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Tonight the city is full of morgues,
by Beck

Tonight the city is full of morgues,
and all the toilets are overflowing.
There's shopping malls coming out of the walls,
as we walk out among the manure.
That's why I pay no mind.
- Beck

I did that Grammys thing - I did a little freeform poem.
- Beck

We play a hip-hop song and suddenly 25 people on the
left jump up and put their hands in the air;
then you play Lost Cause and they're like,
I don't know about this one.
- Beck

I would love to do an electronic record.
There's just so much to see and do and try.
And life goes by.
- Beck

 

I didn't want to do something typical.
- Beck

There's 40 or 50 songs that nobody's heard that I've done in between albums.
There's a whole evolution from Midnite Vultures to
Sea Change that's never been released.
- Beck

No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.
- Beck

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I think my whole generation's mission is to kill the cliche.
- Beck

I hear a lot of bad TV commercials that try to sound like Where It's At.
That pretty much turned me off from using the electric
piano for a lot of years.
- Beck

Two men look out the same prison bars;
one sees mud and the other stars.
- Beck

In the past it seemed like I was making fun of rap a little bit.
But it was more me making fun of myself,
since I'm not technically a rapper, whatever that means.
- Beck

It's really hard for me to commit, one way or the other.
I was just always creating and seeing what came out.
- Beck

Every time you go in, it's like starting over.
You don't know how you did the other records.
You're learning all over.
It's some weird musician amnesia, or maybe the road wipes it out.
- Beck

When you work with somebody for a long period of time,
you develop a shorthand with everything.
- Beck

There's never any pressure on the music having to be something.
- Beck

In the studio, I'm always throwing people on different instruments.
- Beck

Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child,
in whom we trace the features of the mother's face,
her aspect and her attitude.
- Beck

Sea Change was so specific.
From the beginning it was set what it was going to be.
All the other ideas that I had at the time I had to put to the side.
- Beck

The years keep going by and you realize,
Wow.
Doing these records is such a process:
going on tour for a year and a half,
then you get home and you want to do other things.
- Beck

You have to shelve a lot of your inspiration.
There's only so much you can do with one record.
- Beck

I sat out a few years because I wasn't really sure
what I wanted to do next.
So many things were changing in music and in culture,
so it seemed like a good time to step back.
- Beck

I just go in the studio and write on the spot and see what comes out.
- Beck

I think you have to keep a childlike quality to play music or make a record.
- Beck

When my nephew was 3 and 4, he would say the most genius things.
He said, You're hammer macho with FBI dogs.
I thought it was just one of those great lines.
- Beck

In Japan, you get on the bullet train or the airplane,
and I loved the little speeches the stewardesses would do.
They even do little speeches before you play gigs.
- Beck

If someone is making a judgment when they don't have firsthand experience,
it's intolerant.
How can you make a judgment on something you don't know about?
- Beck

I'm just taking one step at a time.
I could zigzag one way, but it's not usually on purpose.
- Beck

I hadn't done much rapping in a while.
I really wasn't sure I was going to do that any more.
For a couple years I thought I was done with that.
It wasn't really required of me.
- Beck

There's some quality you get when you're not totally comfortable.
When you're not doing what you're used to,
you could completely fall on your face.
You could completely blow it.
- Beck

I had long hair when I was a teenager.
- Beck

There are a lot of people who really abused sampling and gave it a bad name,
by just taking people's entire hit songs and rapping over them.
It gave publishers license to get a little greedy.
- Beck

Anything goes.
You always find interesting things that way.
- Beck

The repercussions of what you put out and what people
gravitate to in your music never registered at all.
I never had that thing that maybe other bands have -
a specific idea of what they are and what their sound is.
- Beck

Sometimes things in life take a few years to digest,
and they find their way into the work later on.
Sometimes I'm writing about things from eight years
ago-they just took a long time to distill and come
out in the appropriate way.
- Beck

I'm the artist formally known as Beck.
I have a genius wig.
When I put that wig on, then the true genius emerges.
I don't have enough hair to be a genius.
I think you have to have hair going everywhere.
- Beck

I just want to do God's will.
And he's allowed me to go to the mountain.
And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land!
I may not get there with you,
but I want you to know tonight that
we as a people will get to the promised land.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Weather forecast for tonight: dark.
- George Carlin

I recorded my hair this morning, tonight I'm watching the highlights.
- Jay London

I can't say I'm happy to be talking about John Ritter and his passing.
In my 21 years of Entertainment Tonight,
this really was one of the most shocking and sad things to have happened.
- Mary Hart

I don't enjoy public performances and being up on a stage.
I don't enjoy the glamour.
Like tonight, I am up on stage and my feet hurt.
- Barbra Streisand

I don't want to see anyone leaving single tonight.
I want everyone to leave impregnated.
- Joel Madden

My older son who is, I think, here tonight,
is forty-one years old.
Which is odd because so am I. - Robert B. Parker

Maybe I'm too young to keep good love from going wrong,
but tonight you're on my mind, so you never know.
- Jeff Buckley

Luck, be a lady tonight.
- Frank Loesser

Mick has expressed an interest in coming to the gallery
tonight because he's seen me behaving myself lately.
He is being much more supportive, which is nice.
- Ron Wood

I think I have something tonight that's not quite correct for evening wear.
Blue suede shoes.
- Elvis Presley

I thank God tonight for freedom - those who bought
and paid for it with their lives in the past -
those who will protect it in the present and defend it in the future.
- Jim Gibbons

People don't know this, but early in your career,
you don't just glide on to The Tonight Show.
- Tea Leoni

Remember tonight...
for it is the beginning of always.
- Dante Alighieri

Though I know he loves me, tonight my heart is sad;
his kiss was not so wonderful as all the dreams I had.
- Sara Teasdale

The wind at Candlestick tonight is blowing with great propensity.
- Ron Fairly

I pledge tonight to be Mayor for all of the people of this city -
for one Chicago.
- Jane Byrne

I feel like a million tonight - but one at a time.
- Bette Midler

Meaning that if you live in the moment,
so to speak, we play today, and tonight we're done.
- Alex Van Halen

I've heard that, but since I'm computer illiterate
I don't know how it all works.
But since I'm on Prodigy tonight, I'm learning a lot through my typist,
Peter.
- Bobby Sherman

My message tonight is a simple one -
the journey is getting exciting and this great state is on the move.
- Donald L. Carcieri

Tonight - by taking this solemn oath -
I am no longer a private citizen but the Mayor of the City of Chicago.
- Jane Byrne

Yes, beef is what was for dinner last night.
Tonight it will be my dinner, and it will continue to be.
- Christopher Bond

In the first State of the Union of his second term,
President Bush made clear to Americans tonight that
he is not going to play the role of a lame duck President.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

This has been a most wonderful evening.
Gertrude has said things tonight it will take her 10 years to understand.
- Alice B. Toklas

It is the eve of St.
George's Day.
Do you not know that tonight, when the clock strikes midnight,
all the evil things in the world will have full sway?
- Bram Stoker

A boy is holding a girl so very tight in his arms tonight.
- Edward VIII

I wondered vaguely if this was when it would end,
whether I would pull up tonight's darkness like a quilt
and be dead and at peace evermore.
- William Manchester

If you will come back and make that pledge,
God will heal your heart tonight.
- Benny Hinn

I had cottage cheese for lunch and a glass of wine when I got home tonight.
- Sally Quinn

Tonight, late, when I'm still not done with the day
but must comply with sleep,
I can whisper, "There was done a little good today.
Today I changed myself and the world, just a little.
And yes, I loved." Most days, that is enough.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you want a transcript of tonight's program,
get a pen and write down everything I said.
- Kevin Nealon

When I got a call from Los Angeles to do the Tonight Show,
I considered it more of an inconvenience than an opportunity.
- Lorna Luft

I was lonely driving here tonight so I hugged the road.
- Jay London

Well, if you find a note tonight that sounds good,
play the same damn note every night!
- Count Basie

I look at my clarinet sometimes and I think,
I wonder what's going to come out of there tonight? You never know.
- Acker Bilk


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