"In the movies, Bette Davis lights two cigarettes and hands the second one to James Cagney. It was just so glamorous and romantic."
"I am a leader. Leaders always get heat. They're always going against the grain. Jimi Hendrix got heat Bob Marley got heat Miles Davis got heat. Every great artist got heat. Heat means you're doing something right."
"I think it comes from really liking literary forms. Poetry is very beautiful, but the space on the page can be as affecting as where the text is. Like when Miles Davis doesn't play, it has a poignancy to it."
"I grew up on Bette Davis movies, and Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe."