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    If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: memory  movie  ghost  film  dreams 
     
    When everybody loves me, I will never be lonely.
    — Adam Duritz
    For me, songwriting is something like breathing: I just do it. But that doesn't mean you're fantastic.
    — Adam Duritz
    Step out the front door like a ghost into the fog where noone notices the contrast of white on white.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: ghost 
     
    I can't remember all the times I've tried to tell myself to hold on to these moments as they pass
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: time  moment 
     
    My life isn't necessarily more important than anyone else's: I'm just better in talking about it.
    — Adam Duritz
    I'm not a spiritual person at all, but I do think that the world doesn't have to be as lonely as it is.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: people  world  spiritual 
     
    People really need to show up early to hear Hollis Brown. They are just an unbelievable live band.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: people  live 
     
    Your misery is everyone else's entertainment.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: misery 
     
    If you wrap yourself in daffodils I will wrap myself in pain
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: pain 
     
    You live through stuff, and it affects the way you feel about the world, and you write about it.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: live  world  write 
     
    I've been playing music most of my life.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: music 
     
    A long December and there's reason to believe, maybe this year will be better than the last.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: believe  year 
     
    For all the things I'm losing I might aswell resign myself to try and make a change.
    — Adam Duritz
    You aren't really writing about what you did; you're writing about how you feel.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: writing 
     
    That's where the songs come from: that's what I'd most want people to understand. What sounds good or looks good, that's nothing. The only worthwhile thing in art is seeing someone else's heart.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: people  heart  seeing  song 
     
    It's always music first, or melody and words together, but never words first.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: music 
     
    I think that, often, the people who can make you happy are right there, and having them in your life would make your life better, but you can't see how to do it.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: people  right 
     
    Sometimes the world seems like a big hole. You spend all your life shouting down it and all you hear are echoes of some idiot yelling nonsense down a hole.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: world  idiot 
     
    A lot of life is about how you feel relating to dealing with this person or that person. If this person makes you feel good, then they're a person to be around; if they don't, they're not. Being in a band is different. The group is the more important part, and you have to kind of shift the way you look at life when you're in a group of people that you work with.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: people  work 
     
    I can remember being eight years old and having infinite possibilities. But life ends up being so much less that we thought it would be when we were kids, with relationships that are so empty and stupid and brutal. If you don't find a way to break the chain and change in some way, then you wind up, as the rhyme goes: a murder of one, for sorrow.
    — Adam Duritz
    The nice thing about being on stage is it's not that I know what to do, but I have a very clear feeling that anything I do is OK. All I'm up there to do is express how I feel. Any way I choose to do that is fine.
    — Adam Duritz
    If you've never stared off in the distance, then your life is a shame.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: shame 
     
    There is nothing more important you can ever do for this world than to wake up and be a part of it.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: world 
     
    When you're young and you play music, you have a peer group, you come out of a scene. There's a lot of people you know, and then you have some success, and it all goes away.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: people  young  music  success 
     
    You don't understand what makes you understand what makes your life better until you take something that makes it so much worse and you embrace that.
    — Adam Duritz
    I find that truly heartbreaking that, like, it's such a common, constant thing in people's lives - a brutal abuse of people by other people, and it's just accepted.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: people  live  abuse 
     
    Over and over again in my life, I find closeness to other people and proximity to other people really painful; that's part of my mental illness, social anxiety. Closeness to other people is really hard, but it's also a shame because it's all you want too. But it doesn't always work.
    — Adam Duritz
    I think the biggest, saddest thing that happens in our lives is that we just don't embrace the things that could make it better because they don't seem to make it better at any given moment or we can't decide how to get across the aisle to that person.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: people  live  moment 
     
    Being in a band is about making the band the priority.
    — Adam Duritz
    I have a lot of problems understanding connections between people and how to negotiate that. It makes everything hard offstage.
    — Adam Duritz
    I think I'd been limiting myself in some ways just writing in first person all the time.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: time  people  writing 
     
    You have to kind of shift the way you look at life when you're in a group of people that you work with. It's not so much, do they make you feel good when you're around them all the time; it's how can you make everyone feel comfortable together.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: people  work 
     
    We waste a lot of our lives sometimes. There are people sitting across from us who would make the whole world better if we spent more time with them in it, but we can't get across that gully.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: time  people  live  world 
     
    I'm so busy trying to breathe through the pain that I'm breathing through the pain of being with people, and that is no way to spend a life. Eventually, they'll just go away, because you will make them sad. That's something I've proven quite adept at doing over the years.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: people  pain  sad  year 
     
    If you want to really love someone, you've got to let go and loosen up and just care.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: care 
     
    Bravery is what you can do in the face of things that hurt and scare you, but you do it anyway.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: hurt  bravery 
     
    I'm really good in pain. I snapped my leg in half on stage and played a whole show. But I can't sit there with someone that loves me.
    — Adam Duritz
    tags: pain 
     
    I'm really good in a crisis, because I don't panic.
    — Adam Duritz
    You want to embrace, but I can't figure out how to hold on to it.
    — Adam Duritz
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