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Tom Verlaine Quotes and Sayings

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I grew up taking piano lessons and liking Wagner when I was in second grade.
- Tom Verlaine

When somebody turned me on to a Coltrane record around seventh grade,
I took up saxophone.
- Tom Verlaine

I don't see us as a big media gimmick band.
We don't have a cultivated appearance or anything like Kiss.
- Tom Verlaine

The song Venus de Milo, the whole subject of it is Love is a drug.
- Tom Verlaine

 

What's really fun is to write under different names.
- Tom Verlaine

Emily Dickinson has great sound and sense.
- Tom Verlaine

The first time I met Patti Smith was in a laundromat.
We knew some of the same people, including Richard Hell.
- Tom Verlaine

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I really don't have that much interest in stardom.
- Tom Verlaine

I wonder what all those Chinese poets sound like in Chinese.
I like their distilled quality.
- Tom Verlaine

All the Frank O'Hara types seem to have very little sound stuff going...
it's so chatty or something.
- Tom Verlaine

I just don't like people coming up to me and saying something.
It immediately makes you become insincere.
There is no way you can react to it sincerely.
- Tom Verlaine

You have to have that organizational principle behind the song.
- Tom Verlaine

I never liked mellow sounding guitar.
- Tom Verlaine

I always hated jazz guitar.
I loved jazz saxophone but I hated jazz guitar.
If I would buy an organ trio record I would make sure
I'd buy one that did not have a guitar player on it.
The sound was awful!
- Tom Verlaine

It's like first grade where you make all your mistakes
and people see it and yet some people see that there's
something there that's really valuable.
That's the way it went for more than 2 years almost 3 years of playing.
- Tom Verlaine

I think almost every woman artist I've ever met has
this ideal of being in a partnership working situation with a man,
that men don't seem to share.
They seem to want this ideal thing, that we'll always
be together and work together.
- Tom Verlaine

I like thinking of myself as invisible.
I find it a very advantageous way to live.
Unfortunately, its not the way the music business works.
If you don't create some kind of public image,
it gets created for you.
- Tom Verlaine

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

I grew up in a very religious family.
I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

I grew up in a household where everybody lived at the top of his lungs.
- Frank Langella

There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them,
and I am a poet of memory.
- Philip Levine

I would be most content if my children grew up to be
the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly
of building enough bookshelves.
- Anna Quindlen

I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed,
and debated intensely.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around,
and I definitely want to have children as well.
- Heidi Klum

I grew up wanting to make movies, and along the way
I suddenly found that I had a career doing comedy.
- Ben Stiller

I grew up here and my friends are here.
There's nothing wrong with here.
- S. E. Hinton

I don't shoot guns.
I don't know how to do that.
I grew Upstate New York, so I fought with my fists.
- Jimmy Fallon

I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix.
- Dan Quayle

I'm from Brooklyn.
I grew up very poor- seven people, four rooms.
My dad had no education.
- Peter Criss

I grew up on the tennis court with lots of other kids.
There were like 40 kids all afternoon and I was one of the youngest ones,
so I always had to chase everybody to keep up.
- Martina Hingis

At 13, I realized that I could fix anything electronic.
It was amazing, I could just do it.
I started a business repairing radios.
It grew to be one of the largest in Philadelphia.
- Amar Bose

My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between
religious belief and existential despair,
chose marijuana.
Now we are in our Cabernet stage.
- Peggy Noonan

I grew up in a culturally radical home,
where strong emotions were forbidden.
- Lars von Trier

I grew up in an era where an orchestra was like a treasure chest.
- James Levine

I grew up in the theater and danced ballet atrociously.
- Maureen O'Hara

But there's a lot of 50's and a lot of boomers and
a lot of kids in their 30's that grew up with us.
- Harvey Korman

I grew up doing live tours and playing in bars,
so it was what I love to do.
- Jewel Kilcher

Nobody ever grew despondent looking for trouble.
- Kin Hubbard

During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what
grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures.
- Paul Getty

I grew up listening to spiritual music,
Blind Willie Johnson and folk.
- Ben Harper

We grew up with so much love in our family.
- Payne Stewart

I grew up with Apocalypse Now and Badlands,
so I had a real awe thing going.
- Gary Cole

I'm one with New York, and New York is one with me.
I grew up there; there's no escaping it.
We're like Siamese twins, if you separate us,
I'll die.
- Adrian Grenier

Hemingway never grew out of adolescence.
His scope and depth stayed shallow because he had no idea what women are for.
- Rex Stout

The next thing that happened to me was that I,
we, were living in Paris where I then grew up.
- Kitty Carlisle

My parents were founders of the Cuban Communist Party,
and I grew up extremely poor.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

My Cleveland years were both scientifically and personally most rewarding.
My wife Judy was able to rejoin me in our research
and my research group grew rapidly.
- George Andrew Olah

I grew up around hip-hop so I didn't think it was about
being cool or being black or being white or whatever.
- Chad Hugo

That was my childhood.
I grew up with the monks, studying Sanskrit and meditating
for hours in the morning and hours in the evening,
and going once a day to beg for food.
- Satish Kumar

I grew up without a television.
It meant that I read lots of books and entertained myself.
- Emily Watson

I grew up in a time when it would never have occurred
to anyone to tell me there was anything I couldn't do.
- Whoopi Goldberg

My father was trained as a saddler, but in fact as
a young man worked in his father's business of rearing and selling cattle,
so he grew up in the countryside.
- Aaron Klug

Well I grew up in England, and I was in the London police.
- Tony Greig

Jewish and Palestinian nationalism are virtually contemporaneous,
and grew out of the disruptions that created new national
movements from the ruins of the old empires / i. - Jack Schwartz

I really do love Diana Ross; I grew up listening to her records.
I grew up in a little town in Mexico,
so while we got the music, we never got the experience of watching her.
- Salma Hayek

What did I do in high school? I grew from 5 feet 4
inches to 6 feet 2 inches.
- Gregory Peck

I grew up in Brooklyn.
- Johnny Kelly

Generally, the best recording is the original cast,
because that's the way the piece grew:
integrally,
with them.
- Stephen Sondheim

Even though I grew up as a Sephardic Jew in Brooklyn
where we ate Syrian food and went to temple,
it was still America.
- Isaac Mizrahi

I grew up in the heart of the Depression.
- Bob Cousy

I grew up in Hawaii so I was outside a lot playing in the water.
- Kelly Preston

I go into a young film director's office these days and he says,
'Hey man, I know who you are.
I grew up watching 'McHale's Navy'.
And I think, 'Oh boy, here we go again'.
- Mako

I got well by talking.
Death could not get a word in edgewise,
grew discouraged, and traveled on.
- Louise Erdrich

It's probably why I'm a short story writer.
I tend to remember things in the past in narrative form,
in story form, and I grew up around people who told stories all the time.
- Tobias Wolff

I grew up in a very nice house in Houston,
went to private school all my life and I've never even been to the 'hood.
Not that there's anything wrong with the 'hood.
- Beyonce Knowles

I was born in 1940 in Minnesota and grew up in the country...
dirt roads, swamps, lakes, woods.
- Terry Gilliam

I grew up in a very musical family, my father was a
musician and a big band leader and made records.
- Billy Sherwood

My body grew hot, then cold.
I tried to eat the bed sheets.
My heart beat madly.
Every joint in my body ached.
When I took the cure they took it all away from me.
- Bela Lugosi

I grew up listening to old soul.
- Erykah Badu


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