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Alan Vega Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Alan Vega.

I'm showing some of my sculptures in Holland in the spring,
so we'll see.
- Alan Vega

You're gonna laugh when I tell you this,
man, but I'm starting to enjoy Eminem.
- Alan Vega

Lately I've been listening to some classical music again,
some jazz.
- Alan Vega

Experience really does make you better,
man.
- Alan Vega

 

Usually I'm the one who does the covers.
And I just said, man, it would be nice to see what somebody else could do,
outside of this thing.
A fresher look.
And I never, in a million years, would have come up with this.
Believe me!
- Alan Vega

We're just getting better at our trade,
man.
We know what we're doing, and the reason why is that
we've spent 30 years doing it.
There's nothing that can replace that.
- Alan Vega

But of course it's always gonna be Suicide,
our fingerprints, ya know? You can't ever get rid of that.
- Alan Vega

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I probably won't be able to hear it until five years from now anyway.
That's when I always hear my own music.
It takes five years to sit down with it after not hearing
it for a couple of years.
- Alan Vega

John Coltrane - I've been listening to the 'Trane again.
It blows you away, because I know more now and I hear
more now and I had a life that I've lived!
- Alan Vega

I did a couple songs with this hip-hop guy named Tim Dark.
He was working in the same studio I've been working in,
he heard my music and he said, aw man,
I've got to do something with you.
- Alan Vega

It's easy for me to say that now, now I'm a father,
I've got a four-and-a-half year old boy,
I'm a different person.
Well, I'm still the same person, but I'm different.
- Alan Vega

But, Eminem...
No, I've loved rap for a long time, especially when
it got out of its first period and became this gangsta rap,
ya know this heavy rap thing? That's when I started to fall in love with it.
I loved the lyrics.
I loved the beat.
- Alan Vega

And I learned a lot from working with this kid,
and I think he's gonna be a big star.
Remember the name, Tim Dark, because he has something
about his voice that's different from all the other rappers,
even though his style is similar.
- Alan Vega

That's what so sad about a lot of modern music,
in my opinion, so many young bands never stay around
long enough to fulfill their ultimate promise.
They only get halfway there or a quarter of the way there.
- Alan Vega

I like performers who I know are for real.
You can tell, man, there's an intensity about their stuff.
You can tell right away they're real people,
ya know?
- Alan Vega

People said that way back in the early days I was probably
one of the first rappers;
the reason is that I couldn't sing,
so I had to talk!
Lou Reed was probably the one who started it all.
- Alan Vega

We played in Texas about a year ago,
at Emo's,
the famous country and western club in Austin.
And I figured, well, if I'm finally gonna die onstage,
that's where it's going to be!
- Alan Vega

It was when I saw Iggy Pop, that's what did it for me.
That changed my life pretty much.
- Alan Vega

That's what my music...
I'm working on a solo record right now,
it's gonna be more hip-hop than anything,
like electronic hip-hop, futuristic hip-hop.
I'm probably gonna be rapping on it.
- Alan Vega

That's something - you laugh about Eminem...
It's funny, man, because I didn't like him when he first came out,
ya know.
It seemed like a big joke.
But I think the guy's for real, and I like his lyrics!
- Alan Vega

I always said I was never gonna be an entertainer,
Suicide was never supposed to be entertainment.
- Alan Vega

That's why so much of the music today sounds so much alike,
because there's no in-between.
So it's kind of nice to still turn some buttons every now and then.
- Alan Vega

Marty and I are playing with the same intensity.
That's the beautiful thing, man, we're actually better now than ever,
probably more intense now than ever,
tighter now than ever.
- Alan Vega

But it was great, we sit in the same dressing room where,
like, Johnny Cash sat and Willie Nelson and all those guys.
That was in itself something amazing -
I was on the same space these guys stood on,
ya know?
- Alan Vega

Every now and then you think about your life,
what you would like to be, you start at Number 1 and you go down to 100.
And down at the bottom, 100, was - Stage.
Go figure.
That would be the last thing.
It terrified me, man.
But I had to do it.
- Alan Vega

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
- Woody Allen

I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man.
I was lying to the press.
- Roger Kahn

Showing cats is addictive.
All you need is one rosette and you're hooked.
- Donna Andrews

The business of peace requires more than showing up with paint brushes,
foodstuffs and an oil pipeline or two.
- Tony Snow

Major labels didn't start showing up really until they smelled money,
and that's all they're ever going to be attracted to
is money-that's the business they're in-
making money.
- Ian MacKaye

I don't think movies can ever be too intense,
but people have to understand why you're showing them
the things you are showing them.
- Edward Zwick

This is really showing me what certain movies mean to people.
- Noah Hathaway

Telling lies and showing off to get attention are mistakes
I made that I don't want my kids to make.
- Jane Fonda

I believe you can frighten people without showing their heads caved-in.
- Donald Pleasence

The people I used to have around me from Nashville
was showing love to the Cash Money clique on the strength
of Buck trying to make it;
making sure Buck gets to where he gots to go.
- Young Buck

For the past few years, I was the more visible Asian performer,
and I think it gave young girls a kind of role model
showing it's possible to actually reach success doing movies.
- Joan Chen

I'm not that tough; I'm not that smart.
I need life telling me who I am, showing me my mind constantly.
I wouldn't see it in a cave.
- Richard Gere

In Hollywood you can't even smoke in a bar anymore
and yet in the movies they're always showing people smoking.
I don't get it.
- Gerald McRaney

They place great stress on the clarity of our language
for expressing nuances and showing subtleties.
- Bernard Pivot

To stay on the map you've got to keep showing up.
- Peter Gallagher

Everybody sees me as this sullen and insecure little thing.
Those are just the sides of me that I feel it's necessary
to show because no one else seems to be showing them.
- Fiona Apple

Apple is in a position they've been in a lot of times before.
They're like Moses showing the way to the promised land,
but they don't actually go there.
- Tim O'Reilly

Monuments and archaeological pieces serve as testimonies
of man's greatness and establish a dialogue between
civilizations showing the extent to which human beings are linked.
- Vincente Fox

I was a student at Columbia College,
actually,
in the Architecture school.
Paul would drive in from Queens, showing me these new songs.
I can't remember us working it out.
- Art Garfunkel

There are many ways of showing your protest and discontent
without the actions of Kremlin.
- Garry Kasparov

Your allegiance is with your spouse;
you cannot break that by showing allegiance to your ex-spouse.
- Connie Sellecca

I love taking you inside a world that you're not apart
of and showing how actually works.
- Jerry Bruckheimer

In order to win you must be prepared to lose sometime.
And leave one or two cards showing.
- Van Morrison

Never apologize for showing feeling.
When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.
- Bruce Lee

Somebody ought to tell him his ambition is showing.
- Harry Essex

Moreover, we are showing a dismaying tendency to recast God in Man's image.
- James L. Buckley

Since that first showing of Foolish Wives I have seemed
to walk through vast crowds of people,
their white American faces turned towards me in stern reproof.
- Erich von Stroheim

Showing up every day isn't enough.
There are a lot of guys who show up every day who shouldn't have showed up at all.
- James Caan

I was ecstatic they re-named 'French Fries' as 'Freedom Fries'.
Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S.
government showing themselves as idiots.
- Johnny Depp

Lost In Space fans are going to get organized,
because we'll see them showing up in all the theatres.
- Mark Goddard

Bore children, and they stop reading.
There's no room for self-indulgence or showing off or setting the scene.
- Mark Haddon

Good leadership consists of showing average people
how to do the work of superior people.
- John D. Rockefeller

The public's nerves are raw and edgy.
You have to be discreet and understanding about the films you are showing.
- Jack Valenti

We are showing that Englishmen can still die with a bold spirit,
fighting it out to the end.
- Robert Falcon Scott

It is one of the consolations of philosophy that the
benefit of showing how to dispense with a concept does
not hinge on dispensing with it.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief,
while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it.
- William Shenstone

We're showing kids a world that is very scantily populated
with women and female characters.
They should see female characters taking up half the planet,
which we do.
- Geena Davis

If you play more than two chords, you're showing off.
- Woody Guthrie

Status anxiety definitely exists at a political level.
Many Iraqis were annoyed with the US essentially for reasons of status:
for not showing them respect,
for humiliating them.
- Alain de Botton

Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us.
But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid.
- John Dewey

I think the tour is doing a better job of showing off
the personalities of the players with their website,
which is filled with tidbits of what the players are up to.
- Jennifer Wyatt

Men spend their whole lives showing that they're strong and silent.
They fight for independence the way women struggle to connect.
- George Weinberg

If we prove capable of showing a pioneering commitment,
we shall create a commmunity listened to around the world.
- Jacques Chirac

Slavery can only be abolished by raising the character
of the people who compose the nation;
and that can be done only by showing them a higher one.
- Maria W. Chapman

Showing up at school already able to read is like showing
up at the undertaker's already embalmed:
people start worrying about being put out of their jobs.
- Florence King


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