Lou Reed Quotes

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Lou Reed Quotes

I had started also studying because I wanted to learn more about power and fighting.
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Life is like Sanskrit read to a pony.

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Please don't set me free Death means a lot me

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It takes a busload of faith to get by.

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Just a perfect day, problems all left alone.

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One of my rules is: Never listen to your old stuff.

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I don't like nostalgia unless it's mine.

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You're a musician: You play. That's what you do.

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Perfect Night has that magic and it has the raw energy that grabs you by the throat.

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I don't really think about what the subject of my next album will be. I just know that I'm going to make another album.

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Sometimes, you've got to be in a place. You're just another guy. You can just blend in. I live out in the wilds of nowhere, out in Jersey. Even there, there's sometimes problems. College students like journey out there and show up at 11 o'clock at night, on my porch, looking into the door not saying anything. My wife and I are sitting there; it's really creepy.

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But it's the things that preceded it that made that happen, and of course now someone like me thinks, well, if I can do that ... then there are a lot of other things that are possible.

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I wish I had a talking book that told me how to act and look, a talking book that contained keys to past and present memories

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Looking through the viewfinder for me is like being in a movie theater. That's what I like about it.

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Psychologically, it's better that I think that I'm dirt.

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Writhe and sway to music's pain searing with asides, caress death with a lover's touch for it shall be your bride.

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The sickness of the mother runs on through the girl, leaving her small and helpless. Liquor flies through her brain with the force of a gun, leaving her running in circles.

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I would like to live to a ripe old age and raise watermelons in Wyoming.

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I never liked the Beatles. I thought they were garbage.

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The gay people know where I'm at. Straight people may not know where I'm at, but they find it kind of interesting when they show up and see what is sitting around them.

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People didn't know certain things about me, which ... I was out of creative writing class in school, Syracuse University; had a B.A. in English and wanted to write the great American novel but I also loved rock and roll. I was in bar bands all through college, playing fraternities and have to know all the songs in the top 10. That kind of thing.

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