"My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world, and exiles me from it."
"The people who say you are not facing reality actually mean that you are not facing their idea of reality. Reality is above all else a variable. With a firm enough commitment, you can sometimes create a reality which did not exist before."
"I didn’t become a junkie to play one. I think drugs is a symptom of the problem. To me the issue is humanity, which has an obsession through the times with escapism. We want to get out of ourselves. That’s why we party, we get drunk, we go on roller-coasters, we go on the Internet, we watch TV, we go to movies. This is the antithesis. This film to me is a reaction to the conventional Hollywood crap that we get fed, which sometimes is fun. I enjoy popcorn movies too. I’m not saying I’m never gonna make one, but I think it’s important for films like this to be made. I’m happy to be a part of a film that takes a stand, and isn’t afraid to spit in your face."