Ozzy's room was down the hall. He and Bill used to share a room. "But Oz gets up too fucking early, 8:00, and turns the TV on. One time, the hotel was on a lake, and Oz was fishing out the window. I'm sitting there, having me tea, and a huge fish flies through the window. He'd caught a sand shark. We put it in the tub, but it died by the time we got back that night. We cut it up and threw it out the window, back into the lake."
- Bill Ward, Black Sabbath, drums
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“I always want a little dirt on my shoe. I always want one more stairwell to climb. I always want to have to walk up a walkup, yah know, and not have an elevator built into my walkup to survive, because I think that’s when you lose focus, is you forget, you forget how you got to the top and once you forget how you got to the top you forget everybody that helped you, and you forget everything that inspired you, and then you wake up one morning and that inspiration and that creativity gives you one ol’ middle finger. It says, “you forgot me, you denied me, and I’m the reason for you.”—Lady Gaga
“The mistake that I made, and I think that this is probably quite typical, is that you sort of think ‘Oh my god, I love Morrisey! Morrisey is amazing! I love Peter Cook! I love Richard Pryor! I want to be like Richard Pryor…’ but then you realize, what those people are, is they are themselves, perfectly and beautifully in tune with what they are. So, if you get in tune with what you are, then you’ll have it, you’re in line with the universe, you’ll be supported by the energy around you.”—Russell Brand