"You don't tell a song, you perform a song. The song is supposed to be bigger than you are."
"I don't play rock 'n' roll. The rock 'n' roll plays me."
“You’ve got to accept anything that happens after two in the morning with a certain suspension of disbelief."
"If you never fail, you're not trying hard enough. Go make some fucking art."
"Religion? I believe in rock and roll."
On performing: “It’s like a self-exorcism. Hopefully, it’s entertaining to watch. If I leave the stage wrung out and barely able to speak, then I feel like I’ve done my job."
" When it comes to music I like to keep it simple. Like Harlan Howard said "three chords and the truth." or maybe just two chords and some interesting lies..."