My declining allure is a source of great sadness to me.
The very pointlessness of a sea walk is it's attractiveness to me.
If you don't like The Ramones, you don't like rock 'n'roll. They're like The Beach Boys without the sea.
Too many memoirs focus on childhoods and it's a bit turgid.
Well, I've obviously been a great source of inspiration to the academic population of Salford! They're citing me as a major contribution to their upward trajectory!
I don't think 'Citizen Kane' stands more than one watch. Power corrupts. Who didn't know that?
There are only three things that stop me sleeping: hunger, the odd bad dream and cramp in the arches of my feet - it's crippling, as if somebody's trying to tie your foot in a reef knot.
My trouser needs are simple: a narrow leg in a dark colour, with jean detailing.
I don't go looking for new fads.
To make the hips the focal point of a pair of trousers is, to me, a fashion mistake.
I'm dead fussy about food: I don't eat junk.
The greatest threat to any artist is surrounding themselves with people who love everything they do.
There is a certain sentimental vibe in my home town of Manchester, which you would sort of expect.
A much underrated garment, the jegging: they never need ironing and they hold their colour.
My look was based on the Madison Avenue guy who's just lost his job. Ivy League suit a bit scuzzed up, an outgrown layer cut and five o'clock shadow.
The only casual item I own is a Levi's jacket.
Maybe there are luckier people than me, but I don't know who that would be. I feel pretty lucky. I've had a nice life - I don't know how I could be luckier.
Literally' - I'm not having it; people can't go around saying 'literally.' Otherwise, what's literal? There's not another word for literally: if it isn't figurative or metaphorical, what is it? It's literal: there's no substitute.
Where's the mileage in an autobiography? Anyone who writes one inevitably casts themselves as a hero, and I'm not about to do that.
I don't have secrets, my life's an open book.