"Sometimes in the best sex, you never have an orgasm. And I think that’s what we're doing—fucking till the end of the world."
"I got the vibe that they were iffy about the record, so it was like, 'Fuck that.' Sometimes we felt like outsiders in a group of outsiders."
"In my row was Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Adele… That was such a trip."
"I never betrayed my love of Swans even when Michael and I disagreed about things and had such a gripping and intense relationship"
"The aim has always been to overwhelm people, and immerse a listener in my interpretation of the fucked up, chaotic nature of existence"
"In the next few years, I hope I have a chance to do things I'm even prouder of than Thursday or United Nations"
"A black weight of terror stuck to my hip. The only way to get rid of it is to just take a knife and cut it out."
"I don't like looking back. I want things to get better. I want to be happy."
"'A band with everyone we know, a band of orphans.' That’s how Godspeed started."
"I kinda just do my own thing and try to be as open-minded as possible"
"That turns me on—seeing that tension. And not in an antagonistic way. The audience is there to move."
"That is a concept that evades a lot of reviewers and bloggers and people who try to talk about electronic music"
"On the second record I was like 'Fuck it, dude! Don't even use reverb!'"
Discussed: ATM exchanges, text-to-speech symbolism and beautiful chaos