So that's your idea of success, huh?
I think being the greatest musician of the 20th century is anybody's idea of success.
Dying broke and drunk and full of heroin at the age of 34 is not exactly my idea of success.
I'd rather die drunk, broke at 34 and have people at a dinner table talk about me than live to be rich and sober at 90 and nobody remembered who I was.
Ah, but your friends will remember you, that's the point.
None of us were friends with Charlie Parker. That's the point.
Really? That's disgusting!
What? Do you think that is cool? Or something? You just ruined the whole thing.
They don't kill you unless you light them. And I've never lit one. It's a metaphor, see, You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don't give it the power to do its killing.