Actually, I jade very quickly. Once is usually enough. Either once only, or every day. If you do something once it's exciting, and if you do it every day it's exciting. But if you do it, say, twice or just almost every day, it's not good any more.

Security breeds stagnation.

The nicer I am, the more people think I'm lying.

Making money is art. And working is art. And good business is the best art.

Scripts bore me. It's much more exciting not to know what's going to happen.

I always run into strong women who are looking for weak men to dominate them.

People should fall in love with their eyes closed.

I wake up every morning. I open my eyes and think: here we go again.

I'm for mechanical art. When I took up silk screening, it was to more fully exploit the preconceived image through the commercial techniques of multiple reproduction.

Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say 'so what'. That's one of my favorite things to say.

Voyeurism is a director's job description. It's an artist's, too.

Sean's (Penn) is going to be the new Dustin Hoffman. He'll be around a long time.

I told Jack I loved Body Heat. Because he's out here in the sticks and so he doesn't see anything. I said it was a real hot movie. He kept asking about the girl, Kathleen Turner, and I said that she'd never be remembered.

I'm not afraid to die; I just don't want to be there when it happens.

People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly.

You always liked disasters. You liked Grease II.

A picture means I know where I was every minute. That's why I take pictures. It's a visual diary.

I always like to see if the art across the street is better than mine.

I wonder if it's possible to have a love affair that lasts forever.

Land really is the best art.

Sociological critics are waste makers.

You'd be surprised how many people want to hang an electric chair on their living-room wall. Specially if the background color matches the drapes.

I had a lot of dates, but I decided to stay home and dye my eyebrows.

Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.

The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.

Sometimes the little times you don't think are anything while they're happening turn out to be what marks a whole period of your life.

The symptom of love is when some of the chemicals inside you go bad. So there must be something in love because your chemicals do tell you something.

When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships.

The most exciting thing is not doing it. If you fall in love with someone and never do it, it's much more exciting.

The mystery was gone but the amazement was just starting.

Fantasy love is much better than reality love.

I think it would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor's finger.

After being alive, the next hardest work is having sex.

If you wear a wig, everybody notices. But if you then dye the wig, people notice the dye.

I can never get over when you're on the beach how beautiful the sand looks and the water washes it away and straightens it up and the trees and the grass all look great. I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.

I believe in low lights and trick mirrors.

I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They're beautiful. Everybody's plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.

Since people are going to be living longer and getting older, they'll just have to learn how to be babies longer.

Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?

You know it's ART, when the check clears.

Sex is the biggest nothing of all time.

Kiss me with your eyes.

What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest.

Went to Studio 54 where there was a birthday party for the black star on Saturday Night Live who's just signed to do a movie with Paramount. Eddie Murphy.

It would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor's finger.

I used to think that everything was just being funny but now I don't know. I mean, how can you tell?

I think Chris Burden is terrific. I really do.

I like boring things.

I am a deeply superficial person.