When asked about the enormous pressure that wounded, creative types like John Galliano and Balmain’s Christophe Decarnin must suffer under, Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t feel much sympathy.

“I see designing, running a company, like a high-level athletic activity,” Lagerfeld told WWD. “I don’t want to hear anything about the fragility or any of those things. If an athlete is too fragile to run, he cannot run. And this is exactly the same. You don’t accept this kind of business if you’re too much of an artist. I believe in discipline, so I’m not the right person to cry about weakness and things like this, but maybe I’m not human.”

After speaking with WWD, Lagerfeld rocketed away on his hoverboard to build a city with the power of his guitar.