“David Bowie was a person of affairs, in the worldly sense, with a lot of choices … I had no choices, I was a pariah. But he saw something worthwhile in me, and he made me two terrific records. Bowie gave me the break I needed to continue living life. He is my benefactor.”
Iggy Pop. From Three Chords & The Truth.
“Playing at Candlestick Park is like playing a game on an aircraft carrier in the North Atlantic.”
Rich Donnelly, So-So In Centerfield
“My father was in the Secret Service Mr. Manfredjensenjen and I know perfectly well that you don’t keep the general public informed when you are debriefing KGB defectors in a safe house.”
— Wendy Leach (Maria Aitken), from A Fish Called Wanda
“'The Empire Strikes Back' is as complicated as any movie, and it's saying a lot of things. But I don't like to come out with a big sign and say 'This is significant.' I'm not stopping to explain anything— ever.”
George Lucas. From Modern Quotations 1980s.
“People try to look for some deep meaning in my work … They’re just cartoons, folks. You laugh or you don’t.”
Gary Larson. From Modern Quotations 1980s.
“I’m not interested in making movies about people with career aspirations.”
Jim Jarmusch. From Modern Quotations 1980s.
“To Flight Safety Academy, the bravest people in aviation because people will only care where I got my training if I crash.”
John F. Kennedy Jr., inscription on a photo given to his flight instructors on graduating. 
“Comedians typically push the edge of the envelope, but Joan Rivers proved time and again that she didn’t even see the envelope.”
— Maria Elena Fernandez, NBC News
“Being called the voice of a generation is just a term that could create problems for somebody, especially if someone just wants to keep it simple and write songs and play them. Having these colossal accolades and titles, they get in the way.”
Bob Dylan, from Three Chords & The Truth
“When everyone else went out and got drum machines and computers, I threw mine away.”
Prince, from Three Chords & The Truth.
“There are a lot of people who haven’t heard my music. They’ve probably heard my name in some way, like with the whole Columbine thing, but I don’t expect them to understand me— I’m not that arrogant.”
Marilyn Manson, from Three Chords & The Truth
“You want what you create to live … like Michelangelo said, ‘I know the creator will go, but his work survives. That is why to escape death, I attempt to bind my soul to my work.’ And that’s how I feel. I give my all to my work.”
Michael Jackson, quoted in Three Chords & The Truth.