"We played in Texas about a year ago, at Emo's, the famous country and western club in Austin. And I figured, well, if I'm finally gonna die onstage, that's where it's going to be!"
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Alan Vega on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Alan Vega on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Alan Vega on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Alan Vega on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Alan Vega on Ambrose Bierce
"But it was great, we sit in the same dressing room where, like, Johnny Cash sat and Willie Nelson and all those guys. That was in itself something amazing - I was on the same space these guys stood on, ya know?"
"That's what so sad about a lot of modern music, in my opinion, so many young bands never stay around long enough to fulfill their ultimate promise. They only get halfway there or a quarter of the way there."