Marina Abramovic: When you perform it is a knife and your blood, when you act it is a fake knife and ketchup.
Marina Abramovic: If you're alternative when you're young, when you're 18, and 19, and 20, and you're still alternative with 29 and you're alternative with 30, and you're alternative with 40, and you're alternative with 50, but excuse me... I'm 63. I don't want to be alternative anymore.
Marina Abramovic: Artists have to be warrior. Have to have this determination and have to have the stamina to conquer not just new territory, but also to conquer himself, and his weaknesses. So, it doesn't matter what kind of work you're doing as an artist, the most important is from what state of mind you're doing what you're doing.
Marina Abramovic: Performance is all about state of mind.