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But it was great, we sit in the same dressing room where,
by Alan Vega

But it was great, we sit in the same dressing room where,
like, Johnny Cash sat and Willie Nelson and all those guys.
That was in itself something amazing -
I was on the same space these guys stood on,
ya know?
- Alan Vega

We're just getting better at our trade,
man.
We know what we're doing, and the reason why is that
we've spent 30 years doing it.
There's nothing that can replace that.
- Alan Vega

Experience really does make you better,
man.
- Alan Vega

Marty and I are playing with the same intensity.
That's the beautiful thing, man, we're actually better now than ever,
probably more intense now than ever,
tighter now than ever.
- Alan Vega

 

You're gonna laugh when I tell you this,
man, but I'm starting to enjoy Eminem.
- Alan Vega

I like performers who I know are for real.
You can tell, man, there's an intensity about their stuff.
You can tell right away they're real people,
ya know?
- Alan Vega

That's why so much of the music today sounds so much alike,
because there's no in-between.
So it's kind of nice to still turn some buttons every now and then.
- Alan Vega

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I always said I was never gonna be an entertainer,
Suicide was never supposed to be entertainment.
- Alan Vega

We played in Texas about a year ago,
at Emo's,
the famous country and western club in Austin.
And I figured, well, if I'm finally gonna die onstage,
that's where it's going to be!
- Alan Vega

I'm showing some of my sculptures in Holland in the spring,
so we'll see.
- Alan Vega

But of course it's always gonna be Suicide,
our fingerprints, ya know? You can't ever get rid of that.
- Alan Vega

It's easy for me to say that now, now I'm a father,
I've got a four-and-a-half year old boy,
I'm a different person.
Well, I'm still the same person, but I'm different.
- Alan Vega

It was when I saw Iggy Pop, that's what did it for me.
That changed my life pretty much.
- Alan Vega

John Coltrane - I've been listening to the 'Trane again.
It blows you away, because I know more now and I hear
more now and I had a life that I've lived!
- Alan Vega

Lately I've been listening to some classical music again,
some jazz.
- Alan Vega

That's what so sad about a lot of modern music,
in my opinion, so many young bands never stay around
long enough to fulfill their ultimate promise.
They only get halfway there or a quarter of the way there.
- Alan Vega

Usually I'm the one who does the covers.
And I just said, man, it would be nice to see what somebody else could do,
outside of this thing.
A fresher look.
And I never, in a million years, would have come up with this.
Believe me!
- Alan Vega

I probably won't be able to hear it until five years from now anyway.
That's when I always hear my own music.
It takes five years to sit down with it after not hearing
it for a couple of years.
- Alan Vega

That's something - you laugh about Eminem...
It's funny, man, because I didn't like him when he first came out,
ya know.
It seemed like a big joke.
But I think the guy's for real, and I like his lyrics!
- Alan Vega

But, Eminem...
No, I've loved rap for a long time, especially when
it got out of its first period and became this gangsta rap,
ya know this heavy rap thing? That's when I started to fall in love with it.
I loved the lyrics.
I loved the beat.
- Alan Vega

I did a couple songs with this hip-hop guy named Tim Dark.
He was working in the same studio I've been working in,
he heard my music and he said, aw man,
I've got to do something with you.
- Alan Vega

People said that way back in the early days I was probably
one of the first rappers;
the reason is that I couldn't sing,
so I had to talk!
Lou Reed was probably the one who started it all.
- Alan Vega

And I learned a lot from working with this kid,
and I think he's gonna be a big star.
Remember the name, Tim Dark, because he has something
about his voice that's different from all the other rappers,
even though his style is similar.
- Alan Vega

That's what my music...
I'm working on a solo record right now,
it's gonna be more hip-hop than anything,
like electronic hip-hop, futuristic hip-hop.
I'm probably gonna be rapping on it.
- Alan Vega

Every now and then you think about your life,
what you would like to be, you start at Number 1 and you go down to 100.
And down at the bottom, 100, was - Stage.
Go figure.
That would be the last thing.
It terrified me, man.
But I had to do it.
- Alan Vega

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

I welcome change as a great adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a great future in front of you,
you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

These are the keys to a great life...
taking oneself lightly, forgiveness, and acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

I am a great believer in luck
and I find that the harder
I work the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock


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