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We always project into the future or reflect in the past, but we are so little in the present.

Marina Abramovic in Past, Present, Project

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We always project into the future or reflect in the past, but we are so little in the present.

Marina Abramovic

The big problem of our modern society is that we feel that we are separated from the nature. But it's just the opposite. We are interrelated and our DNA is the same. And only when human beings understand that, the nature will not be obstacle.

Marina Abramovic

The function of the artist in a disturbed society is to give awareness of the universe, to ask the right questions, and to elevate the mind.

Marina Abramovic

People put so much effort into starting a relationship and so little effort into ending one.

Marina Abramovic

Because of technology, we don't develop telepathy. We don't use telepathy, but use, you know, the mobile phones. Why?

Marina Abramovic

Today, our attention is less than the television advertisement. We're looking at six or seven problems constantly. We're living in the disturbed societies of cities. I think modern technology is one of the worst things human beings have invented.

Marina Abramovic

I was friends with Susan Sontag the last four years of her life. She had this amazing charisma and so much energy, but she had a sad little funeral in Montparnasse in Paris. It was rainy. It was all wrong. And I was thinking, 'God, she loved life so much.

Marina Abramovic

We make such terrible mistakes with visual choices about beauty.

Marina Abramovic

If you see a Renaissance body, this is completely ugly in this time. Everybody has to be skinny. But the Renaissance body with incredible flow of the meat everywhere, it was beauty.

Marina Abramovic

I believe so much in the power of performance I don't want to convince people. I want them to experience it and come away convinced on their own.

Marina Abramovic

My mother and father had a terrible marriage. They celebrated their wedding anniversary one year with their friends. Why did they celebrate? Maybe because they had lasted so many years without killing each other.

Marina Abramovic

Time is an illusion. Time only exists when we think about the past and the future. Time doesn't exist in the present here and now.

Marina Abramovic

I am obsessive always, even as a child. On one side is this strict orthodox religion, on the other is communism, and I am this little girl pulled between the two. It makes me who I am. It turns me into the kind of person that Freud would have a field day

Marina Abramovic

Happiness comes from the full understanding of your own being.

Marina Abramovic

Your ego can become an obstacle to your work. If you start believing in your greatness, it is the death of your creativity.

Marina Abramovic