“I don’t understand why no one ever revises the lyrics to songs. There are millions of good songs whose lyrics could use some touching up….
“When I memorize people’s poems, I don’t hesitate to change ’em. I’m not a museum. You write something and it’s got a stanza I don’t like—pook!—I just leave it out. I’m not a documentary. I’m not a museum. I can do whatever I want. It’s my head.”
– Anthony Madrid – Five Complaints – Paris Review – 5/31/17