I’m trying to trick people into thinking about the unthinkable by using pop culture images.
George Bush is trying to play it both ways.
War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
I have always lived beyond my means. I am still trying to live beyond my means, but it is getting harder all the time. I am very rich.
And frankly, when I made that record, hit songs were not what I was trying to achieve.
My second record was all about big ideas – I was trying to make big statements about the culture, about life. I think in a certain way, I was a 27 year old kid with a guitar.
Well, everybody is trying to make this a money thing. If you send me to another team, let’s see what I ask for. I won’t ask for nothing. I’ll play under the same terms. So it is not Gary wants more money. Gary has money. What else do I need?
On the show, we are not trying to get people to eat their vegetables; we are not trying to get people to become Democrats. We are basically trying to encourage people to get involved with public life so that politics isn’t left to the wealthy and privileged.
I don’t have time for their judgement and their stupidity and you know they lay down with their ugly wives in front of their ugly children and look at their loser lives and then they look at me and they say, ‘I can’t process it’ well, no, you never will stop trying, just sit back and enjoy the show. You know?
Don’t ever give up. You gotta keep trying, and never give up.
It was more fun trying to figure out I Want To Hold Your Hand than to take lessons. By this time I knew basic chords.
My biggest problem in middle school was catty girls, cliques, and trying to figure out if I wanted to be a part of one of those, just figuring out who I was and all that.
All I’m trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me.
I am trying to make my accent so it won’t bother anyone, but I am not going to drive myself crazy trying to pretend I am an American girl when I am from Colombia.
I felt very strongly the whole social impact of that depression, you know, and I felt very strongly about the efforts that this Resettlement Administration was trying to accomplish; resettling people, helping them, and so on.
I took a workshop from him a few months after that. That experience changed my whole approach to photography. At that workshop in Yosemite in 1973 I decided I wanted to try and see if I could pursue this for myself, and I’m still trying.