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Neil Young Quotes


Neil Percival Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter who is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of his generation.
(1945 - )

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As I get older, I get smaller. I see other parts of the world I didn't see before. Other points of view. I see outside myself more.
 

As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.
 

Back then people closed their eyes and listened to music. Today there's a lot of images that go with the music. A lot of music is crap and it's all commercial and the images are all trying to sell the record.
 

Better to burn out than rust out.
 

Commitments are one of the worst things to have in the music business. They're very annoying.
 

Earth is a flower and it's pollinating.
 

I can get away with saying a lot of ideas that are young and naive. I'm liberated.
 

I didn't really know what I was doing when I started. I just started writing songs. After two songs I just continued to explore it.
 

I don't like the American media - particularly Fox.
 

I don't like to be labeled, to be anything. I've made the mistake before myself of labeling my music, but it's counter-productive.
 

I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
 

I don't look at a knife the way I used to. I'm more aware of what it is. I think twice. This is a key finger. It's in every chord.
 

I don't think I'm a thorn in the industry, I'm just another part of it.
 

I don't think there is one president that's come down the line that hasn't done something good somewhere.
 

I feel like I could be likened to an old hound circling on a rug for the last five years.
 

I go in and sing the song and arrange it and mix it and that's it. It's no different than playing in clubs.
 

I have so many opinions about everything it just comes out during my music. It's a battle for me. I try not to be preachy. That's a real danger.
 

I just do what I do. I like to make music.
 

I just wrote one song at a time. Kinda like an alcoholic. One day at a time.
 

I live for playing live. All my records are live, since After the Gold Rush, with the exception of Trans and the vocals on Landing on Water.
 


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