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Thurston Moore Quotes and Sayings

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Traditional songwriting, to us, is where the experimental nature comes in.
We're all involved with so much outside activity with really hardcore,
experimental music-making.
- Thurston Moore

I don't really care about, Oh I really have to sell these things.
- Thurston Moore

I grew up in the early '70s in New England.
- Thurston Moore

I never go back and listen to the recorded document.
The thrill comes when the balance can be attained.
Everyone in the room can have a shared,
communal rock experience.
- Thurston Moore

 

Rock'n'roll saved my soul.
- Thurston Moore

A lot of the lyrical ideas do have a lot of meaning in a way,
although it is somewhat abstracted.
- Thurston Moore

We're like old people now playing music.
I'm so glad we stuck it out because it's a lot better.
I used to feel kind of anxious.
Now our apprenticeship is over.
- Thurston Moore

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Kids think of us as being totally over the hill.
- Thurston Moore

I was surrounded by nature and trying to come to terms
with this blissful nature versus the inhumane mentality of war.
People were being deluded by someone using the word peace.
- Thurston Moore

I really want to do a book on the history of the no-wave music scene in New York,
how it extended out and formed lots of other things.
It was such a great visual culture.
- Thurston Moore

Anyone who grows up with parents who are very influential,
there are cases where people run away from that if
they have parents who are really lame.
- Thurston Moore

Lyric writing is an interesting process in Sonic Youth.
There's three people writing now, and we've all had
a lot of interest and involvement with expression through words.
- Thurston Moore

We're playing all these weird festivals,
usually outdoors.
- Thurston Moore

It's hard for bands to stick it out because people grow up,
and it never really pays off.
If you're looking for some sort of payoff,
it's not gonna happen.
- Thurston Moore

I never do releases to try and make or break some contemporary band.
- Thurston Moore

Every now and again, the alternative culture is cherished
by the mainstream for what it is,
rather than how it should be, like the mainstream popular music.
- Thurston Moore

The band has a liberal philosophy - that's sort of a given.
- Thurston Moore

We never notate our music, so you can try to replicate it,
but you don't really have it.
- Thurston Moore

I wanted to hear the songs in the way that I had written them,
which was very basic.
All I wanted was drums and another guitar,
and I was just going to sing.
- Thurston Moore

We're all very sensitive that Jim has the shortest history with the band.
He wants to be somewhat of a free agent.
I'm just going to let time dictate how Jim's future evolves.
- Thurston Moore

Whenever I can afford to do something,
I do it.
- Thurston Moore

No one really gets rich doing this.
A couple people do, Black Sabbath does.
We don't sell any records anymore.
- Thurston Moore

Buddhism has become a socially recognized religious
philosophy for Americans,
whereas it used to be considered an exotic religion.
- Thurston Moore

I certainly don't sit around in the morning making
pancakes listening to Whitehouse or anything.
- Thurston Moore

I have to reign myself in a lot.
- Thurston Moore

Most people can't tell now who wrote what.
I like that blurring of identities within the band.
because it becomes a unified thing that can't be related
to other forms of historical poetry.
- Thurston Moore

Each member does whatever they want with the song and
it totally changes it from whatever idea I hear around it.
It turns it into a Sonic Youth song and completely
away from it being a solo song.
- Thurston Moore

It's American Alternative radio stations that bug me.
We're considered Alternative, but don't expect us to
be played next to Blink 182 and Offspring.
We're hardly of that generation.
- Thurston Moore

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional PHOTO

Wherever you go, there you are.
- Traditional Zen Proverb

Peace is the ultimate blessing.
- Jewish traditional

A son is a son till he takes him a wife,
a daughter is a daughter all of her life.
- Irish Traditional

What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?
- Traditional Zen Koan

The True Path is the path on which
there is no coming and no going.
- Traditional Zen Koan

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

Family life itself, that safest, most traditional,
most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary:
It is,
perpetually, a dangerous place.
- Margaret Drabble

Overflowing Cup of Tea:
The Zen Master poured his visitor's teacup full, and then kept pouring.
The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself.
"It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," the Zen Master said,
"you are full of your own opinions and assumptions.
How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?"
- Traditional Zen Koan

I used to be interested in Windows NT,
but the more I see it, the more it looks like traditional
Windows with a stabler kernel.
I don't find anything technically interesting there.
- Linus Torvalds

Finnish companies tend to be very traditional,
not taking many risks.
Silicon Valley is completely different:
people here really live on the edge.
- Linus Torvalds

Many traditional religions foster attitudes that ought
to have disappeared as biological understanding accumulated over the last century.
- George C. Williams

Little Sparta is a garden in the traditional sense.
It is perhaps not like other modern gardens,
but I think that other times would have had no difficulty with it.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

The greatest impediments to changes in our traditional
roles seem to lie not in the visible world of conscious intent,
but in the murky realm of the unconscious mind.
- Augustus Y. Napier

Organisations are now confronted with two sources of change:
the traditional type that is initiated and managed;
and external changes over which no one has control.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

Japanese traditional architecture is created based on these conditions.
This is the reason you have a very high degree of connection
between the outside and inside in architecture.
- Tadao Ando

When Jefferson and the Republicans rallied to the Union
and to the existing Federalist organization,
the fabric of traditional American democracy was almost completely woven.
- Herbert Croly

A whole generation of young whites have involved themselves
with traditional Negro music.
- Archie Shepp

I never leaf through a copy of National Geographic
without realizing how lucky we are to live in a society
where it is traditional to wear clothes.
- Erma Bombeck

Time to Die:
A Zen teacher had a rare and priceless teacup.
One day, his precocious student accidentally broke the cup.
Hearing the footsteps of his teacher,
the student held the pieces of the cup behind his back.
When the master appeared, he asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher.
"Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
The student showed the shattered cup, saying,
"It was time for your cup to die."
- Traditional Zen Koan

But, number one, I think traditional noir doesn't work
in contemporary storytelling because we don't live in that world anymore.
- Brian De Palma

To compel the nation with challenge the traditional
American doctrine of freedom of the seas,
every man and every ship in the navy is solemnly pledged.
- Josephus Daniels

And luckily, therefore the good old days return.
The traditional art of driving counts again,
and it is all about good tactics, skills and reflexes instead of simple power.
- Jacky Ickx

Most governments in Latin America have failed to recognize
the rights of indigenous people and their right to
their own traditional territories.
- Bianca Jagger

As a matter of traditional and sound constitutional doctrine,
an amendment to the Constitution should be the last
resort when all other measures have proved inadequate.
- Arlen Specter

You have always had individual directors who begin
in the advertising or commercial world,
but they are probably exceptions rather than the traditional pattern.
- Ann Macbeth

Big shows are more like events and small shows are
more like traditional gigs.
- Kelly Jones

My father felt that his world of ideas was too liberal
for traditional rabbinical teachings,
and he looked for a chance to find a way in life.
- Immanuel Velikovsky

The left has come to regard common sense -
the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community -
as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.
- Christopher Lasch

I didn't have any interest in traditional art.
- Cindy Sherman

Country fans need to support country music by buying
albums and concert tickets for traditional artists
or the music will just fade away.
And that would be really sad.
- George Jones

In traditional schools, you're penalized for making a mistake.
But that won't work in the new information culture,
in the digital world we live in today.
- Daniel Greenberg

The music that I play and that I like is traditional music,
maybe it's because of my age.
- Compay Segundo

The difference between the more traditional sports
clubs and Congress is that Congress doesn't really
compete against another team.
- Cal Thomas

I was always in trouble from an early age.
I had a fraught relationship with my parents,
who were very traditional.
Doing plays at school was a joyous release.
- Naveen Andrews

What I learned, a little too late, was that the 'traditional'
Martin Short target viewer weighs under 300 pounds.
Unfortunately, I was on during daytime.
- Martin Short

I have no difficulty with the recognition of civil
unions for non-traditional relationships but I believe
in law we should protect the traditional definition of marriage.
- Stephen Harper

My book is traditional.
It runs counter to the post-modern spirit.
- David Guterson

One of our key strategies has been to restructure traditional
high schools into small learning communities with personalized
attention and a range of options.
- Thomas Menino

Black Books adheres to a more old fashioned,
traditional sitcom format, which I think works,
because in its own way, it's quite theatrical.
- Dylan Moran

If we follow the traditional way of thought,
there will always be traditional enemies.
Extremist circles from both sides will find causes
to give rise to problems.
- Fatos Nano

I was the editor of the school newspaper and in drama club and choir,
so I was not a popular girl in the traditional sense,
but I think I was known for being relatively scathing.
- Tina Fey

I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the
same legal privileges that civil government affords
to traditional marriage and family life.
- Todd Akin


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