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" The last thing you want is to not be recognized for all of the hard work you put in. "
" I didn't like the way I looked in pictures - when I saw myself on a digital camera, I was like, 'Eesh.' "
" My mother, my grandmother, my uncles would play Ethiopian artists like Aster Aweke and Mulatu Astatke all the time in the house. "
" I'm all about surprises. If you watch a horror movie, and it's called 'Kiss Land,' it's probably going to be the most terrifying thing you've ever seen in your life. "
" I just want to keep pushing the envelope without it feeling forced. "
" To be recognized for the hard work my team and I put into 'Starboy' is an honor. "
" I want to be remembered as iconic and different. "
" Going to a therapist is not something you do when you're growing up as a street kid in Toronto. "
" The Joker that Christopher Nolan created in 'The Dark Knight' had the scar across his mouth, and the first time you heard his explanation for it, he makes you believe that's how he got it. But then you get into the film, and every time he talks about his scar, it's a totally different story. "
" I wanted to drop three albums in a year because no one had done it. It was bold, unheard of. "
" I feel like I'm the kind of guy that would have kids before getting married. The first thing would be kids. "
" I probably could have toured off 'Trilogy' for the rest of my life. It definitely changed the culture. No one can do a trilogy again without thanking The Weeknd. "
" When you come to my show, I want it to feel like opera, like a theatre. "
" I'm trying to get to Mars before everyone else. "
" I make good music for long journeys. "
" I don't think I'd ever apologise for music I make, no. "
" 'Trilogy' was more of a claustrophobic body of work. Before it was released, I hadn't left my city for 21 years, and I had never been on a plane, not once. I spent my entire life on one setting; that's probably why pieces of the album feel like one long track, because that's what my life felt like. It felt like one long song. "
" A chorus is not easy. "
" I knew the second I finished the first record - 'House Of Balloons' - and had all this material leftover that a trilogy would be best. "
" I've had sleep paralysis. "
" Nothing feels better than going onstage and everybody is singing every word - and actually wanting to see you. "
" Nothing is stopping me from doing what I love to do. "
" You aren't normal if you sing to people. You aren't a normal person. It's nerve-racking. "
" I didn't have a father figure in the house. "
" The Joker is my favorite villain of all time: You don't know his past; you just know what his plans are. "
" Me not finishing school - in my head, I still have this insecurity when I'm talking to someone educated. "
" Bragging just sounds good, man. "
" 'Kiss Land' is the story after 'Trilogy'; it's pretty much the second chapter of my life. The narrative takes place after my first flight; it's very foreign, very Asian-inspired. When people ask me, 'Why Japan?' I simply tell them it's the furthest I've ever been from home. It really is a different planet. "
" Literally wrote 'Starboy' in 30 minutes. "
" I get naturally uncomfortable when I'm put under a magnifying glass. "
" I was very camera shy. People like hot girls, so I put my music to hot girls and it just became a trend. The whole 'enigmatic artist' thing, I just ran with it. No one could find pictures of me. "