Willow and Jaden Smith are my new favourite people. At first, Willow seems to winning the contest, but I think Jaden catches up with his explanation of what is a heartbeat in a foetus. Einstein, Newton and obstetricians, read the quotes below and eat your heart out.

WILLOW: I mean, time for me, I can make it go slow or fast, however I please, and that’s how I know it doesn’t exist. (And you thought Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, in which a black hole on the other side of a worm hole leads to the back of Matthew McConaughey’s bookshelf was a doozy.) 


JADEN: There’s a theoretical physicist inside all of our minds, and you can talk and talk, but it’s living. (I’d like to christen my inner theoretical physicist Ennackal Chandy, after George Sudarshan. Presuming it didn’t die when I failed Physics at 14.)


What are some of the themes that recur in your work?

WILLOW: … the feeling of being like, this is a fragment of a holographic reality that a higher consciousness made. (She’s going to grow up to be a curator. I’m certain I’ve seen that as the wall text of an art show somewhere.)


WILLOW: When you think about an apple, you also think about the opposite of an apple. It’s a tool for understanding mathematics and things with two separate realities. But for creativity: That comes from a place of oneness. That’s not a duality consciousness. And you can’t listen to your mind in those times — it’ll tell you what you think and also what other people think. (Someone check Westminster Abbey. Newton’s grave may have cracks in it as he whirlwinds inside, providing an equal and opposite reaction to these words.)


WILLOW: That’s what I do with novels. There’re no novels that I like to read so I write my own novels, and then I read them again, and it’s the best thing.

JADEN: Willow’s been writing her own novels since she was 6.


JADEN: When babies are born, their soft spots bump: It has, like, a heartbeat in it. That’s because energy is coming through their body, up and down.

WILLOW: Prana energy.

JADEN: It’s prana energy because they still breathe through their stomach. They remember. Babies remember.

WILLOW: When they’re in the stomach, they’re so aware, putting all their bones together, putting all their ligaments together. But they’re shocked by this harsh world.

JADEN: By the chemicals and things, and then slowly…

WILLOW: As they grow up, they start losing.

JADEN: You know, they become just like us.


You can read the entire interview here.

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