If I were an official, either a minor or a major official… the mere thought of it stirs my blood. I want to say, honestly, I would only want to be a corrupt official. Life as a corrupt official holds many pleasures. Treated as an equal among your fellow officials, welcomed in and sent off amid illustrious gatherings of distingushed guests, your macro-control would display great leaps of progress, even your pets would ascend to glory with you—-just thinking about it brings a surge of thrilling emotions.
From Ai Weiwei’s blog, 7.15.06