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Beck Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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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 had long hair when I was a teenager.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius

What you do speaks so loudly
that I cannot hear what you say.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard,"
I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
- Sydney Harris

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

In silence you hear who you are becoming.
You create yourself.
- Jewel

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
- Chinese proverb

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

We only see what we want to see,
and hear what we want to hear
- don Miguel Ruiz

When I hear "you have to...",
I say that there is nothing I "HAVE TO" do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone who wills, can hear the inner voice.
It is within everyone.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous

Let us be silent, that we may
hear the whispers of the gods.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

From far beyond this life,
I hear the call.
From place beyond all place,
I feel the call.
From time before all time,
I know the call.
From one before all ones,
I am the call.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being wakeful in each and every moment of your life is meditation.
The simplest definition of meditation is:
when seeing, just see; when hearing, just hear.
- Josh Baran

Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.
- Ram Dass

True love comes quietly,
without banners or flashing lights.
If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
- Erich Segal

I offer you peace.
I offer you love.
I offer you friendship.
I see your beauty.
I hear your need.
I feel your feelings.
My wisdom flows from the Highest Source.
I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together for unity and love.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You are perfect. You are complete.
Your inner voice always knows what to do,
but it is a quiet voice.
You can only hear the whisperings of your inner voice -
your inner compass - when you turn down the volume
of your fears, your regrets, your resentments,
and the fear-based advice
your neighbors are so willing to give you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

You don't love someone for their looks,
or their clothes, or for their fancy car,
but because they sing a song only you can hear.
- Anonymous

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is
a jay and which is a sparrow,
he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
- Eric Berne

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,'
then by all means paint,
and that voice will be silenced.
- Vincent Van Gogh

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns,
the rattle of musketry, the strange,
mournful mutter of the battlefield.
- Douglas MacArthur


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