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Lester Bangs Quotes and Sayings

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I mean it's easier to be in a demonstration if it's
a trip that's one of the reasons why the whole thing fell apart in 1971,
because it wasn't a trip any longer.
- Lester Bangs

The thing is that, they all had real strong personalities
and real distinct identities,
and I don't find most of the groups that are coming out now really do.
- Lester Bangs

I mean the interesting thing I think would be if something happened like,
what happened in England where all these kids that
all of a sudden can't afford the ticket prices.
- Lester Bangs

I don't see that there are any particular changes in popular music.
- Lester Bangs

 

Corporations are social organizations,
the theater in which men and women realize or fail
to realize purposeful and productive lives.
- Lester Bangs

I hate Stanley Clark, but I have to admit he's playing
Jazz whether I like it or not.
- Lester Bangs

No, I see it as meaning very little at the moment because
none of the groups are about anything.
- Lester Bangs

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Every great work of art has two faces,
one toward its own time and one toward the future,
toward eternity.
- Lester Bangs

Or like in the early 70's when we had the reaction
against acid rock and all the fuzz tone,
and feedback, and the noise.
And you had James Taylor and everyone went acoustic and that.
- Lester Bangs

The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious.
- Lester Bangs

The ultimate sin of any performer is contempt for the audience.
- Lester Bangs

The great thing about The Clash of course is that they
keep searching for answers beyond that.
- Lester Bangs

Nothing ever quite dies, it just comes back in a different form.
- Lester Bangs

I'm really schizophrenic about that,
because on the one hand I would say,
yes there is, there's something inherently,
even violent about it, it's wild and raw and all this.
- Lester Bangs

When kids can't afford to see it anymore maybe we'll
have a whole resurgence of garage bands all over America
and this New Wave thing will start to mean something on a grass roots level.
- Lester Bangs

Most of them are pretty down records,
pretty unhappy, pretty confused.
Which only reflects how people in general were feeling,
I mean really the sense that you get is society running down.
- Lester Bangs

Here we are in the 70's when everything really is horrible and it really stinks.
The mass media, everything on television everything
everywhere is just rotten.
You know it's just really boring and really evil,
ugly and worse.
- Lester Bangs

No I don't think it was a myth at all,
anymore than what the recession that the whole country
was experiencing was a myth,
which obviously seems like it's going to get worse and worse.
- Lester Bangs

And doing so you can recreate yourself and you can
also come up with something that is not only original
and creative and artistic,
but also maybe even decent, or moral if I can use words like that,
or something that's like basically good.
- Lester Bangs

It's much easier to wear a Chairman Mao button and
shake your fists in the air and all that,
then to actually read the Communist manifesto and things
like that and actually become involved in politics.
- Lester Bangs

As far as a truly radical conscience,
you have to take it as part of a larger thing,
that it was sort of historical inevitability that with
the coming of a leaguer society people would start
to use drugs a lot more then they had before.
- Lester Bangs

Basically no, I mean I think that it's very easy to like I say,
smoke a joint or even to wear a Chairman Mao button,
or do a lot of these things with out knowing what's behind it,
and what it really means.
- Lester Bangs

I mean Iggy and The Stooges first couple of albums
I think sold twenty five thousand between the two of
them you know and so to talk in terms of an underground
I mean you have to go really to the independent labels and things like that.
- Lester Bangs

That's one reason why it's pretty worthless,
I can't totally buy it, if you think about it,
it's things like the Phil Spector records.
On one level they were rebellion, on another level
they were keeping the teenager in his place.
- Lester Bangs

In fact I think now we've reached a point now,
where the powers that be really have sort of vested
interest in all of us being stoned out as much as possible
all the time so we don't know what's going on,
and we don't care.
- Lester Bangs

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end -
no apologies, no regrets.
- Henry Kissinger

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

Life is a game - a game you can never win.
You already know the final score: Life 1, You 0.
Doesn't mean you can't have fun playing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.
- Albert Einstein

Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything.
It's the time we spent together that matters,
not how we left it.
- Trey Parker

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

Sucking the marrow out of life
doesn't mean choking on the bone.
- Robin Williams as John Keating
in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means
you haven't succeeded yet.
- Robert H. Schuller

Just because I don't care,
doesn't mean I don't understand.
- Matt Groening's TV series The Simpsons.

Be clear with yourself about what you mean
in conversations with others, and especially with yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me.
They don't mean anything.
- Oliver Hudson

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.
- Irene Peter

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?
- George Carlin

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world
doesn't mean you are wiser
than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
- Edward R. Murrow

Just because something doesn't do what you planned
it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
- Thomas A. Edison

Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down,
but in the end the house always wins.
Doesn't mean you didn't have fun.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that
we are immune to their operations.
- David Gerrold

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance;
and a people who mean to be their own governors must
arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
- James Madison

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,'
they really mean,
'not really.'
- Dave Parnas

No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean,
for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
- Henry Adams

Well, my aspirations certainly were not to be in a pre-school show.
I mean, it's certainly nothing that I considered;
it's nothing I ever thought anyone would ever let me do.
- Steve Burns

Independence doesn't mean you decide the way you want.
- Stephen Breyer

Good God, do you mean to say this place is a club?
- F. E. Smith

It was definitely a part of our life.
I mean, my mom had both her brothers and her fiancee
in Vietnam at the same time,
so it wasn't just my dad's story, it was my mom's story too.
And we definitely grew up listening to the stories.
- Vanessa Kerry

The fact that we're catching more fish per person than
we've ever done before doesn't mean that there are
not particular places where we've managed fisheries badly.
- Bjorn Lomborg

I'm not about to go out and buy a snake for a pet.
I mean, I may have faced a few fears but I'm not insane.
- Kristin Davis

When I heard Little Richard, I mean,
it just set my world on fire.
- David Bowie

A lyric has to mean something to me,
something that has happened to me.
- Lou Rawls

To the general public, show business may just mean the artistic part,
but the dollar and cents element is the reality every performer has to face.
- Liza Minelli

Just because you're upfront with someone doesn't mean you're an honest person;
you might just be someone in the passenger seat.
- Brian Celio


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