Brian Eno Quotes

43 Brian Eno quotes:

"The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work."
"I see TV as a picture medium rather than a narrative medium."
"Avant-garde music is sort of research music. You're glad someone's done it but you don't necessarily want to listen to it."
"I don't live in the past at all; I'm always wanting to do something new. I make a point of constantly trying to forget and get things out of my mind."
"I felt extremely uncomfortable as the focal point, in the spotlight. I really like the behind the scenes role, because all my freedom is there."
"I had a lot of trouble with engineers, because their whole background is learning from a functional point of view, and then learning how to perform that function."
"I have a definite talent for convincing people to try something new. I am a good salesman. When I'm on form, I can sell anything."
"I have lived in countries that were coming out of conflict: Ireland, South Africa, the Czech republic. People there are overflowing with energy."
"I'm not interested in possible complexities. I regard song structure as a graph paper."
"I'm very good with technology, I always have been, and with machines in general. They seem not threatening like other people find them, but a source of fun and amusement."
"I've discovered this new electronic technique that creates new speech out of stuff that's already there."
"If you want to make someone feel emotion, you have to make them let go. Listening to something is an act of surrender."
"Robert Fripp and I will be recording another LP very soon. It should be even more monotonous than the first one!"
"A part of me has become immortal, out of my control."
"Agressive music can only shock you once. Afterwards its impact declines. It's inevitable."
"As soon as I hear a sound, it always suggests a mood to me."
"At the beginning of the 20th century, the ambition of the great painters was to make paintings that were like music, which was then considered as the noblest art."
"Every collaboration helps you grow. With Bowie, it's different every time. I know how to create settings, unusual aural environments. That inspires him. He's very quick."
"For me it's always contingent on getting a sound-the sound always suggests what kind of melody it should be. So it's always sound first and then the line afterwards."
"For the world to be interesting, you have to be manipulating it all the time."

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