Anne Clark Quotes

Best 25 Quotes by Anne Clark

“David Bowie was so important for music and for culture in general in the 20th century. His influence is so huge and so inspirational for many people on many levels.”

“Everything is an inspiration! As a writer/musician I think you have to be open to every kind of inspiration.”

“How many are silenced, because in order to get to their art they would have to scream?”

“I have always loved great orators. Just listen to great speakers like Martin Luther King, to give an example, so inspirational. As well as overloading us with information, words should give solace, strength and unity.”

“I have to say that Belgian beer is the best beer in the world!”

“I heard someone say about David Bowie that he was an artist who 'allowed you to be whoever you were or wanted to be. He gave you that permission.' I think that is definitely true – especially in the 1970s.”

“I nearly died last year, and for me every day is a gift. More than ever, I am really living in the moment.”

“I never had a great 'singing' voice so it seemed a perfectly logical step to set poems to music.”

“I’m not making long term plans, I live now. One of the things that I was told in hospital by the amazing staff was: 'Don’t count the days, make the days count.' This is my philosophy now.”

“It seems that the USA and UK have had the most influence when it comes to pop and rock but I think that has changed a lot with club and electronic music for example. So many of the big names in those styles come from mainland Europe. The same with jazz and classical. I think the Anglo-saxon influence is definitely waning in so many areas, not just music.”

“Life is just full of many different kinds of experience. When people tell me they only listen to dance music, or metal or this or that, I feel it’s a shame because they never feel the experience of other things.”

“Life is made of different emotions and reactions or stimulations. The same with influences. My influences also have been wide and varied. Different things appealing to different parts of me. From The Beatles to The Rolling Stones as a kid but also people like Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Tim Buckley, Simon & Garfunkel as I was growing up. I also loved classical music like Mozart, Chopin or Bach. Then the power of punk and post-punk. There are so many inspirations. Because life is about different experiences and things.”

“Social media is a tool and it is entirely up to us how we use it. We can use it for good or bad things. Humans tend to seem to always like to show their bad sides. I am fully aware of how social media can be used in a bad way but I want to use it for creativity and the contact it can bring people.”

“Something like Spotify enables me to discover musicians and artists I would never have been able to know about previously. Whole new worlds of music!”

“Technology of course is one of the biggest changes over the past 40 years. When I started with music it was more analogue and acoustic. Then everything became digital and I found that transition less enjoyable. Music meant staring at computer screens and looking at modules. I loved the more tactile nature of making music. However, over the years, I have of course adapted and now feel comfortable combining both.”

“There is a big difference between feeling anger and being passionate about things.”

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“We can skip through apps and programs every 5 seconds if we want to, or we can takes hours, days discovering new things. It’s our choice.”

“Words are so essential for us. Our language is pretty much all we have. All we have to communicate with each other. We are all story tellers. When language doesn’t work, there is always music. On the other side of the coin, when language fails, unfortunately we have violence.”

“Writing is not complete when you've added everything you could, but rather, when you've taken away everything that is not needed.”

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“Everybody has a weapon to fight you with,
to beat you with when you are down.”

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“There has to be passion
A passion for living, surviving
And that means detachment”

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Seize The Vivid Sky Quotes

“Disobey. Defy. Take your own time. Fly.”

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Sleeper in Metropolis Quotes

“Confined in the helpless safety of desires and dreams
We fight our insignificance
The harder we fight
The higher the wall”

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“No alternative could grow
Where love cannot take root
No shadows will replace
The warmth of your contact”

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