The same moment your child is born, you're born. You're brand-new, because you are revealed finally to yourself. You're meeting yourself for the first time. And it's about being okay with yourself, not hating yourself anymore.

I think the thing to do is enjoy the ride while you're on it.

I'm shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I've done everything I can to avoid it.

If there's any message to my work, it is ultimately that it's OK to be different, that it's good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color.

Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.