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" I don't have any expensive habits. I'm not a car collector or any of that nonsense. But I'd love to be incredibly wealthy for no reason at all. "
" I've always despised the hippies. "
" The real color of my hair is mouse. I always want to be ginger, which I was when I was born, or blond, because I live in L.A., and I want to look like I go surfing without any physical effort. "
" I hate the technological rip-offs that pass for music formats these days, and go back to vinyl to hear a good record because the sound is always so much fuller. I don't even like listening to music in the car. "
" Look, if the Situationists achieved what they wanted, they would be very unhappy and they would have to be Situationists all over again. It's a never-ending process. "
" I don't believe in anarchy, because it will ultimately amount to the power of the bully, with weapons. Gandhi is my life's inspiration: passive resistance. I don't want to live in the Thunderdome with Mad Max. "
" I'm no one's lap dog, you can't put me on a leash. "
" Being born into the Royal Family is like being born into a mental asylum. Marrying into it is not something to be taken lightly. "
" It's a repressive society where you can't be horrible, I'm not horrible, they made me horrible, I'm just honest. "
" Americans being upright and forthright and honest and true to themselves is a very hard concept. "
" As a young concert-going person, I was never enamoured with celebrities who would walk out to feature in certain songs and then walk off. "
" I'm not blowing my own trumpet here, but I made a rap song 20 years ago with Afrika Bambaataa. "
" My words are my bullets. "
" I showed what I can do with butter, right? Eighty-five percent increase in sales. I'm very proud of them Country Life ads. They were funny and clever and classy like the Toblerone ads I grew up with. "
" I've helped launch 49 careers - those that have been in PiL. To me, they are my babies; whatever they get up to, they know I love them. They've been living in my pockets, and they should show more gratitude. "
" I don't think there's any such thing as rock n' roll anymore - it's an amalgamation of business interests. "
" You'd have to be daft as a brush to say you didn't like Pink Floyd. "
" Words cannot express quite a lot of feelings, whereas a noise or tone or drone or sound, an accordion falling down a staircase, can somehow capture an emotion much better. "
" You're made to feel ugly, and I made ugly beautiful. Just by sheer persistence. Nobody has the right to say that I am ugly, and I will not be a professional victim, you know. Sorry! "
" Just because people think politically different to you doesn't mean they're inhuman. "
" Music can describe emotions far more accurately than words ever can. As soon as I realised that, I knew music was where I wanted to be. "
" Punk was never about one particular clean-cut imagery... it's about many, many individuals coming very loosely together. "
" I'm not great at dealing with death, I have to say. I find death very hard: my mum, my dad, Sid Vicious. I'm not a monster; I feel it and it scares me. One death at a time, please, is all my heart will bear. "
" It's no good being nice and young and naive. There's no good in that at all. You've got to do it all yourself, and you've gotta learn quick. And you can't look for sympathy either. "
" There's many, many ways to write a song. But generally, sitting down at a table and writing is not one of them. "
" The so-called alleged 'art' of the video - well, the video has killed the radio star, but the video star killed the live musician, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. "
" I love boating - not flash, 'noisy go fast' nonsense, but the general relaxation of it. My wife and I love to get in our little Wellcraft and go as far out to sea as we can, hopefully beyond land. That is the best thing you can ever do. It clears your psyche. "
" Here's how I understand music. If you can play the same bunch of noise twice, it's music. To go beyond that is supercilious and pontificating. "
" I've had great pleasure meeting the likes of Newt Gingrich and having a chat with the fellow on a staircase. I found him completely dishonest and totally likeable, because he doesn't care! He knows what a politician is, and he's a perfect embodiment of one. "
" I've never told anyone this. But I suffer from terrible stage fright. True. You can't tell though, can you? Unbelievable, the panic. I nearly die of fear before I go on stage. Something wicked. I can't eat a thing the day before a gig. It'd make me vomit. "
" When I write, my brain moves faster than my hands so I'm always trying to picture things. "