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Everybody kind of understands, Oh yeah you take drugs
by Aimee Mann

Everybody kind of understands, Oh yeah you take drugs
and it does something to your brain and then you can't stop.
It's easier to describe that shame, that horrible feeling
of not being able to control your own life.
- Aimee Mann

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann

I wanted to try to write songs on the piano to get a different flavor.
- Aimee Mann

It really doesn't matter to me what people say about me anymore.
- Aimee Mann

 

Listen, I'm out of this system, man,
I'm out...
I'm doing better than ever.
I couldn't be more happy.
- Aimee Mann

The knock-out punch is always the one you never see coming.
- Aimee Mann

For me, there's a fine line between telling a story
that's fictional with lots of details and then removing
yourself too much from it,
so it's bloodless, a little too fictional.
- Aimee Mann

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Everyone's just extracting meaning and feeling and
emotion from almost every aspect of music,
and I think that for me, it's a huge antidote to that to have a concept album.
- Aimee Mann

I didn't want to play these people any more songs and
have them say that they weren't good enough.
So my response was to just not be able to write anymore.
I know that's not the healthiest of responses.
- Aimee Mann

I have a 6-year-old, and his thing is to turn on Radio Disney in the car,
and I get such an allergic reaction to listening to
that music and the context into which it falls.
I'm really working on him about that.
- Aimee Mann

It's more important for me to have a good record with
good music and be part of a movie that's good and where
the music is used in a really great way.
That's the important thing.
The other stuff you want to say about it,
I don't care.
- Aimee Mann

It's funny, because my last record was a lot about
isolation and people living in separate worlds that
other people can't even understand,
which drug addiction is the perfect negative example of.
- Aimee Mann

In the '70s, everybody thought drugs were just good times.
People didn't really know about drug addiction,
or that such a thing existed.
When I grew up in the '70s I thought you had to take drugs.
It was almost like I didn't think you had a choice.
- Aimee Mann

You know what, the drummer is my manager.
He's busy.
And I'm busy.
I don't need the dough, though.
But having said that, there's a limit to how much bad music I wanna play.
I did it when I was young, and some of the music was OK,
but it wasn't great.
- Aimee Mann

I certainly understand that we're all trying to make a living,
but I'm not thinking about that when I'm making it.
And if that's your sole motivation, it's going to reflect that narcissistic greed,
and you're going to hear it in the music.
- Aimee Mann

One of the things I've really gotten past in the last
couple of years is the idea of being made uncomfortable
by the way things appear,
rather than how things are.
Clearly in this business you have to contend with a lot of that.
- Aimee Mann

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note.
- Doug Floyd

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,
I think that is a much greater hunger,
a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
- Mother Teresa

Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody
- John Churton Collins

Money won't make you happy...
but everybody wants to find out for themselves.
- Zig Ziglar

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

It was impossible to get a conversation going,
everybody was talking too much.
- Yogi Berra

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
- Ansel Adams

How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself.
Everybody should try it.
- Barbara Pym

When I was little I thought, isn't it nice that everybody
celebrates on my birthday? Because it's July 4th.
- Gloria Stuart

No one knows what's next, but everybody does it.
- George Carlin

I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else.
I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
- Ken Venturi

Everybody's a filmmaker today.
- John Milius

Everybody is a teenage idol.
- Barry Gibb

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted,
but now it happens to everybody.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground.
- John Lennon

Everybody's a dreamer.
- John Lithgow

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

Everybody likes a compliment.
- Abraham Lincoln

I say, If everybody in this house lives where it's God first,
friends and family second and you third,
we won't ever have an argument.
- Jeff Foxworthy

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

Everybody gets so much information all day long that
they lose their common sense.
- Gertrude Stein

Trust everybody, but cut the cards.
- Finley Peter Dunne

My teenage years were exactly what they were supposed to be.
Everybody has their own path.
It's laid out for you.
It's just up to you to walk it.
- Justin Timberlake

You have to be an original individual;
you have to find your innermost core on your own,
with no guide, no guiding scriptures.
It is a dark night, but with the intense fire of inquiry
you are bound to come to the sunrise.
Everybody who has burned with intense inquiry
has found the sunrise.
Others only believe.
Those who believe are not religious,
they are simply avoiding the great adventure
of religion by believing.
- Osho

There is only one boss.
The customer.
And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down,
simply by spending his money somewhere else.
- Sam Walton

The only way forward, if we are going to improve the
quality of the environment,
is to get everybody involved.
- Richard Rogers

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

I grew up in a household where everybody lived at the top of his lungs.
- Frank Langella

Everybody knows how to raise children,
except the people who have them.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Everybody likes a roller coaster ride.
- Pete Waterman

Everybody can dig The Beatles, but why should everybody dig us?
- Bruce Johnston

I think everybody dreamt somehow to make a film in Hollywood,
you know.
- Milos Forman

When I first came to New York everybody on the scene
would treat me like I could play,
but I couldn't.
- Wynton Marsalis

I got a scholarship to Seattle University and I was
writing arrangements for singers and everybody.
But the music course was too dry and I really wanted to get away from home.
- Quincy Jones

There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them -
the senses,
intelligent companions, and books.
- Henry Ward Beecher

In the '70s, everybody was doing drugs,
so long as you showed up and did your work,
they'd use you until you died.
- Brion James

Mom thinks I live in this dream world where everybody's Ivana Trump.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

In the last century, everybody was singing lower.
- Placido Domingo

Why can't everybody leave everybody else the hell alone.
- Jimmy Durante

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Everybody calls everybody a spy, secretly,
in Russia, and everybody is under surveillance.
You never feel safe.
- Agnes Smedley

Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book,
and does.
- Groucho Marx

Politics will sooner or later make fools of everybody.
- Dick Armey

Everybody denies I am a genius - but nobody ever called me one!
- Orson Welles

You're creating an intimacy that everybody feels,
that it's their experience, not yours.
I'll never introduce a song and say,
now this song is about 'my' broken heart.
- Diana Krall

Why should be elite, music? Excuse me.
Music must be for everybody.
- Luciano Pavarotti

I want to change things for the better,
just like everybody else.
- Henry Rollins

I took on the sins of everybody, of a generation,
really.
- Christine Keeler

Nobody owes anybody a living, but everybody is entitled to a chance.
- Jack Dempsey


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