I get diminishing returns when I bore myself in an interview.

— Ben Harper

The most practical Ben Harper quotes to get the best of your day

When your whole world is shaken from all the risks we have taken, Dance with me, dance with me into the colors of the dusk.

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Let us burn one from end to end, and pass it over to me my friend.

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What enables me to believe in anything is hope.

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Music is the last true voice of the human spirit.

It can go beyond language, beyond age, and beyond color straight to the mind and heart of all people.

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I'm a living sunset, lightning in my bones.

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Every moral has a story, every story has and end. Every battle has its glory, and its consequence.

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Fearlessness, absolutely. Discipline. You also need open-minded creativeness that lets everything in. You never want to lose a word or a phrase, yet every one should count. Always the best language possible. And, finally, knowing when to leave it alone. Stop when it's done.

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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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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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What started as a whisper Slowly turned into a scream Searching for an answer Where the question is unseen I don't know where you came from And I don't know where you've gone Old friends become old strangers Between the darkness and the dawn

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Take my hand when you are worried Take my hand when you're alone Take my hand and let me guide you Take my hand to lead you home.

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There's no love like a lost love and no pain like a broken heart.

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About Ben Harper

Quotes 110 sayings
Profession Singer-songwriter
Birthday October 28, 1969

Distance is temporary, but our love is permanent.

This may be the last time I see you, but if you keep me in your heart, together we shall be eternal; if you believe, we shall never part.

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I'm more afraid of falling than I am of flying high.

I'm not as scared of dying as I am of growing old. Every battle has its glory and its consequence.

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The spirit is what guides my life, and I'm humbly on my knees in thanks for guidance and direction every day. But God is not something to be preached, it's something to be lived.

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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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Forever always seems to be around when it begins, but forever never seems to be around when it ends

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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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The world awakens on the run And will soon be earning With hopes of better days to come It's a morning yearning.

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I really feel like the sky is the limit with the Innocent Criminals today.

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I refuse to make uninspired music.

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When you hear Doc Watson singing Amazing Grace, something else enters the room.

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If you're gonna live, then live it up.

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It's not easy for a mother and son to sing a duet. You can't just sing about anything.

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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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It was a huge deal, a huge musical discovery that became life lessons learned.

You can't return from having an experience like that. The Blind Boys are truly the deepest well of American musical heritage you can discover.

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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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If you're gonna live, then live it up.

If you're gonna give, then give it up. If you're gonna walk the Earth, then walk it proud. If you're gonna say the word, you got to say it loud.

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The good news is at this point as I get older, the load has gotten heavier but my shoulders have gotten wider because I've gotten happier so it's a damn good thing.

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Could've sworn I heard you say Amen this morning, showing some kind of sign that you believe. Did it fall from your tongue without warning? Or just another trick to fall from your sleeve?

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I appreciate that something I've done has found a safe place to land.

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The very thing that drives you, can drive you insane Got a head full of thought crimes and a number with no name Got an eleventh hour Jesus and a mouth full of blame A casket lined with silver dollars and a number with no name.

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Now that you've grown up, You can finally learn to be a child, We made it to the end of the world, But we'll never make it out alive...

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I want to try to be who I am today, not who I was yesterday.

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It just takes a pebble to bring down a good man.

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When you have everything, you have everything to lose.

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There's no room in my life for religion.

Religion is separation and segregation of God. How can you segregate the Almighty?

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Folk is bare bones music.

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You can run away from home But you can't run away from your pain I sit here alone There's always someone else to blame.

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I just want to keep doing what I feel.

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A candle throws its light into the darkness, in a nasty world so shines a good deed. Make sure the fortune that you seek is the fortune that you need.

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My main concern when travelling around the world is finding a place to skateboard!

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People who try to define their spirituality sometimes are annoying, 'cause the spirit is something you feel and let guide you and humbly respect.

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I want to try to not be the child that had to go through too much too young.

I want to be who I am now and not who I was then.

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Try it first And you'll see its a blessing And it's not a curse

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It's so hard to do and so easy to say but sometimes you just have to walk away

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I dont know if hell exists, but there sure as hell are some people who dont belong in heaven.

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These eyes weren't made for crying, this love wasn't made to waste.

These arms weren't made for battle, but to share in your embrace.

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Every man's actions belong to him.

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