"I've always been attracted to darker things. That's a side of me. How far does things go? If there's a snuff movie I want to see it. I'm not supporting it, but yea I guess I am, but I am curious."
"I used to really fear being alone and hated it. Lately I've come to terms with it. I'm not saying I hope to be alone the rest of my life. I think everyone is alone really. I'm a lot more comfortable with who I am in my head."
"My music has been a sort of personal therapy. It's got me out of tough times, it has been the friend that I needed, when I didn't have a friend there."
"It's like beating your head open and unzipping your chest cavity saying 'here are my guts - everything I've felt, including a lot of stuff I'm not proud of'. It's hard. It uses you up. I walk off stage sometimes and feel like I've just slept with everybody in the audience." (on performing)
"I pop the video in, and wow. Tears welling, silence, goose-bumps...Wow. I just lost my girlfriend, because that song isn't mine anymore...It really made me think about how powerful music is as a medium and art form. I wrote some words and music in my bedroom as a way of staying sane, about a bleak and desperate place I was in, totally isolated and alone. That winds up reinterpreted by a music legend from a radically different era/genre and still retains sincerity and meaning. Different, but every bit as pure." (on his emotions upon watching the video of Johnny Cash's cover of his song "Hurt")