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28 quotations by Neil Young

QuoteWith 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.Quote

QuoteWhen the punk thing came along and I heard my friends saying, I hate these people with the pins in their ears. I said, Thank God, something got their attention.Quote

QuoteWhen people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.Quote

QuoteTo protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.Quote

QuoteThis thing called Patriot Act, through which we abdicated a lot of our civil rights to defend the country against terrorism, it's a four-year story.Quote

QuoteThere's an edge to real rock 'n' roll. It's all that matters.Quote

QuoteThe thing about my music is, there really is no point.Quote

QuoteSome people put down all presidents. If you say anything good about any of them, they think you're supporting everything they do.Quote

QuoteOne new feature or fresh take can change everything.Quote

QuoteOf course you have to support the troops. They're just kids. They're doing for their country what's expected of them.Quote

QuoteMy music isn't anything but me. It has jazz in it, and rock'n'roll, and it has an urgency to it.Quote

QuoteIt's cool to go places where working people are happy.Quote

QuoteIt's better to burn out than it is to rust.Quote

QuoteI'm not into this judgmental, religious-right kind of thing.Quote

QuoteI was a Reagan backer. It was a shock for some people that I could agree with anything that man would say.Quote

QuoteI think I'm going to be making country records for as long as I can see into the future. It's much more down-home and real.Quote

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

QuoteI just do what I do. I like to make music.Quote

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

QuoteI don't think there is one president that's come down the line that hasn't done something good somewhere.Quote

QuoteI don't think I'm a thorn in the industry, I'm just another part of it.Quote

QuoteI don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.Quote

QuoteI don't like to be labeled, to be anything. I've made the mistake before myself of labeling my music, but it's counter-productive.Quote

QuoteI didn't really know what I was doing when I started. I just started writing songs. After two songs I just continued to explore it.Quote

QuoteI can get away with saying a lot of ideas that are young and naive. I'm liberated.Quote

QuoteEarth is a flower and it's pollinating.Quote

QuoteBack then people closed their eyes and listened to music. Today there's a lot of images that go with the music. A lot of music is crap and it's all commercial and the images are all trying to sell the record.Quote

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