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Doing the stereotypical solo bores me. ...
by Adam Jones

Doing the stereotypical solo bores me.
- Adam Jones

I'm my own worst critic and I think everyone in the band is a perfectionist.
- Adam Jones

I've never worried about how long the song is.
- Adam Jones

I personally don't like to use as many effects because when you play live,
something always goes wrong.
- Adam Jones

 

I listen to Helmet - and I love Helmet,
they're a great band - but every song sounds the same.
- Adam Jones

I mean, Tool has a style, but we try to make all our
songs sound different from each other.
- Adam Jones

If I play anything that sounds like a solo,
it's gonna sound like a lyric.
- Adam Jones

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With four perfectionists in the band,
we have a hard time reaching perfection.
- Adam Jones

When we played with the Rollins Band,
we'd keep songs going until we felt like ending it.
- Adam Jones

I use Gibson guitars; I prefer the Les Paul custom.
- Adam Jones

I think people like Steve Vai are so boring.
- Adam Jones

We're more into expressing ourselves than making radio hits.
- Adam Jones

My approach is to be part of a band that makes music,
not hit songs.
- Adam Jones

I'm not into solos, I'm into lyrics.
- Adam Jones

I think putting labels on people is just an easy way
of marketing something you don't understand.
- Adam Jones

I'm not a good guitar player.
- Adam Jones

We wanted to take as much time and effort making the
video as we did the song.
- Adam Jones

If you become addicted and a junkie,
well,
that's your fault.
- Adam Jones

I'm a bass player from way back and Paul is a guitar
player and we've been in many bands.
- Adam Jones

That's what I love about our music -
it'll never be a hit because you can't dance to it.
- Adam Jones

That's the thing I like about my sound.
It's real raw and very unsafe compared to a solid state kind of sound.
- Adam Jones

I'm not a geek about equipment, I just know what I like.
- Adam Jones

I've always dabbled on guitar, but never took lessons.
- Adam Jones

I have a record company starting.
It's called Flesh Records and I'm putting together music for porno movies.
- Adam Jones

I played violin and got into that Suzuki program in the second grade.
- Adam Jones

As far as the grunge thing, there are three bands from
Seattle that I would call true grunge.
- Adam Jones

I seriously do not think Nirvana is grunge.
- Adam Jones

Different people get different things out of the images.
It doesn't matter what it's about, all that matters
is how it makes you feel.
- Adam Jones

All the art for Tool is done by the me and the band.
- Adam Jones

But if you want to be in a band and write music,
then you should just be in a band and write music.
- Adam Jones

We could have gone with much bigger labels and more money,
but we wanted to go with a company that is LA based,
all in the same building, and really understands what the artists want.
- Adam Jones

Many of the songs on Undertow were written at the time Opiate came out.
- Adam Jones

We have meetings with our record label to tell them how to market us.
- Adam Jones

The Melvins are grunge.
- Adam Jones

I haven't listened to much music lately;
I've been out of it.
- Adam Jones

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you're scared.
- Eddie Rickenbacker

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison

Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.
- Benjamin Spock

What are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You either do it completely and utterly,
or you should stop doing it.
- Bono (paraphrase)

All wrong-doing arises because of mind.
If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
- The Buddha

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Choose! If it's worth doing, do it today.
If it's not worth doing today, save yourself a lot
of worry and regret by choosing to permanently
erase it from your to-do list.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A warrior acts as if he knows what he is doing,
when in effect he knows nothing.
- Carlos Castaneda

Life's most urgent question is:
what are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing,
while others judge us by what we have already done.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Courage is not always about action,
and it doesn't always involve danger,
but courage is always doing what is right.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

The difference between what we do
and what we are capable of doing
would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

To have a right to do a thing
is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I will meet you there.
- Rumi

The Tao of the sage is work without effort.
Practice non-action. Work without doing.
- Lao Tzu

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

Doing your best is taking the action because you love it,
not because you're expecting a reward
- don Miguel Ruiz

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

Life's most persistent and urgent question is,
'What are you doing for others?'
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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