"I think I’m a realist. Which people who don’t like me consider to be pessimism. It isn’t pessimism at all. If I was a pessimist I wouldn’t get up, I wouldn’t shave, I wouldn’t watch Batman at 7:30 a.m. Pessimists just don’t do that sort of thing."
(“Stop me if you’ve heard this one before”, interview by Len Brown in NME (20th February 1988)) (via youthfullyfruitful)