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Playing drums feels like coming home for me. Even during the White Stripes I thought: 'I'll do this for now, but I'm really a drummer.' That's what I'll put on my passport application.
There aren't that many things left that haven't already been done, especially with music. I'm interested in ideas that can shake us all up.
Maybe we should all just listen to records and quit our jobs
Well, I sort of don't trust anybody who doesn't like Led Zeppelin.
Failure comes when we don't get back up and try again.
The Eagle does not escape the storm. The Eagle simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It spreads its mighty wings and rises on the winds that bring the storm.
I think that sometimes love gets in the way of itself - you know, love interrupts itself. We want things so much that we sabotage them.
I won't let love disrupt, corrupt, or interrupt me.
Many days you will want to give up because of rejections and failures. Passion to be an artist will help you prevail where others fail.
It is the pursuit of happiness that brings us happiness, and not the happiness achieved.
Telling yourself you have all the time in the world, all the colors in the palette, that just kills creativity.
People talk about wanting amenities - downtown is the amenity.
Life is simple unless we find a way to make it complicated.
Mastery is the rudder, Mystery is the sail and Magic the wind to move you in your chosen direction.
I would never purposely sing a song about someone I love, I wouldn't want to embarrass them. But for someone I don't like... I would definitely do that.
Inspiration and work ethic - they ride right next to each other.
There have been three times. Once I got in a car accident and shattered my finger. A few years ago I didn't feel like being alive. That's all I can say.
If you're doing something that people want, they'll find you.
I trust no one who hasn’t time for music.
If you don’t have a struggle inside or around you, you have to make one up.
Our art is an adventure. It is a dream come true.
Do not trust people who call themselves musicians or record collectors who say that they don’t like Bob Dylan or the Beatles. They do not love music if those words come out of their mouths.
The only person who is hurt by jealousy is you... Eliminate that word from your life... it may not make you unsuccessful selling your art, but it will destroy your happiness.
A songwriter's heart is pure when they have the desire to keep digging deeper into music. And invariably, when you dig deeper it always leads you into the past.
Relationships of any kind are powerful, and they always influence an artist. It's inescapable.
When I say nothing, I say everything
Success is having a career that you love with every fiber in your body.
I'm one of those people that you have to keep your eye on or I'll wander off into the woods and forget to come back.
In my bands, I don't really walk around telling people what to play, just out of respect really. I mean, if there's something I feel in my gut, I'll bring it up.
Saying you love something out loud with the wrong intonation in your face can damn you and destroy what you're working on.
The secret is planning your work and working your plan. If you don't know where you are going, how will you know when you arrive? You can't stumble upon your destination.
Jesus Christ, is this an NPR convention?
Great work comes from great joy. Leave the angst for the movies; do art - that is fun.
You can't do better than that.
I never wanted to play guitar when I was younger. I wanted to be a drummer because everybody plays guitar, and I didn't want to do what everybody else wanted to do.
I know that's blasphemous when you are from Detroit, but I was never a fan of Motown stuff. I don't care for the production much.
I've always loved the word blunderbuss. I've always thought that it was a beautiful word and that it could mean several different things.
I love him (Muse) too much, and you can't hurt someone that you love that much . . . unless you're family.
I cannot judge what motivates people. We are all moved by one of four things or a combination of these four things: money, romance, recognition or survival.
Can there be enough books to answer all your questions?
Music is what I have to do, I only answer the questions so that I can do it.
Your passion must be tempered with patience. Maybe long-suffering patience would be a better word.
I want love to roll me over slowly stick a knife inside me, and twist it all around.... I want love to walk right up and bite me grab a hold of me and fight me leave me dying on the ground.
Technique plays a part - you have to know how to play.
I didn't really even think of recording under my own name for a long time. I thought, 'I've got the rest of my life to do that.'
Some people consider the way Shakespeare was writing about Ophelia as erotomania-that she was delusional in thinking that Hamlet was in love with her. But I don't think so.
Passion, for me, is like a shark - it never stops moving.
I just think old old movies, they make you concentrate and pay attention so much more. They feel so warm. A lot of modern digital videotape, it's just too bright. Don't know why, it's not warm.
It's harder to put yourself in a place where you could easily be seen as a fake. But that's more interesting to me.
I've always worked to find really deep meaning of song and also at the same time having it covered in sugar, so it can be taken two or three different ways.