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All Quotes by author - Lukas Forchhammer
" '7 Years' is, you could say, a song that eats its own children. That we need to get past the song and get to the person and get to the record and get to the music so we can keep releasing. "
" '7 Years' seems to have attracted a lot of age groups - people seem to see their own lives in the song, and it's great to see so many people reacting in that way to it. "
" A part of me understands why a mother is equally proud of all her children, but that little boy inside me just wants my mom to say, out loud but even just to me, 'I'm a little bit prouder of you.' "
" Christiania has a lot of strong, nuclear families. It gave us a sense of empowerment and belonging and richness. We had so much love; we were never in doubt that we were wanted in this world. "
" Dr. Dre's '2001' album changed modern pop music. "
" Graham was my father's second name, so I took Graham because Lukas Graham sounded cool. "
" Here in America, the big-brand collaborations kind of signify how far you've gotten. So in that sense, it's a giant kudos to us that we, within the first year, get to be the first ones to be the launchers of this Pepsi Sound Drop. "
" I always saw law as a performance, just like being on a stage. "
" I bought a restaurant - that was pretty expensive. "
" I don't know how to thank all the people listening to our music. It's so amazing to come home to my friends who resist conformity, because they're so happy that I've made it. "
" I don't know why, but I don't fancy writing love songs; I never have. "
" I don't like the whole 'slander, slander' conversation that most political debates are these days. So I tend to keep my political standpoint not to myself, but just relatively private. "
" I don't mind Ed Sheeran, but I wouldn't want to be compared to a guy that builds his song around a guitar, since we do not have a guitar in our band. "
" I don't play any instruments. I don't produce. I don't know which keys or chords I am using, so, in essence, I need the band and the production team - otherwise, I am just some guy with a hat and a song. "
" I don't think I can remain anonymous for that much longer. It was fun while it lasted. Very fun. "
" I dropped out of law school when I got my record deal. "
" If I moved to L.A., I wouldn't move to a ghetto neighborhood. I'd move to some posh, fancy place. "
" I find it a very, very powerful thing to be yourself and not to try and be something else and to use that as your biggest shield and your biggest attack in the world - to just be you. "
" If it was up to me, it would be nice not ever to get stopped on the street, because we just do music. I didn't do this to become a celebrity. "
" I get emotionally spent answering questions about my dead father and my criminal friends and my upbringing in a hippie environment in a marginalized community. "
" I grew up with nothing, and I know that I don't need anything to be happy. We were wearing second-hand clothing and eating leftovers, and I was so happy. Five-star hotels and private pick-ups hasn't changed that. "
" I just thought it would be awesome to become a lawyer, especially being from a neighborhood seeing the police rough up so many people unnecessarily, people who haven't done nothing. Growing up with kids from dysfunctional families and stuff, I just felt that some kind of difference could be done. And now I'm getting to do it with music instead. "
" I'll probably stay in Copenhagen... I can keep writing songs about my local community and about crime. "
" I never want to lose sight of my roots... A lot of artists want the riches and the fame. I want to tell stories you can put into the context of your life. "
" I never watched any award show. "
" In the early '90s, my cousin gave me a Snoop Dogg cassette tape, and the rawness of the lyrics were something new to me. "
" I really like singing. I believe that if I wasn't a good singer, I would have been tossed out of school. "
" I remember getting a toilet in our house. I remember sharing a bedroom with my sister, and my little sister was sleeping in my mom and dad's room. "
" I think it's an important thing, if you grew up in a neighbourhood that's different from the rest of the world, to remember what was different about your place and keep that in your heart, because that's what made you. "
" I think losing my father was OK in the sense that it's cool for me not to have a father; it's normal. I'm supposed to bury my father. But what I didn't realize was that my father was my best friend, and that still gets me... that still irritates me a lot. "
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