I love New York City. The reason I live in New York City is because it’s the loudest city on the planet Earth. It’s so loud I never have to listen to any of the shit that’s going on in my own head. It’s really loud. They literally have guys come with jackhammers and they drill the streets and just leave cones in front of your apartment; you don’t even know why. Garbage men come; they don’t pick up the garbage, they just bang the cans together. And if your block’s too quiet, they actually hire a guy who wanders around going, “FUCK ME! FUCK ME! FUCK ME!” … That was the first job I ever had.
No one should come to New York unless he is willing to be lucky