“We made love this morning: how many people can say that? But she can turn from a sweetheart into a Medusa in a nanosecond. In the past, we used to to totally poison our lives. She would say horrendous things about my art, things not even a discourteous critic would say. Even now she does it, and I feel like saying, ‘Get lost, you bloody Bavarian peasant. How dare you!’ But I don’t, because although her criticism is totally subjective, and to a great extent pedestrian, I am an artist of the people. I believe in keeping in touch with the common wisdom, and that’s what she articulates…”
Charles Billich, on his relationship with his wife Christa, 2 of Us, Good Weekend, April 14, 2007.