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I prefer a quartet, it makes everyone work harder. ...
by Adrian Belew

I prefer a quartet, it makes everyone work harder.
- Adrian Belew

King Crimson is never easy; it's challenging.
That's why I like it.
- Adrian Belew

DUST includes rarities, demos, unreleased songs and instrumentals,
live recordings, and more.
- Adrian Belew

Age 10.
I joined the school marching band as a drummer.
- Adrian Belew

 

I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to
play because I wanted to write songs.
- Adrian Belew

I have enjoyed all the artists I've worked with.
- Adrian Belew

For example, after developing a sound similar to an elephant trumpeting,
I wrote the song Elephant Talk which gave my elephant
sound an appropriate place to live.
- Adrian Belew

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Yes, but don't forget I also have the luxury of the
worlds finest band when it gets lonely.
- Adrian Belew

My favorite puzzle is trying to work out the parts myself,
after all it is a solo effort.
- Adrian Belew

I was left with an urge to make the guitar sound like
things it shouldn't be able to sound like.
- Adrian Belew

Currently I'm working with Parker Fly on a new Midi
guitar to arrive next year.
- Adrian Belew

King Crimson will soon be touring parts of Europe.
- Adrian Belew

The only drawback is once the work is done you rarely see each other.
- Adrian Belew

I love drums and still play frequently.
- Adrian Belew

As you can appreciate over my lifetime I've developed
a large vocabulary of sounds each requiring certain
physical techniques often combined with a specific effect box.
- Adrian Belew

Digital for storage and quickness.
Analog for fatness and warmth.
- Adrian Belew

I have no secrets; all of these things have been discussed
at length in guitar magazines over the years but are
far too elaborate to cover in one article.
- Adrian Belew

I thought I might be a band instructor,
someone who plays all the instruments and teaches others.
- Adrian Belew

I didn't make my first solo record until 1981 so I
don't have any 60's or 70's recordings but I am working
on a large boxed set called DUST to be released next year,
the 20th anniversary of my first solo record.
- Adrian Belew

We expect to keep our writing sessions going until late spring,
then to play some new material in a few secret club dates.
The record will likely take a long time and may not surface until 1999!
- Adrian Belew

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

Which form of proverb do you prefer
Better late than never, or Better never than late?
- Lewis Carroll

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature,
and it has often been said by philosophers,
that nature is the will of God.
And I prefer to say that nature
is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer
silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
- Albert Einstein

As I get older, I just prefer to knit.
- Tracey Ullman

I prefer the company of peasants because they have
not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
- Michel de Montaigne

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer,
self-sufficient.
There is no other time when the whole world seems composed
of one thing and one thing only.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss;
volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
- George Santayana

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's
country or the electorate.
I prefer to betray the electorate.
- Charles de Gaulle

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people,
and many cats prefer people to other cats.
- Mason Cooley

Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
- Stanislaw Lem

I prefer to live in the country where it's quiet.
Woody Allen movies there are dubbed into Italian.
- Patricia Highsmith

Gentlemen prefer bonds.
- Andrew Mellon

I have often been asked why I am so fond of playing male parts.
As a matter of fact, it is not male parts,
but male brains that I prefer.
- Sarah Bernhardt

I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
- Anatole France

I prefer film and that's what I think I'm gonna put my focus on.
- Sasha Alexander

Through my optimism I naturally prefer and capture the beauty in life.
- Leni Riefenstahl

I prefer the new me a million times more over than the old one.
- Benjamin Cohen

I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections,
Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling,
Or just after.
- Wallace Stevens

I prefer to see with closed eyes.
- Josef Albers

I don't like to read novels where the novelist tells
me what to think about the situation and the characters.
I prefer to discover for myself.
- Frederick Wiseman

To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten.
- Emile M. Cioran

I'll always prefer to play with women and hang out with women,
and I'll always be a feminist.
- Courtney Love

Naturally we would prefer seven epiphanies a day and
an earth not so apparently devoid of angels.
- Jim Harrison

Whatever it is that the government does,
sensible Americans would prefer that the government
does it to somebody else.
This is the idea behind foreign policy.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion.
Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.
- Anthony Burgess

I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Chocolate's okay, but I prefer a really intense fruit taste.
You know when a peach is absolutely perfect...
it's sublime.
I'd like to capture that and then use it in a dessert.
- Kathy Mattea

I don't believe in email.
I'm an old-fashioned girl.
I prefer calling and hanging up.
- Sarah Jessica Parker

I obviously prefer writing novels but I take my journalism very seriously,
and I enjoy doing it between novels.
It gives me an opportunity to move in the outside world.
- Mordecai Richler

I tend to prefer the shelter of fiction.
- Armistead Maupin

I should have no use for a paradise in which I should
be deprived of the right to prefer hell.
- Jean Rostand

I prefer love over sex.
- Enrique Iglesias

Reading is a huge effort for many people,
a bore for others, and, believe it or not,
many people prefer watching TV.
- Hugh Mackay

I prefer a kiss that is so much more than just a tongue in your mouth.
- Katherine Heigl

I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent
man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.
- Johann Kepler

I very much prefer the balance in a scene to standing
out and so you have to make a decision.
- William Hurt

The American fascist would prefer not to use violence.
His method is to poison the channels of public information.
- Henry A. Wallace

I prefer recording drums in the analog format,
but that does not mean I would only do it that way.
- Randy Castillo

Pigs prefer to wallow in clean mud, but if nothing else is available,
they will frequently wallow in their own urine,
giving rise to the notion that they are dirty animals.
- Marvin Harris

No lover, if he be of good faith, and sincere,
will deny he would prefer to see his mistress dead than unfaithful.
- Marquis de Sade

Punishment is now unfashionable...
because it creates moral distinctions among men,
which, to the democratic mind, are odious.
We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful
individual responsibility.
- Thomas Szasz

An industrious sinner I much prefer to a lazy saint.
- Sophie Kerr

I do not gather things, I prefer to rent them rather than to possess them.
- Jerzy Kosinski

I like making black and white films in natural surroundings,
but I much prefer shooting a color film inside a studio
where the colors are easier to control.
- Claude Chabrol

I do prefer the stage.
It's really the granddaddy of them all.
- Theodore Bikel


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