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" A Kiss concert experience is like sex or anything else that's done with more that one person. It's the give and take that makes it so great. When the audience takes it to the next level, we can kick it up another notch. "
" America is a business. If you can't afford to do something, no matter how much bellyaching everybody does... I'm so sorry, if you can't afford it, you shouldn't do it. "
" Anybody with money can put on a KISS show, but they can't be KISS. "
" As big as my ego may be, I'm really not of the belief that I can't be replaced. I didn't invent the wheel. There's someone else out there who can do what I do, maybe a little differently. I believe that Kiss is bigger than its individual members. "
" Autobiographies, for the most part, to me, are like writing a love letter to yourself. "
" Core strengthening is key to everything. It's not just about the way I look, but about stabilizing my body so I can perform better on stage. "
" Credibility is someone else's idea of what I should be doing. "
" Democracy in the studio is overrated. What you wind up getting is compromise on everybody's part, which means that nobody has their way, and that means nobody wins, including the fans. "
" Doing my art came out of something very solitary and something that I had no intention of showing anybody, and yet once people saw pieces in my house, it became really clear that there was a great demand for my art. "
" Don't kid yourself; the guy who's onstage in ripped-up jeans is wearing as much a costume as I am. "
" Gene sometimes... well, he has his dream list. "
" I am one of the biggest Laura Nyro fans. I still listen to that stuff incessantly. Laura Nyro does not belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Songwriter Hall of Fame? Absolutely. "
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" I don't know what's more embarrassing, these musicians and actors talking about politics in interviews or the media actually giving them credibility about it. It's absurd that a celebrity could speak out on the economy or politics with no more justification than a hit album or a movie. "
" If I had my way, I'd always be onstage. But I won't always be able to be onstage. "
" If I write for myself, I write a song and I bring in the musicians that are best suited to play it. There's a freedom there. "
" I had heard some women make comments about my chest, so why not show it off? Nobody wants to see a fat guy in tights. That wouldn't be fair to the fans. "
" I love being a member of KISS. "
" I'm a great believer in not over-thinking lyrics. You might become technically better as a songwriter, but you lose what originally made your songs great. "
" I'm a real foodie. "
" I'm damn successful but I got here by not taking crap. I still don't take crap, so if anybody needs a champion, let it be me. "
" I never thought being the producer was being the dictator. It means being the director and being the coach. It's a way of keeping everybody focused on the goal, and also having final say. Everybody can be in the same car, but somebody has to drive. "
" In terms of merchandise, you can't force anyone to buy something. "
" I started working out, doing a formal workout right around 1980. That's when I really decided I needed to get in shape and it may have been because you just start to see a decrease - a change in your body. "
" I tend to fly a bit under the radar. "
" I think KISS has always been about celebrating self-empowerment. Celebrating the idea that anything is possible with determination and hard work. "
" I think that ultimately - as I say to most of the people who are acquiring art - I can tell you my reality of a piece, but ultimately what's more important will be yours. I can tell you what a piece means to me, but just as valid if not more is what it means to you. "
" It's absurd for anybody to look around and hear the acts and artists who cite us as an inspiration, and then tell me that we're not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "
" I've seen myself do stuff on stage that was pretty amazing. I think that would be true for any athlete. Any top athlete will see something that they are very proud of. All my injuries will attest to the fact that besides being a musician, it comes down to being an athlete. "
" I've seen people around me write books, and somehow they're always in the center of everything that happened; they were the one who made it happen. There's been a lot of those books that didn't really interest me much. "
" I was a chubby boy. My pants used to wear out in the middle, and it was because my legs used to rub together. I wasn't obese, just chunky. "
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