I like very much one thing he says in one of the documentaries, though. Asked why Anthology Film Archive has survived when so many other underground and alternative venues have been taken over and closed down, Mekas says 'It's because we are crazy! Everybody else had a more sensible way of thinking than us. They were practical, so they are no longer here.'
It's a vital thought. It reminds me why I keep trying to mess up my head with art. It's art, rather than life, that keeps me crazy. And only the crazy survive.
[Nick Currie (a.k.a. Momus)]
Taken from his essay, 'Edinburgh 2002'
Step toward madness