"All art is an intensely vulnerable gesture,
and it is made with no small amounts of risk, and fear.
So, I have plenty of sympathy for self-defense mechanisms,
especially among artists."
-- Steven Erikson
|Self portrait in bubble wrap corset 11-30-13|
"Everyone struggles to guard their heart from breaking,
when they should desire to have a heart that breaks.
... some people won't even own a dog for fear it will die --
you can't bubble-wrap your heart ..."
-- John Geddes, A Familiar Rain
"Without comedy as a defense mechanism
I wouldn't be able to survive."
-- Gary Shandling