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  • Your brain is always searching for reasons to doubt yourself; I'm pretty experienced with that.
  • I love getting older, though. I just feel like I have more control over the universe -- or my small corner of it, at least.
  • I had rock-star dreams from 8 or 9 almost nonstop. I thought it was going to be like being a God on earth: having as many women as you want whenever you want them, having super powers, being incredibly wealthy, never doing laundry. Instead I found myself in the dead of winter in Boston with a long beard, no friends and a bum leg. It was pretty disillusioning...
  • I've sold two million records, I've toured around the world singing in front of thousands of people. And there's a girl sitting across from me in English 101, and I just look up at her every once in a while and put my head back down. I'm still a pathetic fool. No matter how many records I sell, I'm never going to be in Kiss.
  • I consider myself a normal person in extraordinary, abnormal circumstances. I think if anyone were in my position they would end up acting like I do.
  • [What do you do for fun besides playing music?] Nothing.
  • It [commune-style hippie parenting] had the ironic effect of making my brother and me completely straightlaced growing up. I never did any drugs or drank or even smoked a cigarette until I was in my twenties, which is extremely rare for American kids.
  • Yeah, I've tried all different kinds of ways of living and I've discovered that this is the most conducive to creativity, acting on whim regardless of consequences. [With no consideration for other people?] No. Occasionally, I'll have pangs of conscience but I try to overcome them. To me that's a small price to pay.
  • Well, I try to give myself complete license to do whatever I want at any time regardless of how it affects other people and ... I think the benefits I gain artistically from living like that outweigh the costs of, um, all the problems that I have with society [meaning] everyone hating me.
  • Playing arenas is where it's at. I want to conquer far and wide in the name of Weezer.
  • I hardly ever have caffeine. I tweak naturally.
  • Weezer came up at a time when Jane's Addiction released Nothing's Shocking - everyone was trying to be controversial. We looked back to rock and roll's pre-drug days - to the clean images of the Beach Boys - that felt, ironically, rebellious.
  • [2001, on "Pinkerton"] It's a hideous record... It was such a hugely painful mistake that happened in front of hundreds of thousands of people and continues to happen on a grander and grander scale and just won't go away. It's like getting really drunk at a party and spilling your guts in front of everyone and feeling incredibly great and cathartic about it, and then waking up the next morning and realizing what a complete fool you made of yourself.
  • [August 1997]This has been a tough year. It's not just that the world has said Pinkerton isn't worth a shit, but that the Blue album wasn't either. It was a fluke. It was the ["Buddy Holly"] video. I'm a shitty songwriter.
  • [first hinting at the Black Album in April 2016, shortly after the band released their tenth album Weezer (The White Album)] What could stand out more against 'White' than 'Black'? I think it's going to maybe be like Beach Boys gone bad. I'm thinking of swearing, which is something I've never done in songs.