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I guess the majority of people who want to ban certain
by Stephen Malkmus

I guess the majority of people who want to ban certain
musicians are the ones who are so proud of everything America stands for.
- Stephen Malkmus

We're not on a desperate mission to write chart compatible stuff.
- Stephen Malkmus

We were delighted to have Nigel as a producer.
The only problem is that Nigel is so famous that he
seems to dominate most interviews without being there.
- Stephen Malkmus

There's no point that an album should sound like a
watered down version of another album.
- Stephen Malkmus

 

What producers did was mostly recording in the studio,
so it never changed our sound just that much.
- Stephen Malkmus

I really do think everybody can sing.
- Stephen Malkmus

We're probably a couple of freaks who've created their own little universe,
are living in our own little world and that's the only
place where we can survive.
- Stephen Malkmus

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We always did our own mixing.
- Stephen Malkmus

But, then again, I wouldn't call myself an indie-rock
supporter even if there are some really good bands
out there and there will always be some real good new bands.
- Stephen Malkmus

Almost every band has somebody who's the main songwriter and who has a vision,
a very clear idea of how a song should be.
- Stephen Malkmus

I like that band Get Hustle.
They're cool live.
I haven't heard their records, though.
- Stephen Malkmus

If a voice is just too nice, without an edge,
it kinda all flows by.
You forget it.
You don't listen to the lyrics.
- Stephen Malkmus

I don't even think my voice is really good.
- Stephen Malkmus

The lyrics are different from Nick Cave songs and lyrics.
His songs are very narrative.
- Stephen Malkmus

A good voice isn't so important.
It's more important to sound really unique.
- Stephen Malkmus

I'm more into describing a scenario and I move around in that scenario.
- Stephen Malkmus

I never decided to start singing, to be a singer.
- Stephen Malkmus

Well, yeah, I sang to some songs on the radio or in the shower.
- Stephen Malkmus

Lou Reed is something like a personal favorite of mine,
but you could always put me into that drawer of singers who can't really sing,
who speak their songs.
- Stephen Malkmus

I'm not sure if you can blame everything on the American way of life,
but the United States are big.
So, if you have a lot of people there,
the percentage of stupid people is bound to be higher.
- Stephen Malkmus

If you want to be negative about the whole thing you
can say all guitar bands after the Beatles were just
a waste of time because the Beatles were the best.
I think it's far better to give new records a try.
- Stephen Malkmus

I think the focus of the media changes.
At the moment the more electronic stuff like trip-hop
was the flavor of the month,
just a little while ago.
It all depends on the angle, from which point of view you see it.
- Stephen Malkmus

I'm becoming more and more myself with time.
I guess that's what grace is.
The refinement of your soul through time.
- Jewel

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness
with which one must look and listen,
record in astonishment
and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
- Margaret Mead

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every spirit makes its house,
and we can give a shrewd guess
from the house to the inhabitant.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am not quite sure where home is right now.
I do have places in London and Milan,
and a house in Spain.
I guess I would say home is where my mother is,
and she lives in Spain.
- Sarah Brightman

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door,
leaving those who look through to guess about what
is seen during the moment.
- Carl Sandburg

I don't like formal gardens.
I like wild nature.
It's just the wilderness instinct in me,
I guess.
- Walt Disney

I guess I was a mom so late in life,
my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
- Candice Bergen

If you don't design your own life plan,
chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan.
And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
- Jim Rohn

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.
- Will Rogers

Still, things could be a lot worse.
Oh, that's right... I'm falling to my death. Guess they can't.
- the movie Megamind (2010)

I guess the line between being paranoid and being a
rock star is smaller than one would expect.
- Brian Molko

I guess I fell into cooking.
- Bobby Flay

It's good to experience Hollywood in short bursts,
I guess.
Little snippets.
I don't think I can handle being here all the time,
it's pretty nutty.
- Johnny Depp

I went to school, but they didn't give you too much
schooling because just as soon as you was big enough,
you get to working in the fields.
I guess I was a big boy for my age.
- Muddy Waters

I don't know if anybody can second-guess what they will do on Capitol Hill.
- Montel Williams

We can guess that the unacceptable conduct of the soldiers
at Abu Ghraib resulted in part from the dangerous state
of affairs on the ground in a theater of war.
- John Yoo

I guess my idea of a good audience is one that's quiet and listens,
but also that's alive: they respond,
they're getting the jokes,
they're with me.
And that' s been happening.
- Dan Hicks

I guess I'm happy that I'm getting the attention.
Otherwise, I'd just be playing in a local bar in front of my family members,
and I'm sure they'd get sick of that in no time.
- Gavin DeGraw

It basically comes down to that word:
Love.
I guess that's what it's all about.
- Corey Haim

I'd guess that 80 percent of the people who work for Playboy are feminists.
- Christie Hefner

I guess I just don't like being physically in front
of people I don't know very well,
because I expect to be "seen through,"
or,
even worse, instantly hated.
- Chris Ware

I guess all songs is folk songs.
I never heard no horse sing 'em.
- Big Bill Broonzy

I guess music, particularly the blues,
is the only form of schizophrenia that has organised
itself into being both legal and beneficial to society.
- Alexis Korner

After 12 years, the old butterflies came back.
Well, I guess at my age you call them moths.
- Franco Harris

Dancing is a wonderful training for girls,
it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is
going to do before he does it.
- Christopher Morley

I guess because of my act, people think that I say things they want to say,
and that they can just come up and say anything to me.
- Wanda Sykes

I usually write when I'm in a great place.
When I'm depressed, I don't usually write.
So I take all of when I'm depressed and throw it into when I'm feeling good.
Weird, I guess.
- Del Shannon

I literally was saved by a role, from becoming a cab driver.
I never did have to wait tables, though,
so looking back I guess I had it pretty soft.
- Sam Waterston

I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many
poems without signing them,
was often a woman.
- Virginia Woolf

I don't want to be a star.
If you have to label me anything, I'm an actor -
I guess.
A journeyman actor.
I think 'star' is what you call actors who can't act.
- Paul Muni

I think Bush has capitulated on affirmative action and government spending.
Apart from that, he's OK, I guess.
About the same as Howard Dean.
- Peter Brimelow

That's a tough question; I've been acting since I was 10.
My dad was an entrepreneur, so I guess something along those lines.
I wouldn't want a 9-5 job.
- Will Estes

There's no way for me to know, but my best guess,
as it must be for everyone, is that other people are pretty much like me.
- Daniel Keys Moran

I guess I'm a born ham.
- Marta Kristen

It is also, I would guess, a universal that in all
societies people value respectability granted to them.
- Kenneth L. Pike

My guess is many top athletes, distance runners included,
use performance-enhancing drugs, enough so that the problem must be tackled.
- Bill Rodgers

I guess John Wayne would be one.
I just respected the way he acted.
- A. J. Foyt

These critics who crucify me do not guess the littlest part of my sincerity.
They must be burned in a blaze.
I cannot learn from them.
- Zane Grey

People love to be scared.
I guess it's a primal deal.
- Timothy Olyphant

I have too many fantasies to be a housewife.
I guess I am a fantasy.
- Marilyn Monroe

I guess you can tease me about being a drama queen,
because that did heighten the drama.
- Greg Louganis

They made a shrewd guess that I could give them some useful information,
and they were the first to meet me.
Some one said they came to arrest me,
and - well, let it go at that.
- Joshua Slocum

My life off the court has changed.
I'm feeling good inside, so I guess it shows on the outside too.
- Mary Pierce

We were all Romans once, I guess.
- Omar Epps

I guess when Rick is finished with his Journey to the Centre of the Earth,
then we might have a go at something.
We'd like to, we're open to it, and we've been talking about it.
- Keith Emerson


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