• "We're not getting paid. We have these great musicians with us and it gives us a real charge. And the audience gives us a charge, because they keep it interesting all the time."
  • "We had our unhappy moments but they got channelled into the kind of sadness that was necessary for singing a song about going nowhere. So it worked out very well I think."
  • "We groove off of everything, any sort of live show. The inner dialogue you're having with yourself, between you and the music, is for me the search for God."
  • "We don't really have more than acouple of solos. It's just the way our music is put together."
  • "We don't always know what we're doing. We often just get excited, put something down, and say, 'Oh, neat'."
  • "Many Japanese painters and calligraphers would change their names intentionally to keep their relationship to the art always fresh. This way, others' expectations can be avoided."
  • "We always thought the Tom Tom Club could change to anything, but it acquired this image, which was cartoon animation and this real light-hearted dance music."
  • "Make it, not make it? What's the difference? Music is a language, it's a dance of life, and it can be a part of your life without being something that earns."
  • "Richard Lloyd of Television is one of my favorite guitarists. His mentor was Jimi Hendrix when he was just 14. Jimi was always pounding everything he knew into that kid."
  • "Sometimes you don't want to be a slapstick clown in order to convey a funny perception of the world."