I’m not a material person. I wear cheap shoes and jeans. I don’t really spend money. All I really want are my cameras and my computer stuff and my watches and that’s about it.
When I started out, all I wanted to do was write some songs, make some money and get some girls — not necessarily in that order, which was not unlike the majority of the guys in my neighborhood. Most of my early songs were written on some kind of truth of my own situation.
I’ve never made a penny out of publicity. The couture business spent a fortune on maintaining publicity, which is more than nonsense, it’s an absurdity, since extravagance damages character.
If you’re out of a job, for you it’s a depression.
Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.
I don’t know anything about a museum and I don’t care to know anything about a museum. I’m not going to give you a million dollars. (About what would become the Field Museum in Chicago)
At an early age, I started my own paper route. Once I saw how you could service people and do a good job and get paid for it, I just wanted to be the best I could be in whatever I did.
I spend most of my money on books.
I had some losses, but most of my losses were, I didn’t read the real fine print. And also, there were things added to the contract that I didn’t know weren’t supposed to be.
To this day, I am the least materialistic person I know, because my father didn’t raise me to just go out and buy this or that car. The only reason I wanted to make money as an actor was because I’m passionate about food!