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Alex Lifeson Quotes and Sayings

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But when Neil called, I have to say that my heart soared.
And the reason was, because it said so much about his recovery...
that he was coming back to the world of the living.
- Alex Lifeson

We've managed to have a long career that is still quite vibrant,
yet we've never had to kow-tow to record companies
who said we weren't commercial enough.
- Alex Lifeson

Both Neil and I had done solo projects where we were
the boss and I just thought that if he was willing to get into it,
it would really be a good experience for him.
- Alex Lifeson

If there was any one achievement, it would be that
we've have done it on our own terms.
- Alex Lifeson

 

At the same time, I've never been afraid of death or the concept of death.
- Alex Lifeson

I think that's given inspiration to other musicians.
I know, particularly through the 90s,
a lot of bands would cite Rush as an influence.
I don't think it was so much our music,
but more the way we really stuck to our guns.
- Alex Lifeson

I think we're quite unique in that we do have our own
sound and approach and we don't really care what's going on elsewhere...
we've never wanted to be part of another trend or movement.
- Alex Lifeson

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When I look out at the audience at some of our shows,
I think we are reaching a younger audience...
I see lots of people in their 30s and 40s,
but I also see a lot of people in their young and middle teens,
and that's definitely reassuring.
- Alex Lifeson

I mean, you go to the internet and you can see all
these conversations and arguments that our fans have
about our music and that's wonderful to know,
that people would take the time to be that involved.
- Alex Lifeson

You know, we have a long history of covering different
periods of this band's development with a live record...
a sort of live thing that would be done for three or four records,
and that was the intention with this particular package.
- Alex Lifeson

Rush has never been a spontaneous group.
We may be spontaneous in our writing,
we may be spontaneous as individuals in our day to day lives...
certainly I think am and always have been,
but I think when it comes to Rush and our presentation
of our music it's quite controlled.
- Alex Lifeson

But I think the credit has to go to Geddy...
he spent a lot of time in the studio with Paul,
I think he needed that kind of focus to be in there
to be a part of the whole thing,
and for the most part he made all the major decisions.
- Alex Lifeson

The shock of any trauma, I think changes your life.
It's more acute in the beginning and after a little
time you settle back to what you were.
However it leaves an indelible mark on your psyche.
- Alex Lifeson

And on top of that, when we work together we have a
wonderful working relationship we push each other we
challenge each other we laugh 80% of the time that
we are together we're very fortunate.
- Alex Lifeson

When we signed our deal in 1974, we'd already been together for six years.
When they lowered the drinking age in Ontario in 1971 to 18 years,
we went from playing two or three high schools in a
month to playing clubs two or three times a week.
- Alex Lifeson

Certainly after the tragedy in Neil's life,
we were holding out hope for his recovery.
It wasn't too promising at the time and obviously you
get to the point of thinking that that is it.
- Alex Lifeson

I'd say we do reach somewhat of a younger audience,
but I think for the most part that younger audience
is picking our music up from a brother or sister or even parent,
who is turning them onto the band.
- Alex Lifeson

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

It's better to burn out, than to fade away.
- Neil Young

Sudden money is going from zero to two hundred dollars a week.
The rest doesn't count.
- Neil Simon

You know, Neil Young is singing Rock n' roll will never die,
and Neil never rocked and rolled in his life.
I mean, he rocked, but he didn't roll.
He has got no swing in him.
- Joni Mitchell

You can say that Wayne Coyne sounds like Neil Young.
- Mike Lowry

I remember; I was 15 years old when Neil Armstrong put feet in the moon.
- Umberto Guidoni

I'm not full of malice, but I do dislike Neil Diamond a lot,
and I'm sorry that I've done a Neil Diamond song.
- Robert Wyatt

How do I explain Neil Young? Great question!
I explain Neil Young as, I would kill to see his acoustic shows.
- Bob Mould

We never let go.
Ever.
Even with punctuation.
It's frightening.
I can't see anyone from any record company ever writing
an email to Neil and not getting it back,
with corrections.
- Chris Lowe

Other people like Neil Young and Dennis Hopper,
those are just really close knit family friends.
- Amber Tamblyn

My songs are like cheap Neil Young copies.
- Randy Bachman

I wasn't a rock 'n' roll girl.
I said, Neil Young, Neil Young, where do I know that name from?
- Carrie Snodgress

I like a composer called Henry Purcell,
and I love to listen to Neil Young.
- Cornelia Funke

I have been working up until recently with Neil Simon,
who has been adapting the character to me.
- Paula Abdul

I make movies I want to see.
- Neil LaBute

You can trust a Neil Simon script.
Every dot.
Every dash; that pause means something.
He takes all the jokes out, practically.
- Hector Elizondo

My mother's side of the family was in the production side of theatre.
My grandfather, Jose Vega, was a general manager for
Neil Simon shows on Broadway.
- Yancy Butler

We seem to somewhat be behind an eight ball,
and what I mean by that is we're constantly waiting
for a call from Neil as to whether he wants to do CSNY.
- Graham Nash

I began hearing rumors of apossible recording session with Neil Young.
I was a huge fan of Neil's.
- Jack Irons

That's what I like about Neil Jordan's films:
everyone is better at what they do than you are.
- Ian Hart

What is so refreshing playing with Neil Finn and all
his friends is these people think exactly the same -
regular people doing their thing and separating the music from the business.
- Ed O'Brien

There was a note on my dressing room table that said,
Call Neil Young.
- Carrie Snodgress

When I was in high school, I read all of Neil Simon's plays.
- Darius Rucker

I love Neil Finn.
I've loved everything he's done since Split Enz.
- Nik Kershaw

Neil Armstrong, when he was out there landing on the moon,
I was there first.
- Mark Roberts

This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
- Neil Armstrong

I don't think business news is just for old white men with money.
- Neil Cavuto

Programme names have been changed, and we have Andrew
Neil saying he won't be using long words.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

I fell in love with Neil's pain.
We were in this cocoon of intensity.
Neil and I were uniquely in the same position at the same time,
having overwhelming success facing us.
- Carrie Snodgress

The press will naturally come and go as it has done with all artists,
from David Bowie to Neil Young to U2.
- Kelly Jones

Angel was the first Irish feature film.
Neil's first movie and my first movie.
- Stephen Rea

I was a Reagan backer.
It was a shock for some people that I could agree with
anything that man would say.
- Neil Young

I think I'm going to be making country records for
as long as I can see into the future.
It's much more down-home and real.
- Neil Young

I'm lucky.
Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part.
- Neil Diamond

My best male friend is my best friend until he crosses me.
We're all protective of the self.
- Neil LaBute

I mean in recent years, I think you've only got to
sell thirty or forty thousand to get a #1.
- Neil Innes

Yeah, I wasn't chosen to be first.
I was just chosen to command that flight.
Circumstance put me in that particular role.
That wasn't planned by anyone.
- Neil Armstrong

I would be more frightened as a writer if people thought
my movies were like science fiction.
- Neil LaBute

First I would probably place men at the bottom of the food chain.
On a grander scale, I would say they're reacting to change.
Feminism has got to be part of that.
- Neil LaBute

I still need practice in enjoying the fruits of success.
- Neil Diamond

Studios are passe for me.
I'd rather play in a garage, in a truck,
or a rehearsal hall, a club, or a basement.
- Neil Young

I think the more the actor lets you know what he thinks of the character,
the less the audience cares - like a comedian who laughs at his own jokes.
- Neil LaBute

The big gay clubs like Heaven started having mixed nights in the late '80s.
- Neil Tennant

I didn't want to wear a checked shirt and grow a mustache -
that's what you had to do,
and everyone did.
- Neil Tennant

It has always been the prerogative of children and
half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes.
But the half-wit remains a half-wit,
and the emperor remains an emperor.
- Neil Gaiman

Because, if one is writing novels today,
concentrating on the beauty of the prose is right up
there with concentrating on your semi-colons,
for wasted effort.
- Neil Gaiman

In many ways, it was much, much harder to get the first book contract.
The hardest thing probably overall has been learning not to trust people,
publicists and so forth, implicitly.
- Neil Gaiman

We live in a disposable society.
It's easier to throw things out than to fix them.
We even give it a name - we call it recycling.
- Neil LaBute

Lincoln emancipated nobody.
The man freed not a single slave.
- L. Neil Smith

I've looked at photographs of myself during concerts
and it sometimes looks as if I'm in a fencing move,
with a guitar in my hands instead of a sword.
- Neil Diamond

I came back to performing with a different attitude
about performing and myself.
I wasn't expecting perfection any more,
just hoping for an occasional inspiration.
- Neil Diamond

This planet is 15 million years overdue for an asteroid
strike like the one that killed the dinosaurs.
- L. Neil Smith

It was just us lampooning our own peer group,
saying, well hey, where did this stuff come from? And
where does British guys get to be so good at it suddenly?
- Neil Innes

Research is creating new knowledge.
- Neil Armstrong


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