(asked about the first Bowie and New York Doll concerts he'd seen)
I would be there at noon, and I would be pressed against the door twelve hours before anybody was ever going to think about opening. And I would race to the stage, and an industrial crane couldn't move me from that spot. You would have to blowtorch me off the front of the set if you wanted to move me. I was there, wanting some form of evidence, commitment. Wanting the world to change. Someone to do it for me. That's what I saw. And so that's what I wanted to provide.
Morrissey, GQ Plus, 'Morrissey Returns' GQ&A, April 2004