Facts about Ben Harper

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Ben Harper is a famous Musician from USA, he/she is 48 years old and still alive, born October 28, 1969.

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He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 31 quotes who is written / told by Ben.

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Famous quotes by Ben Harper (31)


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"The Blind Boys are truly the deepest well of American musical heritage you can discover"
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"If it comes out sounding like Dixieland jazz or classical or punk or rock or even slightly metal, that's because that's where I'm going to find inspiration"
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"I love being on the road, I love playing"
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"But I would never insult the people that love this music and I would never insult the blessing of music in my life and I would never insult myself by playing uninspired music"
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"You look like gold. I've been fooled before, but now I know I've made the mistake in the past. But now I, now I know the difference from gold and brass"
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"If I'm inspired and music inspires me, then I will continue to play it"
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"If I fall, I fall. I'll rise up like anybody else"
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"I'm not going to do the Ben Harper house record or the Ben Harper drum 'n' bass record"
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"I get diminishing returns when I bore myself in an interview"
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"As long as the songs are strong, I think you can express yourself in any style and have it be soulful and have it be your own voice"
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"Sometimes I think to talk too much about music almost cheapens it"
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"Right now I'm listening to a lot of different things but I listen to a lot of classical music. Eventually I would like to compose and perform classical"
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"Life is short and if you're looking for extension, you had best do well. 'Cause there's good deeds and then there's good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell"
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"I grew up listening to spiritual music, Blind Willie Johnson and folk"
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"The music is in the lead here, and a large part of this, I have no idea what I'm doing. I feel a closer bond with the craft of songwriting, stronger than I ever have"
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"I'm really looking forward to, not more of the same, but a continual growth"
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"I just want to keep doing what I feel"
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"We figured you could download live shows for days, so we decided to go for a cream-of-the-crop approach, but not just take the best vocal or the best performances"
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"It will make a weak man mighty. it will make a mighty man fall. It will fill your heart and hands or leave you with nothing at all. It's the eyes for the blind and legs for the lame. It is the love for hate and pride for shame. That's the power of the gospel"
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"You're definitely a different person at different stages in your life"
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"Sometimes I may be totally arrogant, sometimes I may totally be the most humble guy you've ever met, sometimes I may be in between. But that's life. Who isn't like that? What's the big deal if I had an arrogant moment"
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"So it's not so much that I set out to do something different, it's just that the songs themselves require their own individual voice and attention"
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"My head works in music, so there's always music there"
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"I really feel there's no limitation on what this band can do in the studio or on the stage. That's an empowering feeling - that we can bring a song to life"
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"I really feel like the sky is the limit with the Innocent Criminals today"
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"Folk is bare bones music"
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"We went for the best overall feel on each song. There are no musical overdubs at all. It's a true live record; it's one of the few true live records out there"
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"That happens every time I get behind a guitar, regardless of what I'm saying, 'cause music is freedom and being free is the closest I've ever felt to being spiritual"
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"I refuse to make uninspired music"
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"You have to do what you believe in"
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"I refuse to age disgracefully in rock 'n' roll"


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