Ben Harper Quotes


32 Ben Harper quotes:



"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."
"Folk is bare bones music."
"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'm not going to do the Ben Harper house record or the Ben Harper drum 'n' bass record."
"That happens every time I get behind a guitar, regardless of what I'm saying, 'cause music is freedom and being free is the closest I've ever felt to being spiritual."
"You're definitely a different person at different stages in your life."
"It will make a weak man mighty. it will make a mighty man fall. It will fill your heart and hands or leave you with nothing at all. It's the eyes for the blind and legs for the lame. It is the love for hate and pride for shame. That's the power of the gospel."
"The Blind Boys are truly the deepest well of American musical heritage you can discover."
"I get diminishing returns when I bore myself in an interview."
"I refuse to make uninspired music."
"If I'm inspired and music inspires me, then I will continue to play it."
"We went for the best overall feel on each song. There are no musical overdubs at all. It's a true live record; it's one of the few true live records out there."
"You have to do what you believe in."
"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."
"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 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."
"Right now I'm listening to a lot of different things but I listen to a lot of classical music. Eventually I would like to compose and perform classical."



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