John Cale Quotes


27 John Cale quotes:



"The only reason we wore sunglasses onstage was because we couldn't stand the sight of the audience."
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"I learn from thinking about the future, what hasn't been done yet. That's kind of my constant obsession."
"I like what the future holds. I don't like thinking about the past."
"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."
"I'm content with making records, but I don't want to be doing the same thing all the time."
"I'm impatient. I get twitchy. When I get that feeling I just go out and make something happen."
"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!"
"I'm writing a movie about Mozart going to New York in the '60s. I've been reading so many novels."
"If I'm interested in what I'm doing, other people will be interested in it."
"If you pick the right musicians, you minimize your problems. It's not the first impetus that they get along together, but it certainly helps."
"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."
"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."
"I want to get lean and mean, keep it minimalist."
"If you're all loaded up on love, you haven't got anywhere else to go."
"In the studio you have pretty much Carte Blanche with whatever you're doing. You can turn natural instruments into electronic instruments."
"People sort of know me for that solo piano music I did."
"That's what my life is, writing songs."
"The value of having a computer, to me, is that it'll remember everything you do. It's a databank."
"Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time."



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