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I'd never just want to do what everybody else did. I'd be contributing to the sameness of everything.
The stars are matter, we're matter, but it doesn't matter.
You can tell by the kindness of a dog how a human should be.
I don't do lullabyes.
I live in a Mobile Home - I've never had a house, except once; I rented a log cabin.
We're all colored, or you wouldn't be able to see anyone.
You can almost judge how screwed up somebody is by the kind of toilet paper they use. Go in any rich house and it's some weird coloured embossed stuff.
When I see a dolphin, I know it's just as smart as I am.
The wind is a very difficult sound to get. It's always changing.
I'd rather play a tune on a horn, but I've always felt that I didn't want to train myself. Because when you get a train, you've got to have an engine and a caboose. I think it's better to train the caboose. You train yourself, you strain yourself.
If you want to be a different fish, jump out of school.
I don't even know what sound is, much less what it's for. It isn't to make money that's for sure. I've never made any.
I don't like getting out when I could be painting. And when I'm painting, I don't want anybody else around.
With my voice and my band, I can do anything.
I'm interested in playing, not working.
Johnny Rotten. He's a big fan of mine. I used to see him out in the audience in England and he'd stand up and holler. He's funny. Smart too, and a nice guy. Don't think he's a jerk because he isn't.
But I have been in some very beautiful churches, then I've looked outside and seen people starving to death.
Bob Dylan impresses me about as much as... well, I was gonna say a slug but I like slugs.
I needed to purge myself of all the attention my parents had given me - I wasn't neglected enough as a child.
Man has done a lot to make himself dangerous and animals get the worst of all of it. But then, man too is an animal.
I would never kill a living thing, although I probably have inadvertently while driving automobiles.
I don't look like a desert person because I stay indoors most of the day and fool around at night. That's what the desert animals do - they don't have a tan either.
An audience can really lift you right up off the stage.
I don't know anything about music.
I think most people try to get others to see through their eyes.
I think Shakespeare is really the one. Words as music and music as words. Everything he wrote was good, which is really frightening.
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