"In my home country, there was a little shop with old books, but it was really in the countryside. You couldn’t find English books. I found this very avant-garde American art book that had information about Georgia O’Keeffe. I was very much impressed by her."
"Painting bodies with the patterns of Kusama’s hallucinations obliterated their individual selves and returned them to the infinite universe."
"My mother was against me being an artist. She just wanted me to marry a rich man."
"I want to create a thousand paintings, maybe two thousand paintings, as many as I can draw."
"I will keep painting until I die."
"I would like to try harder to establish my thought and philosophy strongly and to go back to the universe with my love."
"I have been using polka dots since I was a very young child. Only after that, it seems, have they been used throughout the rest of the art world."
"Certainly, I devote my energy to both telling my personal life story and seeking self- obliteration. However, I will not destroy myself through art."
"The reason I collaborate with Louis Vuitton is that Louis Vuitton is number one in the world, and I am honored to work with them."
"Suppose I put polka dots all over my body and then cover my background completely with polka dots. The polka dots on my body, merging with those in the background, create an optically strange scene."