Cliff Martinez quotes

Who on Earth is Cliff Martinez?

Former drummer of Red Hot Chili Peppers and film score composer famous for Drive, Solaris, Only God Forgives and The Neon Demon.

Cliff Martinez quotes

“Composing demands a degree of isolation.”

Cliff Martinez

“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.”

Cliff Martinez

“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.”

Cliff Martinez

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

Cliff Martinez

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

Cliff Martinez

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

Cliff Martinez

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

Cliff Martinez