Ben Harper Quotes


32 Ben Harper quotes:



"The Blind Boys are truly the deepest well of American musical heritage you can discover."
"As long as the songs are strong, I think you can express yourself in any style and have it be soulful and have it be your own voice."
"But I would never insult the people that love this music and I would never insult the blessing of music in my life and I would never insult myself by playing uninspired music."
"Folk is bare bones music."
"I feel it strong in my heart and sing it and write it just because that's a part of Ben Harper, that's just a part of me, that makes me who I am."
"I get diminishing returns when I bore myself in an interview."
"I grew up listening to spiritual music, Blind Willie Johnson and folk."
"I just want to keep doing what I feel."
"I love being on the road, I love playing."
"I really feel like the sky is the limit with the Innocent Criminals today."
"I really feel there's no limitation on what this band can do in the studio or on the stage. That's an empowering feeling - that we can bring a song to life."
"I refuse to age disgracefully in rock 'n' roll."
"I refuse to make uninspired music."
"I'm not going to do the Ben Harper house record or the Ben Harper drum 'n' bass record."
"I'm really looking forward to, not more of the same, but a continual growth."
"If I don't have the potential to write in different styles and sing in different voices and play in different ways, I won't stay inspired."
"If I fall, I fall. I'll rise up like anybody else."
"If I'm inspired and music inspires me, then I will continue to play it."
"If it comes out sounding like Dixieland jazz or classical or punk or rock or even slightly metal, that's because that's where I'm going to find inspiration."
"My head works in music, so there's always music there."



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