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A dramatic thing, the first time you stand up to your dad. ...
by Lenny Kravitz

A dramatic thing, the first time you stand up to your dad.
- Lenny Kravitz

Related topics: Dad

I mean, there are only so many notes.
What makes something original is how you put it together.
- Lenny Kravitz

I am still into the people I listened to growing up,
so I completely remember what is like to be a fan,
I haven't changed.
- Lenny Kravitz

It's a trip to have a Greatest Hits record.
It's a trip.
- Lenny Kravitz

 

I knew what I wanted to do from the time I was 5.
- Lenny Kravitz

They think I'm being serious when actually I'm a very big clown.
But you have to know me to see that.
I'm constantly cracking up and cracking everybody else around me up.
- Lenny Kravitz

I never sit down to write.
When I'm moved, I do it.
I just wait for it to come.
You just hear it.
I can't really describe writing.
It's in my head.
- Lenny Kravitz

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I don't think about the styles.
I write whatever comes out and I use whatever kind
of instrumentation works for those songs.
- Lenny Kravitz

The loyalty rate isn't that high.
I could have a big hit, then put out the next single,
and they say, Oh yeah, who are you? Prove it again.
- Lenny Kravitz

If you ask a hundred people, they all give you different answers.
- Lenny Kravitz

Today, people are more into the glitz and the glamour of everything.
We don't even read the inside of records anymore.
- Lenny Kravitz

I knew Slash in high school, but not very well.
Just knew him as this kid that used to hang out in the hallway.
Pretty much looked then the way he does now.
- Lenny Kravitz

If you listen to a lot of old funk records,
the drums are really small.
But you don't perceive it like that because the groove is so heavy.
- Lenny Kravitz

I couldn't tell you what I am going to do next 'cause I have no idea,
but I am open to anything.
- Lenny Kravitz

We're getting so pulled in by computers and technology,
and our kids have their face in the computers all day.
The human relationship is being diminished by this.
- Lenny Kravitz

I just need to know that I did the very best I could
and that I was true to myself.
- Lenny Kravitz

God is always in my life, and that's the most important thing to me.
- Lenny Kravitz

I am trying to get closer to God.
- Lenny Kravitz

I feel like I'm only in the beginning of my career.
I've only made five albums.
It's not a lot.
- Lenny Kravitz

My career has been a gradual climb.
I think that's part of the reason why I've had longevity.
- Lenny Kravitz

It was amazing to me that, all of a sudden,
I was hearing my music on the radio and coming out of cars.
- Lenny Kravitz

We weren't put here to be miserable.
We were put here to do the best we can,
and we should take our energy and improve our state of being.
- Lenny Kravitz

The image that the public gets is whatever they perceive it to be.
Everybody has an opinion, everybody has their own vision,
so I don't know what my public image is.
I have no idea.
- Lenny Kravitz

People see my photos and think I labor over my image and I'm this cool,
brooding artist.
But I'm just having fun with it.
- Lenny Kravitz

It's very important to vote.
People died for this right.
- Lenny Kravitz

If I were white, I'd get less criticism.
- Lenny Kravitz

I'm in this for the long haul.
I've been making music my whole life.
- Lenny Kravitz

My dream is to become a farmer.
Just a Bohemian guy pulling up his own sweet potatoes for dinner.
- Lenny Kravitz

I wouldn't play together with someone who likes to
control everything like me.
- Lenny Kravitz

Oasis are not just influenced by the Beatles;
they actually take stuff.
Then they get praised.
- Lenny Kravitz

I have a great time with my band and on the stage we get along well.
- Lenny Kravitz

I'm always sort of reflecting on what I do on what I've done.
Usually before I make a new album, I'll listen to the
previous albums just to see where I've been.
- Lenny Kravitz

A lot of people pretty much only listen to the chorus.
- Lenny Kravitz

Change is growth.
For me it has been a very spiritual and musical rebirth.
- Lenny Kravitz

People feel they have to live that stereotypical lifestyle
in order to be a rock star.
You don't have to shoot heroin and act a certain way
to be a rock and roll musician.
- Lenny Kravitz

For the last few years, it's been so chic for everybody to be miserable.
Like if you're in with the cool crowd,
you can't be happy.
- Lenny Kravitz

I think it'd be a real nightmare to put a record out
and sell 20 million copies and then that's it.
- Lenny Kravitz

There's definitely an old school element to my music,
but I also think it's modern.
- Lenny Kravitz

A lot of people don't listen to the lyrics,
really.
- Lenny Kravitz

God gave me the gift to be able to play instruments and I have to play.
- Lenny Kravitz

I am not trying to change the world.
I am just offering my gift that God gave me,
and if somebody is moved by it, that's beautiful.
- Lenny Kravitz

My mother gave lots of good advice and had a lot to say.
As you get older, you realize everything she said was true.
- Lenny Kravitz

I've had to work very hard, and I don't really have
a category or fit into any niche,
so each time I come out with a new record,
it's like, I'm a new guy.
- Lenny Kravitz

I was taught by my grandfather that anything that your mind can conceive,
you can have.
It's a reality.
- Lenny Kravitz

I identify with women more than men.
I guess I have a strong feminine side.
- Lenny Kravitz

You can be around 100 people and be completely alone.
People don't realize what it's really like.
- Lenny Kravitz

The image is an image.
- Lenny Kravitz

I'm more hungry now than I was 11 years ago.
Which is great because I see a lot of artists that
have been out for a long period of time.
They get kind of fat.
- Lenny Kravitz

I've been compared to hundreds of artists,
which just goes to show you that I'm not any one thing at all.
- Lenny Kravitz

If I had to associate myself with one song,
it would probably be Let Love Rule.
It's so simple and to the point.
It speaks for itself.
- Lenny Kravitz

My first guitar, a Fender Jazz Master,
I traded it in for a Les Paul Deluxe.
- Lenny Kravitz

That's a big gift when people say to you that a song
helped them or brought them to some place in their
life where they needed to be.
- Lenny Kravitz

The story that I wanna tell is pretty much about the way I grew up.
Being bi-racial, growing up in a big city and being an artist.
- Lenny Kravitz

Music is my life, it is a reflection of what I go through.
- Lenny Kravitz

I made the record that my life had me make.
Each one is like a diary.
- Lenny Kravitz

Every night is different, you never know what it's going to be like.
I remember every night.
I don't like to compare them.
- Lenny Kravitz

I don't play the tuba.
- Lenny Kravitz

It's like a dream to come to Spain and stay for a couple
of years and get somebody to teach me Spanish music.
- Lenny Kravitz

God forbid you sing about love.
It's a lost concept.
- Lenny Kravitz

Confusion makes people uncomfortable.
They can't put their finger on me.
- Lenny Kravitz

You're never promised your next breath.
- Lenny Kravitz

I'm half Jewish, I'm half black, I look in-between.
I dress funny.
I play all these different styles of music on one record.
It's like, What is he doing?
- Lenny Kravitz

When I was a kid and I bought a record,
I ripped that thing open, I wanted to know who was playing what,
what studio it was cut at, who was the string arranger,
who was the engineer.
- Lenny Kravitz

There are so many people that don't believe in themselves and don't have faith.
- Lenny Kravitz

I wasn't the kind of person that liked waiting for
autographs or following them,
I just liked to go to the shows, study their records,
driving many, many hours to different states to go to concerts.
- Lenny Kravitz

I've always been into films.
I've been offered lots of films but they've always
been these very stereotypical roles.
They wanted me to play some gangster or street guy,
or pimp, drug addict.
- Lenny Kravitz

I've woken up from dreams and the whole song is there.
I'm listening to it in my dreams.
I consciously have to wake myself up and get a tape
recorder because I hear it like a record.
- Lenny Kravitz

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle
than the courage of a final moment;
but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
- John F. Kennedy

It was my first straight dramatic role,
and the most adult, intelligent one I have ever played.
- June Allyson

Watergate provides a model case study of the interaction
and powers of each of the branches of government.
It also is a morality play with a sad and dramatic ending.
- Bob Woodward

When the news wants to tell you something is important,
they put dramatic theme music behind it.
They scare you into watching the story.
- Aaron McGruder


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