Cliff Martinez Quotes

Who is Cliff Martinez?

Cliff Martinez is the former drummer of Red Hot Chili Peppers and film score composer famous for 'Drive', 'Solaris', 'Only God Forgives' and 'The Neon Demon'.

Born February 5, 1954
Age 69 years old

Best 7 Quotes by Cliff Martinez

“Composing demands a degree of isolation.”

“I guess I'd like to have my cake and eat it, too. I want to be known for having a recognizable style. I believe having your own personal identity is what makes you competitive. On the other hand, I would like to be versatile and be challenged to go in new directions.”

“I know so few people who actually give music their undivided attention, so I've been trying to just park myself on the couch between the speakers and listen.”

“If I had kids, I don't think I would recommend they pursue a career in music.”

“It's very important that you never depend on money to fulfill your creative vision. If you do that, you're doomed to fail.”

“Pop music is a fashion, and fashions come and go. The public retires you as their tastes change.”

“The more I come to understand music, the more I feel like a numbskull because there is always more to learn.”

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