"Mama just always said, 'you be what you are and you don’t have to worry about nothing.'"
"The key was somehow to know what was important and what was not important, what was exciting, because I can’t learn everything."
"Animals were my passion from even before I could speak apparently. When I was about 10, 11 I fell in love with Tarzan"
"I must reorganize the environment of man by which then greater numbers of men can prosper."
"I write a song called 'Heroin', you would have thought that I murdered the Pope or something"
"I don't like to feel that I owe anything. I like to feel that I pay my own way, no free lunch."
"A lot of people are kind of depressed. I'm happy some of the time, and some of the time I'm not."
"If I knew how it was going to end, I probably wouldn't write it."
"Comedy is there to basically show us we fart, we laugh, to make us realize we still are part animal."
"I'm pouring my guts out so they can feel like your guts at the same time"
"The only way you can be a mark is if you want something for nothing. If you're greedy, you're set up."
"Anyone that dares begrudge what I have today, just better get off their duff and do something about it."
"I think men have got to change an awful lot. They still prefer the little woman."
"My singing… I’ll just say it simple as possible: it’s just godly."
"The thing that was relentless for me was how you look... It just drove me crazy."
"Learning how to die is therefore learning how to live"
"If it’s wearing a pink hat and a red nose, and it plays a guitar upside down, I will go and look at it."
"When you please your mother by doing something, it gives you confidence that you can please other people"
"When I was singing about 'All You Need Is Love' I was talking about something I hadn't experienced"
"I just hope and pray I can die with my boots on"
"My nervous energy is usually the easiest form of energy to tap into."
“I’ve done some dastardly things but what can I do except make amends and apologize?”
“When things get too heavy just call me helium--the lightest known gas to man.”
“When I looked in his eyes, he was there. He was home... I had a dad.”
"When a man’s making love, the last thing he thinks about is war."
"There is the fear that you somehow neglected to say what was really yours to say"
"If I was white I would have been like John Wayne... I feel like a tragic hero in a Shakespeare play."
"He turned to me suddenly and asked: 'is that a Givenchy you're wearing?' And I said, 'why how clever of you, Mr. President."
"When we fell in with the acid tests we a started having the most fun we had ever had."
"I even thought that I was gay. I thought that might be the solution to my problem."
"If somebody don’t like something that I do, that’s his or her prerogative. Just like it’s mine."
"In my insides, it really hurts if someone doesn't like me. It's silly."
"If this revolution falls, what we will have here in Cuba is a hell. Hell itself."
"I’ve got on these stiletto heels aimed for his face."
"You’ve got to be good or as bad as the devil."
"How do you prevent being eaten or mauled by a monster? I still worry about it."
"Black is not a color; it’s an attitude. It’s the attitude of independence, respect and dignity."
"I think a lot of ladies found me so attractive because I was different, and I acted on that in a way."
"There’s a way we talk and it includes profanity. We never figured we’d be arrested for it."