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" But I'm also talented and I know when I created something great and Perfect Night is something great, no doubt, no but. "
" For a while, I felt a little self-impelled to write Lou Reed Kind of songs. I should have understood that a Lou Reed song was anything I wanted to write about. "
" 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 am very emotionally affected by sound. Sounds are the inexplicable... There is a sound you hear in your head, it's your nerves, or your blood running. "
" I can concentrate on my art. "
" I can create a vibe without saying anything, just by being in the room. "
" 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. "
" If it has more than three chords, it's jazz. "
" I have no control over the audience. I have no idea what they think. My heart's pure. I can't do anything. I really can't do anything. I don't know what goes on in the crowd. "
" I'll tell ya, I'm a genuinely nice guy. I really am. A real nice guy. But I think I'm temperamental. "
" I love Ornette Coleman. I love Don Cherry. I love the way those guys play. "
" I'm a humanist. "
" I'm an artist and that means I can be as egotistical as I want to be. "
" I'm in this business for too long to be halfhearted about anything. "
" I'm not joking around when I've said occasionally, trying to learn how to play a D chord properly has been a very big thing for me. "
" I'm too old to do things by half. "
" I'm writing about real things. Real people. Real characters. You have to believe what I write about is true or you wouldn't pay any attention at all. Sometimes it's me, or a composite of me and other people. Sometimes it's not me at all. "
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