It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
Ninety percent of the time when I’m working, there’s this very palpable sensation that I’m doing everything wrong and should just give up.
No matter how many flaws we have, our God is so forgiving and understanding. He’ll never leave you or forsake you. So that brings peace to me.
I’ve made sure I am working hard enough to get that lead and keep it there.
How do you sustain yourself when all the old structures people looked to for support – religion, family, ethnic solidarity – are crumbling, or feel so false that you refuse to avail yourself of them? What comes next?
With four perfectionists in the band, we have a hard time reaching perfection.
Even as a kid, I was a businessman. I figured out that if you plucked all the berries off my neighbor’s tree and smashed them up, they made a Nickelodeon Gak-type consistency. I sold them to all the neighborhood… Read more ›
If your business is really easy to do, don’t gloat. You might be out of a job soon.
During past years, like frightened children, we were afraid to eat the strong meat of human rights and instead sucked the milk of civil rights from the breasts of white liberals, black Uncle Toms, and Aunt Jemimas.
From an early age I didn’t buy into the value systems of working hard in a nine-to-five job. I thought creativity, friendship and loyalty and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was much more interesting.
I don’t like to practice; I like spontaneity. When I don’t play guitar for a week and I pick it up again, I play better.
Critics have a job to do. They do not criticise you without reason.
In order for answers to become clear, the questions have to be clear.
To steal from a brother or sister is evil. To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.
I’ve often noticed that we are not able to look at what we have in front of us, unless it’s inside a frame.
Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves.
I’m trying to have some longevity in this business. If that means not working for a while and just picking the right job, so be it.
The way you dress or the car you drive or what you spend is to impress other people with how, I guess, successful and rich you are. But you’re not, and you shouldn’t, and who gives a damn what… Read more ›
I don’t like shows that are predictable. I like it when you’re shocked and you have no idea who’s about to die.
Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness I wouldn’t know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.