- “The idea that a musician isn’t qualified to be an engineer was just standard rock ignorance.”
- “Starting a recording with a pre-written song is an antiquated method of making a musical recording.”
- "The Empyrean, which I knew would be the last rock album I would make"
- "But when I made Trickfinger, I was alone, feeling disconnected from my rock friends and still had no electronic friends"
- "I had absolutely no interest in making hip hop."
Source Resident advisor:
- "I see electronic music as this area where you're free to be master and leader"
- "that's what it was in my old band—we didn't sit around, hang out and listen to records or anything."