Morrissey: I never, ever felt innocent in the way I think you mean. I never felt open in any way. I would never impulsively ring people and assume that they'd want to see me, or just go 'round. I always had to sit down and think very hard before I knocked on anybody's door. And consequently, I never really knocked. There was no sense of frivolity in my young life at all, ever. There was no such thing as going crazy, or getting drunk, or falling over, or going to a beach or - well, the list goes on. That never occurred. Everything in my life was just hopelessly premeditated.
SPIN: Can you be spontaneous now?
Morrissey: No, not at all.
SPIN: Is that a control thing?
Morrissey: I think it's because you assume that your personality, as it stands, isn't really naturally acceptable to most people - that you have to control it or fashion it slightly, and similarly, your language. It's just a matter of being obsessively self-judgemental, which is completely ruinous, because I think you eventually find that the people with whom you feel most close or think are the most like you are the ones with whom you can say anything that comes into your head, and be as silly and useless as you like.
SPIN: Do you think that, at some level, you're just not capable of trust?
Morrissey: I don't know. I don't think I am. It's a bit too late, really. It's simply come too late.