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" I'm an artist, not a philosopher. "
" I think that I've always been a kind of structured person. "
" I'm supposed to be the guy who hates naturalism. "
" Christopher Knowles, Buechner, Heiner Mueller, Burroughs, Chekhov, Shakespeare - it's all one body of work. "
" I had dinner with Marlene Dietrich in the early 1970s. I went to pick her up and she had someone with her, a dreadful man. He was writing a book about her, and he said to her, 'You're so cold when you perform,' and she said, 'You didn't listen to the voice.' She said the difficulty was to place the voice with the face. "
" If you slow things down, you notice things you hadn't seen before. "
" I never studied theatre; I learned it by doing it. If I had studied theatre, I would not be making the kind of theatre I am making. "
" My work is formal, not based on psychology. "
" By giving the leadership to the private sector in a capitalistic society, we're going to measure the value of art by how many products we can sell. "
" I try to present something that is full of time. Not timeless, but full of time. I never like a work where we try to update it, but it's still not interesting to see a work that is dated. If one is successful, then a work can be full of time. And time is very complex. "
" What interested me was dance - the way that it was constructed with time-space constructions, and that it was abstract. I always thought: 'Why couldn't theater be that way? Or an opera?' "
" My work should be seen as poetry. "
" The French, not the Americans, commissioned 'Einstein on the Beach.' "
" My method is much like choreography. I don't sit at a table. I work in a room with people. "
" I think that in my plays you can come in for 20 minutes and get something out of it. I'd like to do a play that would run for days. I don't think time is that important. Nature doesn't hurry the sky, the changing clouds and sunsets. "
" Counterpoint is difficult. I have been doing it since the beginning of my career. But it is not just taking any opposite. It is finding the right opposite. "
" I think people are looking for an alternative to the fast pace of everyday life and entertainment. "
" We're so afraid to lose the audience. Let the audience go. "
" New York is very provincial. They're very cut-off; they don't have an awareness of so much that is going on in the world. "
" There hasn't been a great romance in my life. "
" I do still collect chairs. "
" I start any work the same way. I start a rehearsal with silence. "
" All theater is dance. "
" The landscape of Texas is in all my work. It's that light; it's that sky. "
" When you're playing King Lear, you have to have a little humour, or you will have no tragedy when the king dies. "
" The reason you work as an artist is to stay open and ask questions. "
" I think it's just my nature. I can't work on one thing. I have to work on many things. "
" I think mystery... allows us time to dream. "
" At the end of the 1960s, I was part of the downtown theatrical movement in New York that was making work in alleyways, garages, gyms, churches, non-traditional spaces. The idea was to get away from the illusion of the conventional theatre. But then I thought, what's wrong with illusion? "
" In my theater, I'm not trying to change the world. "
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" If we lose our culture, we lose our memory. "