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PJ Harvey Quotes

Ive always felt profoundly about whats going on in the world on a daily basis. What I hadnt felt was that I was at a point in my writing career where I could write about these things in songs and do it well.
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I see men come and go, but there'll be one who'll collect my soul.

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Shame is the shadow of love.

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Some people, like Leonard Cohen, write one album every 10 years, and labor over a song for five years at a time.

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You shouldn't separate the piece from the way it's intended. I always feel like words shouldn't be unraveled from the music. They're all linked so much together.

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Being a recording artist and having thousands of people listening to your music and singing your songs, and paying for it? It feels great!

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I think I'm a maker of songs, and songs are like films or a picture: You put them over there, and they have nothing to do with you.

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I've always felt profoundly about what's going on in the world on a daily basis. What I hadn't felt was that I was at a point in my writing career where I could write about these things in songs and do it well.

— PJ Harvey

Everything from a lifetime's worth of collecting things. You know as we go through life, and something stays and ends up on your shelf and lives there until you die? Just those little things.

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The craft, the writing of a song, is about creating a story, a life story, a world within three minutes, but that's the frame, if you like, the picture frame. That fascinates me.

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I'm finding that writing poetry is strengthening my songwriting, because you're learning to make a piece of writing work on a page with nothing else. I was also finding within poetry I felt a lot more free to write about very different matters, to write about social issues or things that are going on around me.

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I've so much left to explore, it's enormously exciting to me. It's a passion. I just try and get better at what I do, and I study it very hard, like it is my life degree.

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And all of these writers offer me a greater understanding of what it is to be alive, and that is such an incredible thing art can do for other people. It made me want to try and get close to this strange, mysterious thing that people can do with words.

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I do take enormous interest in what's going on. I try to see whatever I can, whenever I can.

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Well, I'm quite a self-deprecating person.

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Yeah, I mean I am somebody that makes an effort to go and see a lot of exhibitions, painting, drawing, sculpture.

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When I was young, I had idols that I thought were wonderful. I wanted to be just like them.

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Ideas for songs can come from something as simple as a photograph and letting my imagination run wild on an old photograph that I found, or to a film that I have seen or to just most of the time, just daily walking through life and keeping your eyes open.

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It varies, I don't think there is any one set way of writing songs or coming up with ideas, it comes in so many ways you know.

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