Wayne Coyne Quotes.
Sometimes the song title comes with the songs, other times you just sorta make something up afterwards.
All the great things that I get to be curious about, see, and experience because I’m sensitive to the world, it also opens up these areas where there’s a lot of pain and suffering. You’re just aware, aware, aware.
I embrace the idea that I’m an entertainer.
Most music that you hear is in synch with itself. We were experimenting with the music falling out of synch with itself and even though it is out of synch you mind can still understand what it is meant to be doing.
We never thought it would be something everyone would listen to. We never thought people who listen to Britney Spears would run to listen to it. It was intended for people on the fanatical side of production and hi-fi.
With out art, without communicating, we wouldn’t live beyond 30 because we’d be so sad and depressed.
I think it’s probably a good thing to be considered stable, but with a capacity for madness.
I think that’s what centers me the most – all my people, all my animals.
I knew she was from Australia and I knew that is where she started but I didn’t know if she was still popular there. I hope people understand we aren’t making fun of Kylie.
I remember when my father was dying, I remember listening to Bjork, and listening to John Coltrane, and these things, and I don’t know why but music has the power to transcend your physical being and take you up just a little bit.
I can see that if this was an album done 10 or 15 years ago we could see we were moving on to some place else.
I wish I did believe in God. It would be a great relief to think, ‘God’ll take care of it. God’ll put gas in the car tomorrow’.
Anyway, Cat Stevens is never going to make much money out of us.
Most artists I run into aren’t that thrilled with what they do anyway. They are glad to have different versions out there to see which one the audience likes the best.
We wish that we could take magic drugs, play around all day, read, and do nothing strenuous, and be the smartest, happiest people in the world. The truth is, it’s all about sweat.
If SANTA CLAUS came down the chimney in a f**king jogging suit, you wouldn’t even know it was him.
Music has the power to transcend your physical being and take you up. Because music has a metaphysical quality it really makes your life beautiful.
I stopped caring so much about what people might think if I sung about love and humanity.
As you get older, you accept that there are some tunnels that don’t have any light in them, but you go down them anyway.
People have given me the freedom and believe in me enough to say if I want to do these things that I will find a way to make it work. I don’t know if they think I’m crazy, drug damaged or just an old weirdo.
We love it when we make mistakes that are better than something you could think up.
If you have a song that you think sounds like another song you should contact the publishing company and say I have a song here, let’s cut a deal that lets everyone walk away feeling good.
Maybe there’s some unquenchable question that I keep asking the universe that I can’t get an answer to.
You want the world to be what you want it to be, and sometimes the world doesn’t want that.
Even in the beginning, when we knew there was a legal argument about how much our song sounds like his song, as one songwriter to another, I wasn’t sure that Cat Stevens would take that as bad.
Being around people who are happy and people who are creative, that’s what you do if you’re lucky in your life.
When we started there was this element of these experiments we were doing where we weren’t really sure how the music would play out because the music was all on different players.
It really is no different in the way that we make records and shoot music videos. I don’t think of the movie as being a great leap out of my current profession.
Music is amazing. There’s some metaphysical comfort where it allows you to be isolated and alone while telling you that you are not alone… truly, the only cure for sadness is to share it with someone else.
We hear so many records these days that are done with click tracks, as opposed to a drummer.
It was endlessly entertaining, watching people beat each other up. All the little kids in the neighborhood would come and watch… and then we’d beat them up as well.
I am not that thrilled about the way our records sound anyway. Don’t get me wrong, I work hard on them and I want them to sound fantastic but I’m happy to have another interpretation of them anyway.
I would say anybody who’s willing to listen to Dark Side of the Moon and watch The Wizard of Oz is already a very sensitive, creative person.