How can anybody learn anything from an artwork when the piece of art only reflects the vanity of the artist and not reality?
I always believed that I have something important to say and I said it.
I always thought martial arts was the most modern choreography we could have right now, and I always wanted to put it to music.
I can concentrate on my art.
I can’t do anything I want to. I mean, I can’t have my own TV show. I can’t have my own movie. But within my little world, nobody tells me what to put on the albums.
I cleaned up my act because otherwise I would have kicked the bucket.
I don’t believe in dressing up reality. I don’t believe in using makeup to make things look smoother.
I don’t know anyone actually who does care what a critic says.
I don’t know what goes on in the crowd. I’ve had them show up and throw beer cans at me. I caused riots in most of the major cities.
I don’t like nostalgia unless it’s mine.
I don’t like overdubs, never liked them.
I don’t like the word rock opera, but I’m trying to write on that level that’s reserved for plays still, or novels.
I don’t mind a repetitive chorus; I mind repetitive verse. I mean, it’s the same amount of space. Why would you have only three diamonds if you can have six?
I don’t really think about what the subject of my next album will be. I just know that I’m going to make another album.
I don’t think anybody is anybody else’s moral compass. Maybe listening to my music is not the best idea if you live a very constricted life. Or maybe it is.
I don’t think I’m in any position to call myself a martial artist. I’m a student of the martial arts.
I love Ornette Coleman. I love Don Cherry. I love the way those guys play.
I think it’s pretentious to create art just for the sake of stroking the artists ego.
I think life is far too short to concentrate on your past. I rather look into the future.
I think that everything happens for a reason, everything happens when it’s going to happen.
In the late ‘s I started to search for the perfect sound – whatever that might be, before that I was mainly interested in drugs, insanity and the rock’n’roll lifestyle.
Life is like Sanskrit read to a pony.
Perfect Night is minimalistic and that’s what makes it so forceful.
The most important part of my religion is to play guitar.