Lou Reed Quotes

Lou Reed Quotes: People didn't know certain things about me, which... I was out of creative writing class in school, Syracuse University; had a B.A. in English and wanted to write the great American novel but I also loved rock and roll. I was in bar bands all through college, playing fraternities and have to know all the songs in the top 10. That kind of thing.
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Lou Reed Quote: When I record an album I'm trying to get as close as possible to that perfect moment.
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Quotes about Lou Reed: Sometimes, you've got to be in a place. You're just another guy. You can just blend in. I live out in the wilds of nowhere, out in Jersey. Even there, there's sometimes problems. College students like journey out there and show up at 11 o'clock at night, on my porch, looking into the door not saying anything. My wife and I are sitting there; it's really creepy.
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Quote about Lou Reed: If someone teaches you alignment and - I'm not a tai chi expert by any stretch - so interviewing me about tai chi is kind of the cart before the horse - but just from my point of view as a student, it's simply that Master Ren can show you the relationship of power, stance and form.
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Lou Reed Sayings: I don't really think about what the subject of my next album will be. I just know that I'm going to make another album.
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Lou Reed Saying: I don't know what goes on in the crowd. I've had them show up and throw beer cans at me. I caused riots in most of the major cities.
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Sayings about Lou Reed: When I was in college, I had a jazz radio show. I called it 'Excursion on a Wobbly Rail,' after a Cecil Taylor song. I used to run around the Village following Ornette Coleman wherever he played.
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Saying about Lou Reed: All I want to do, is write rock and roll that you could listen to as you got older, and it wouldn't lose anything; it would be timeless, in the subject matter and the literacy of the lyrics.
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Lou Reed Quotes: I'm an artist and that means I can be as egotistical as I want to be.
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Lou Reed Quote: You do this because you like it, you think what you're making is beautiful. And if you think it's beautiful, maybe they think it's beautiful.
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Quotes about Lou Reed: Will none of the powers that be realize what Brian Wilson did with the chords. Deftly taking from all sources, old rock, Four Freshman, he got in his records a beautiful hybrid sound - Let Him Run Wild, Don't Worry Baby, I Get Around, Fun, Fun, Fun - 'and she had fun, fun, fun 'till her daddy took her T-bird away.'
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Quote about Lou Reed: I think it's pretentious to create art just for the sake of stroking the artists ego.
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Lou Reed Sayings: Well all tai chi has the martial aspect to it, a lot of people don't know, a lot of the teachers won't show it, or they do show it but you don't really learn it, what the application is.
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Lou Reed Saying: I write whatever shows up. That's good enough for me. I'm part of the first generation that wants to still do original material and not tour around as an oldies act.
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Sayings about Lou Reed: When you think the night has seen your mind, That inside your twisted and unkind, Let me stand to show that you are blind. Please put down you hands cause I see you. I'll be you mirror.
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Saying about Lou Reed: Give me your hungry, your tired, your poor, that's what the Statue of Bigotry says. Your poor huddled masses, let's just club them to death, and get it over with.
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Lou Reed Quotes: I can't do anything I want to. I mean, I can't have my own TV show. I can't have my own movie. But within my little world, nobody tells me what to put on the albums.
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Lou Reed Quote: I wanted to be an actor. That was my real goal. But I wasn't any good at it, so I wrote my own material and acted through that. That's my idea of fun. I get to be all these things in the songs.
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