Top 50 Cornelia Parker Quotes

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I do 10 minutes of Pilates every morning if I'm in the

I do 10 minutes of Pilates every morning if I’m in the mood.
Cornelia Parker
I like the idea of taking three-dimensional objects and making them two-dimensional so that they look like cartoons.
Cornelia Parker
At times, I’ve been incapacitated by anxiety and unhappiness. You really know what joy is if you have experienced the opposite.
Cornelia Parker
At my degree show, someone said, ‘It’s nice, but it’s very feminine.’ I said, thank you, taking it as a compliment, but they obviously meant it as an insult.
Cornelia Parker
I take things that are worn out through overuse, that have become cliches – like the shed, a traditional place of rest and retreat – and I give them a more incandescent future.
Cornelia Parker
I started doing sculpture rather than painting. I was halfway through my degree, and I hadn’t really done any introduction courses in sculpture… I’d missed all the technical stuff. I didn’t really know how to weld or forge or carve or model. I’d sort of evaded all those technique classes, so I had no technique.
Cornelia Parker
If I was prime minister, I would declare a state of emergency on climate change.
Cornelia Parker
I was involved in a serious accident driving in torrential rain at midnight in Cardiff. I was only doing five miles an hour, but because I couldn’t see very well, I crossed a junction and collided with another car that was driving very fast. I ended up in hospital for six weeks with a shattered pelvis.
Cornelia Parker
I didn’t really know what I was looking at when I first came across Man Ray’s ‘Dust Breeding,’ his photograph of a work by Marcel Duchamp called ‘Large Glass.’ It looked like an aerial photograph or a view through a microscope.
Cornelia Parker
Jeremy Corbyn makes me angry. He seems vain.
Cornelia Parker
I don’t drive for pleasure. It’s purely to get from A to B.
Cornelia Parker
Artists and scientists both think outside the box. They’ve got to come with genius experiments or ideas to expose the most interesting phenomena.
Cornelia Parker
I am interested in the press and what they do.
Cornelia Parker
I was my father’s sidekick, in a way. He was a very dominant, forceful character.
Cornelia Parker
I’d love to do something like put a piece of moon rock on Mars and a piece of Mars on the moon, a sort of reverse archaeology.
Cornelia Parker
That’s the problem with working and living in the same space – my studio is downstairs, so I often get distracted by domestic things.
Cornelia Parker
When I was a kid, my mother used to say, ‘You always want to be different.’ I couldn’t work out what she meant. I was just trying to be myself.
Cornelia Parker
If it is good enough for Prince William and Kate, why is studying art history not good enough for the masses?
Cornelia Parker
If you conceal things, they become more charged.
Cornelia Parker
I try to avoid the ‘art world’ as much as possible. It’s too much about fads and fashions – who’s getting the best prices at auction and things like that.
Cornelia Parker
If I’m not doing the work I want, I usually suffer a psychological allergic reaction and get ill.
Cornelia Parker
I was very physical as a child – we lived on a smallholding, and I was always outside making mud pies or building structures up trees.
Cornelia Parker
Violence is part of everybody’s life, whether you like or express it or not. My work utilises all the energies that I have, and part of it is violent, and I’d rather it be out than in.
Cornelia Parker
A lot of my stuff just wasn’t saleable. I still don’t do private or corporate commissions. It becomes like interior design. I don’t enjoy it. The process makes me feel physically sick.
Cornelia Parker
I was selling bric-a-brac in Portobello and Camden Market. I love objects. But I was embarrassed by the idea of collecting, so I began using these things in my art.
Cornelia Parker
I don’t mind getting older; I just don’t want to be in pain.
Cornelia Parker
Who thought it would be a good idea to undermine art in the school curriculum? Who thought studying the history of our visual culture was a waste of time? Who thought that only private schools should have that privilege? Was it someone who said we don’t need experts?
Cornelia Parker
There’s only a couple of coffee cups I’ll use, because I like the way they feel in my hand. I realise I’ve got lots of others, but I won’t use them because I just don’t like… the thickness of the ceramic is too much, or the glaze isn’t right.
Cornelia Parker
My iPhone has always been my sketchbook.
Cornelia Parker
I didn’t make any money out of my art until I was in my 40s, but it preserved my sanity and my freedom.
Cornelia Parker
My mother became mentally unwell with schizophrenia when I was in my teens… We couldn’t watch television because she thought the people on TV were sending her messages. She thought there were hidden cameras everywhere, so we had to have the curtains drawn.
Cornelia Parker
I gave birth aged 45, which was a bit of a shock.

I gave birth aged 45, which was a bit of a shock.
Cornelia Parker