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Michael Stipe Quotes and Sayings

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Sometimes before we make a record I go back and listen to a few.
It's equally humbling and uplifting.
- Michael Stipe

Related topics: Music

On planes I always cry.
Something about altitude, the lack of oxygen and the bad movies.
I cried over a St.
Bernard movie once on a plane.
That was really embarrassing.
- Michael Stipe

We toured that record for a year, which turned out
to be the culmination of ten years of being constantly on the road.
We were sick to death of touring.
- Michael Stipe

If I'm tired of me, I'm sure the public is as well.
- Michael Stipe

 

I've always felt that sexuality is a really slippery thing.
In this day and age, it tends to get categorized and labeled,
and I think labels are for food.
Canned food.
- Michael Stipe

There was never a golden era of American radio as far as I can tell.
- Michael Stipe

My iPod that was programmed by Peter Buck.
It has 7,000 songs hand-picked for me by him.
- Michael Stipe

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I'm not homosexual, I'm not hetrosexual,
I'm just sexual.
- Michael Stipe

I'm just not that fascinating a person to have had
all those lives that I've written about.
- Michael Stipe

When you meet a stranger, look at his shoes.
Keep your money in your shoes.
- Michael Stipe

There are people that very strongly identify themselves as gay and then lesbian,
and then I think there are a lot of people who are
kind of some percentage or some version of that.
- Michael Stipe

I went through a period where I was really tired of
seeing and reading about myself.
- Michael Stipe

If you disagree with me, fine!
Because that's the great thing about America,
we can disagree!
- Michael Stipe

When I get really hammered I take my clothes off.
That's a sure sign.
It's been a long time since the last time I did that.
Probably a year.
- Michael Stipe

I really wanted to be on Six Feet Under as a corpse.
That would be hysterical.
- Michael Stipe

When we first started, we were a band from Athens and that was so off the map.
- Michael Stipe

Never eat broccoli when there are cameras around.
- Michael Stipe

And I don't expect anyone can bring about a revolution
in the way that Bob Dylan did -
and really didn't -
in the 1960s.
- Michael Stipe

My feeling is that labels are for canned food...
I am what I am - and I know what I am.
- Michael Stipe

They always want me to play myself and that's a big snooze.
- Michael Stipe

Peter was sick of being a pop star, the guitar god,
and so he decided to teach himself other instruments.
Among the instruments that he picked up was the mandolin.
- Michael Stipe

I think there were early critics who wanted us to change
the world because the Sex Pistols failed.
- Michael Stipe

I'm tired of being this solemn poet of the masses,
the enigma shrouded in a mystery.
- Michael Stipe

But I think the one thing that I can say about us is
that we're very consistent about certain things and
part of that is our desire to do the very best work
that we can and not rest on our laurels,
or not allow formula to come into what we do.
- Michael Stipe

So, we went from being an Athens band to being a Georgia
band to being a Southern band to being an American
band from the East Coast to being an American band
and now we're kind of an international phenomenon.
- Michael Stipe

We're absolutely American and distinctly so,
I think.
That's part of what people respond to outside of this country,
part of the reason that we're such a huge band outside of the U.S.,
where we're not so popular now as we were 10 or 12 years ago.
- Michael Stipe

So, we just kind of created our own thing and that's
part of the beauty of Athens:
is that it's so off the map and there's no way you
could ever be the East Village or an L.A.
scene or a San Francisco scene, that it just became its own thing.
- Michael Stipe

Super casual music listeners.
That's most of the people in the world.
And you have to understand, that's why Top 40 radio exists.
It's not there for people who seek out music and who love music.
- Michael Stipe

So, when you divide the world into music lovers,
music fans and then those people who are just very
casual about their music,
it's wallpaper to them, it's elevator music,
it's just the thing that's playing in the background
that helps them through their day.
- Michael Stipe

But we're very much an American band and that's that.
I think that's part of the appeal outside of this country
and it might be part of the reason people turned away
from us within this country,
because familiarity breeds contempt.
- Michael Stipe

We made part of the record in Miami,
and I would go down to the beach,
and not 20 feet from the water I see a fish that is
at least seven feet long swimming close to the shore.
I did not go back in the ocean the entire month.
- Michael Stipe

There was a point in the '80s when I looked out at
my audience and I saw people that -
were I not on the stage -
they'd sooner slug me as they walked by me on the sidewalk.
And I realized that I was way beyond the choir.
- Michael Stipe

Because the casual music listeners are the ones who
turn on the radio and they don't really care what's playing,
they just know that they kinda like it or it's easy
to drive to or it's easy to sing along to or whatever.
- Michael Stipe

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You cannot be totally committed sometimes.
- A Course In Miracles

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

If you are the master, be sometimes blind,
if you are the servant, be sometimes deaf.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Love is like the truth,
sometimes it prevails,
sometimes it hurts.
- Victor M. Garcia Jr.

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Life is a series of experiences,
each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Life is like an onion:
you peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For everything I observe or experience,
I create a story - not sometimes, but always.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong


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