"One of the first things I remember listening to on a record player was Wagner's 'Tristan and Isolde.'"
"Meat Loaf auditioned and it was just at the time I was sort of reaching a turning point where I decided I wanted to do rock and roll more than I wanted to do theater."
"I like the Hitchcock approach of letting people become voyeurs because there's an element of the voyeur in all of us."
"Rock 'n' Roll is the most bombastic form ever - heightened, over-sized, gigantic, thrilling and silly."
"Meat Loaf became an embodiment of the grand and noble misfit, with all the humor and bravery and dignity and magnificant denial."
"When I was seven years old, I had a fortune-teller tell me that my entire life was gonna be a relentless, obsessive and ultimately self-destructive desire to astonish people."