The stage is my territory, my boxing ring. That's where I'm free.
I really want people to know me, to find out about me, and if they really like me, to stick with me.
Strangely, I feel that I become increasingly reclusive in my normal life and more open and candid in my music.
I wish I had more guts when I was younger because then I would've said things to people's faces instead of just running away all the time.
I'm a big illustration and comic book fan. In my eyes, comic books and illustration are the same kind of art forms.
As a teenager, in my songbook, I used to script what my lighting would be like. I used to dance in my roo;, it was like putting myself in a trance, and making myself feel good about things, almost like a private ceremony of begging people to like you.
I was quite the quiet teenager. I was a bit of a loner, a little bit of an outsider.
New York is a bit of a dangerous place to me because you often leave in a blur.
Identity for me is something that has to be played with and explored, and not become complacent about or uninterested in.
You can't believe the amount of speculation you get over your private life.
I have opinions on everything. I'm a stubborn old mule. The biggest problem is keeping my mouth shut.
I make mistakes. I say stupid things. I do idiotic things. And, quite frankly, I'm proud of them. Why not make mistakes?
I was always told I was ugly. I still think I am ugly. I know I've got an odd face and you can't tell me otherwise.
When you're not part of a club, you have to find another way of surviving.
My first record was about childhood. There were a lot of nursery rhyme and fairytale references; it was all about being naive.
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