"I believe the world comes to the artist for its fix of beauty, not the other way around. Fix as in repair — okay, that's part of it. Certainly one must often pan for grace in a river of grit. But the 'fix' I'm interested in is like a drug fix. I think of myself as holding the needle and shooting it to your heart. Who or what is the weak one in this scenario? I cannot believe that it is shameful to insist on one's own resplendence."