Facts about Neil Young

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Neil Young is a famous Musician from Canada, he/she is 74 years old and still alive, born November 12, 1945.

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He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 43 quotes who is written / told by Neil.

Related authors: Al Jardine

Famous quotes by Neil Young (43)


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"With Crazy Horse, it's all one big, growing, smoldering sound, and I'm part of it. It's like gliding, or some sort of natural surfing"
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"The cutthroat avenues of rock 'n' roll, I am fed up with. I don't want anything to do with it"
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"Studios are passe for me. I'd rather play in a garage, in a truck, or a rehearsal hall, a club, or a basement"
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"One new feature or fresh take can change everything"
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"I live for playing live. All my records are live, since After the Gold Rush, with the exception of Trans and the vocals on Landing on Water"
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"Back then people closed their eyes and listened to music. Today there's a lot of images that go with the music. A lot of music is crap and it's all commercial and the images are all trying to sell the record"
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"As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks"
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"With a lot of songs on this record, one verse doesn't relate to the next verse. I don't think that one day really relates to the next day in life"
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"The '60s was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together"
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"I was just 20 years old when I wrote Broken Arrow"
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"I just wrote one song at a time. Kinda like an alcoholic. One day at a time"
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"I don't think I'm a thorn in the industry, I'm just another part of it"
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"To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time"
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"It's better to burn out, than to fade away"
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"I just do what I do. I like to make music"
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"I don't like the American media - particularly Fox"
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"Earth is a flower and it's pollinating"
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"There's an edge to real rock 'n' roll. It's all that matters"
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"I'm not into this judgmental, religious-right kind of thing"
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"I totally have no other talent and I would be totally out of work if I did anything else"
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"I go in and sing the song and arrange it and mix it and that's it. It's no different than playing in clubs"
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"Some people put down all presidents. If you say anything good about any of them, they think you're supporting everything they do"
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"I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature"
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"I don't think there is one president that's come down the line that hasn't done something good somewhere"
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"I don't look at a knife the way I used to. I'm more aware of what it is. I think twice. This is a key finger. It's in every chord"
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"I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of"
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"I didn't really know what I was doing when I started. I just started writing songs. After two songs I just continued to explore it"
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"It's better to burn out than it is to rust"
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"I have so many opinions about everything it just comes out during my music. It's a battle for me. I try not to be preachy. That's a real danger"
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"I feel like I could be likened to an old hound circling on a rug for the last five years"
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"I don't like to be labeled, to be anything. I've made the mistake before myself of labeling my music, but it's counter-productive"
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"I can get away with saying a lot of ideas that are young and naive. I'm liberated"
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"Commitments are one of the worst things to have in the music business. They're very annoying"
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"When the punk thing came along and I heard my friends saying, I hate these people with the pins in their ears. I said, Thank God, something got their attention"
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"This thing called Patriot Act, through which we abdicated a lot of our civil rights to defend the country against terrorism, it's a four-year story"
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"It's a blue album, but it's not a blues album. I'm not pretending all of a sudden now I'm blues"
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"When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near"
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"The thing about my music is, there really is no point"
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"It's cool to go places where working people are happy"
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"I was a Reagan backer. It was a shock for some people that I could agree with anything that man would say"
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"I think I'm going to be making country records for as long as I can see into the future. It's much more down-home and real"
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"Better to burn out than rust out"
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"As I get older, I get smaller. I see other parts of the world I didn't see before. Other points of view. I see outside myself more"


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