If you want it, you've got to give it.
I remember being really poor until I got my first $250,000 check from Faberge. That was pretty nice; I put it in the bank, and from that moment on, there seemed to be a lot of champagne and limousines in my life.
The hard thing is to stick to things when you have outlived the first interest, and not yet got the second which comes with a sort of mastery.
I remember one time my cousin telling me - she's got four kids - she would pour the milk down the drain so she could drive to the Dairy Barn just to get out of the house.
My happiest times in the theater are when I do ensemble pieces. I really got into theater because of that closeness.
How could you justify giving Holland twice the amount of money that you gave Belgium? Well, finally, I put it up to them. They said that they couldn't do it; it would destroy them. I said they had to do it. And I finally got support from Hoffman on it.
I played the flute in elementary school, but when I got into high school, they didn't have any flutes; they gave me a clarinet and said, 'Play it in the same way, just hold in a different position.' I really didn't care much for it.
'Power' came in August. February 2014, 'Empire' ended. That whole time, I was like, 'You know what, let me just take a break from this and focus on music' so in that time period, I did my whole EP. Got the single 'Lotto.'
When you are 25 or even 30, you can just do things. When you get to 35, things are different. Time is more precious to me now. I've got my priorities.
I got into Shakespeare and all of that stuff in high school and then got out of it because it got too complicated. But all of those things just helped me to put words together. It gave me a different perspective.
I've got a few great old Marshalls that I use live: '71 and '72 heads and an old combo with 2x12s.
I've got a lot of fans, but I say friends, because every time I meet a fan somewhere around the world, I don't consider them a fan; I consider them as a friend.