"And I saw the sax line-up that he had behind him and I thought Im going to learn the saxophone. When I grow up Im going to play in his band. So I sort of persuaded my dad to get me a kind of a plastic saxophone on the hire purchase plan."
"Im well past the age where Im acceptable. You get to a certain age and you are forbidden access. Youre not going to get the kind of coverage that you would like in music magazines youre not going to get played on radio and youre not going to get played on television. I have to survive on word of mouth."
"Im very at ease and I like it. I never thought I would be such a family-oriented guy I didnt think that was part of my makeup. But somebody said that as you get older you become the person you always should have been and I feel thats happening to me. Im rather surprised at who I am because Im actually like my dad!"
"The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will take place within 10 years and nothing is going to be able to stop it. I see absolutely no point in pretending that its not going to happen. Im fully confident that copyright for instance will no longer exist in 10 years."
"Im in awe of the universe but I dont necessarily believe theres an intelligence or agent behind it. I do have a passion for the visual in religious rituals though even though they may be completely empty and bereft of substance. The incense is powerful and provocative whether Buddhist or Catholic."
"It would be my guess that Madonna is not a very happy woman. From my own experience having gone through persona changes like that that kind of clawing need to be the center of attention is not a pleasant place to be."
"The humanists replacement for religion: work really hard and somehow youll either save yourself or youll be immortal. Of course thats a total joke and our progress is nothing. There may be progress in technology but theres no ethical progress whatsoever."
"Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity. So its like just take advantage of these last few years because none of this is ever going to happen again. Youd better be prepared for doing a lot of touring because thats really the only unique situation thats going to be left."
"Theres a schizoid streak within the family anyway so I dare say that Im affected by that. The majority of the people in my family have been in some kind of mental institution as for my brother he doesnt want to leave. He likes it very much."
"Im looking for backing for an unauthorized auto-biography that I am writing. Hopefully this will sell in such huge numbers that I will be able to sue myself for an extraordinary amount of money and finance the film version in which I will play everybody."
"Since the departure of good old-fashioned entertainers the re-emergence of somebody who wants to be an entertainer has unfortunately become a synonym for camp. I dont think Im camper than any other person who felt at home on stage and felt more at home on stage than he did offstage."