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  1. I think it’s important to encourage gluttony in all its formats.
  2. Aggressive female icons have been chronically demeaned… It’s fine for male artists to be angry — they’re encouraged to outwardly express their aggression — but women? I’ve been painted as an aggressive Feminazi because I’m blunt, stubborn, independent, forthright.
  3. People have always asked me, ‘Haven’t you wanted to sell out?’, and it’s like, who am I going to sell to?
  4. You want positive, go elsewhere. Go find a different lie.
  5. The American way of life, as I see it, is really the American way of death. Everything is determined by greed and the insatiable desire to be the richest and most powerful. And that desire is limitless.
  6. I’m completely optimistic — I know the end is coming!
  7. ‘Musician’ is not a very respected title. I’m not a musician.
  8. I have to laugh because despite the destruction, we cannot let ‘them’ steal our pleasure. That is always the theme of my performances: I’m here to thrive, not just to survive.
  9. The imperial, genocidal war machine never rests, so I don’t either.
  10. I think my speeches are hilarious. I think I’m a natural comedian, but I like denying people the chance to laugh. I want to deny you the relief of the punchline.
  11. I am a humanist not a feminist. There’s a big difference.
  12. The problem with music was always that the sound system often obliterated the words, and words, not music, have always been what I was about.
  13. If what I write is literature, I guess you’d better emphasize the ‘litter.’
  14. I used to think feminism was a liberating force — now I see many of those people are just censors under a different name.
  15. I’m a very sympathetic person, but that doesn’t always come across in my work because I’m too busy being mad at everything.
  16. Because we have so much eye candy and mind candy, spending so much time trying to pay the rent, all of this conspires to keep us from thinking too hard or taking action from that. Our time is stolen. So much of our daily life is stolen.
  17. Part of what I have to represent is an alternative to this perverted fashion industry concept of what beauty is.
  18. I watch the news. It fuels my rage; it informs my work.
  19. Two of my favourite books are Henry Miller’s ‘Tropic of Cancer’ and ‘Tropic of Capricorn.’
  20. Part of the charm of what I do is the fact that it’s completely unrelated to everything that came before.

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