"I didn’t consider myself a fashion designer at all at the time of punk. I was just using fashion as a way to express my resistance and to be rebellious. I came from the country, and by the time I got to London, I considered myself to be very stupid. It was my ambition to understand the world I live in."
"Try and understand what part you have to play in the world in which you live. There’s more to life than you know and it’s all happening out there. Discover what part you can play and then go for it."
”Religion is notorious for conceiving an idea and then trying to make it true, either by propaganda or sometimes by force; while science makes a discovery and then immediately sets about trying to disprove it, just to make sure it’s correct before everybody makes idiots of themselves (…) we’re surrounded by people who don’t make this distinction. If you say to them “there’s a monster living in my closet, you can’t see him, but you gotta have faith he’s there” people would say “well, that’s ridiculous, you’re out of your mind, you should be locked up” but the same thing does not apply to a guy living on a cloud… we suspend our powers of logic.”
"Having spent so much time of my life in Shakespeare’s world, passions and ideas in my head and in my mouth, he feels like a friend - someone who just went out of the room to get another bottle of wine."
”For some reason if we hear 100 praises and one criticism, we focus on that one hurtful thing. The truth is we shouldn’t lose perspective. Everyone has different layers to who they are.”
"Growing up, my parents managed to show me the importance of reading without cramming it down my throat. A difficult task, I’m sure. It breaks my heart to think that there are kids out there, ready to have their imaginations lit on fire, excited and wanting to read, and facing naked shelves in their school or local libraries. Rather than complain or wait until the system stops failing our nation’s children, this is a matter I feel we must take into our own hands. There are children, right now, waiting - wanting to read. What shall we tell them?" (x)
"For me, comedy should have a certain amount of joy in it. It should be about attacking the powerful - the politicians, the Trumps, the blowhards - going after them. We shouldn’t be attacking the vulnerable."
"You know what? I only see myself doing films that interest me and that are a little bit off the beaten path. I will go wherever that takes me. I just - - I always say it just can’t be generic. I can’t be the girlfriend or the wife - - you can’t play the characters that I’ve been blessed to play and then do that. I can’t be the girl in the film."
Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro attend the 6th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show at Club Nokia on April 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.