catholic guilt issues. "
" Most of my music videos were made for under $200. "
" As a producer, I'm trying to challenge myself to just make something that is of a professional quality - not necessarily pop music, but maybe in the sense that Nine Inch Nails is professional quality. "
" The way that you present yourself visually totally dictates your audience and everything that anyone thinks about you. "
" You don't just have to be influenced by rock, or goth, anymore. It's okay to say, 'My influences are Tin Pan music from Bali and Rihanna.' There are still so many combinations that haven't been done yet. "
" I've always been very intense about everything I do. "
" I like to aestheticize every possible thing that can be aestheticized. "
" I'm a very unhealthy person, and Montreal is very cold, and I'm usually sick when I'm there. "