"I'd like to buy the world a Coke."
"I have so many collections, the doctors told me that I couldnít collect people anymore, only their personalities and memories. So I have that going for me."
"Actually I don't remember being born, it must have happened during one of my black outs."
"Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts."
"Frankly, I mean, sometimes the interpretations I've seen on some of the songs that I've written are a lot more interesting than the input that I put in."
"I asked my daughter when she was 16 'What's the buzz on the street with the kids?' She's going: 'To be honest, Dad, most of my friends aren't into Kiss. But they've all been told that it's the greatest show on Earth.'"
"The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person."
"Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things."
"A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right manís brow."
"The creative person wants to be a know-it-all. He wants to know about all kinds of things-ancient history, nineteenth century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later, or six months, or six years. But he has faith that it will happen."
"You canít wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club."
"Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet."
"Your best work is your expression of yourself. Now, you may not be the greatest at it, but when you do it, youíre the only expert."
"The world always seems brighter when youíve just made something that wasnít there before."
"If youíre presented with a situation Ė a man is drowning Ė and you could either choose to save the man or shoot the scene, what kind of film would you use?"
"One guy paid me $5,000 to make a film where another girl hits me in the face with a cream pie. If you have never taken a cream pie in the face, it is the best thing ever. Itís pee your pants funny, the most fun you can have sober!"
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer."
"What I really resent most about people sticking labels on you is that it cuts off all the other elements of what you are because it can only deal with black and white."