Neil Young Quotes

Who is Neil Young?

Neil Percival Young is a Canadian rock singer and songwriter.

Born November 12, 1945

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“And as an afterthought, this too must be told: Some people have taken pure bullshit and turned it into gold.”

Neil Young

“As soon as you start talking about mystique, you have none.”

Neil Young

“Good from far but far from good as the saying goes.”

Neil Young

“Having no knowledge is sometimes exactly what is needed to find a solution, so I qualified.”

Neil Young

“I am just a dreamer, but you are just a dream.”

Neil Young

“I believe in what I am trying to do and that good Karma will come from it. It is just a matter of time.”

Neil Young

“I have so many opinions about everything it just comes out during my music. It's a battle for me. I try not to be preachy. That's a real danger.”

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“I think if you don't have some obsession in your life, you're dead.”

Neil Young

“I wrote a lot of songs when I couldn't talk.”

Neil Young

“If you follow every dream, you might get lost.”

Neil Young

“It doesn't mean that much to me to mean that much to you.”

Neil Young

“It's better to burn out than it is to rust.”

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“It's better to burn out than to fade away.”

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“It's hard enough losing without the confusion of knowing I tried.”

Neil Young

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“Keep on rockin' in the free world.”

Neil Young

“Only love can break your heart.”

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“Out of the blue and into the black.”

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“Piracy is the new radio.”

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“Rock and Roll can never die.”

Neil Young

“The record companies have the power to control the quality that is served online. Online service has been problematic in that it actively or discreetly promotes trading and duplication of music. It is not offensive to me that the quality sound is traded around. It is, in my opinion, the new radio and serves a great purpose: making music lovers away of the content tat is out there to buy. If the consumers want it, let them take it, whatever quality they prefer. Ultimately, nothing can stop absolute quality from making a big comeback. The stage is well set.”

Neil Young

“There's a lot of people saying we'd be better off dead.”

Neil Young

“This old world keeps spinnin’ round; It’s a wonder tall trees ain’t layin’ down.”

Neil Young

“Though we rush ahead to save our time, we are only what we feel.”

Neil Young

“Welfare mothers make better lovers.”

Neil Young

“You know, the future's a huge, gigantic place. I have no idea what's going on out there, I'm just going to walk into it and see what happens.”

Neil Young

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“A job is never truly finished. It just reaches a stage where it can be left on its own for a while.”

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“Be great or be gone.”

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“Being a musician enables a person to bend the notes and express things that are inside you, no matter what.”

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“Give a hippie too much money and anything can happen.”

Neil Young
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“I dislike what has happened to the quality of the sound of music; there is little depth or feeling left, and people can't get what they need from listening to music anymore, so it is dying.”

Neil Young
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