"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."
"The most innovative designers consciously reject the standard option box and cultivate an appetite for thinking wrong."
"You'll find more interesting things by looking at the world than you could ever produce just by thinking. This principle is very powerful. It's why the best abstract painting still falls short of Leonardo, for example."
"I want to be realistic about the future I'm facing. Electrolysis hurts. Sticking a huge fucking needle into my leg week after week hurts. Plastic surgery hurts. I know that gender reassignment surgery (doesn't that sound so cold and clinical?) will hurt. I want to control pain and not let it control me (did I just slip into a transsexual Macho Man Randy Savage?). Tattooing hurts. I have to focus to get through the experience, and when I do get through it, I feel better. All the other bullshit in my life doesn't seem so loud. It's a self-created juxtaposition. In comparison to this physical pain, all these other emotional traumas are totally tame and manageable."