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    It makes me itch to think of myself as Captain Beefheart. I don't even have a boat.
    — Don Van Vliet
    I think that men has the most highly developed intelligence. I think men get so intelligent that they're stupid.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: men  intelligence 
     
    I don't like getting out when I could be painting. And when I'm painting, I don't want anybody else around.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: painting 
     
    I needed to purge myself of all the attention my parents had given me - I wasn't neglected enough as a child.
    — Don Van Vliet
    The largest living land mammal is the absent mind.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: living  mind 
     
    Beatle bones and smokin' stones the dry sands fall.
    — Don Van Vliet
    We see the moon, don't we? So it's our eye. Animals see us, don't they? So we're their animals.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: animals  eyes  moon 
     
    If you got ears, you gotta listen.
    — Don Van Vliet
    Earth ... God's golf ball.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: earth  god  golf 
     
    The wind is a very difficult sound to get. It's always changing.
    — Don Van Vliet
    The stars are matter, We're matter, But it doesn't matter.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: star 
     
    I don't even know what sound is, much less what it's for. It isn't to make money that's for sure. I've never made any.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: money 
     
    I think people have had too much to think and ought to flex their magic muscles. It takes awhile to get oriented to what I do, but people seem to be able to hear it if they give it a chance. I'd never just want to do what everybody else did. I'd be contributing to the sameness of everything.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: chance  people  magic 
     
    James Brown is important because he decorates the clock correctly and he's good with lower mathematics. Don't get me wrong - he's good.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: wrong  mathematics 
     
    A carrot is as close as a rabbit gets to a diamond.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: diamond 
     
    I like the blues..... but I like aqua marine just as much.
    — Don Van Vliet
    I don't want to sell my music. I'd like to give it away because where I got it, you didn't have to pay for it.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: music  sell 
     
    I'd rather play a tune on a horn, but I've always felt that I didn't want to train myself. Because when you get a train, you've got to have an engine and a caboose. I think it's better to train the caboose. You train yourself, you strain yourself.
    — Don Van Vliet
    If you want to be a different fish, jump out of school.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: school 
     
    It's not worth getting into the bullshit to see what the bull ate.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: worth 
     
    You can tell by the kindness of a dog how a human should be.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: kindness  human  dog 
     
    Art is rearranging and grouping mistakes.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: mistakes 
     
    There are only forty people in the world and five of them are hamburgers.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: people  world 
     
    When I see a dolphin, I know it's just as smart as I am.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: smart 
     
    I think Shakespeare is really the one. Words as music and music as words. Everything he wrote was good, which is really frightening.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: music 
     
    If you want to be a different fish, you've got to jump out of the school.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: school 
     
    You can almost judge how screwed up somebody is by the kind of toilet paper they use. Go in any rich house and it's some weird coloured embossed stuff.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: toilet 
     
    I don't look like a desert person because I stay indoors most of the day and fool around at night. That's what the desert animals do - they don't have a tan either.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: animals  people  night  fools 
     
    I would say that it's an awfully overrated aspirin and very similar to the old people's Disneyland.
    — Don Van Vliet
    Most of modern rock and roll is a product of guilt.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: guilt 
     
    I would never kill a living thing, although I probably have inadvertently while driving automobiles.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: living 
     
    Bob Dylan impresses me about as much as... well, I was gonna say a slug but I like slugs.
    — Don Van Vliet
    The earth is Godʹs golf ball.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: earth  golf 
     
    I have no neighbours other than animals and Joshua Trees.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: animals 
     
    I don't do lullabyes.
    — Don Van Vliet
    That Sid Vicious was obviously a schizophrenic, kind of a mean one too.
    — Don Van Vliet
    With my voice and my band, I can do anything.
    — Don Van Vliet
    I'm interested in playing, not working.
    — Don Van Vliet
    An audience can really lift you right up off the stage.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: right 
     
    I live in a Mobile Home - I've never had a house, except once; I rented a log cabin.
    — Don Van Vliet
    tags: live 
     
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