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    I wanted to preemptively make myself as available as possible, so it would be impossible for anyone to form the wrong impression and make me uncomfortable with the way they were digesting my music.
    — Owen Pallett
    tags: impossible  wrong  music 
     
    What better metaphor for the subliminal state than capitalism? This whole notion that you're trying to do good and make things good for the world, but at the same time the reality is that you have to eat other people to end up on top.
    — Owen Pallett
    tags: time  people  reality  world  metaphor 
     
    I desperately want children. I want like four of them. But I will never have them, I mean at least with the current circumstances, living with my boyfriend.
    — Owen Pallett
    tags: children  living  child 
     
    I have this weird thing where all the artists that I find myself engaging with the most are the ones that I have a bone to pick with.
    — Owen Pallett
    tags: artist 
     
    I've always identified people's taste in music as being kind of hetero and/or homo - there's music people like because they feel like they have aesthetic similarity to it and the music they wish to create, and then there's music that represents the other, that they listen to because it represents an escape from the music that they have to make.
    — Owen Pallett
    tags: people  wishes  music 
     
    Regarding gay and music, I don't actually think my music is particularly gay at all, because my music doesn't have sex with men. My music does not have a gender, I don't see it as being gay.
    — Owen Pallett
    tags: men  gender  music  sex  gay 
     
    I feel as if dystopian and utopian representations are historically the most effective way of criticizing modern society. You know, because you don't have to be factually accurate. You can kind of construct some awesome strawman arguments in your fictional world.
    — Owen Pallett
    tags: society  world 
     
    Canada is the worst polluter in the world right now. There's absolutely no sign on a federal level that there's going to be any alleviation of the polluting that's going on. Even the Parti Québécois in Québec, which is historically a party that has been leftist and environmental - they are trying to give $450 million subsidies to polluting enterprises in Gaspé. These, to me are my problems.
    — Owen Pallett
    tags: world  problem  right 
     
    The thing is, when you're kind of creatively self-employed, your brain just kind of chooses the path of least resistance, so if you really exhausted and you've had a long day, then that's typically when you might respond to emails or if you're on a plane and have nothing else to do, then you might listen to music and write these satirical pieces trying to explain the charts with music theory.
    — Owen Pallett
    tags: brain  music  write  path 
     
    I feel like people who actually know how music works on a technical level need to explain it to the rest of us a little more often.
    — Owen Pallett
    tags: people  work  music 
     
    I ended up writing songs by taking stock of all the different events in my life, but all those songs were bad.
    — Owen Pallett
    tags: bad  song  writing  stock 
     
    Writing for film is so different; it's such an act of submission, both on a monetary and time level, because you basically kind of have to just set everything else aside - it's like suddenly getting a temp job that requires you to work 16-hour days. Also just aesthetically, you have to completely leave all of your ego out of it.
    — Owen Pallett
    tags: time  work  ego  job  film  writing 
     
    Discipline is not just about work, but about diet and about exercise and on a deeper level, about concentrating and making sure that my brain is staying in good places and the neurons are firing in positive ways as opposed to getting into anxiety, panic-attack states of mind. When I'm crazy. You know?
    — Owen Pallett
    Its easy to gauge the worth of a man, just ask them what they think of Yoko Ono.
    — Owen Pallett
    tags: men  worth 
     
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