Ai Wei Wei on Thieves

You see many Westerners there who shamelessly, I would say, turn their back on the kind of values which generations of thinkers struggled to fight for, for freedom and democracy, just to make a quick profit, to cash in. It’s really pitiful.

~ Ai Wei Wei / Interview

Ai Wei Wei on Art

It’s not really about how much you have, but rather about how much you make out of it.

~ Ai Wei Wei / Interview

Ai Wei Wei on Blackjack

I remember when I would go to Atlantic City, for hours I’d play a few hands of blackjack at once, because one hand takes too long to come back. A few hands at once, you are always gaining or losing. You keep it even by playing like that. [laughs]

~ Ai Wei Wei / Interview