They are similar, but not the same.
They are harmful, but not lethal.
Blame it all on Basquiat.
Based on an interview conducted by Marc Miller.
Extracted from Schnabel’s film – Basquiat.
Miller: Can you decipher this for us?
Basquiat: Decipher? Just words.
M: Yeah, I understand, but whose words are these? I mean, where do you take them from?
B: I don’t know. Would you ask like a musician, would you ask Miles, where’d you get that note from? Where do you take your words from? Everywhere.
M: What’s that?
B: The three circles, here?
B: It is a flea.
M: Looks like a chicken.
B: Trust me. It’s a flea.
M: And that in the black box?
B: Those are parasites.
M: Flea? Parasites? And 46 and 47?
B: Yes, it says leeches. It is number 46 and 47 in a list of thousands of leeches on this planet.
M: What’s the difference between a flea, a parasite and a leech?
B: Hardly any!