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    When people asked to buy my work I always said no. I'd had this rather rarefied idea that I didn't want money going through my head while I was making work. But after the car crash I realized that none of my work was owned by anyone. After that, I grew up a bit.
    — Cornelia Parker
    tags: people  work  ideas  money 
     
    I've done some collaborations which have ended up like Chinese whispers, but the most successful was with Tilda Swinton... Together we transcended our previous work and made something better together than we could have done apart.
    — Cornelia Parker
    tags: work  successful 
     
    Cry down materialism all you will, surely one of the thoroughly satisfactory sensations of this world is to feel financially independent ...
    — Cornelia Parker
    tags: world  materialism 
     
    not only have children most certainly a right to their own ambitions, but their own lack of ambitions.
    — Cornelia Parker
    Trout fishing is like any other sport. It is waste of words to try to give anyone who has never tried it any idea of what it means to land a five-pound trout on a gossamer leader.
    — Cornelia Parker
    tags: leader  ideas 
     
    I hadn't the personality to be a long-term Success.
    — Cornelia Parker
    There's something about being in the country that makes you stick out like a sore thumb ? you're an anomaly. But in London there's always someone wilder and woollier.
    — Cornelia Parker
    ... rarely if ever does one feel sure one knows enough to go ahead with much of anything new. You bank on faith and courage and the ability to learn on the job.
    — Cornelia Parker
    tags: job  faith  learn  courage 
     
    New York, forever the port of em- and de-barkation en route to Adventure.
    — Cornelia Parker
    tags: adventure  forever 
     
    If I'm not doing the work I want, I usually suffer a psychological allergic reaction and get ill. It niggles when things get out of my control.
    — Cornelia Parker
    tags: work  control 
     
    Heaven grants the human being who has learned to live alone a deep measure of such rewards that verily would one hesitate to sacrifice such proved satisfactions, such rare unending possibilities of contentment for anything less than certainty more certain still.
    — Cornelia Parker
    Once I started reinventing for myself what being an artist was - not going into a studio, but making things on my own terms in response to being out in the world - I started to really enjoy it... I realized that everything else for me was hell.
    — Cornelia Parker
    tags: world  hell  artist 
     
    There's only a certain amount of works you can make, so you have to make only the ones you really want to make. It's all about trying to be as productive as possible.
    — Cornelia Parker
    tags: work 
     
    The main trouble with this civilized world isn't that we adventure too much, but that we fail to adventure enough.
    — Cornelia Parker
    tags: world  adventure  fail 
     
    I don't want it all to be pretty - it's a combination of loss and gain. Things are born, live and hang in limbo. That's what life's about...
    — Cornelia Parker
    tags: live  loss 
     
    There's such a freedom about being an artist... You're not accountable - you're this renegade thing.
    — Cornelia Parker
    tags: freedom  artist 
     
    You make an open-ended proposition and the audience completes it somehow. That's what you hope an artwork to be-a constantly living thing.
    — Cornelia Parker
    tags: living  hope 
     
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