"You know that day after day of, Oh God what am I going to do with myself feeling? The fear of the emptiness that it implies keeps me going."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Anish Kapoor on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Anish Kapoor on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Anish Kapoor on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Anish Kapoor on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Anish Kapoor on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Artists don't make objects. Artists make mythologies."
"One can hardly be Indian and not know that almost every accent, which hand you eat your food with, has some deeper symbolic truth, reality."
"That freedom that Picasso afforded himself, to be an artist in a huge number of ways, seems to be a huge psychological liberation."
"Being an artist is a very long game. It is not a 10-year game. I hope I'll be around making art when I'm 80."