If practice makes perfect, and no one's perfect, then why practice?
Say you write a song about a chandelier, and the chandelier gives off light. And the light is the color red and red reminds you of the color your not supposed to wear around a bull. So you name the song Cow.
I'm not going to die glamorously. I'll probably be eating a Twinkie, take a bite, and fall over.
You can't be greater than Elvis, change things as much as the Beatles, or be as original as Led Zeppelin. All you can do is rip them off.
Thinking about the future and thinking about the past is really only a way of ignoring the present.
Great music completely obliterates any conceptions of genre.
In a weird kind of way, music has afforded me an idealism and perfectionism that I could never attain as me.
[According to reports from Australia, one fan shouted from the stage] play some Pumpkins ... Can I live my life for today?
It's my role as an artist to basically destroy the obvious and recreate the obvious, to put it back together into a form that maybe you wouldn't have considered, ... I'm not into making things unimaginable.
I don't mean this in any sort of trite way, ... but the music has really been the thing that has healed us over and over again. It is the thing that has held us together and taught us about each other.
I've always been spiritual but I've never had a proper context, and it took me a while to find the proper context. It's hard to realize you can have any kind of relationship with God you want... and so I now have a punk rock relationship with God
Despite all my rageI am still just a rat in the cage.
In the beginning, though, I have to admit that I did have a chip on my shoulder. I did want to prove everyone wrong. But after I went through the process and came out the other side, it wasn't about anyone else.
IntoxicatedWith the madnessI'm in love withMy sadnessBullshit beggars, enchanted kingdomFashion victims through their charcoaled teeth
The deeper I get into my life as a musician, I'm discovering that it becomes less and less about other people, and more about what I want to do. And that's a good place to be.