In the business of crime there’s two people involved, and that’s the criminal and the cops. It’s in both their interests to keep crime a business, otherwise they’re both out of a job.
If you’re going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.
You can’t accuse me of anything I haven’t already confessed to.
A painter’s got a canvas. The writer’s got reams of empty paper. A musician has silence.
I’ve never turned blue in someone else’s bathroom. I consider that the height of bad manners.
Anything you throw yourself into, you better get yourself out of.
My epitaph will be: “Fuckers! I told you I wasn’t feeling well!”
Love wears a white Stetson.
I’ve got nothing against daylight. I don’t live totally nocturnally. Only when I feel like it. Which is most of the time.
I hate predictions. They never turn out when I make them.
I read the Bible sometimes, but it bores me to death. I just want to know what other people find so bloody fascinating.
Playing live with the Stones is like living in your own separate country. It’s like having an empire but no land.
What is life but playing with time?
Music is a necessity. After food, air, water and warmth, music is the next necessity of life.
Yes, I’ve been trepanned. I’ve got pictures of it. They cut my head, brain, skull open, went in and pulled out the crap and put some back in again.
We all have our own personal laboratories. Life is an experiment, and it’s just a matter of getting the alchemical or chemical combination right.
To me, life is a wild animal. You hope to deal with it when it leaps at you.