Quotes by British Musician Brian Eno

A part of me has become immortal, out of my control. Brian Eno

As soon as I hear a sound, it always suggests a mood to me. Brian Eno

For me it's always contingent on getting a sound-the sound always suggests what kind of melody it should be. So it's always sound first and then the line afterwards. Brian Eno

For the world to be interesting, you have to be manipulating it all the time. Brian Eno

Agressive music can only shock you once. Afterwards its impact declines. It's inevitable. Brian Eno

At the beginning of the 20th century, the ambition of the great painters was to make paintings that were like music, which was then considered as the noblest art. Brian Eno

Every collaboration helps you grow. With Bowie, it's different every time. I know how to create settings, unusual aural environments. That inspires him. He's very quick. Brian Eno

It's not the destination that matters. It's the change of scene. Brian Eno

The lyrics are constructed as empirically as the music. I don't set out to say anything very important. Brian Eno

Well, I am a dilettante. It's only in England that dilettantism is considered a bad thing. In other countries it's called interdisciplinary research. Brian Eno

I'm not interested in possible complexities. I regard song structure as a graph paper. Brian Eno

I always use the same guitar; I got this guitar years and years ago for nine pounds. It's still got the same strings on it. Brian Eno

I don't live in the past at all; I'm always wanting to do something new. I make a point of constantly trying to forget and get things out of my mind. Brian Eno

I enjoy working with complicated equipment. A lot of my things started just with a rhythm box, but I feed it through so many things that what comes out sounds very complex and rich. Brian Eno
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I felt extremely uncomfortable as the focal point, in the spotlight. I really like the behind the scenes role, because all my freedom is there. Brian Eno

I had a lot of trouble with engineers, because their whole background is learning from a functional point of view, and then learning how to perform that function. Brian Eno

I had wanted a tape recorder since I was tiny. I thought it was a magic thing. I never got one until just before I went to art school. Brian Eno
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I hate the rock music tradition. I can't bear it! Brian Eno
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I have a definite talent for convincing people to try something new. I am a good salesman. When I'm on form, I can sell anything. Brian Eno

I have lived in countries that were coming out of conflict: Ireland, South Africa, the Czech republic. People there are overflowing with energy. Brian Eno

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