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    I'd love it if American kids were listening to Muslim music.
    — Brian Eno
    In art, you CAN crash your plane and walk away from it
    — Brian Eno
    I love good, loud speakers.
    — Brian Eno
    Lyrics are the only thing to do with music that haven't been made easier technically.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: music  lyrics 
     
    I hate the way CDs just drone on for bloody hours and you stop caring.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: hate 
     
    I believe in singing. I believe in singing together.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: believe 
     
    I think we're about ready for a new feeling to enter music. I think that will come from the Arabic world.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: world  music 
     
    People tend to play in their comfort zone, so the best things are achieved in a state of surprise, actually.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: people  comfort 
     
    I think that sex, drugs, art and religion very much overlap with one another and sometimes one becomes another.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: drugs  sex 
     
    Set up a situation that presents you with something slightly beyond your reach.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: present 
     
    Whenever you listen to a piece of music, what you are actually doing is hearing the latest sentence in a very long story you've been listening to - all the pieces of music you've ever heard.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: listening  music  stories 
     
    American television really is pathetic.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: american 
     
    The smart thing in the art world is to have one good idea and never have another.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: smart  world  ideas 
     
    Well, I am a dilettante. It's only in England that dilettantism is considered a bad thing. In other countries it's called interdisciplinary research.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: bad  research  england 
     
    If something is good, you must torture it mercilessly until it is either dead or great.
    — Brian Eno
    I have lived in countries that were coming out of conflict: Ireland, South Africa, the Czech republic. People there are overflowing with energy.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: people  energy  africa 
     
    The computer brings out the worst in some people.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: people  computer 
     
    Everything is an experiment until it has a deadline. That gives it a destination, context, and a reason.
    — Brian Eno
    Lyrics are always misleading because they make people think that that's what the music is about.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: people  music  lyrics 
     
    For me it's always contingent on getting a sound-the sound always suggests what kind of melody it should be. So it's always sound first and then the line afterwards.
    — Brian Eno
    If there is a new fascism, it won't come from skinheads and punks; it will come from people who eat granola and think they know how the world should be.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: people  world 
     
    Ideas reflect the moment, and so you have to use them. If you store ideas, they wither.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: moment  ideas 
     
    Everybody is entertained to death.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: death 
     
    Pop is totally results-oriented and there is a very strong feedback loop.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: strong 
     
    Law is always better than war.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: law  war 
     
    Of course, like anybody I repeat myself endlessly, but I don't know that I'm doing it, usually.
    — Brian Eno
    I would like to see a future where artists think that they have a right to contemplate things like global warming.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: future  right  artist 
     
    Being completely free to choose what to do is actually quite difficult
    — Brian Eno
    When our governments want to sell us a course of action, they do it by making sure it's the only thing on the agenda, the only thing everyone's talking about. And they pre-load the ensuing discussion with highly selected images, devious and prejudicial language, dubious linkages, weak or false 'intelligence' and selected 'leaks.'
    — Brian Eno
    I despise computers in many ways. I think they're hopelessly underevolved and overrated.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: computer 
     
    I think audiences are quite comfortable watching something coming into being.
    — Brian Eno
    The whole history of pop music had rested on the first person singular, with occasional intrusions of the second person singular.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: people  music 
     
    One often makes music to supplement one's world.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: world  music 
     
    John Cage made you realise that there wasn't a thing called noise, it was just music you hadn't appreciated.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: music 
     
    So I believe in singing to such an extent that if I were asked to redesign the British educational system, I would start by insisting that group singing become a central part of the daily routine. I believe it builds character and, more than anything else, encourages a taste for co-operation with others. This seems to be about the most important thing a school could do for you.
    — Brian Eno
    The point about melody and beat and lyric is that they exist to engage you in a very particular way. They want to occupy your attention.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: attention  lyrics 
     
    I always have wanted to know how the whole thing was done, what the process involved. And I don't particularly enjoy that my music is stripped of ancillary details, and it just sort of comes out of this big tap called the Internet like water. I like some of my water to be neatly presented in a bottle.With a label on it.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: process  music  water  internet 
     
    It's not the destination that matters. It's the change of scene.
    — Brian Eno
    I'd rather hold one note for an hour and modulate it so that it means something than play 3,000 notes in 15 seconds.
    — Brian Eno
    Human development thus far has been fueled and guided by the feeling that things could be, and are probably going to be, better.
    — Brian Eno
    tags: development  human 
     
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