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Neil Young Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Neil Young.

It's better to burn out, than to fade away.
- Neil Young

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

Earth is a flower and it's pollinating.
- Neil Young

The thing about my music is, there really is no point.
- Neil Young

 

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

It's cool to go places where working people are happy.
- Neil Young

There's an edge to real rock 'n' roll.
It's all that matters.
- Neil Young

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I was just 20 years old when I wrote Broken Arrow.
- Neil Young

I just do what I do.
I like to make music.
- Neil Young

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

One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
- Neil Young

Better to burn out than rust out.
- Neil Young

I'm not into this judgmental, religious-right kind of thing.
- Neil Young

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

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

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

I totally have no other talent and I would be totally
out of work if I did anything else.
- Neil Young

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

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.
- Neil Young

I'm not into organized religion.
I'm into believing in a higher source of creation,
realizing we're all just part of nature.
- Neil Young

My music isn't anything but me.
It has jazz in it, and rock'n'roll, and it has an urgency to it.
- Neil Young

When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again,
that's when you know you're way too close to something
that you don't want to be near.
- Neil Young

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.
- Neil Young

Studios are passe for me.
I'd rather play in a garage, in a truck,
or a rehearsal hall, a club, or a basement.
- Neil Young

With Crazy Horse, it's all one big, growing,
smoldering sound, and I'm part of it.
It's like gliding, or some sort of natural surfing.
- Neil Young

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.
- Neil Young

Of course you have to support the troops.
They're just kids.
They're doing for their country what's expected of them.
- Neil Young

To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have
to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
- Neil Young

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.
- Neil Young

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.
- Neil Young

With a lot of songs on this record, one verse doesn't
relate to the next verse.
I don't think that one day really relates to the next day in life.
- Neil Young

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.
- Neil Young

Some people put down all presidents.
If you say anything good about any of them,
they think you're supporting everything they do.
- Neil Young

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.
- Neil Young

I was a Reagan backer.
It was a shock for some people that I could agree with
anything that man would say.
- Neil Young

The '60s was one of the first times the power of music
was used by a generation to bind them together.
- Neil Young

The cutthroat avenues of rock 'n' roll,
I am fed up with.
I don't want anything to do with it.
- Neil Young

It's a blue album, but it's not a blues album.
I'm not pretending all of a sudden now I'm blues.
- Neil Young

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.
- Neil Young

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.
- Neil Young

The rockets and the satellites, spaceships that we're creating now,
we're pollinating the universe.
- Neil Young

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

I think I'm going to be making country records for
as long as I can see into the future.
It's much more down-home and real.
- Neil Young

When the punk thing came along and I heard my friends saying,
I hate these people with the pins in their ears.
I said, Thank God, something got their attention.
- Neil Young

This thing called Patriot Act, through which we abdicated
a lot of our civil rights to defend the country against terrorism,
it's a four-year story.
- Neil Young

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

Anger? perhaps there is a better way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

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

Vision stands on the shoulders of what is actual
to get a better view of what is possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Kindness is better than piety.
- Yiddish Proverb

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In my own deepening understanding of myself
I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well.
The better I am at self-care
the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I release the familiar that I may better discover my inspiring future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right,
than to be responsible and wrong.
- Winston Churchill

It is better to conquer yourself
than to win a thousand battles.
Then the victory is yours.
It cannot be taken from you,
not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
- The Buddha

Ignorance and bungling with love
are better than wisdom and skill without.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
- Anonymous

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
- H.L. Mencken

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks
for everything that happens to you,
knowing that every step forward is a step toward
achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
- Brian Tracy

Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which
you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair


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