Jeff Buckley Quotes

Who is Jeff Buckley?

Jeff Buckley was an American singer who died way too young.

Born November 17, 1966
Died May 29, 1997

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Best 17 Quotes by Jeff Buckley

“Be seriously involved with growing, with your own development, and never fear. Be the kind of person who is naturally powerful, positive, ingenious, open, to the highest degree. Be the best. No negativity. No weakness. No acquiescence to fear or disaster. No errors of ignorance. No evasion to reality.”

“Grace is what matters. In anything. Especially life, especially growth, tragedy, pain, love, death. About people, that's what matters. That's a quality I admire very greatly. It keeps you from reaching for the gun too quickly; it keeps you from destroying things too foolishly; it sort of keeps you alive and keeps you open for more understanding.”

“I don't really need to be remembered. I hope the music's remembered.”

“I have no advice for anybody; except to be awake enough to see where you are at any given time, and how that is beautiful, and has poetry inside. Even places you hate.”

“I just want to have a completely adventurous, passionate, weird life.”

“I love anything that haunts me... and never leaves.”

“I prefer to learn everything through music. If you want divinity, the music in every human being and their love for music is pretty much it. It's the big indication of their spirituality and their ability to love and make love, or feel pain or joy, and really manifest it, really be real.”

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“If you feel blocked, do not turn to others, but look inside, in silence, for the enemy of your progress.”

“Music should be like making love. Sometimes you want it soft and tender, another time you want it hard and aggressive.”

“My favorite kind of music is the stuff that stops time. You put something on to sit there and let an experience go through you. To look at yourself clearly through a song. It's true of all art, all mediums, but for some reason music has a direct line straight into people.”

“Sensitivity isn't about being wimpy. It's about being so painfully aware that a flea landing on a dog is like a sonic boom”

“Somebody asked me what I wanted to do. I just said I wanted to just to give back to it what it’s given me. And to meet all the other people that are doing it…just to be in the world, really.”

“The music can tell people everything they need to know about being human beings. It's not my information, it's not mine. I didn't make it. I just discovered it.
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“The only goal is in the process. The process is the thing with little flashes of light here and there. Those are the gigs, those are the live shows. But it's the life in between—that's all I got.”

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“There's no time for hatred, only questions. Where is love? Where is happiness? What is life? Where is peace?”

“We are born to live, we are born to understand, we are born to carry a cursed pattern and be transformed by pain.”

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“Existence is, ... well what does it matter? I exist on the best terms I can. The past is now part of my future. The present is well out of hand.”

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“You can't kill the past by denying the past. You can kill it only by making it obsolete. And even in that, you have to find honor in the past. You can't hack off pieces of yourself, and expect them to grow again.”

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