+ I think everybody deserves freedom. Freedom
is such an abstract word, but it's all we need.
+ Freedom of expression is a very essential condition
for me to make any art. Also, it is an essential
value for my life. I have to protect this right
and also to fight for the possibility.
+ For the past year, I've not been allowed to
travel, but now by logic and reasoning I'm a free
man, except I cannot leave China. You know, I
have no desire to travel. I have so many things
to do; I cannot finish them now.
+ Expressing oneself is like a drug. Im
so addicted to it.
+ Stupidity can win for a moment, but it can never
really succeed because the nature of humans is
to seek freedom. Rulers can delay that freedom,
but they cannot stop it.
+ House arrest, travel restrictions, surveillance,
stopping phone service, cutting the Internet connection.
What we can still do is greet the crazy motherland
+ I wouldnt say Ive become more radical:
I was born radical.
+ Without freedom of speech, there is no modern
world, just a barbaric one.
+ China is a society which forbids any flow of
the information and freedom of speech. This is
on record, so everybody should know this.
+ I will never leave China, unless I am forced
to. Because China is mine. I will not leave something
that belongs to me in the hands of people I do
+ We have to give our opinion, we have to say
something, or we are a part of it. As an artist
I am forced to say something.
+ Liberty is about our rights to question everything.