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A lot of people allow themselves to become dull because they fear pain, but pain is a form of awareness.
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A lot of people don't want to be more aware though, and it seems that as time goes on, more and more people don't want to know.
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An audience can really lift you right up off the stage.
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And I write a lot. I write an awful lot every day.
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And if I go someplace I never return to the same place - it's changed by the time I return.
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And the truth is so obvious - it's impossible to be cut off from dirt because gravity keeps us in and of it. You can't escape gravity.
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Anyhow, I've got my autographs in a book and I look at 'em occasionally and it reminds me of the people.
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Anyhow, when I went on the mental fast I didn't really judge the procedure. I just stayed up and up and up and ate nothing but fruit.
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Bob Dylan impresses me about as much as... well, I was gonna say a slug but I like slugs.
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But I have been in some very beautiful churches, then I've looked outside and seen people starving to death.
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I believe in varying degrees of disconnection. I don't believe in insanity.
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I can only speak for myself, but I've fought not to let it get pounded out of me.
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I didn't mind doing it it, but he turned my voice down so far it was almost corny. I really sang that thing. And it turned it way down. He didn't tell me it was going to be turned down like that, and when he put it on I thought it was humourous. He should have gotten Johnny Rivers.
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I don't do lullabyes.
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I don't even know what sound is, much less what it's for. It isn't to make money that's for sure. I've never made any.
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I don't look like a desert person because I stay indoors most of the day and fool around at night. That's what the desert animals do - they don't have a tan either.
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I don't think artists are made, I think they're born.
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I guess the reason I use lyrics is because I'm a singer and the record companies and everybody would think I was ridiculous if I didn't use the English language.
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I have been working on getting a form of music everybody could listen to.
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I have no neighbours other than animals and Joshua Trees.
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I live in a Mobile Home - I've never had a house, except once; I rented a log cabin.
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I live up at Eureka, among the big trees, and I tell you, those things are really saying something. You gotta work to hear what they're saying.
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I met a lot of nice Oriental Americans out there - that's where they sent them during the Second World War. Isn't it awful, them keeping those people out there.
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I needed to purge myself of all the attention my parents had given me - I wasn't neglected enough as a child.
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I still live way out in the desert - it took me two hours of driving before I even hit pavement to come here.
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I think most people try to get others to see through their eyes.
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I think nutrition is very important. If you eat bad, you feel bad. If you feel bad, you do bad things.
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I think people have had too much to think and ought to flex their magic muscles.
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I think Shakespeare is really the one. Words as music and music as words. Everything he wrote was good, which is really frightening.
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I think that people cut off their hearing ability and why they do that is something I wonder about a lot.
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I would never kill a living thing, although I probably have inadvertently while driving automobiles.
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I'd never just want to do what everybody else did. I'd be contributing to the sameness of everything.
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I'd rather play a tune on a horn, but I've always felt that I didn't want to train myself. Because when you get a train, you've got to have an engine and a caboose. I think it's better to train the caboose. You train yourself, you strain yourself.
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I'm a woman freak, I'm all for women definitely.
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I'm interested in playing, not working.
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I've been put up to be the big bad wolf of rock and roll for a long time. and walt disney gave that wolf capital punishment.
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If you love somebody and you're there and they're there then it isn't really an illusion. I'm a romanticist for sure.
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It makes me itch to think of myself as Captain Beefheart. I don't even have a boat.
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It's very difficult for me to drive a car.
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It's very selfish, but to play with me you have to be able to forget what you've learned before. But then, the human mind does that automatically.
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James Brown is important because he decorates the clock correctly and he's good with lower mathematics. Don't get me wrong - he's good.
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Johnny Rotten. He's a big fan of mine. I used to see him out in the audience in England and he'd stand up and holler. He's funny. Smart too, and a nice guy. Don't think he's a jerk because he isn't.
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Let Frank Zappa speak for Frank Zappa, and I'll speak for Captain Beefheart.
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Man has done a lot to make himself dangerous and animals get the worst of all of it. But then, man too is an animal.
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Mirror Man was released eight months ago, and I didn't even know it was coming out.
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Most of modern rock and roll is a product of guilt.
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Music is play. For instance, a child playing in a yard, right? A child playing in a yard doesn't like to be called by his mother. I imagine the child wouldn't even quit playing if it weren't for someone disturbing him. So that's what I mean.
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My father's gone. He cut out - died quite a few years ago.
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No, I think it's because I've always known I'm an animal.
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On the other hand, I really don't believe we re headed for an apocalypse.
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Painting, writing - and I've got a movie that's coming out soon.
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That Sid Vicious was obviously a schizophrenic, kind of a mean one too.
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The stars are matter, we're matter, but it doesn't matter.
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The way the group is now has been happening for about two years.
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The wind is a very difficult sound to get. It's always changing.
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There was a girl named Pauline Oliveros who did a piece I like. And a lot of good electronic music comes out of Germany, Stockhausen for example.
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There's no competition with our music.
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Well, I run six miles on an indoor jogging device, which takes me about an hour and 45 minutes.
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Well, then I don't think you know who I am if you consider me in the same category as Frank Zappa.
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When I see a dolphin, I know it's just as smart as I am.
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With my voice and my band, I can do anything.
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Yeah, when I was 3 years old my mother took me to the Tar Pits and she should have had a harness on me. I got away from her and tried to dive into 'em - almost made it too.
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You can almost judge how screwed up somebody is by the kind of toilet paper they use. Go in any rich house and it's some weird coloured embossed stuff.
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You can tell by the kindness of a dog how a human should be.
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