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All Quotes by author - Ben Folds
" A lot of 18-year-olds are like old men. They think they've seen everything. "
" Because I write very simply, but inside the simplicity, there's a lot of subtlety. That's what I'm proud of. "
" Billy Joel and Joe Jackson were both great, and they both play piano. "
" But I really do have a soft spot for the solo shows. Any musician who writes and sings will tell you that's the center of it, that is it. It's almost like there's something church-like about it and you gotta go back there, if you're a songwriter that sings your material. "
" Even though I live in America more, I feel like when I go to Adelaide, that's when I get to go home. "
" Everybody knows it hurts to grow up... and we're still fighting it. "
" Everyone, when you're a teenager and you're growing up, you do feel like your life is dramatic enough to be on a TV screen, but we know that it's not. "
" I do have that mindset - that most good art comes from some turmoil, from someone trying to come to some equilibrium, or come up and get a breath. "
" I'm aware that I'm very fringe, and it's nice that way. "
" I'm not really a strange person or anything, so if there's music I like, usually there's other people who like it too. "
" I'm older than I was, and I'm still washed-up, and I haven't changed my music one iota. It's just much easier to do this when people are being nice to you. "
" I'm really good at writing 'almost hits'. "
" It's a tough thing to know that when you're making your album, you're going to end up collaborating with, say, Wal-Mart, on your artwork. That just sucks. And the pressure behind getting the numbers real fast is, to me, dizzying. "
" I used to do this big rant at the end of some gigs with Ben Folds Five. The band broke into this big heavy metal thing and I started as a joke to scream in a heavy metal falsetto. I found myself saying things like: Feel my pain, I am white, feel my pain. "
" Maybe this is wrong, but I feel like I craft my songs carefully enough that I still find that fifteen years after having written one, it still works for me - I'm not cringing. "
" Next door, there's an old man who lived to his nineties and one day passed away in his sleep. And his wife, she stayed for a couple of days and passed away. I'm sorry, I know that's a strange way to tell you that I know we belong. "
" Now that I have found someone, I'm feeling more alone... than I ever have before. "
" Rock and roll is - and should be - a kid's place. "
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" The clock never stops, never stops, never waits. We're growing old. It's getting late. "
" The nature of honesty is that if someone has information or knows something about you that you don't want heard, then they have power over you. "
" The press is like any business. It's a group of really intelligent individuals that ends up being one slathering, one-eyed, drooling monster. "
" The reason I stop playing songs is usually because I get sick of them, and then they find themselves back into the set list at some point. "
" There is still some art in pop music. But it can't happen if you're not inspired. "
" Why would I want to sound like Joni Mitchell? I've got Joni Mitchell records, and they're great, and I couldn't possibly be that good. "
" With the a cappella groups, every voice is like one string on a guitar, one note on the piano, or one cymbal, and you don't have the luxury of falling back on anything. "
" You never know when you put out an album that's unique whether it'll get beat up for it or not. "
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