"For me personally, I think that the thing I find the most shocking or weird is that most people think I’m provocative to the point of being controversial about it. And maybe like a little cocky, and I actually, believe it or not, spend most of my creative life being very unsure but very dedicated to making lots of music because I love that part of it. It’s all of the psychobabble that comes with it being communicated to other people that freaks me out, makes me want to internalize and makes it hard for me sometimes to complete the good feelings of the things that I’ve done because I’m shocked and afraid of the response of other people. And one of the defense mechanisms is to be very tight-lipped or reactionary."
— Ryan Adams (Harp
, Dec/Jan 2004)
"I don’t use anything on my hair except neuroses. It seems to be doing just fine."
— Ryan Adams (Manchester, 23/06/11)