Everyone should be commended for allowing people to make disasters, to make failures. You’ve just got to be sure that it’s a magnificent failure and that by creating a magnificent failure, you plant the seed.
Fart Enjoy, by Syd Barrett, circa 1964
I play music, man. I write songs. I have a certain balance about things, and I believe there should be an order to everything. Underneath it all. I believe, also, that there are people trained for this job that you’re talking about – “youth leader” type of thing, you know? I mean, there must be people trained to do this type of work. And I’m just one person, doing what I do. Trying to get along… staying out of people’s hair, that’s all.
The more Chaotic I am, the more complete I am.
Austin Osman Spare
But he lived only for what is not of this world, and his proud search for the absolute is precisely what removed him from the world of which he loved no part.
The Rebel, Albert Camus
What I’d say is, there is a certain joy just in the act of creation, which is always there just by its very nature. But certainly, when I started with the Contortions, the main thing that was driving me was hatred. This hating the world so much and wanting to show them what I thought of them and make them like it. That is a really strong driving force.
Bad Brains, by Lucian Perkins
Tank Girl, by Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin, 1989
There are no roads in all Bohemia! One must choose and find one’s own path, be one’s own self, live one’s own life.