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

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

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

I haven't listened to much music lately;
I've been out of it.
- Adam Jones

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

 

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

That's what I love about our music -
it'll never be a hit because you can't dance to it.
- Adam Jones

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

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

The Melvins are grunge.
- Adam Jones

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

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

Doing the stereotypical solo bores me.
- 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

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

I seriously do not think Nirvana is grunge.
- Adam Jones

We wanted to take as much time and effort making the
video as we did the song.
- Adam Jones

I listen to Helmet - and I love Helmet,
they're a great band - but every song sounds the same.
- Adam Jones

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm not a geek about equipment, I just know what I like.
- 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've always dabbled on guitar, but never took lessons.
- Adam Jones

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

I think people like Steve Vai are so boring.
- 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

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

I'm not into solos, I'm into lyrics.
- 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 played violin and got into that Suzuki program in the second grade.
- Adam Jones

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

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

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran


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