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Stephen Malkmus Quotes and Sayings

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A good voice isn't so important.
It's more important to sound really unique.
- Stephen Malkmus

We're not on a desperate mission to write chart compatible stuff.
- Stephen Malkmus

What producers did was mostly recording in the studio,
so it never changed our sound just that much.
- Stephen Malkmus

Lou Reed is something like a personal favorite of mine,
but you could always put me into that drawer of singers who can't really sing,
who speak their songs.
- Stephen Malkmus

 

Well, yeah, I sang to some songs on the radio or in the shower.
- Stephen Malkmus

I guess the majority of people who want to ban certain
musicians are the ones who are so proud of everything America stands for.
- Stephen Malkmus

But, then again, I wouldn't call myself an indie-rock
supporter even if there are some really good bands
out there and there will always be some real good new bands.
- Stephen Malkmus

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The lyrics are different from Nick Cave songs and lyrics.
His songs are very narrative.
- Stephen Malkmus

I don't even think my voice is really good.
- Stephen Malkmus

I'm more into describing a scenario and I move around in that scenario.
- Stephen Malkmus

We always did our own mixing.
- Stephen Malkmus

I never decided to start singing, to be a singer.
- Stephen Malkmus

We were delighted to have Nigel as a producer.
The only problem is that Nigel is so famous that he
seems to dominate most interviews without being there.
- Stephen Malkmus

We're probably a couple of freaks who've created their own little universe,
are living in our own little world and that's the only
place where we can survive.
- Stephen Malkmus

I like that band Get Hustle.
They're cool live.
I haven't heard their records, though.
- Stephen Malkmus

If a voice is just too nice, without an edge,
it kinda all flows by.
You forget it.
You don't listen to the lyrics.
- Stephen Malkmus

I really do think everybody can sing.
- Stephen Malkmus

Almost every band has somebody who's the main songwriter and who has a vision,
a very clear idea of how a song should be.
- Stephen Malkmus

There's no point that an album should sound like a
watered down version of another album.
- Stephen Malkmus

If you want to be negative about the whole thing you
can say all guitar bands after the Beatles were just
a waste of time because the Beatles were the best.
I think it's far better to give new records a try.
- Stephen Malkmus

I'm not sure if you can blame everything on the American way of life,
but the United States are big.
So, if you have a lot of people there,
the percentage of stupid people is bound to be higher.
- Stephen Malkmus

I think the focus of the media changes.
At the moment the more electronic stuff like trip-hop
was the flavor of the month,
just a little while ago.
It all depends on the angle, from which point of view you see it.
- Stephen Malkmus

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Good things happen to those who hustle.
- Anais Nin

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

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

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It all comes to this:
the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
- Helen Keller

Be not merely good; be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

If the problem can be solved,
there is no use worrying about it.
If it can't be solved,
worrying will do no good.
- Tibetan proverb

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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