If you can’t protect yourself with talk, you won’t be alive to protect yourself with guns.
I stress the uniqueness of the Australian landscape and its metaphysical and mythic content.
Everything I do is the environment.
You can’t make people respond.
They’re very nationalistic the French – or they used to be. Very insular. Pretty arrogant.
Art doesn’t alter things. It points things out, but it doesn’t alter them. It can’t, no matter what a painter wants to do.
I think it would be better if nobody owned anything, but they didn’t starve. Had enough paint and enough pianos and everything else.
We save paradise by an intense education program where you get people that you can trust to talk sanely about the environment and hope that the message will get through.
If you make a gun, you are either going to sell it or you are going to use it. And if you’re going to sell it, someone else is going to use it.