In a way, art is a great way to release your love, fantasy, and desires. It’s like a fetish. It’s a comfortable way of excising a lot of your conscience. Especially when you live in a world where normality becomes more regulated, and the need to express yourself consequently becomes stronger and stronger. The more we become civilized, the more we simultaneously understand our need to be virtuous, and our need to understand our experiences on a subconscious level. We have basic urges all the time. They just manifest themselves in different scenarios, and we have to turn those weaknesses into our strengths. Art is very much about making your weaknesses your strength.
Nicolas Winding Refn (via mttbll