May 30th, 2012 / 12:03 pm
Craft Notes

Vincent Gallo on Writing

Did I call him a pig? If I called him a pig, then he’s a pig.

I`m not an artist, I`m a hustler. As a hustler I`ve done many things. You should really believe it when I tell you that, `cause I`m not being sarcastic. I`m a total hustler.

Interviewer: How important is fashion and fashion week for you? Gallo: Nothing that we’re doing on the planet is important.

I’m sorry I’m not gay or Jewish, so I don’t have a special interest group of journalists that support me.

I constantly try to reinvent my sensibilities and my ideas. I enjoy some of the satisfaction that I get when I feel good about what I’ve done. But the process is quite lonely and quite painful.

I never apologized for anything in my life. The only thing I’m sorry about is putting a curse on Roger Ebert’s colon. If a fat pig like Roger Ebert doesn’t like my movie, then I’m sorry for him.

I stopped painting in 1990 at the peak of my success just to deny people my beautiful paintings. And I did it out of spite.

I`m the happiest the saddest guy in the world can be.

I told you, I`m an extremist. Even in art, if my work wasn`t 50 times more interesting than me and my petty life, it would be useless.

I do it for the money now. What gets you there maybe are simple things: survival, ego, and revenge.

Tarantino is a collage artist.

Hey Paula (critic) go ahead and write whatever it is you want, because you’re next in line for a curse.

One has to be slightly unpopular to have a profound vision.

I don`t trust or love anyone. Because people are so creepy. Creepy creepy creeps. Creeping around. Creeping here and creeping there. Creeping everywhere. Crippity crappity creepies.



  1. Frank Tas, the Raptor

      For being an egotistical brat, Vincent Gallo makes some good points about the process of writing.

  2. NEG
  3. postitbreakup

      oh my god

  4. Craig Ronald Marchinkoski

      saw the title and expected to see mr. gallo’s pointy cock down chloe sevigny’s throat. the quotes are better.

  5. Scott McClanahan

      This is one of the best “on writing” posts.   Go Gallo.   Go Shane.

  6. Anonymous

       he seems like a pretty boring person

  7. Anonymous