Art should be transgressive. It should push and be uncomfortable, and offer another perspective on things.
ACTOR BEN WHISHAW
I think novels are a very important aspect in sound-bite culture because, in a novel, there are grey areas and it takes a long time for a story to unfold.
ACTRESS EMILY MORTIMER on the importance of reading in today's screen-centric era
The reason is that I get preconceived ideas, which, in my experience, don't normally survive to the end.
COMPOSER DANNY ELFMAN on why he typically does not do much research before a project