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Levon Helm Quotes and Sayings

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The rock star stuff never came up for us.
The Band was never attacked by groupies before,
during or after any show that we ever played.
- Levon Helm

Drums just always sounded like the most fun part of that good music for me.
- Levon Helm

I like walking on the edge.
- Levon Helm

The way to do it is to put as much life into the song as I can.
You can either get it to breathe or you can't.
- Levon Helm

 

The Jungle Bush Beaters didn't last too long as a group,
but we had a pretty good time while we did.
- Levon Helm

By the time The Band did The Last Waltz,
the chemistry had changed, and it wasn't a thrill anymore
to live that studio kind of life.
- Levon Helm

I like to get within handshaking distance of the crowd.
If it happens, they know it, we know it,
and that's all we came here for.
- Levon Helm

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Anytime I switch to another instrument,
I immediately turn it into another kind of drum so
that I can understand it better.
- Levon Helm

The Band never really played big concert tours.
We never sold millions and millions of albums.
- Levon Helm

I never subscribe to the stay-at-home policy.
I'm not sick of the road or sick of eating in good
restaurants around the country.
I like to travel.
- Levon Helm

Forever Young, by Dylan, is one of my favorite songs.
- Levon Helm

If things are going slow, I'm itchy.
- Levon Helm

Dad and mom would have preferred that I be a doctor,
a lawyer, a scientist, or a great humanitarian.
- Levon Helm

The crowd is just as important as the group.
It takes everything to make it work.
- Levon Helm

My dad and I played music.
He teaches me a song or two every time I'm home.
- Levon Helm

We all love musical architecture; there's no doubt about that.
- Levon Helm

You can either make it come around or you can't.
By the time we would be ready to record a song,
we would know for sure that it was the best way we could do it.
- Levon Helm

I love horns, and the bigger the band,
the better it sounds to my ear.
- Levon Helm

Lord, when the song wants to pick up and go a little faster towards the end,
it's hard for me to resist.
- Levon Helm

We're all dealt with the same hand here,
so to speak.
I feel like I've had it a lot better than most people.
I've had the opportunity to travel and play music all my life.
- Levon Helm

A friend of mine took me to Memphis advised me that
I should get in the musicians' union.
He gave me a set of drums and said, Stay on the job,
son.
- Levon Helm

There were no rules, other than that the song should
sound good and be fun to play.
- Levon Helm

I've had all the lessons I could get.
I've learned from everybody I've ever met.
- Levon Helm

I don't fool with a lot of things that I can't have fun with.
There's not much reward in that.
- Levon Helm

Drums usually seem to tune themselves.
- Levon Helm

Good times don't last long sometimes.
- Levon Helm

When the second record came out, they started calling it The Band.
I voted to call it The Crackers.
I'm no fool.
- Levon Helm

Conway Twitty was always our local hero while I was growing up.
He had a series of good bands.
I wanted to sit in, if Conway would let me.
And he did a couple of times.
- Levon Helm

If you feel like you're getting into a rut with a song,
a night off usually fixes it.
- Levon Helm

Well, somebody's got to sing.
They won't hire you unless you sing.
- Levon Helm

If you give it good concentration, good energy,
good heart and good performance, the song will play you.
- Levon Helm

Don't we all want what's best for each other?
- Levon Helm

With horns and a full rhythm section,
the drums always looked like the best seat in the house.
- Levon Helm

I played some Yamaha drums that I like a lot.
And I like the Yamaha people a lot too.
They've been really nice to me and The Band.
- Levon Helm

If you pour some music on whatever's wrong,
it'll sure help out.
- Levon Helm

I was in high school, trying to get out of high school.
The only thing slowing me up was grades.
- Levon Helm

Most of our stuff was trial and error.
You live with a tape recorder, you turn it on,
you play the song and you listen to it.
- Levon Helm

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,
the stream always wins -
not through strength but by perseverance.
- The Buddha

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way lies in softness and patience,
as the softest water cuts through the hardest rock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is a rock upon whom you can depend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
my God, my strength, in whom I will trust.
- Psalm 18:2

The River of Life has no judgments.
The River flows with no concept of good and bad - right and wrong.
The fields and dreams of men may be nourished by the River of Life,
or flooded and covered with silt, and the River just flows.
Men may catch fish and live on the River of Life,
or they may founder in a storm and drown, and the River just flows.
The River of Life is timeless.
It is not unchanging, but it is timeless,
and it changes in its own time.
The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know which will go first - rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
- John Lennon

Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie"
until you can find a rock.
- Will Rogers

As a rock star, I have two instincts,
I want to have fun, and I want to change the world.
I have a chance to do both.
- Bono

We're more popular than Jesus now;
I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
- John Lennon

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it,
bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

My mom is definitely my rock.
- Alicia Keys

My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

The only rock I know that stays steady,
the only institution I know that works,
is the family.
- Lee Iacocca

The cloud that descended on Black Rock on Monday was
not for the past but the future.
How much will this debacle chill the pursuit of other risky investigations?
- Tina Brown

I can't tell you what I had for breakfast,
but I can sing every single word of rock and roll.
- Patty Duke

I take smack because I enjoy it.
I enjoy all it makes me feel.
I don't do it to be in with the in crowd.
I can rock out with it.
- Johnny Thunders

I would rather be a security guard than a rock star.
- Bruce McCulloch

If anyone asks you what kind of music you play,
tell him 'pop.' Don't tell him 'rock'n'roll' or they
won't even let you in the hotel.
- Buddy Holly

I always wanted to be a rock star.
That was my childhood dream.
That's what I told everybody I was going to be when I grew up.
- Chester Bennington

I have to admit, I do not listen to much rock music.
- Giorgio Moroder

I'm thinking about learning a few new things -
like taking classical guitar lessons -
and I'd like to bring what I learn into hard rock.
- Mick Mars

I've always liked funk and rock and everything.
- John Otto

I have very eclectic taste in music,
but when it comes to going to concerts,
I like going to rock concerts.
- Fran Drescher

If you're listening to a rock star in order to get
your information on who to vote for,
you're a bigger moron than they are.
- Alice Cooper

After 50, the rock 'n' roll road is a little absurd.
It's very difficult to play these little places.
You're out there on a rickety old bus with no place to shower.
- Nancy Sinatra

I like to go rock scrambling.
- Moira Kelly

I just didn't expect an acoustic version of Rock'n'Roll All Nite.
- Ace Frehley

The biggest misconception about us is that we're just a rock band.
We think our music is a cross-section of many genres;
a hybrid of what the six of us have grown up on.
- Brad Delson

Life leaps like a geyser for those who drill through the rock of inertia.
- Alexis Carrel

After 9/11, we realized that all these silly culture wars,
and arguing about rock lyrics...
who cares? You know, we, for some reason,
remembered what our real problems are.
- Frank Rich

Rock'n'roll has to be destroyed and rebuilt in my name
if it's ever gonna accomplish anything.
- GG Allin


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