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

I seriously do not think Nirvana is grunge.
- 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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Melvins are grunge.
- Adam Jones

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

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

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

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

All the art for Tool is done by the me and the band.
- 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 have a record company starting.
It's called Flesh Records and I'm putting together music for porno movies.
- Adam Jones

I'm not a good guitar player.
- 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

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

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

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

Doing the stereotypical solo bores me.
- Adam Jones

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

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

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

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

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

No matter what happens, someone will find a way
to take it too seriously.
- Dave Barry

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Surround yourself with people who
take their work seriously,
but not themselves,
those who work hard and play hard.
- Colin Powell

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

Life is far too important a thing
ever to talk seriously about.
- Oscar Wilde

The one serious conviction that a man should have
is that nothing should be taken too seriously.
- Nicholas Murray Butler

Do not take life too seriously.
You will never get out of it alive.
- Elbert Hubbard

Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific
work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to
the gates of the temple of science are written the words:
'Ye must have faith.'
- Max Planck

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.
- Mao Tse-Tung

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache.
- Bette Davis

I am a dreamer.
Seriously, I'm living on another planet.
- Eva Green

I sing seriously to my mom on the phone.
To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story.
When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
- Adam Sandler

I've always felt that if one was going to take seriously
this vocation as an artist,
you have to get beyond that decorative facade.
- Anish Kapoor

I started writing seriously when I was 18,
wrote my first novel when I was 22, and I've never stopped writing since.
- Sue Grafton

Everything is changing.
People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
- Will Rogers

I feel reviewers are tougher on comedies in general.
They don't take them seriously, and the ones that get
great reviews are not necessarily the ones that I like.
- Bobby Farrelly

Human affairs are not serious, but they have to be taken seriously.
- Iris Murdoch

I think now I'm being taken a little more seriously.
That's pure conjecture on my part.
- Tom Wopat

I jumped into acting because it was fun.
It was tougher when I had to take my fun seriously.
- Chris Noth

I think you should take your job seriously,
but not yourself - that is the best combination.
- Judi Dench

We took the whole thing far too seriously.
After all, those were early days in television.
- Ernie Wise

Two things I take very seriously in life.
My golf game and my relationship with God.
Neither one is simple.
- Cheryl Ladd

I prefer a life in which we don't take ourselves too seriously.
- Carter Burwell

It is notoriously true that the public mind is seriously
agitated with apprehensions of negroes insurrections
and that it is becoming more and more so.
- Thomas L. Smith

Sexy at the millennium means having a solid sense of
self but never taking yourself too seriously.
- Rebecca Romijn

The fact is that we take music very seriously.
- Peter Garrett

When I first started all this, it was mostly music fans that came along,
Stones fans.
But now, I'm being taken seriously.
I've got highfalutin' art collectors and everything!
- Ron Wood

But it is equally incontrovertible that if our intelligence
gathering process is seriously flawed,
we had better find out and find out fast if we are to avoid another Sept.
11.
- Adam Schiff

I learned a valuable life lesson that summer.
You should find something in life that you really enjoy
and seriously consider making that your life's work.
- Jim Evans

Bill Bradley is a serious politician and if Al Gore stumbles seriously,
then Bradley is there to take advantage of that.
- Tom Mann

No, seriously, I really don't have much ill-will toward anyone these days;
I just ignore the people that I dislike.
- Boyd Rice


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