Slash sat me down at his house and said, You've got to clean up your act. You know you've gone too far when Slash is saying, Look, you've got to get into rehab.
I also had a brother who was like me a musician and a composer. A man of great talent, far more gifted than I. He died very young... he killed himself in the prime of his life.
What I have to say is far more important than how long my eyelashes are.
I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better.
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
As far as the press is concerned, they're going to say what they want to say. Probably about 10-15 percent of the time It's accurate.
The film industry is about saying 'no' to people, and inherently you cannot take 'no' for an answer.
Ambition leads me not only farther than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it possible for man to go.
It's a waste of time for people to say things they think other people want to hear, or try and come off in a certain way. I try to be as honest as I can.
Being Asian in this business is something you have to consider, because sometimes people aren't as open. They'll say, I can't see you with a Caucasian person.
I say you must not win an unjust case by oaths.
I have a lot to say, and if I'm not No. 1, I can't say it.
What old people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can. Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.
Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth, and all worldly things, that it is truly a blessed gift of God.
There is no filmmaking legislation because distributors are not interested in sharing their money with the film industry - for instance, by giving a percentage of ticket sales back to filmmakers.
They say now in America that final cut doesn't mean anything. As Harvey Weinstein said to some film-maker, 'You can have final cut. I'll open your film in Arkansas.'
Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.
What another would have done as well as you, do not do it. What another would have said as well as you, do not say it; what another would have written as well, do not write it. Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself-and thus make yourself indispensable.
Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honour as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.
Think where mans glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.
Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.
Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory.