Now I'm livin' out here on the beach, but those seagulls are still out of reach.

— Neil Young

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With Crazy Horse, it's all one big, growing, smoldering sound, and I'm part of it. It's like gliding, or some sort of natural surfing.

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It's going to take a lot of love to make things work out right.

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For whatever you're doing, for your creative juices, your geography's got a hell of a lot to do with it. You really have to be in a good place, and then you have to be either on your way there or on your way from there.

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Remember when you used to watch TV in the Sixties and you'd see Perry Como in a cashmere sweater? That's what rock 'n' roll is becoming. It's your parents' music.

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I look at radio as gone … Piracy is the new radio, that’s how music gets around.

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Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle for where we're going.

There's something ahead worth fighting for.

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Look at mother nature on the run in the 1970's.

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My my, hey hey... Rock and roll is here to stay. Hey hey, my my... Rock and roll will never die.

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I've always been better moving than I am standing still.

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Of course you have to support the troops.

They're just kids. They're doing for their country what's expected of them.

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If you wanna write a song, ask a guitar

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As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.

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About Neil Young

Quotes 268 sayings
Nationality Canadian
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

One good thing about the past is that you can't change it.

So there's no reason to go back. It's there. It is what it is. The only thing you can change is right now and what's happening next.

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I'm not waiting for times to change I want to live like a free-roaming soul on the highway of our love.

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Steve Jobs was a digital pioneer, but when he went home, he listened to vinyl.

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Respect Mother Earth and her giving ways or trade away our children's days.

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Listen to your own voice. Don't listen to someone else's. To me the way to live is to always move forward - to keep searching for whatever it is that interests you.

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There is a town in north Ontario, With dream comfort memory to spare, And in my mind I still need a place to go, All my changes were there. Blue, blue windows behind the stars, Yellow moon on the rise, Big birds flying across the sky, Throwing shadows on our eyes.

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I feel like I could be likened to an old hound circling on a rug for the last five years.

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I live for playing live. All my records are live, since After the Gold Rush, with the exception of Trans and the vocals on Landing on Water.

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I want to live, I want to give, I've been a miner for a heart of gold.

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It doesn't affect me because I look at the internet as the new radio.

I look at the radio as gone. [...] Piracy is the new radio. That's how music gets around. [...] That's the radio. If you really want to hear it, let's make it available, let them hear it, let them hear the 95 percent of it.

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The '60s was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together.

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Ten silver saxes, a bass with a bow The drummer relaxes and waits between shows For his cinnamon girl.

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Cocaine eyes won't hide your face.

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I dreamed I saw the silver spaceships flying in the yellow haze of the sun.

There were children crying and colors flying all around the chosen ones.

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You have to be ready to give everything you have, and you have to make sure you've really got a lot to give. Because if ... you're not ready to give everything you have, ... then you're nothin'.

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Holding back is so close to stealing.

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It's a cold bowl of chili when love lets you down.

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It's better to burn out, than to fade away.

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I don't like the current political system in the USA and some other countries.

Increasingly democracy has been hijacked by corporate interests.

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A little love and affection in everything you do will make the world a better place with or without you.

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The devil fools with the best laid plans.

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I don't force it. If you don't have an idea and you don't hear anything going over and over in your head, don't sit down and try to write a song. You know, go mow the lawn...My songs speak for themselves.

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Learning from other people is what music is all about.

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The true martial artist yields to the weak, while withstanding the strong.

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Corporations don't have children. They don't have feelings or souls. They don't depend on uncontaminated water, clean air, or healthy food to survive. They are beholden to one thing - the bottom line.

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The rockets and the satellites, spaceships that we're creating now, we're pollinating the universe.

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What's female beauty, but an air divine, thro' which the mind's all gentle graces shine? They, like the sun, irradiate all between; the body charms because the soul is seen.

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Freedom of choice is meaningless without knowledge.

That's why it's crucial we all get engaged and get informed.

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Most people think it's the other way around: that time is going faster and we're doing less. But really time seems to be going faster because we're cramming so much into it.

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I love it when people yell at me about the environment and then I tell 'em I'm burning 90% cleaner than them.

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The money needed to run for office, the money spent on lobbying by special interests, the ever increasing economic disparity and the well-funded legislative decisions all favour corporate interests over the people's.

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Live music is better.

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Love is a rose But you better not pick it.

It only grows When it's on the vine. Handful of thorns And you'll know you missed it. You lose your love When you say the word MINE.

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Without freedom of expression, good taste means nothing.

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I see country music, I see people who take care of their own.

You've got 75 year-old guys on the road. That's what I was put here to do, y'know, so I wanna make sure I surround myself with people who are gonna take care of me. 'Cause I'm in it for the long run.

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I just wrote one song at a time. Kinda like an alcoholic. One day at a time.

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All these people talking about morality should just take a walk downtown.

They don't want to go downtown because instantly they see homeless people and they don't want to.

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