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Top 73 Quotes About Ryan Adams

#1. I'm a big music fan outside of the music I make. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#2. You could eat sushi off my bookshelf. My cleaning regime is like a battleground. I'm Genghis Khan and my cleaning products are my Mongolian army and I take no prisoners. The rest of my life is an experiment in chaos so I like to keep my flat neat. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#3. When I'm in New York, I just want to walk down the street and feel this thing, like I'm in a movie. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#4. If I had a reed made of lightening I could blow the sax all night ... I don't know where one would acquire a reed made of lightening but I would imagine that Bill Clinton has one. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#5. It's really very easy for me to be in The Cardinals, because I bring my voice, my guitar, and my songs to them, and then we all play around to find out what works. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#6. A lot of my songs, they're like puzzle pieces, and there's just one way to put them together. You could, if you needed to, get the scissors out and cut up things to make them work. But I don't want to do that. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#7. Note to self: don't die. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#8. I like things that reach a little further and are a little more abstract, but I don't think that's what I do naturally well. How I write naturally is probably what's furthest from me, and the most removed from what I understand. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#9. Well, I'm a huge fan of Ryan Adams, who's from North Carolina. And he's beginning to break really quite big. - Author: Elton John
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#10. I was a nervous young man. I wanted to do so many things. And I was so enthusiastic and earnestly in love with so many things that I tried too hard. I tried really, really hard. And I made a lot of mistakes. I was afraid of a lot of stuff. And I kind of feel bad for that person I was. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#11. It would be really nice to make a record that would be super-fun to play live - a record that would be funny, with a little bit of heart. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#12. I'm a pretty bad troubadour. I'm more of a music fan who got away with making records. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#13. I can sort of will that stuff to happen to me if I put myself in the right headspace. Then I can actually get to a space where it won't just be one song that comes through, but a series of them. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#14. I've never been to Vegas, but I've gambled all my life. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#15. I kiss her mouth and I know ... for everything there is a word ... for everything but this. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#16. Music is my thing. It's my thing; it's what I love. It's what I do. It's football to me; it's Christmas to me; religion to me; poetry to me. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#17. I always have to remember that I am the narrator, but it doesn't have to be about me. A lot of songwriting is about trying to use what part of me is valid in telling the story. I don't want to overcook it, you know? Sometimes it seems that's really where the work is. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#18. It was never my first choice to be a singer/guitar player. I really wanted to play drums. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#19. I no longer know the author of this book, for simply stopping long enough and writing it down was where I changed from a boy with his eyes squeezed shut to a man with his eyes wide open so that the sunlight might reach my heart despite all that darkness. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#20. Fame is an unnatural construct and those who go in search of it are the least likely to find it. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#21. The good thing about playing the guitar: You can take on different kinds of music. I'm always doing something different from the last thing I did because I have the shortest attention span on earth. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#22. I'm actually a pretty upbeat person outside of playing music. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#23. Some people want to go forever, I just want to burn off hard and bright. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#24. I think that we live in a time where it's easier to be suspicious of dedicated men and women, people dedicated to their craft, because the world around them inspires them to be lazy. It inspires them to be negative. It inspires them to be snarky. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#25. It's like - I don't know, sometimes it's like chasing a pretty girl on the beach. And things I never thought I could do ... I can do. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#26. They don't make coats for this kind of cold - Author: Ryan Adams
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#27. XTC is my favorite band; I'm a huge Neil Young fan, Jayhawks, all that type of stuff. I like Death Cab for Cutie, also Ryan Adams. I try to impress my children: 'Have you listened to such-and-such?' They're not impressed. - Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
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#28. Is it possible to love someone too much?
You bet. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#29. Forever only takes its toll on some - Author: Ryan Adams
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#30. I was never much of a bass player. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#31. Being a human being is lost. For 120 shows, the one that goes bad is the one that people will talk about. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#32. While the things I do kill me, they just tell me to relax - Author: Ryan Adams
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#33. For any producer I've ever worked with, their toughest job is to convince me to not to obscure my vocals. A lot of people don't like the sound of their own voice on, like, cassette tape or something. It's like that for me, and other songwriters I know. Like, "Oh God, that's what I sound like?" - Author: Ryan Adams
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#34. I want to make sure I'm with a girl that's a good kisser, and that when I wake up, I have coffee and a cigarette. That's all I really want out of life. That, and world domination. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#35. I have found in black metal the lyrics are profoundly beautiful ... a pathos and mythos at the same time. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#36. It sounds like I'm channeling or something, and I don't really fully understand what it is. I'll get a piece of paper and write down what I think is coming to me. And I'll play it once. Whether it's being recorded or not, I can then usually remember it for a sometimes shocking amount of time. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#37. While you can fill every heart as your own full of laughter loud as gold and passion quick as silver. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#38. I think that music, or at least the kind of music that I make, benefits greatly from improvisation. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#39. I'm tired of living here in this hotel, snow and rain falling through the sheets. In fact, I'm tired of 23rd Street, strung out like some Christmas lights out there in the Chelsea night - Author: Ryan Adams
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#40. For me, a record is valid when I actually hold the vinyl. Like, I've worked on the art for a while and I see the vinyl and I go "Ooh, it's an actual LP. How cool is that?" That's very sacred to me. You can't take that back, you know? - Author: Ryan Adams
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#41. You can imagine several scenes from Star Wars? The way they looked? For me, that's how music is. Sometimes I'll be developing riffs for songs, just while I'm sitting around and not playing. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#42. When You're young, you get sad, and you get high. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#43. A lot of the songs I write are like songs that I've never been able to find on any record, but that I've always wanted to hear. Or maybe in a style I already loved, but I was looking for something in it that I wasn't hearing yet. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#44. To conceive music, to execute it in front of others, to make it so others can do it ... it can be pretty humbling, and kind of scary. So yeah, I don't really feel in competition with anybody. Not because I feel elitist, but because I have enough self-competition. I'm always struggling. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#45. This is going to sound crazy, but I can hear music in my head. I can imagine a piano or a guitar playing, and I can sort of think out ... - Author: Ryan Adams
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#46. That's why I played music; my social skills were limited. I think a lot of people that experience that pick up guitars, because they can't communicate otherwise. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#47. There's all these musicians in the world, and anybody that takes enough time to create a record or even think about the fantasy of rock & roll, it's a vulnerable place to be in, it's a huge thing to do. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#48. Where do you go when you're lonely?
Where do you go when you're blue?
Where do you go when you're lonely?
I'll follow you
When the stars go blue. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#49. It's hard to view myself sometimes as even in the same league as other musicians, mainly because there's so much music before me. I feel overinformed by different styles and different possibilities. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#50. Some things were made to be felt - Author: Ryan Adams
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#51. I don't think, that all my stuff could've been records. Some, maybe. The ones that I really wanted to be records, those are the ones that are going into the box. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#52. Bad nights lead to better days - Author: Ryan Adams
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#53. I'm sort of planting Post-It notes all over my psyche. Do not skateboard wasted. Do not buy $10,000 rugs. Be careful what you say to journalists. You don't have to stay up until 7 A.M. - tomorrow is a new day. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#54. It's hard to be bipolar and bicoastal at the same time. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#55. I went down to Houston and I stopped in San 'Antone, I passed up the station for the bus. I was trying to find me something, but I wasn't sure just what ... man, I ended up with pockets full of dust. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#56. On 'Heartbreaker,' I had to sing those songs. I drank the way I did those songs. I ate the way I did those songs. I communicated the way I did those songs. With 'Gold,' I was trying to prove something to myself. I wanted to invent a modern classic. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#57. I think I've been incredibly raw my whole career. A lot of people spend a lot of time trying to look cool and spend time being guarded and putting up walls. I just never had the time. It seems more honest to say, 'Hey, this is who I am.' - Author: Ryan Adams
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#58. To make a song is a gift, and once it's done it keeps evolving and changing and becomes a tool to interact with other people. It's like a conversation. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#59. I use to be panicked, but know I'm curious! - Author: Ryan Adams
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#60. They carved your name into the stone and then
they put it in the ground,
I run my fingers through the grooves
When no one's around - Author: Ryan Adams
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#61. Not to discount my music, but I'm always suspicious of the music that I make on some level, as to how valid it is. Or maybe not "valid," but how important. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#62. Rock records. It's the main source of inspiration for people - fans, or musicians, or both - to act out in ways that they wouldn't normally act out. Especially rock critics. Ultimately, records don't really hurt anybody, and neither do reviews. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#63. Can you still have any famous last words if you're somebody nobody knows? - Author: Ryan Adams
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#64. Maybe I am a jerk sometimes. Maybe I'm not. I think most people are kind of a jerk once in a while. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#65. I should've died a hundred thousand times,Teetering stoned off the side of a building.Nobody loved me and nobody even triedYou can't hang on to something that won't stop moving.Singing and dancing to them nighttime songs. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#66. Part of the joy of music is listening to lots of different kinds of music and learning from it. Specifically for me, I like writing songs that move me, and what moves me are beautiful songs on the piano or the guitar and really, really heavy music. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#67. There is nothing wrong with loving the crap out of everything. Negative people find their walls. So never apologize for your enthusiasm. Never. Ever. Never. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#68. There definitely isn't a structure anymore to how I get ideas. A lot of times I'll just write down a phrase, or I'll have an idea that's attached to just a few chords. Other times, it's work. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#69. When I start working on a batch of tunes - like roughly 10 solid tunes - I always know there'll be another 10 to follow, because for every song I invest a lot of time in, there's another song waiting behind it. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#70. I've gotten to a place where I still love to play and sing, but I don't have any ego agenda left, outside of just wanting to stay in a creative place and play music. I much prefer to sing for somebody else, and to somebody else. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#71. I don't think I've ever gone on stage to be an asshole. I know one thing, from the past, and that's that my intentions always began in a pure way. I really want to just try and play the songs. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#72. I routinely never discuss my marriage. It's nice to have things in my life that are totally mine. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#73. I think it would be wrong to consider 'Ashes and Fire' a love album. The record is obsessed with time. I believe that there is a kinder view of the self on this record. - Author: Ryan Adams
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