Chad thinks completely differently from the rest of us. We’re hypersensitive weirdo’s; say the wrong thing to us and we can go spiraling for an hour on “What did he mean by that?” Chad’s not like that. I don’t think we could handle it if we had another guy who was so creatively sensitive. Sometimes it’s hard to realize how incredibly important it is what he does for this band, but he really is the anchor to everything. — Anthony Kiedis, 2002.