Forgive them even if they are not sorry

— Julian Casablancas

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Desire is individual. Happiness is common.

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Sometimes I've sat outside, not to tan, but as a result of that I ended up tanning slightly.

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Greed is the inventor of injustice as well as the current enforcer.

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Money will always trump justice.

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With a hundred ways to do a dozen things, why not try it all?

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The best artists are the ones that work the hardest, and if you work hard enough, you'll eventually experience the happy accidents that are art.

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Religion is never the problem; it's the people who use it to gain power.

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I'm happy to feed the illusion that I'm a lazy recluse.

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Who you are vs. who you wish you were: Who wins?

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Making an album can be like being pregnant: you want to pop that thing out and show everybody!

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Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense.

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I feel like I've given up a lot of my fantasies.

I just want to do things differently, and to a lot of people that's annoying. I like weird stuff. I always hoped if we had a big success it would be on our own terms.

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About Julian Casablancas

Quotes 65 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

I kinda like messing with perception a little bit.

Kind of what drugs do sometimes, and drinking. I mean, you know, you mess with your mind a little bit to see life from different angles. Within reason, if you can handle it.

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The best solutions are often simple, yet unexpected.

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A tour is the most intense, stimulating way to hear music;

it's the best form to receive it. There's genuine excitement from people. I feel like we've stepped up a level.

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It was 100,000 years before we figured out what to do with fire.

Imagine cavemen, sitting in front of a fire, eating raw meat for 100 thousand years.

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Doing heroin is like walking around with a terrorist as your friend.

It's like taking a terrorist around to parties You never know when it's going to blow up on you.

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I'm really grateful. But I never had the rock star dream. I thought it would be cool to be a modern-day composer.

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I very often have night terrors. Just think of the worst possible situation, and it's a regular thing for me. I've died in my sleep twenty-three different ways.

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Whenever I go to shows, I end up looking at what shoes the guy onstage is wearing and the jacket he's got on. And when you know everything's gonna be under scrutiny, it makes you feel more comfortable if you have cool stuff.

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I guess the best thing about marriage is the fact you've got the coolest partner you can imagine by your side for all the things you're going to face in your life. So far, Juliet's been there for me. She's been good for my voice, good for my everything.

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No one leaves an old friend unless they are ashamed.

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There are so many little places I want to play, sometimes weird places I think would be fun to play... a bar that's half full.

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In L.A., it's so sunny out all the time that even though I'm working all day I have this illusion that I'm on some kind of vacation. New York is so condensed and exciting but you stay there too long and all that turns into anxiety a little bit. It's nice to escape here and there.

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I'm just going to try and be a good dad and not spoil the kid: give him love and encouragement but also discipline. Me and my woman, we don't want him to feel too entitled.

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I feel slightly confused about certain things.

Practical and tactical things. When you try to make everyone happy… in the end you've got to make yourself happy.

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It's like an inner struggle for me, between saying I don't give a **** and trying to make it work. You want to do the right thing, but I'm sick of people thinking I'm difficult.

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You know some of the people in The Strokes, yeah, their parents had success - but we didn't live like yuppies.

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Now, the good of business is put above anything else, as corporations have become the new ruling body. Most decisions seem to be made like ones of a medieval king: whatever makes profit while ignoring and repressing the truth about whatever suffering it may cause (like pop music, for that matter).

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If it doesn't start with you, it dies with you.

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I enjoy songwriting. It's slow-motion improvising.

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It's that feeling when you hear your favourite song.

That feeling, whether you're in a car, at a party or alone at home or in bed and you hear this song and it just hits you so strong - that’s what we aim for.

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Working on music is the funnest thing for me, and I love it, and I could do it all day, all night.

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I want to be one of those people, be they writers, poets, musicians, who leaves clues for the next generation. The really good people leave clues that help feed the human race. That's my aspiration.

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Art is the image of life, it's purpose simply to enhance it.

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I have to say, I'm good with gifts. If I find something perfect for a certain person, I'll just get it and put it away in a kind of nook under my bed - a little gift hutch, if you prefer.

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Can our mind evolve to be something other than an extension of our animal needs?

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I think you can only get closer to satisfaction but you never fully arrive.

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Pretty much the only goal I've had since the beginning, which I still have, is just to get better, work hard, focus, and everything else will just be a bonus. As long as I'm satisfied, and I think we're getting better with every song compared to the last, then I'm satisfied and that's all I want. If we don't achieve that, then I'll be disappointed.

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Songwriting is hard - it's so easy to fall into the same traps.

It's not like I wake up and songs flow out of me.

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L.A.'s kind of, like, seven really cool towns. It's so laid-back. If you go in the right spot, you can walk around, and you don't need a car.

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The way Lou Reed wrote and sang about drugs and sex, about the people around him - it was so matter-of-fact.

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If the choice is between doing something supercool and having no one hear it and doing something equally cool and tricking people into putting it on the radio, I don't think the second option is some big sellout.

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We're so quick to point out our own flaws in others.

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When I hear Sam Cooke's 'A Change Is Gonna Come', it frustrates me because no matter how hard I try, I can never be that good.

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The only goal right now that I can have, the only thing I can offer right now, is the need to get good at music, do something with quality.

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My parents separated when I was eight. I grew up with my mom alone.

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I think all of Manhattan has pretty much become a bar-slash-nightclub-slash-restaurant. There were always pockets of that. But now every corner of Manhattan is that.

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I don’t shake at the site of alcohol anymore.

I don’t feel the need for it. If anything I’ll get stoned. I always told myself if it got to the point that it was affecting my songwriting and music that I’d stop. And it did get to the point.

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