The outlet for my work is not just the music and the videos, it’s every breathing moment of my life. I’m always saying something about art and music and fame.
With fame, you know, you can read about yourself, somebody else’s ideas about you, but what’s important is how you feel about yourself — for survival and living day to day with what comes up.
There’s this sense that of course you want to be famous. When you’re a performer, of course you want an audience, but it’s very, very different from courting fame.
Name and fame! to fly sublime thro’ the courts, the camps, the schools, is to be the ball of Time, bandied by the hands of fools.
My great comfort is, that the temporary celebrity I have wrung from the world has been in the very teeth of all opinions and prejudices.
If fame belonged to me, I could not escape her; if she did not, the longest day would pass me on the chase, and the approbation of my dog would forsake me then. My barefoot rank is better.
Fame will go by and, so long, I’ve had you, fame. If it goes by, I’ve always known it was fickle. So at least it’s something I experienced, but that’s not where I live.