5 Wildest Quotes From Smith Kids' Latest Interview
Jaden, Willow talk about normal stuff ... like whether time exists
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2014 10:58 AM CST
Jaden Smith, left, and Willow Smith arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" at Nokia Theatre LA Live on Nov. 18, 2013.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – Jaden and Willow Smith, the 16- and 14-year-old progeny of Will and Jada, have been known to say their fair share of weird things. But a new interview with the New York Times' T magazine may take the cake. Our favorite quotes:

  • What they like to read: Jaden prefers "ancient texts; things that can't be pre-dated." Says Willow, "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." (She's currently reading "quantum physics," though.)
  • Their ideas about time: "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," muses Willow. Adds Jaden, "But on the level of being here on earth, if you are aware in a moment, one second can last a year. And if you are unaware, your whole childhood, your whole life can pass by in six seconds."

  • Willow on the themes that recur in her work: "The feeling of being like, this is a fragment of a holographic reality that a higher consciousness made."
  • The intro to Jaden's response to the question, "How have you gotten better?": "Your mind has a duality to it. So when one thought goes into your mind, it's not just one thought, it has to bounce off both hemispheres of the brain. When you're thinking about something happy, you're thinking about something sad. When you think about an apple, you also think about the opposite of an apple."
  • Their goals: "I have a goal to be just the most craziest person of all time," says Jaden. Adds Willow, "I think by the time we're 30 or 20, we're going to be climbing as many mountains as we can possibly climb."
As a bonus, here are some of our favorite random quotes from the interview: "Because living." "Prana energy." "They remember. Babies remember." Sure, they're out of context, but they make roughly the same amount of sense after reading the entire thing.
 

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