Music is the strongest form of magic.
Finding someone who's willing to drown with you creates a situation where you no longer want to drown.
All the seven deadly sins are man's true nature. To be greedy. To be hateful. To have lust. Of course, you have to control them, but if you're made to feel guilty for being human, then you're going to be trapped in a never-ending sin-and-repent cycle that you can't escape from.
I'm not a role model. I'm a role villain.
A lot of people don't want to make their own decisions. They're too scared. It's much easier to be told what to do.
Johnny Depp is like a brother to me. We have matching tattoos on our backs - Charles Baudelaire, the flowers of evil, this giant skeleton thing. It's kind of a secret. People say to us, 'Why did you get that?' And we say, 'No reason.'
I'm someone who is open-minded to new experiences because they teach you new things.
In any story, the villain is the catalyst. The hero's not a person who will bend the rules or show the cracks in his armor. He's one-dimensional intentionally, but the villain is the person who owns up to what he is and stands by it.
My art is not limited to the songs I create but also to the reaction it creates. I like to sit back and look at the whole thing as if it's a tornado that I'm controlling. It's creating chaos. When you create chaos, ideas are turned upside down, and everybody looks at things in a different way.
To admit you want to have a comeback means you have to admit you weren't what you were supposed to be. You dropped below your own standard.
Don't ever empty the bucket of mystery. Never let people define what you do. It's not about zigging when you should zag. It's not about doing something unprecedented and unpredictable. It's just about never being a word, or something that is not in the process of transformation.
When you're taught to love everyone, to love your enemies, then what value does that place on love?
Sometimes I wonder if I'm a character being written, or if I'm writing myself.
If you lose who you are, what do you have?
There's no reason to change what you are, but if you're not being you, then you need to acknowledge that.
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