I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused.
It's a petty thing, but I wouldn't join the Scouts when I was a kid, 'cause you had to swear allegiance to the queen. I'm just not a royalist. I think it's idiotic, a hereditary principle.
I'm a working travelling musician, but just on a bigger scale.
Happiness isn't a fortune in a cookie. It's deeper, wider, funnier, and more transporting than that.
My ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant.
Quotes about Elvis Costello
For me, growing up in New York, it started with Elvis Costello and the Clash and then got into louder things like Bad Brains and Stimulators, because those were, like, the local bands. Then I started getting into bands from England like the Slits. I remember seeing Gang of Four at Irving Plaza; that was a really big show for me.