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" After I left D.C. to join Black Flag, I felt I was in a band. "
" I mean Black Flag happened. I was lucky. I don't think I could have put together something with one percent of that oomph on my own. "
" I'm a good authoritarian figure; I don't know why. 'Can you be a cop?' Sure. 'Can you be a Marine?' Absolutely. Well, at least in a movie. "
" The first several years of my life were used to upload incredible amounts of fear, and I just became afraid of everything. I was afraid of my parents, afraid of my classmates, afraid of the streets of Washington, D.C. I would flinch at every gesture. "
" Now, if someone wants to spit on me, I just roll up the window of my BMW 540i. "
" One person's disaster is another person's talking point. "
" Before any American points a finger at President Putin and calls him nasty names, they should recognize that a lot of Americans agree with Putin on his stance against homosexual and transgender people. "
" I don't cuss in songs. It's too easy. "
" If I'm in L.A. for longer than 20 days, I'm looking for work, because I don't do vacations. "
" I'm not interested in censorship. I like the First Amendment very much. "
" One of the nice things about a favorite pop song is that it's an unconditional truce on judgment and musical snobbery. You like the song because you just do, and there need not be any further criticism. "
" I am on until I am dead, like a light bulb. "
" I don't need to have my convictions confirmed by a show of numbers. However, being among people in front of a band leads me to believe that all is not lost, that humans, now and then, can communicate on a higher level than the political and the practical. "
" The Wacken festival started more than 20 years ago with just a few hundred people in attendance. Tickets now sell out before the lineup is announced. "
" I have not the smarts or patience for political office. "
" Death metal uses a lot of white face paint and black hair dye to make its point. I quite enjoy this genre for its intensity, extremism and underlying irony: You have to be alive to play it and listen to it. "
" Fish is the only kind of respirating thing that I consume. Everything else I don't want any part of. "
" I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine. "
" Rarely do I do film press because I'm so low on the food chain of the movie, and for me it's just this thing I did for four weeks before the next tour started. "
" One of the most insane environments I have ever spent time in is a gun range. There we are, all in a line, armed to the teeth, firing away. "
" I have been curious about Haiti for many years. The history of the country is as fascinating as it is turbulent. "
" Even though I am not hungry when I get up, I try to eat to get me ready for the day. Within an hour of getting up. "
" For me, returning to Los Angeles annihilates the memories of where I have just been with an astonishing speed. "
" Music to me is mankind's greatest possible achievement because look at all the good it does. "
" While I have no empirical evidence to back this up, I bet that the number of homosexual people per thousand has not fluctuated all that much over the centuries. I do not believe the dented wisdom my father used to extol, that homosexuality was a sure sign of a civilization in decline. "
" It's hard to get people at a record company to talk about music. They don't seem to want to talk about music, it's all marketing, and that's part of a record, you gotta get it out there, people have gotta hear it, but you could do it in a way that's not repulsive. "
" Being unique is never easy, and often, by the time culture catches up with you, there are only a few people who notice. "
" Rush Limbaugh makes money getting simpleminded people to feel good about their intellectually undernourished brain spasms. He's very good at it, and I scarcely believe a fraction of what he says. "
" When I read that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had disappeared - a state-of-the-art Boeing 777, said to be an incredibly safe way to travel - I waited patiently for the chance to learn what happened. "
" I'd love to talk to Janeane Garafalo or Randi Rhodes or Stephanie Miller from Air America. I'm an Air American junkie; I listen to them every day. "
" August, the summer's last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor. "