"One of the first things I remember listening to on a record player was Wagner's 'Tristan and Isolde.'"
"It's ingredients are extreme, it's the limit, as far as you can go."
"We're inexplicably bound by the stuff I wrote for him."
"It's hard for me to write unless I can visualize it in a film or on stage."
"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."
"When you act as a band there's genuine emotional joy apparent with every success."
"Meat Loaf became an embodiment of the grand and noble misfit, with all the humor and bravery and dignity and magnificant denial."
"All I can say is thank god we knew nothing about making albums."
"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."
"With teen-agers, everything is life or death, everything is jugular."