When the intellectual part of guitar playing overrides the spiritual, you don't get to extreme heights.— John Frusciante
The most powerful John Frusciante quotes that are little-known but priceless
Even if my songs are a bit low-spirited, they make me happy.
I become happy when I hear sad songs. When you sing about sad things in a beautiful way, the atmosphere turns upside down
I am very happy to be alive. There is much fun to be had. Music, movies, books, paintings, drawingsI hope you have these things where you are. If you have them, what does the real world matter anyway?
In the Chili Peppers I'm a part of that world in a pretty big world and that's just the way it is.
Artistic expression, sex, and truth are the only things that really matter.
I'm not interested in meeting people's expectations, and I'm not interested in pleasing people.
You should always think good things and always look for the good in the world.
If you look for the bad in the world, you will always find something bad. But if you look for the good you will find it, it is there
Everything's very perfectly balanced;
for all the horrible things in the world there's lots of good things.
I find that the best way to do things is to constantly move forward and to never doubt anything and keep moving forward, if you make a mistake say you made a mistake.
As long as you're excited about what you're playing, and as long as it comes from your heart, it's going to be great.
We’re really lucky to live in a planet that has so much music.
We could be living in some bland planet that had no music, no movies, no books, just a bunch of people going around having jobs and things like that. To me that would be a really miserable place, you know, to me music is what makes this world a really fun place to be, you know?
In music you have people exposing this very vulnerable part of themselves, and you also have the lifestyle is so fast that oftentimes people search for whatever the easiest way to feel relaxed in the midst of all of it, or the easiest way to have energy.
Something like trying to protect yourself all the time, things like trying to outwit fate. Those things can be the worst thing you can do for yourself.
To me music is the centre of the universe and the voice of the spirits and the voice of God and the voice of all the people who have lived and died...At least the ones I'm connected to.
Music is my life. The things that people do don't seem interesting to me at all - going out to bars, carrying on, going to parties. What the hell do people do? Shop? Play golf? Have vacations? That doesn't seem interesting to me. To me, my job as a musician is to be a good receptor. A lot of music comes through me.
Mainly, I don't like it when music is made solely to impress people or in order to please business people; it doesn't sound good to me. If you're making music in order to become famous or loved by the masses that's not what I'm about. When somebody's making music for the wrong reasons, I hear it right away.
I think the feelings in my music were suggested to me before I even had the ability to play music.
The main thing experience has taught me is that one has to sort of hone their relationship to time, you know.
Lose yourself in the far off worlds that are right under your feet.
Switch below with above all the way up into infinity. We should be thankful who we are, whether we know ourselves or not.
As far as my solo record, I don't want a gold record or anything, I'm happy to be small and to have the people appreciate the music who really like me for being me.
When I smile at the audience, I'm not smiling because I was told that you're supposed to smile to the audience. I smile because they're all smiling at me, and it's a great feeling to see all these happy people out there, and it makes me happy to see them happy.
I try to put the same spirit into that that I put into any other music endeavor I'm involved in.
For me my friendship with Omar Rodriguez from Mars Volta that friendship really means a lot to me because he's another creative person who works as hard as I do.
I think a solo moves forward the way a song does, because it's reflective of the chords that I'm considering as I'm soloing, and at the same time I'm going as much out on a limb as Frank Zappa used to, in terms of just going crazy on the instrument.
And for me the only way to live life is to grab the bull by the horns and call up recording studios and set dates to go in recording studios. To try and accomplish something.
And this whole period of time of gradually working at being a better guitar player and songwriter have gradually led me to the point where I feel I'm doing a clearer representation of the thing that I've been feeling inside me since I was four years old.
I don't want to be on the radio. I don't want to be on Mtv.
Well, I don't need protection One life begins, another dies Bad timing I won't last
I think any music of any worth has been done by people who were very interested in the internal process of their soul and their mind that's taking place while they're writing music.
But I have been avoiding talking about what I'm doing now because it's frustrating for people to hear about things that aren't available yet.
All I know is that the six months when I recorded this music was the most productive time of my life, and I'll always remember it as the first time in my life that I ever felt like I was one with my dreams.
I think an analogue synth is an extension of the natural world.
I just like to switch things up all the time.
Like when it comes to singing, I try to find a different character for each song.
Everything is eternal Nothingness does not exist No thing has ever become nothing And nothing has never become something What is has always been and will always be
Because I'm pure inside, the music that comes out of me is a life-giving thing. Like water.
And if a few other people come along who discover my music because they in some natural way come across my music, cool.
It means basically I'm using the synthesizer more to change the sounds of other things rather than to use it as the source of the sound.
Making art is about accepting what’s going on around you and turning it into
Maybe what I do isn't going to be acknowledged by people, but that's me.
It's my nature to do things that are weirder and less understood and that was a path I needed to take
A slave in the fields one night He's running along Gets far enough to be a free man And he's feeling so strong
You don't throw your life away Going Inside You get to know who's watching you And besides you resides in your body
If anything unfolds, it's supposed to
I'm not interested in forcing my music on people, and that's what the whole music industry nowadays is based on is forcing stations to play it, forcing people to listen to it.
I feel like I'd like to continue putting out records and start putting them out more rapidly than I have until now and for me if I can keep selling the records to the fans that already like me that's fine.
I still love with all my heart anything that I have ever loved in my life.
The imagination is the most real world that we know because we each know it first hand.
I need people to call me, I never remember to call anyone - otherwise I'll just sit in my house and listen to music all day.
You just never know when somebody's gonna die.
It could happen at any moment so you've got to really treat everybody that way. Just really let everybody know how you feel about them.
I write lyrics. I play the guitar. If the rest of the band had to do my schedule, they would be dead
Pot put me in a position where I could walk far away from my playing and hear it in the second person. It helped me step away from myself. I stopped seeing the guitar as a thing I'm holding in my hands and started seeing it as a thing that's at one with outer space and nothingness.