John Cale Quotes

27 John Cale quotes:

"I'm writing a movie about Mozart going to New York in the '60s. I've been reading so many novels."
"Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time."
"In cities like New York and Austin, there's much more of a social context for music than in other places."
"I learn from thinking about the future, what hasn't been done yet. That's kind of my constant obsession."
"I'm still looking for something. I'm getting closer, I think, but if someone moves the goalposts before the next album, I may have to follow them!"
"Even if you're improvising, the fact that beforehand you know certain things will work helps you make those improvisations successful. It really helps to have a certain amount of knowledge about musical structure."
"That's what my life is, writing songs."
"When somebody grabs a movement, you're kind of locked into it. It's all par for the course."
"I like what the future holds. I don't like thinking about the past."
"People sort of know me for that solo piano music I did."
"We gave up on the idea of trying to make the record a good representation of the live performance."
"We'd hold a chord for three hours if we could."
"What I enjoy most about being on stage is that the natural instruments give you a greater freedom with texture. When you use natural instruments they have their own resonance."
"The avant-garde makes more sense to me."
"I'm content with making records, but I don't want to be doing the same thing all the time."
"All of the sudden the audiences started getting younger and the spread of the attendance was really wide. I think it's as a result of the records selling more that they started following our careers."
"I want to get lean and mean, keep it minimalist."
"The only reason we wore sunglasses onstage was because we couldn't stand the sight of the audience."
Author: Cale Quotes Category: Welsh Musician Quotes Reason Quotes
"I missed out on my teenage years. I led a sheltered life. I was practicing scales instead of playing football."
"I never use the word, it's loaded. What love means to me is need."

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