One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people's minds.
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read.
It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.
There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.
Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
I don't do drugs. I am drugs.
Be yourself, everyone else is already taken
Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.
The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.
All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologise.
Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.
Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.
If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.
I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.
It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.