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I didn't want to do something typical. ...
by Beck

I didn't want to do something typical.
- Beck

When my nephew was 3 and 4, he would say the most genius things.
He said, You're hammer macho with FBI dogs.
I thought it was just one of those great lines.
- Beck

Two men look out the same prison bars;
one sees mud and the other stars.
- Beck

There's some quality you get when you're not totally comfortable.
When you're not doing what you're used to,
you could completely fall on your face.
You could completely blow it.
- Beck

 

We play a hip-hop song and suddenly 25 people on the
left jump up and put their hands in the air;
then you play Lost Cause and they're like,
I don't know about this one.
- Beck

No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.
- Beck

There are a lot of people who really abused sampling and gave it a bad name,
by just taking people's entire hit songs and rapping over them.
It gave publishers license to get a little greedy.
- Beck

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I would love to do an electronic record.
There's just so much to see and do and try.
And life goes by.
- Beck

I hear a lot of bad TV commercials that try to sound like Where It's At.
That pretty much turned me off from using the electric
piano for a lot of years.
- Beck

Sea Change was so specific.
From the beginning it was set what it was going to be.
All the other ideas that I had at the time I had to put to the side.
- Beck

I just go in the studio and write on the spot and see what comes out.
- Beck

It's really hard for me to commit, one way or the other.
I was just always creating and seeing what came out.
- Beck

There's never any pressure on the music having to be something.
- Beck

I think you have to keep a childlike quality to play music or make a record.
- Beck

When you work with somebody for a long period of time,
you develop a shorthand with everything.
- Beck

I had long hair when I was a teenager.
- Beck

I'm just taking one step at a time.
I could zigzag one way, but it's not usually on purpose.
- Beck

There's 40 or 50 songs that nobody's heard that I've done in between albums.
There's a whole evolution from Midnite Vultures to
Sea Change that's never been released.
- Beck

In the studio, I'm always throwing people on different instruments.
- Beck

I think my whole generation's mission is to kill the cliche.
- Beck

You have to shelve a lot of your inspiration.
There's only so much you can do with one record.
- Beck

I did that Grammys thing - I did a little freeform poem.
- Beck

If someone is making a judgment when they don't have firsthand experience,
it's intolerant.
How can you make a judgment on something you don't know about?
- Beck

The years keep going by and you realize,
Wow.
Doing these records is such a process:
going on tour for a year and a half,
then you get home and you want to do other things.
- Beck

Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child,
in whom we trace the features of the mother's face,
her aspect and her attitude.
- Beck

Every time you go in, it's like starting over.
You don't know how you did the other records.
You're learning all over.
It's some weird musician amnesia, or maybe the road wipes it out.
- Beck

In the past it seemed like I was making fun of rap a little bit.
But it was more me making fun of myself,
since I'm not technically a rapper, whatever that means.
- Beck

I hadn't done much rapping in a while.
I really wasn't sure I was going to do that any more.
For a couple years I thought I was done with that.
It wasn't really required of me.
- Beck

Tonight the city is full of morgues,
and all the toilets are overflowing.
There's shopping malls coming out of the walls,
as we walk out among the manure.
That's why I pay no mind.
- Beck

Anything goes.
You always find interesting things that way.
- Beck

In Japan, you get on the bullet train or the airplane,
and I loved the little speeches the stewardesses would do.
They even do little speeches before you play gigs.
- Beck

I sat out a few years because I wasn't really sure
what I wanted to do next.
So many things were changing in music and in culture,
so it seemed like a good time to step back.
- Beck

Sometimes things in life take a few years to digest,
and they find their way into the work later on.
Sometimes I'm writing about things from eight years
ago-they just took a long time to distill and come
out in the appropriate way.
- Beck

The repercussions of what you put out and what people
gravitate to in your music never registered at all.
I never had that thing that maybe other bands have -
a specific idea of what they are and what their sound is.
- Beck

I'm the artist formally known as Beck.
I have a genius wig.
When I put that wig on, then the true genius emerges.
I don't have enough hair to be a genius.
I think you have to have hair going everywhere.
- Beck

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

When you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

If I hadn't met you, I wouldn't like you.
If I didn't like you, I wouldn't love you.
If I didn't love you, I wouldn't miss you.
But I did, I do, and I will.
- Anonymous

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

I didn't want to marry anybody else in town.
I want my baby to look like you.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
- Mother Teresa

Choose love. Choose to release all resentments.
Forgive everyone. Choose to release all regrets.
Forgive yourself for all decisions that you have ever made
that didn't work out as you hoped.
Forgive yourself for any financial decisions
that didn't meet your expectations.
Release your regrets if you choose
the "wrong" spouse or the "wrong" career.
Today, choose love.
Choose to love yourself.
Choose to love your life.
Choose to love all the friends, family, co-workers,
acquaintances, and others who share your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to
have half my brain sucked out.
- Max Walker

Bachelors know more about women than married men;
if they didn't they'd be married too.
- H. L. Mencken

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one.
So I got a cake.
- Mitch Hedberg

I crashed my boyfriend's birthday when I was 12 years old.
He didn't invite me and so I showed up.
- Isla Fisher

The earth is like a spaceship
that didn't come with an operating manual.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and
I told him of course he could,
so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
- Eric Morecambe

I didn't make it all the way through third grade for nothing.
- the movie The Rescuers Down Under

I was a brownie for a day.
My mom made me stop.
She didn't want me to conform.
- Sandra Bullock

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why
the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
- Laurence J. Peter

You define a good flight by negatives:
you didn't get hijacked,
you didn't crash, you didn't throw up,
you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food.
So you are grateful.
- Paul Theroux

Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down,
but in the end the house always wins.
Doesn't mean you didn't have fun.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people
couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
- Kin Hubbard

I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work,
and I didn't stop until she got home.
- George Stephen

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The Vatican is against surrogate mothers.
Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
- Elayne Boosler

The Russians feared Ike.
They didn't fear me.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants,
like most Lutheran boys.
I got a telescope.
My mother thought it would make the best gift.
- Wernher von Braun

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls,
so I had to beat them with my mind.
- Martina Hingis

When I turned 60, it didn't bother me at all.
- Yoko Ono

I would think twice about designing stuff for which
there was no need and which didn't endure.
- Robin Day

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich


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