Best Collection of Beck Quotes

Beck, American Musician ( July 8, 1970 - )

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I would love to do an electronic record. There's just so much to see and do and try. And life goes by.~Beck


Life Love Try

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.~Beck


Stars Men Prison

As society changes, as politics change, as people change, certain songs still seem to resonate.~Beck


Change Politics Changes

I'm just taking one step at a time. I could zigzag one way, but it's not usually on purpose.~Beck


Time Purpose Step

I'm the artist formally known as Beck. I have a genius wig. When I put that wig on, then the true genius emerges. I don't have enough hair to be a genius. I think you have to have hair going everywhere.~Beck


Artist Hair Genius

Anything goes. You always find interesting things that way.~Beck


You Find Interesting

I hear a lot of bad TV commercials that try to sound like Where It's At. That pretty much turned me off from using the electric piano for a lot of years.~Beck


Me Try Bad

If someone is making a judgment when they don't have firsthand experience, it's intolerant. How can you make a judgment on something you don't know about?~Beck


Experience You Know

There are a lot of people who really abused sampling and gave it a bad name, by just taking people's entire hit songs and rapping over them. It gave publishers license to get a little greedy.~Beck


People Name Bad

There's 40 or 50 songs that nobody's heard that I've done in between albums. There's a whole evolution from Midnite Vultures to Sea Change that's never been released.~Beck


Change Sea Evolution

When my nephew was 3 and 4, he would say the most genius things. He said, You're hammer macho with FBI dogs. I thought it was just one of those great lines.~Beck


Great Genius You

I wish I had more confidence. I think that's probably my Achilles' heel. If I had more, I probably would have felt emboldened to make more interesting music earlier on, or really go for it in an artistic or songwriting sense.~Beck


Music Confidence Wish

When I started out playing small clubs, you could feel the room recoil from certain kinds of songs. Anything that was too personal, that had a sentiment to it, or was laying out your feelings, was immediately booed. People would start throwing things. And anything that was really provocative or humorous or radical was embraced or cheered.~Beck


Small People Start

I've never been able to relate to apathy. I've always been doing stuff, been in action, making music or working just to get by.~Beck


Music Doing Action

Every time you go in, it's like starting over. You don't know how you did the other records. You're learning all over. It's some weird musician amnesia, or maybe the road wipes it out.~Beck


Time Learning Road

I sat out a few years because I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do next. So many things were changing in music and in culture, so it seemed like a good time to step back.~Beck


Music Time Good

I'm a musician. I'm not, like, a personality. I've never really pretended to perform that kind of function.~Beck


Personality Kind Never

I think trying to be offbeat is the most boring thing possible.~Beck


Trying Think Boring

I think my whole generation's mission is to kill the cliche.~Beck


Generation Think Mission

Tonight the city is full of morgues, and all the toilets are overflowing. There's shopping malls coming out of the walls, as we walk out among the manure. That's why I pay no mind.~Beck


Mind Walk Shopping

I think you have to keep a childlike quality to play music or make a record.~Beck


Music Quality You

No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.~Beck


Artist Drive Should

Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother's face, her aspect and her attitude.~Beck


Mother Nature Art

I did that Grammys thing - I did a little freeform poem.~Beck


Poem Grammys Little

I didn't want to do something typical.~Beck


Want Something Typical

I had long hair when I was a teenager.~Beck


Hair Long Long Hair