If you don't die of thirst, there are blessings in the desert. You can be pulled into limitlessness, which we all yearn for, or you can do the beauty of minutiae, the scrimshaw of tiny and precise. The sky is your ocean, and the crystal silence will uplift you like great gospel music, or Neil Young.— Anne Lamott
Mouth-watering Neil Young quotations
Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again.
We're trying to have the band create something beautiful that hopefully one day, 20 years from now, can be picked up by a kid and hopefully have the same effect that Neil Young had on me, or Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath.
Neil Young is my hero, and such a great example.
You know what that guy has been doing for the past 40 years? Making music. That's what that guy does. Sometimes you pay attention, sometimes you don't. Sometimes he hands it to you, sometimes he keeps it to himself. He's a good man with a beautiful family and wonderful life.
What I always wanna tell young people now: Pay attention. This isn't gonna happen again.
I've gotten to work with amazing people.
I would say usually we get to a point before we get into the studio where there isn't that sense of anxiety or nervousness of who they are because I don't think it would be as productive in the studio if that was the case. But maybe meeting someone like Neil Young for the first time made me anxious.
I guess some people like to just stick with their sound, like Weezer or something, but I think I just try to keep it as close to my real life, in a Neil Young sort of way, as possible.
Neil Young and Barry Friedman had stolen a Buffalo Springfield sign off the steamroller for Barrys house. They put it up. We all looked at it on the wall and a light went off. That's how we came up with the name
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
I like a composer called Henry Purcell, and I love to listen to Neil Young.
I've always been a fan of melody and emotional melancholy, whether it was Rites of Spring or Tears for Fears or Neil Young. If I hear a song that has a sweet melody, I'm a sucker for it, whether it's Linkin Park or Little Richard.
The press will naturally come and go as it has done with all artists, from David Bowie to Neil Young to U2.
When you are young, work to learn, not to earn.
There was a note on my dressing room table that said, Call Neil Young.
When I was young, I wanted to be a dramatic writer, a writer of tragedy.
Nothing would've pleased me more than if I could have written like Eugene O'Neil or Tennessee Williams.
My whole life, I have listened to people like Neil Young, or Crosby, Stills & Nash, and artists that have made a career out of the mellow, folky, acoustic dynamic.
They say we're too you to love but maybe they're to old to remember.
Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams.
All of them are different styles, but those are the songs that make the times. They're the songs that last through time.
I was nervous during Radiohead, we thought that they would hate us.
I think when we played in LA, one of the dudes from Entourage was in the audience, and that was kinda weird. If anyone would make me nervous it would be David Bowie, Neil Young, someone like that.
I'd love to have a lifetime career. If you look at people like Bob Dylan or Neil Young, people who have been there forever and who still make relevant music that people want to listen to - that would be amazing. I hope to be able to do that. But above all else, I feel like I just want to be happy.
We turn not older with years but newer every day.
I don't think Neil Young has a beautiful voice but it's something that grabs you and the songs are so good.
The problem is that the internet IS some kid in a basement with an opinion.
The fact that David Bowie and Elton John told me that they were fans of Helmet - or Neil Young - that means something to me because I grew up on their music and they’re great musicians... That means more to me than some guy who hates the fact that my hair is short.
How do I explain Neil Young? Great question! I explain Neil Young as, I would kill to see his acoustic shows.
Too many young folk have addiction to superficial things and not enough conviction for substantial things like justice, truth and love.
Neil's effect on the band was immediate and very fulfilling.
He adds a certain edge to the sound and, of course, he is an incredible musician. We became a better band because of the inclusion of Neil Young.
I began hearing rumors of apossible recording session with Neil Young. I was a huge fan of Neil's.
You can say that Wayne Coyne sounds like Neil Young.
Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway
You know, Neil Young is singing Rock n' roll will never die, and Neil never rocked and rolled in his life. I mean, he rocked, but he didn't roll. He has got no swing in him.
Other people like Neil Young and Dennis Hopper, those are just really close knit family friends.
I love Neil Young. And he loves me! We have a great relationship.
You are never too young to dream big.
I wasn't a rock 'n' roll girl. I said, Neil Young, Neil Young, where do I know that name from?
I think it's a shame when pop culture forgets that theatricality is a big part of it. When Neil Young is fumbling around in his pocket looking for the right harmonica, it doesn't matter that he's a dude in the hat who is a man of the people - there's a theatricality there. You don't have to be David Bowie or the Kabuki theater to have that theatricality going on.
It's sort of irritating now - people always ask me, "You're a dad, and how's fatherhood?" If Bob Dylan or Neil Young had a kid, it didn't seem like it made them a different person. It didn't make you old right away.
A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
Neil Young, who isn't really evident when you listen to my music, is probably my favorite of the legends, besides Dylan. They're all a huge influence on me. For me, just following rock history and watching Darkness On the Edge of Town and realizing that's it's okay to be obsessed with a snare sound because Bruce Springsteen was obsessed with a snare sound.
My attitude towards my time as a musician, is that I really wanted to completely reinvent myself and not be one of these people who, twenty, thirty years later, is trying to recreate something that happened. I'm glad that Neil Young still makes records, but I don't know that everybody needs to be frozen in time forever. I think it's good that pop music is ephemeral.
[Peter] Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" was my first go-to song in terms of getting into the zone and getting ready and then I quickly gravitated to rock and roll music in the mid-'60s with the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Beatles, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Rolling Stones, Carlos Santana. So many of them are still around and still going strong. I go out to see them all the time.
Someone will always be prettier, someone will always be smarter, someone will always be younger, but they will never be you.
I was totally romanticizing the idea of Los Angeles when the Doors, Joni Mitchell, and Neil Young were hanging out there.
I'm more into Neil Young and radical honesty.
I don't have a role model, but I certainly have always enjoyed Neil Young.
I had the great pleasure and opportunity to watch him from the side of the stage on a couple of occasions, and his on-stage sound is incredible.
My main influences are pop and folk music - Bob Lind, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, the Motown collection, The Zombies, Elliott Smith, and a ton of 70's AM radio hits. I love powerpop too.
Things tends to often [consolidate] like Disney.
It's the same with music. There's Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young and Patti Smith. There's these three people that everyone seems to agree on. No matter what they like, they seem to like those three.