"And for me the only way to live life is to grab the bull by the horns and call up recording studios and set dates to go in recording studios. To try and accomplish something."
"And this whole period of time of gradually working at being a better guitar player and songwriter have gradually led me to the point where I feel I'm doing a clearer representation of the thing that I've been feeling inside me since I was four years old."
"As far as my solo record, I don't want a gold record or anything, I'm happy to be small and to have the people appreciate the music who really like me for being me."
"But I have been avoiding talking about what I'm doing now because it's frustrating for people to hear about things that aren't available yet."
"Everything's very perfectly balanced; for all the horrible things in the world there's lots of good things."
"For me it's important to be in balance. To not let fear get in the way of things, to not worry so much about protecting yourself all the time."
"For me my friendship with Omar Rodriguez from Mars Volta that friendship really means a lot to me because he's another creative person who works as hard as I do."
"I don't want to be on the radio. I don't want to be on Mtv."
"I feel like I'd like to continue putting out records and start putting them out more rapidly than I have until now and for me if I can keep selling the records to the fans that already like me that's fine."
"I find that the best way to do things is to constantly move forward and to never doubt anything and keep moving forward, if you make a mistake say you made a mistake."
"I just feel like the songs that come out are the songs that come."
"I think the feelings in my music were suggested to me before I even had the ability to play music."
"I try to put the same spirit into that that I put into any other music endeavor I'm involved in."
"I would say a lot of the emotion in what I do is a sort of a thankfulness for those energies being around, because there's been points in my life when they weren't around, and it's a real sort of miserable existence."
"I'm not interested in forcing my music on people, and that's what the whole music industry nowadays is based on is forcing stations to play it, forcing people to listen to it."
"In music you have people exposing this very vulnerable part of themselves, and you also have the lifestyle is so fast that oftentimes people search for whatever the easiest way to feel relaxed in the midst of all of it, or the easiest way to have energy."
"In the Chili Peppers I'm a part of that world in a pretty big world and that's just the way it is."
"My music, my whole approach to the synthesizer has completely changed now."
"Something like trying to protect yourself all the time, things like trying to outwit fate. Those things can be the worst thing you can do for yourself."
"The main thing experience has taught me is that one has to sort of hone their relationship to time, you know."
"Yeah, I really like being alive. But I definitely don't have any intentions as an artist."
"You just never know when somebody's gonna die. It could happen at any moment so you've got to really treat everybody that way. Just really let everybody know how you feel about them."