Lawrence Weiner Quote
I didn't come from a background that had any idea about what contemporary art was, it was not anti or pro, it had nothing to do with it. I do remember something my mother said when I was sixteen. I was going off to college, and I said, I think I'm going to be an artist, not a professor of philosophy. They all assumed I would be a professor because I'm good at logic, and she looked at me and she said, Lawrence, you'll break your heart. And I said, Why? And she said, Art is for rich people and women.
Lawrence Weiner in: Thessaly La Force, "STUDIO VISIT Lawrence Weiner," at theparisreview.org/blog, February 14, 2011.