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" As long as I tell the truth I feel that nobody can touch me. "
" If you think about it, every single species is endangered. Homo sapiens at the front of the line, mosquitoes and lawyers at the back. "
" With any advent in technology, any technological innovation, there is the good and the bad. "
" Adolescence is a plague on the senses. "
" The history of apartheid-era South Africa is incredibly sad and at times infuriatingly incomprehensible. "
" Everything I do, writing, touring, travelling, it all comes from the punk and hardcore attitude, from that expression - from being open to try things but relying on yourself, taking what you have into the battle and making of it what you will, hoping you can figure it out as you go. Make some sense of it. "
" I'm terrified of motorcycles. I've been on one a couple of times. I did not like it. "
" So I'm more at home with my backpack, sleeping in a hotel room or on a bus or on an airplane, than I am necessarily on a bed. It's weird being here. It feels like I'm standing next to my real life. "
" You can pass all the gun legislation you want. None of it will make me feel any more or less safe than I do right at this moment. "
" I have had a number of less-than-enviable moments in my life when dealing with other people. I won't attempt to blunt that by saying I am not the only one. "
" I can deal with people who watch me on stage but I am not good in communicating with people any other way than through my work. "
" The opportunity to write for the 'L.A. Weekly' has been one of the better breaks that has come my way in a long time. "
" Of course same sex marriage is constitutional! The right to be yourself, to pursue life, liberty, and property, is protected several ways over several amendments. John Boehner should know this. "
" If it's a man's world, as they say, then men, your world is a poorly run carnage fest. "
" It's hard to judge literary merit. "
" If I were a doctor, I would prescribe that you addict yourself deeply and irrevocably to music and never, ever seek cure outside of more music. It really is the best drug available. "
" If I'm jetlagging, and I've missed some meals, and it gets to that point in a movie that you're supposed to cry, I'll let my defences down from around my inherent standing level of cynicism, and I'll cry. "
" Football is at least as 'gay' as rugby, Greco-Roman wrestling and the film '300.' "
" I still have dreams about CBGB's. I still miss the place. "
" Before the Civil War, the Southern states were selling a lot of cotton to England and didn't seem to mind British occupation. By and large, the Revolutionary War wasn't at all great for business. "
" You could split hairs and bring up words like 'doo-wop' and terms like 'soul' or 'R&B', but I think pop music is what you want it to be - that's why it's pop. "
" There is no way you are going to be forgiven for blowing up a village and killing a bunch of people. "
" I read a bit of Ray Bradbury when I was a younger man. I don't read a lot of fiction anymore... like, none. "
" My motto is, 'Never quit.' "
" Kids need parents who love and support them unconditionally, full stop. "
" I've made some great mistakes in my life, but, you know, they were honest mistakes. "
" I think that humans have a huge capacity to carry pain and sadness. There are things that haunt us our entire lives; we are unable to let them go. The good times seem almost effervescent and dreamlike in comparison with the times that didn't go so well. "
" I think it is incumbent on anyone who can to lift human dignity to the highest possible levels, maintaining one's own and helping to raise that of others. "
" More than 30 years ago, in Washington, D.C., I secured a copy of a single by a Los Angeles band called The Bags. The two-song 7-inch, released on Dangerhouse, had a girl on the cover who looked right at you with huge eyes. The songs, 'Survive' and 'Babylonian Gorgon,' were great and made many of my mix tapes. "
" Contemporary bands often will do tour-only releases pressed and sold only in Australia. Crikey! "
" I can't remember that I ever had just a minute of stage fright. "