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Amanda Palmer Quotes

Your songs are good, Amanda. And Im not just saying that. I stared at him in disbelief. I get given a lot of music, he continued. Its like that on the road, you know, we get handed mountains of demo tapes every night. And theyre, you know, not always good. Your songs are good. I dont know what your plans are. But I hope you keep going. I just wanted to say that.
— Amanda Palmer —

Asking for help with shame says:
You have the power over me.
Asking with condescension says:
I have the power over you.
But asking for help with gratitude says:
We have the power to help each other.

— Amanda Palmer

There's really no honor in proving that you can carry the entire load on your own shoulders. And ... it's lonely

— Amanda Palmer

American culture in particular has instilled in us the bizarre notion that to ask for help amounts to an admission of failure. But some of the most powerful, successful, admired people in the world seem, to me, to have something in common: they ask constantly, creatively, compassionately, and gracefully. And to be sure: when you ask, there's always the possibility of a no on the other side of the request. If we don't allow for that no, we're not actually asking, we're either begging or demanding. But it is the fear of the no that keeps so many of our mouths sewn tightly shut.

— Amanda Palmer

The perception that vulnerability is weakness is the most widely accepted myth about vulnerability and the most dangerous. When we spend our lives pushing away and protecting ourselves from feeling vulnerable or from being perceived as too emotional, we feel contempt when others are less capable or willing to mask feelings, suck it up, and soldier on. We've come to the point where, rather than respecting and appreciating the courage and daring behind vulnerability, we let our fear and discomfort become judgment and criticism.

— Amanda Palmer

It's the closest thing I have to church.

— Amanda Palmer

When artists work well, they connect people to themselves, and they stitch people to one another, through this shared experience of discovering a connection that wasn't visible before. Have you ever noticed that this looks like this? And with the same delight that we took as children in seeing a face in a cloud, grown-up artists draw the lines between the bigger dots of grown-up life: sex, love, vanity, violence, illness, death.

— Amanda Palmer

Your songs are good, Amanda. And I'm not just saying that. I stared at him in disbelief. I get given a lot of music, he continued. It's like that on the road, you know, we get handed mountains of demo tapes every night. And they're, you know, not always good. Your songs are good. I don't know what your plans are. But I hope you keep going. I just wanted to say that.

— Amanda Palmer

I think performance art comes from a simple place of wanting to express things beyond just sound.

— Amanda Palmer

If you want the world to pay for projects, you have to be able to display why you're worthy.

— Amanda Palmer

I see everybody arguing about what the value of music should be instead of what I think the bigger conversation is, which is that music has value, it's subjective and we're moving to a new era where the audience is taking more responsibility for supporting artists at whatever level.

— Amanda Palmer

Thank God my best friend's a therapist.

— Amanda Palmer

It's fine for people to say, "If you can't stand the heat and if you can't stand the criticism, then just don't use the Internet"; unfortunately, that is not an option. The Internet is where we make our living and where we make our work, especially if we're independents and we cannot afford to not engage, because that's where our business is driving from. It's just not an option.

— Amanda Palmer

Sometimes I have a terrible feeling that I am dying not from the virus, but from being untouchable.

— Amanda Palmer

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