Quotes by: Sam Taylor Wood

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Seriously, I wanted to be an artist because I saw that it meant endless possibilities. I came from a badly managed family background, so art was a way of reinventing myself.
Sam Taylor Wood
I'm motivated every second by my work; it doesn't switch off. The pictures I make come from every blink of my lashes.
Sam Taylor Wood
A lot of children remember seeing cartoons, 'Pinocchio' or 'Bambi' or something that breaks their heart. I remember seeing 'The Blue Angel' and it breaking my heart. It was the first time I realised there was an adult world - that adults could damage each other or destroy each other emotionally.
Sam Taylor Wood
I understand what it is to go through emotional trauma and retreat and go into the world of your imagination. I understand how art and music can be a place of safety in a world of reinvention.
Sam Taylor Wood
I had two primary cancers, which was pretty unusual. And when I got the second one, people told me such terrible bad-news stories, they instigated fears that weren't there in the first place. I do remember with such gratitude one doctor saying to me, 'Two primaries? That's nothing. I've seen a patient with six.'
Sam Taylor Wood
I feel the art world in New York has a stronger following than Britain. If you go to a New York art district on a Saturday morning, it will be so busy with families and openings - art is much more ingrained in the culture.
Sam Taylor Wood
I really have learned to live in the moment. I don't question things too much or try to project into the future. That's how life should be.
Sam Taylor Wood
In my life, I've never really listened to when people start forming opinions on how you should be doing things.
Sam Taylor Wood
I often joke that I straddle psychosis and neurosis, and that being an artist keeps me in the middle, so I can work between the two.
Sam Taylor Wood
One of the few times I saw my mother cry was when Lennon died, and the other time was when Elvis died.
Sam Taylor Wood
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