Do you feel that it is a luxury to live in your own way, detached from material things?
I am not detached from material worries, nobody can be. I have a family to support, I have friends, I have keyboards that are expensive, I have to pay the rental of my car. I am not at all detached from material things. They do not obsess me. I try to live simply, but it’s not a virtue, it’s my pleasure not to have too many things. Because if you have a lot of things, you have to take care of it and I do not like that. So I like to have as little as possible, I already have too many things here. Living simply is a great luxury. It’s true it takes a lot of money for that. You know, my last album sold well, but the previous ones were not selling, I always had to fight, always had financial concerns. But I had a very privileged life, I was very lucky, I do not deny it. I was able to do my job and get paid for it. It is a great luxury. I can not complain about being able to lead the life that is mine. I see that there are people who work so hard, people who work in mines in Bolivia and are not as well paid as me. I work as many hours as they do but I am much better paid. In our society, people are not encouraged to work so hard. I would really rather not work that way.
From Comme Un Guerrier by Christian Fevret (Les Inrocks: Aug 21, 1991). Via Google Translate.