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    You know how it is with drawers and labels in the music business. They don't want anything to be complicated. They just want it simple, as simple as possible.
    — Mark McGrath
    tags: music  business 
     
    I'm not a fighter, but I would love to be a boxer because I love the courage and toughness. I mean, there can be nothing more terrifying than walking into an arena and looking at Mike Tyson in the ring.
    — Mark McGrath
    tags: courage 
     
    I never really thought we'd fitted into the cross-over drawer. But I think the real Sugar Ray fans did like us because we always had variety and because we experimented a lot.
    — Mark McGrath
    tags: thoughts  real 
     
    You know, I'm not real tall. I'm 6'0, 6'½, but I think people think I'm shorter than I am because I'm not the most muscular cat in the world.
    — Mark McGrath
    tags: people  world  real  cat 
     
    I'm a huge boxing fan. I love the strategy and the combat.
    — Mark McGrath
    tags: strategy 
     
    I can answer anything about any American pop culture song ever.
    — Mark McGrath
    tags: culture  song  american 
     
    Today they're praising you sky high, place you on a pedestal and tomorrow they don't want to know you.
    — Mark McGrath
    tags: sky  tomorrow 
     
    I'm that crazy-ass drunk uncle that nobody wants to invite to the holidays and birthdays.
    — Mark McGrath
    The scary thing is that this band was founded in 1988, and back then it was Guns N' Roses, L.A. Guns and , like, 'What chick am I gonna be with tonight?' - it was that mentality, you know, around a keg.
    — Mark McGrath
    When I go to karaoke, I'm still the worst guy there.
    — Mark McGrath
    With acting, there are a lot of subtleties and non-verbals involved. If someone is over there, getting eaten by a shark, there's a non-verbal way of how to act that. There's a certain nuance to acting that does not come intuitively to me. It's something I still have to learn.
    — Mark McGrath
    tags: learn 
     
    When you become a commodity to a record label because you're making them millions of dollars, you can take all of your artistic integrity and throw it out the window.
    — Mark McGrath
    tags: integrity 
     
    None of the original love and feel for going on stage is gone. I'm not a true singer. I'm performer, and I need to be on stage.
    — Mark McGrath
    tags: true  gone 
     
    Acting is something where you have to completely remove yourself. So, do I find acting easy? Absolutely no! Do I want to do more of it? Do I enjoy doing it? Do I feel appreciative to get this opportunity? Absolutely!
    — Mark McGrath
    Acting is about listening, and that's something that took me awhile. You almost don't have to learn your lines, if you listen to what they're saying and move it along.
    — Mark McGrath
    tags: listening  saying  learn 
     
    You can make low-budget film as long as there is something compelling about the characters. There is a believability in the chemistry and a likeability amongst the characters.
    — Mark McGrath
    tags: character  film 
     
    Whether it's five people or 50,000 people, I always love to perform and feel very blessed that I'm able to do that.
    — Mark McGrath
    tags: people  blessed 
     
    You might be feeling sick or a little down, but the second you hit the stage and hear the crowd, you're ready to perform. That's what a true performer is.
    — Mark McGrath
    tags: true 
     
    As a performer, I want to hit the last row of the arena. I want to make big moves. I'm a spaz, naturally.
    — Mark McGrath
    As a lead singer, all I want to do is be in my own head and think about how great I am. That's a lead singer's disease.
    — Mark McGrath
    I love to perform. I've never lost the urge. I've never once been on stage when I didn't want to be.
    — Mark McGrath
    tags: lost 
     
    Of course, we wrote the songs accordingly and performed and recorded them that way. At that time, we really thought it was right, but you know, seen in retrospect, it made the album sound forced, and not really great.
    — Mark McGrath
    tags: time  thoughts  right  song 
     
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