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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I haven't listened to much music lately;
I've been out of 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 seriously do not think Nirvana is grunge.
- Adam Jones

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

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

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

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

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

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

We wanted to take as much time and effort making the
video as we did the song.
- 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 listen to Helmet - and I love Helmet,
they're a great band - but every song sounds the same.
- Adam Jones

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

Doing the stereotypical solo bores me.
- 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

The Melvins are grunge.
- 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

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

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

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

Know that happiness is created by the act
of expressing gratitude for all of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Expressing gratitude seems like a cosmic invitation
for all kinds of thankfulness and appreciation to pour in.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it
is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
- William Arthur Ward

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing
the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley

What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Expressing anger is a form of public littering.
- Willard Gaylin

Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends
and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that.
That's what's insane about it.
- John Lennon

A women under stress is not immediately concerned with
finding solutions to her problems but rather seeks
relief by expressing herself and being understood.
- John Gray

The songs come from a vulnerable place,
but expressing that part of yourself can also make you feel fearless.
- Deana Carter

I don't feel guilty about expressing myself in French;
nor do I feel that I am continuing the work of the colonizers.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

I went for an outrageous form of expressing myself.
It seemed to be a way that I could make my name and
show that I was somebody.
- Dee Snider

Mozart is expressing something that is more than human.
- Colin R. Davis

Art is about expressing the true nature of the human
spirit in whatever way one wishes to express it.
If it is honest, it is beautiful.
If it is not honest, it is obvious.
- Corin Nemec

A programming language is for thinking about programs,
not for expressing programs you've already thought of.
It should be a pencil, not a pen.
- Paul Graham

They place great stress on the clarity of our language
for expressing nuances and showing subtleties.
- Bernard Pivot

Fidelity to the subject's thought and to his characteristic
way of expressing himself is the sine qua non of journalistic quotation.
- Janet Malcolm

A woman under stress is not immediately concerned
with finding solutions to her problems
but rather seeks relief
by expressing herself and being understood.
- John Gray

I am expressing myself truthfully.
That is an important thing.
- Ziggy Marley

The best, most beautiful, and most perfect way that
we have of expressing a sweet concord of mind to each other is by music.
- Jonathan Edwards

I try to find different ways of expressing myself.
Without that I will die.
- Eric Cantona

A lot of people over the years have been doing yoga
and I think even more these days are expressing an interest in it.
So there are a lot of manifestations of spirituality here in town.
- Ashley Judd

A typewriter is a means of transcribing thought,
not expressing it.
- Marshall McLuhan

A picture must possess a real power to generate light
and for a long time now I've been conscious of expressing
myself through light or rather in light.
- Henri Matisse

In expressing love we belong among the undeveloped countries.
- Saul Bellow

The stammer was a way of telling the world that he was not like others,
a way of expressing his singularity.
- Ted Morgan

Knowing how to paint and to use one's colors rightly
has not any connection with originality.
This originality consists in properly expressing your own impressions.
- Thomas Couture

I've always avoided expressing an opinion about where
I think the republican movement should go -
if it should go anywhere at all.
- Guy Green

Comfort in expressing your emotions will allow you
to share the best of yourself with others,
but not being able to control your emotions will reveal your worst.
- Bryant H. McGill

There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say.
The words just jolly it along.
It's always been my way of expressing what for me is
inexpressible by any other means.
- David Bowie

The modern artist...
is working and expressing an inner world -
in other words -
expressing the energy,
the motion, and other inner forces.
- Jackson Pollock

I have no desire to prove anything by dancing.
I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself.
I just dance.
I just put my feet in the air and move them around.
- Fred Astaire

No art can be noble which is incapable of expressing thought,
and no art is capable of expressing thought which does not change.
- John Ruskin

I am searching for abstract ways of expressing reality,
abstract forms that will enlighten my own mystery.
- Eric Cantona

I'm not trying to be sexy.
It's just my way of expressing myself when I move around.
- Elvis Presley


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