Quotation Explorer - 'Nuno Roque'

I love to laugh. Specially at myself. Sometimes I spend hours doing it. - Nuno Roque
I spent most of my life trying to specialize myself. I went to theater school, film school, music school, mime school ... Finally, I was able to gather enough knowledge to build the confidence to create my own work, that goes utterly against the sense of specialization. - Nuno Roque
I love the idea of reincarnation, so just in case it doesn't exist, I decided to be different people in the same lifetime. - Nuno Roque
All my images are self-portraits, even when I'm not in them. - Nuno Roque
For me, every week is a fashion week. - Nuno Roque
I had artistic classical training, and when you learn the classics for so many years, you might gain audacity, power and confidence to subvert everything. I am like the originals buffoons. I love the rules because I can break them. - Nuno Roque
What I wear on and off stage is my mask. You see, a mask doesn't hide you, it exposes you. - Nuno Roque
I might act like a rhinoceros, but I'm a unicorn. - Nuno Roque
I have a tendency to break rules and shake things up. I would say that with me people never know what is real and what is fiction. And I like that because reality is relative. - Nuno Roque
Fascinated by the great symbols of the collective history, I use them as an alphabet to communicate. - Nuno Roque
Pop is about speaking everybody's language. The imagery and iconography we instantly recognize. When you can rely on things that the public already knows, you're dealing with Pop. - Nuno Roque
Sometimes people are shocked by what I do, but I'm not trying to be liked, I speak my mind and I don't care what people think. I truly do not compromise on who I am. - Nuno Roque
I'm like a circus standing on two legs. - Nuno Roque
Nothing I do is natural, realistic, organic or accidental. I'm never spontaneous, I'm completely premeditated. - Nuno Roque
My childhood was a drag show! - Nuno Roque
When I was young and I was forced to watch Disney films, I would fast forward the good guys, wasn't interested in princes and princesses, only by the villains. - Nuno Roque
The greatest thing about our times is that you don't need permission to express yourself the way you wish. Sometimes people tell themselves they can't do it, because they're missing this or that, but historically, specialization is a recent convention. Most of us are born natural polymaths. - Nuno Roque
I'm a Baroque person. More than Baroque, I'm a Rococo person. I don't draw straight lines. - Nuno Roque
I can certainly identify with The Villain. A Villain is someone who has a past, who is strongly opinionated, fearless, doesn't get intimated by anything, and went beyond suffering. It's an empowerment figure. - Nuno Roque
I have a transgressive spirit, and Pop is transgression's best friend. - Nuno Roque
Realism is criminal. - Nuno Roque
A red nose is the clown's mask and my moustache is mine. - Nuno Roque
France, stop throwing awards at me! I have so many already, give them to people who need them. - Nuno Roque
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