My Favorite Quotes
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 Christo - “You see, we are not machines and we do not have lots of ideas in a drawer.”
 Christo - “Whenever we have a new idea, we get so excited that we talk about it to everybody, we show the drawings to everybody, we have no secrets.”
 Christo - “We wish to work in total freedom.”
 Christo - “We have created indoor installations inside museums, like the Wrapped Floor at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 1968, and not monumental at all by any standards.”
 Christo - “We don't sell technical drawings except when they are incorporated into a drawing or a collage.”
 Christo - “We do not sell any part of the software.”
 Christo - “To keep that absolute freedom we cannot be obliged to anyone.”
 Christo - “Therefore, when we arrive in a place and talk to new people about a new image, it is very hard for them to visualize it. That's where the drawings are very important, because at least we can show a projection of what we believe it will look like.”
 Christo - “The other work we started in 1992, it is called Over the River, Project for the Arkansas River in the state of Colorado, we haven't got the permit yet. And, we are working at both of those, trying to get the permit. Therefore, we do not know which one will be realized next.”
 Christo - “The freedom of every artist is essential.”
 Christo - “People think our work is monumental because it's art, but human beings do much bigger things they build giant airports, highways for thousands of miles, much, much bigger than what we create.”
 Christo - “Our work is a scream of freedom.”
 Christo - “One we started in 1979 is called The Gates, Project for Central Park, New York City. Started in '79, we still don't have the permission.”
 Christo - “Now, there is no way to say how long some projects take, that's our principle.”
 Christo - “New York is our home.”
 Christo - “New York City is one of the most walking cities in the world. We tried to design some structures that will enhance that simple act of walking.”
 Christo - “It appears to be monumental only because it's art.”
 Christo - “Germany is an economic giant but a political midget, and with the end of the Cold War she has started to muscle her presence throughout Europe and the world.”
 Christo - “But the drawings are not created only to be sold.”
 Christo - “Because we do not sell photographs, we have no royalties on books, posters, postcards.”
 Christo - “And the most unusual and surrealistic place in New York City is Central Park.”
 Christo - “But now, today, we don't know if Over the River is truly the next project to be realized, because something very nice happened to our life in November in New York.”
 Christo - “The only place where people in Manhattan walk for leisure is in the park.”
 Christo - “That could stay, not forever, because we believe that nothing exists that is forever, not even the dinosaurs, but if well maintained, it could remain for four to five thousand years. And that is definitely not forever.”
 Christo - “It is not only one person's work, it's really a partnership and collaboration during all these years.”

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