1. In almost every interview someone asks what does HIM stand for. I can’t even remember our latest lie about that. When Hanson was hot, we said it means Hanson Is Murder. The name doesn’t have a particular history. His Infernal Majesty was a totally different band. I think HIM derives from some death metal joke. And it was our protest to Haile Selassie’s Rastafarian religion, he used to be called His Imperial Majesty. But nowadays because of Linde’s hair, we actually might be supporting him.
    – Ville Valo

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  2. Everybody destroys themselves during a certain period of their life and I consider that to be completely normal. I still recognize myself when I look into the mirror, but I understand how stupid I am. Lots of people don’t.
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  3. I think love keeps on changing every day. It’s not black and white and it’s definitely more than 50 shades of grey.
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  4. I didn’t have any role models really. My best friend was a dog. My mum and dad saved a dog from the gutter and that dog was my brother before Jesse was born. Sami was his name and he was my role model. The dog taught me how to walk, but didn’t teach me to shit all over the place.
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  5. Let’s say that I’ve had so many good experiences being in the band HIM, I wouldn’t change a thing.
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  6. Some girls throw bras or undies on stage, but we’re men, so we can’t really use them.
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  7. If you get an award which is presented by Iggy Pop, then it´s really cool. But otherwise I don’t really care.
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  8. Some people need a meaning of life as much as they need God. And I don’t.
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  9. I am insane because of this genetic disorder in me. I am half my mum and half my dad. My dad is a really calm, thinking type of person. My mum is the total opposite, very temperamental. She gets angry very easily. Me, I’m something in between. I am pretty calm and I have a fascination of pornography and old cars – I get that from my dad. My dad always told me that money doesn’t grow on trees, so I’m careful. My mum told me not to put my fingers in electrical sockets, so I did.
    – Ville Valo

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  10. If I was a fairy tale figure, I’d probably be… There’s couple of options. I’d probably be the Little Red Riding Hood, because I’ve always wanted to wear red and be a little tiny girl.
    – Ville Valo

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