Monday, July 1, 2013

Moby Quotes

1. Intellectually, human beings and animals may be different, but it's pretty obvious that animals have a rich emotional life and that they feel joy and pain. It's easy to forget the connection between a hamburger and the cow it came from. But I forced myself to acknowledge the fact that every time I ate a hamburger, a cow had ceased to breathe and moo and walk around.

2. The way I work on music is that I go into my studio, and I start playing music, and I see what happens and…I never think about it.

3. But at the same time, I don't let myself regret things to the point that I'm paralyzed.

4. I buy things with the best of intention of living in them and then life intercedes.

5. I find myself for whatever reason unable to live in the apartment I renovate and have to sell.

6. I wish I had stories about me getting them myself...hanging out in prisons and farms in Georgia, Atlanta or Alabama, or whatever. But no, I just went around the corner to my old record store and bought the reissues.

7. I did a cover of the James Bond theme, and I felt like such a fraud, because the original is so good.

8. Can you imagine how much sex that man has had in his life? It boggles the mind to even consider it.

9. There are viable (and usually better) alternatives to the use of animals for food, sport, clothing, & experimentation. I beg you to discontinue any actions that might cause or condone animal torture, abuse, or destruction.

10. I love going on tour and playing music for people.

11. I love the idea of making records that people can use, records that have a sense of utility.

12. I met Elton John at an Interview dinner, and we just sort of became friends. He's got such a wicked sense of humor.

13. I'm not a particularly attractive person - 5ft 8in, stooping, with a receding hairline.

14. I still never get recognized. Small, bald white guys like myself - we all kind of look the same.

15. I was on food stamps until I was 18 and became an adult.

16. I'm like a monk with a taste for hookers.

17. Basically we should stop doing those things that are destructive to the environment, other creatures, and ourselves and figure out new ways of existing.

18. If I was a sex symbol, I would be getting laid a lot more than I am now.

19. I'm like a bad musical cliche because I bring my guitar on the road and try to write songs in hotel rooms.

20. I'm investing in a company that has patented wallet technology that will deodorize currency. That way people won't have to deal with money that smells funny.

21. I don't really trust men who claim they are not interested in porn.

22. It just seem like musicians want to sell a few records and put out a perfume line, and I think it's so sad that there are so many musicians who don't want to change the world... Music has been so much more.

23. Some of the songs I've made, I'm really disappointed in how I mixed them.

24. Three of these eight dolphins were born at the facility and had never been in the wild, compacting our concern for their well being...Once we realized the dolphins had been swept out to sea during the hurricane, we feared that they had died. We are just thrilled that they have stayed together during the past couple of weeks.

25. That is not all I need. I need dogs. A house filled with dogs and a smart, funny, kind, loving girlfriend or wife.

26. I had an epiphany a few years ago where I was out at a celebrity party and it suddenly dawned on me that I had yet to meet a celebrity who is as smart and interesting as any of my friends.

27. Somehow, magically, I've become an electronic musician, and I have a recording studio that looks like the bridge of the Enterprise.

28. Whereas for me, touring tends to be a very strange and isolating experience.

29. You make mistakes and you learn from them.

30. I learned in the last few years that it's really unhappy and really unsustainable to try and base your well being on something as arbitrary as record sale and critical acclaim and the interests of the public. All of those things are so fickle. So my approach now to music is I want to make records that I love, and I hope that other people love them, then that's OK.

31. But on a utilitarian level, I realize that to try to accomplish the greatest good for the greatest number of people, sometimes we have to become salesmen for what we believe, and part of being a salesman is being effective.

32. I thought that my life would be spent working in a bookstore, teaching community college, and making music in my spare time that no one would be willing to listen to.

33.  The little characters I draw are very simple, very naive, and I guess I am too in a lot of ways.

34. I run into a lot of people who are instantly filled with ridicule at the idea that someone wouldn't eat meat.

35. I personally donated $2,500 to the Red Cross yesterday. Normally I don't like to tell how much I donated and to whom, but I felt sometimes it's good to share info in the hopes that others will feel inspired to donate whatever they can.

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