Don Van Vliet Quotes


25 Don Van Vliet quotes:



"I have no neighbours other than animals and Joshua Trees."
"I think Shakespeare is really the one. Words as music and music as words. Everything he wrote was good, which is really frightening."
"I don't look like a desert person because I stay indoors most of the day and fool around at night. That's what the desert animals do - they don't have a tan either."
"I'd rather play a tune on a horn, but I've always felt that I didn't want to train myself. Because when you get a train, you've got to have an engine and a caboose. I think it's better to train the caboose. You train yourself, you strain yourself."
"An audience can really lift you right up off the stage."
"Bob Dylan impresses me about as much as... well, I was gonna say a slug but I like slugs."
"I don't do lullabyes."
"I don't even know what sound is, much less what it's for. It isn't to make money that's for sure. I've never made any."
"I don't think artists are made, I think they're born."
"I live in a Mobile Home - I've never had a house, except once; I rented a log cabin."
"I needed to purge myself of all the attention my parents had given me - I wasn't neglected enough as a child."
"I think most people try to get others to see through their eyes."
"I'd never just want to do what everybody else did. I'd be contributing to the sameness of everything."
"I'm interested in playing, not working."
"James Brown is important because he decorates the clock correctly and he's good with lower mathematics. Don't get me wrong - he's good."
"Johnny Rotten. He's a big fan of mine. I used to see him out in the audience in England and he'd stand up and holler. He's funny. Smart too, and a nice guy. Don't think he's a jerk because he isn't."
"Man has done a lot to make himself dangerous and animals get the worst of all of it. But then, man too is an animal."
"Most of modern rock and roll is a product of guilt."
"That Sid Vicious was obviously a schizophrenic, kind of a mean one too."
"The stars are matter, we're matter, but it doesn't matter."



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