'Because I felt like it' is a pretty good reason for doing most things
I saw a certain thing in rap. It started becoming acceptable. It wasn’t rebellious.
The real way of living is to answer to one’s wants. Not “I want to light up with my intelligence as many things as possible” but “For the living of my full flame—I want that liberty, I want that woman, I want that pound of peaches, I want to go to sleep, I want to go to the pub and have a good time, I want to look abeastly swell today, I want to kiss that girl, I want to insult that man.
The piano ain’t got no wrong notes.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
When I’m at a party and somebody comes up to me and they’re not a comedian, I still clench up inside and go, “What am I going to say?” They’re going to say, “Boy, isn’t the food great?” I’m like, “What would a normal person respond to that?” I try and do an impression of normal people that talk about food and traffic and the weather. I listen to what those people say, and I repeat what they say, but I don’t understand any of it. If someone said to me, “Boy, the food here is great,” I would just want to say, “But we’re all going to die anyway, what’s the difference?”