"Even at school I studied ethics instead of religion."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Ville Valo on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Ville Valo on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Ville Valo on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Ville Valo on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Ville Valo on Albert Camus
"Art is always criticized and always an outsider gets the blame."
"Falling in love is the best way to kill your heart because then it's not yours anymore. It's laid in a coffin, waiting to be cremated."
"Music's always been really cathartic. It's the best drug for me to get away from the everyday pressures just for a second via a good song."
"It's the same with visual arts, you have some really cool, wonderful striking images that make you think and then again you have wonderful striking images that just take you away from the existing world for a second. And I like the latter a bit more."
"I haven't been baptised. My dad's not in the church and is not a religious person. My mum is more spiritual - she does Thai-chi and goes to Stonehenge and things like that. I'm proud to be pagan. Finland is not really a religious country. I'm still looking for my god."