Nick Cave Quotes

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Nick Cave Quotes

The guitar is something you kind of embrace, and the piano is something you kind of - when you play it, you sort of push it away. It feels very different.
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Texting is apocalyptic on some level. It's a reduction of things.

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Some people, myself in particular, have an adversarial relationship with the camera, and it sprouts up in every photograph.

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The idea of songwriting is a transformative thing, and what I do with songwriting is take situations that are quite ordinary and transform them in some way. Apart from things like the murder ballads, the songs I write, at their core, are quite ordinary human concerns, but the process of writing about them transforms them into something else.

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Most screen violence is tedious.

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I don't write happy songs. Who does? I don't know anybody who writes happy songs, really.

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When I'm singing 'Deanna,' for example, which I sing pretty much every night, it brings forward a kind of imagined, romanticized lie about this particular person, which I find really comforting and exciting to sing about.

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Do you hear what I hear, babe? Does it make you feel afraid?

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Humming softly with the child asleep in his arms, Sardus Swift looked to the winking stars and saw the moon - a smirk on the face of heaven - as he made his way home.

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Vagina man,' said Bunny, and his two colleagues went quiet and nodded in silent agreement.

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The older I get, the more I feel those kinds of ghosts - especially the women in my life - moving out of the shadows a bit more and becoming more present in my life.

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Rock music is the province of the young, and it should be made by young people. I'm not running around in a pair of spandex tights trying to reclaim my youth.

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I am the captain of my pain.

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Brother, be a brother, fill this tiny cup of mine. And please, sir, make it whiskey: I have no head for wine!

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Not my biggest fear, but my biggest problem onstage is over-emphasizing what I do. I'm pushing too hard. You need to engage an audience. They need to be able to involve their own imaginations as well. They don't need everything thrust down their throat, and I have a tendency to do that. I always have had a tendency to do that.

— Nick Cave

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