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Elliott Smith Quotes

Elliott Smith Quotes & Quotations
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    And I'm not trying to write heavy songs. Elliott_SmithElliott Smith
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    Because God only knows why people like what they like and don't like something else. Elliott_SmithElliott Smith
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    I can't think of anything off the top of my head that seems more important than something designed to raise money to keep something going that keeps IV drug users from dying. Elliott_SmithElliott Smith
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    I didn't have a hard time making it, I had a hard time letting it go. Elliott_SmithElliott Smith
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    I didn't know how many people knew who Ferdinand was. Elliott_SmithElliott Smith
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    I don't really like New York better than Portland. It's just a different place. Elliott_SmithElliott Smith
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    I don't think that Dreamworks would have signed me expecting to really mess around with whatever it is I do. Elliott_SmithElliott Smith
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    I just wanted to move out of Portland to do something. Elliott_SmithElliott Smith
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    I like home recordings and studio recordings just as much as each other - I don't think one is better - but for this record I wanted to see what I could do in a real studio with real producers. Elliott_SmithElliott Smith
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    I mean people just have a way of - y'know they'll review your record in two sentences and put you in this little stupid box that you don't want to be in. Elliott_SmithElliott Smith
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    I walked out and Jack Nicholson was sitting about six feet away, so I avoided that area and I looked up at the balcony in the back and sang the song. Elliott_SmithElliott Smith
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    I was coming off of a lot of psyche meds and other things. Elliott_SmithElliott Smith
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    I watched myself put my paw in the bear trap on that one because there was this clause about leaving members. Elliott_SmithElliott Smith
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    I wondered if I would talk about drug use. But I guess, why hide it? Elliott_SmithElliott Smith
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    I'm just writing songs about how I feel or about how people I know feel. Elliott_SmithElliott Smith
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    If you play acoustic guitar you're the depressed, sensitive guy. Elliott_SmithElliott Smith
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    In the event of the band dissolving, any members could be kept to that contract with or without their consent under the same terms. Elliott_SmithElliott Smith
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    It was kind of ridiculous to carry it up to a certain point and then drop the ball or the bomb, like quitting the band right after we had signed to Virgin. Elliott_SmithElliott Smith
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    It's a lot easier to tell the truth usually. Elliott_SmithElliott Smith
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    My girlfriend at the time convinced me to send these songs to Cavity Search. When they wanted to put out my record I was totally shocked. Elliott_SmithElliott Smith
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    The band's filter, but playing live is a lot of fun. Elliott_Smith/21.php">Elliott Smith
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    There are lots of things I like about playing in a band, the things I can't do by myself you know. Elliott_Smith/22.php">Elliott Smith
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    There's always that argument to make - that you're in better company historically if people don't understand what you're doing. Elliott_Smith/23.php">Elliott Smith
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    They don't put any pressure on me to do anything in particular and Dreamworks didn't either so this was a really easy record to make. Elliott_Smith/24.php">Elliott Smith
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    Well, I try not to think about the general public since I have no idea what the general public is and I don't think anybody does. Elliott_Smith/25.php">Elliott Smith