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" You know, something happened to me when I became 70. I started to feel a tremendous love for the human race, and life and this planet, the universe, the whole shebang. "
" When I got pregnant, I had to concentrate on being pregnant for a whole nine months, even though I knew it was ruining my career at the time. "
" I'm not going to doubt my life. "
" There is an incredible love in creating art unless somebody is saying, 'Hey, let's just make money,' because it doesn't work when you do it that way. If you are aiming for that, forget it. "
" The art world was not initially really accepting my kind of work. I was ahead of my time. "
" The computer is my favourite invention. I feel lucky to be part of the global village. I don't mean to brag, but I'm so fast with technology. People think it all seems too much, but we'll get used to it. I'm sure it all seemed too much when we were learning to walk. "
" Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity. "
" You change the world by being yourself. "
" John wrote with a very deep love for the human race and a concern for its future. "
" I trust myself. You need that to survive. "
" I saw that nothing was permanent. You don't want to possess anything that is dear to you because you might lose it. "
" Artists and musicians of the Sixties were definitely into clothes. "
" I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive. "
" I'm very thankful that I can make people happy just by signing my name. "
" Great Art is Great because it inspired you greatly. If it didn't, no matter what the critics, the museums and the galleries say, it's not great art for you. "
" Society tells you that when you're old you have to retire. You have to defy that. "
" Japanese are very proud and workaholics. Proud workaholics. "
" Fracking is an incredible risk to the human race, I don't know why they even thought of doing it. "
" Artists are going to be the metronome of this society. "
" I think energy is the most important thing that we can give to people as performers. Anything else is a little bit pretentious. But energy is not. "
" When I turned 60, it didn't bother me at all. "
" The thing that would most improve my life is 27 hours in a day. I could meet all my deadlines. "
" I am extremely rebellious. I have this strong, defiant spirit. "
" I always believed that my work should be unfinished in the sense that I encourage people to add their creativity to it, either conceptually or physically. Back in the 1960s, I was calling for 'Unfinished Music,' number one, and number two, with my artwork - I was taking unfinished work into the gallery. And that's how I was looking at it. "
" What we do really affects the world. Most of us think we can't do anything, but it really isn't true. "
" Performance art is going to be the future. Plays on Broadway are so restricted. But performance art is like haikus, just one line thing. And it's more casual but more interesting. "
" This society is driven by neurotic speed and force accelerated by greed and frustration of not being able to live up to the image of men and woman we have created for ourselves; the image has nothing to do with the reality of people. "
" When I was four years old, my mother put me into a school for early music education where you get perfect pitch and harmony and composition. "
" Having a son is not all pleasure. "
" I feel that my work is not in vain, that it does have a place in society, even though it may not be considered that it has a place in society - it doesn't matter. "
" The nice thing about the gallery shows is that without having to pay any money you can just go and see it. "