Quotes by: Laurie Anderson
As an artist I'd choose the thing that's beautiful more than the one that's true.
I see and write things first as an artist, second as a woman, and third as a New Yorker. All three have built-in perspectives that aren't neutral.
I so much appreciate it when anybody tries to make something and tries to be an artist - I'm happy to see the work.
My work is more about trying to ask good questions and not trying to come up with big shows. Every fashion company is doing that, every car company is doing that.
It's good to take a longer view and think, What would I really like to do if I had no limitations whatsoever?
Paradise is exactly like where you are right now... only much, much better.
I don't take compliments so well. I always hang my head and shuffle and kind of try to immediately forget.
Performance art is about joy, about making something that's so full of kind of a wild joy that you really can't put into words.
My job is to make images and leave the decision-making and conclusion-drawing to other people.
I have written a lot about snakes. There's something pretty primordial about it.
As a New Yorker, I'm someone who lives on an island and looks across to America.
A lot of artists who have a certain style are expected to more or less keep doing their style. It's so easy to get into that rut of production.
One of the things I learned from working on the Olympics was, the world does not need another big multimedia show.
It's just such a great miracle when things do work, and they work for such a wild variety of crazy reasons.
If there are bases on the moon, that would be the end of the moon as we know it.