"I'm living my dream right now. I get to make music, perform and travel."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Ville Valo on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."Ville Valo on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Ville Valo on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Ville Valo on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Ville Valo on Saint Augustine
"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."