If you must write prose or poems, the words you use should be your own. Don't plagiarize or take 'on loan'. There's always someone, somewhere, with a big nose, who knows, who'll trip you up and laugh when you fall.
In my life Why do I smile At people who I'd much rather kick in the eye ?
Artists aren't really people. And I'm actually 40 per cent papier mache.
My parents were worried about me, certainly when I became so deeply interested in music and people like the New York Dolls who, at the time, were very peculiar indeed.
Hand in glove, the good people laugh, yes we may be hidden by rags, But we've something they'll never have
Most people keep their brains between their legs
That's why I do this music business thing, it's communication with people without having the extreme inconvenience of actually phoning anybody up.
JU: Are you thin still? M: Um, in a crowd, yes. In a crowd of very heavy people.
Lots of people make the stage and it can seem very violent and over the top, but it's not really. It's always a kind of gentle ballet.
I think I'm a realist. Which people who don't like me consider to be pessimism. It isn't pessimism at all. If I was a pessimist I wouldn't get up, I wouldn't shave, I wouldn't watch Batman at 7:30 a.m. Pessimists just don't do that sort of thing.
DK: Have you ever been to a rave? M: Rave is the refuge for the mentally deficient. It's made by dull people for dull people.
I never enjoyed life in my twenties, not one minute of it. It was a test of endurance that I'm surprised I survived. Professionally, of course, I was doing very well but personally it couldn't have been worse or more difficult for me if I'd been living in a mud hut in Leeds.
I do think it's possible to go through life and never fall in love, or find someone who loves you.
When I'm lying in my bed I think about life and I think about death and neither one particularly appeals to me.
Why pamper life's complexity when the leather runs smooth on the passenger's seat?