Stay alive, stay active, and get as much practice as you can.
People often remark that I'm pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far as getting the chance to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you've got to have talent and know how to use it.
There are several things I think I would have done if I had the chance again. I would have been a little more patient about getting out into the world. I would have seen to it that I had a more formal education. I would have become an accomplished musician, in the sense that I would have studied formally, even if I never used it.
I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.
Rock 'n Roll is the most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear.
I'm gonna live till I die.
Never yawn in front of a lady.
I don't know what other singers feel when they articulate lyrics, but being an 18-karat manic-depressive and having lived a life of violent emotional contradictions, I have an over acute capacity for sadness as well as elation. I know what the cat who wrote the song is trying to say. I've been there - and back. I guess the audience feels it along with me. They can't help it. Sentimentality, after all, is an emotion common to all humanity.
The best revenge is massive success.
Here's to the confusion of our enemies!