"Everybody is half dead. Everybody avoids everybody. All over the
place, in most situations, most all the time. I know, I'm one of those
everybodies, and to me it is terrible. And so all I'm trying to do all
the time is just open people up so they can feel themselves and let
themselves be open to somebody else. That is all. That's it."
"I always thought I was shaking people up, but now I want to go at it
more, and I want to go at it more deliberately, and I want to go at it
coldly. I want to shake people up so bad that when they leave a
nightclub where I performed, I just want them to be to pieces." "I want to go into that den of those elegant people with their old ideas, smugness, and just drive them insane."
"When I'm calm and cool and really got the antenna working, you know
when to push and you know when to not. Nobody can tell you though, you
have to feel it. In any situation between human beings. It's what makes a
"What's free to me? It's just a feeling. It's just a
feeling. It's like how do you tell somebody how it feels to be in love?
How are you going to tell anybody who has not been in love how it feels
to be in love? You cannot do it to save your life. You can describe
things, but you can't tell them. But you know it when it happens. That's
what I mean by free. I've had a couple times on stage when I really
felt free and that's something else. That's really something else! I'll
tell you what freedom is to me: NO FEAR! I mean really, no fear. If I
could have that half of my life. No fear! Lots of children have no fear.
That's the only way I can describe it. That's not all of it, but it
something to really, really feel. Like a new way of seeing. Like a new
way of seeing something."