Rock N Roll Quotes

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, 'The Beatles did'.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Timequake

Alice Cooper
“Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll is easy. True christianity…that's rebellion.”
Alice Cooper

Amiri Baraka
“To be sure, rock n' roll is usually a flagrant commercialization of rhythm & blues, but the music in many cases depends on materials that are so alien to the general middle-class, middle-brow American culture as to remain interesting. Many of the same kinds of cheap American dilutions that had disfigured popular swing have tended to disfigure the new music, but the source, the exciting and "vulgar" urban blues of the forties, is still sufficiently removed from the mainstream to be vital. For this reason, rock n' roll has not become as emotionally meaningless as commercial swing. It is sill raw enough to stand the dilution and in some cases, to even be made attractive by the very fact of its commercialization. Even its "alienation" remains conspicuous; it is often used to characterize white adolescents as "youthful offenders." (Rock n' roll also is popular with another "underprivileged" minority, e.g., Puerto Rican youths. There are now even quite popular rock n' roll songs, at least around New York, that have some of the lyrics in Spanish.) Rock n' roll is the blues form of the classes of Americans who lack the "sophistication" to be middle brows, or are too naïve to get in on the mainstream American taste; those who think that somehow Melachrino, Kostelanetz, etc., are too lifeless”
Imamu Amiri Baraka/Leroi Jones, Blues People: Negro Music in White America

David Carson
“Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.”
David Carson

Sherry Marie Gallagher
“My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger" - Billy Connolly”
Sherry Marie Gallagher, Boulder Blues: A Tale of the Colorado Counterculture

“My momma always said, 'You and Elvis are pretty good, but y'all ain't no Chuck Berry.”
Jerry Lee Lewis

“Tell me sir if you will, where in the Bible does it state that it’s ok to judge others based purely on assumption? Can you see now who is the lesser evil between the two?”
Sofea Shah

Bruce Springsteen
“The primary math of the real world is one and one equals two. The layman (as, often, do I) swings that every day. He goes to the job, does his work, pays his bills and comes home. One plus one equals two. It keeps the world spinning. But artists, musicians, con men, poets, mystics and such are paid to turn that math on its head, to rub two sticks together and bring forth fire. Everybody performs this alchemy somewhere in their life, but it’s hard to hold on to and easy to forget. People don’t come to rock shows to learn something. They come to be reminded of something they already know and feel deep down in their gut. That when the world is at its best, when we are at our best, when life feels fullest, one and one equals three. It’s the essential equation of love, art, rock ’n’ roll and rock ’n’ roll bands. It’s the reason the universe will never be fully comprehensible, love will continue to be ecstatic, confounding, and true rock ’n’ roll will never die.”
Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run

“Keith Richards on change—"It's gotta go up and down. Otherwise, you won't know the difference. It would be just a bland, straight line, like lookin' at a heart machine. And when that straight line happens, baby, you're dead.”
Jessica Pallington West, What Would Keith Richards Do?: Daily Affirmations from a Rock and Roll Survivor

“If I sing along a little fucking louder to a happy song I'll be alright.”
Oli Sykes

Christoph Marzi
“Sie spürte, wie ihr Herz auf Rock 'n' Roll umschaltete.”
Christoph Marzi, Die wundersame Geschichte der Faye Archer

“No one wants to die or even plans to die, at least not when you are young and living life on top of everything, stepping on gold, running the miles with hot chicks on tow, but even if I wasn’t a rock star, and just a normal civilian, I still wouldn’t plan to die young. Death is so boring.”
Sofea Shah

Randolph Randy Camp
“Where's the sun? Sometimes I never see the sun.”
Randolph Randy Camp, ...Then The Rain

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Randolph Randy Camp
“Just hold on.”
Randolph Randy Camp, ...Then The Rain

Marie Bannon
“It's either true or it's not.”
Marie Bannon, Rock 'n Roll Weekend: A Novel by Marie Bannon

Anthony Bourdain
“A vida de cozinheiro era uma vida de aventura, saque, pilhagem e rock’n’roll sem parar, com um desprezo displicente por toda a moral convencional. A vida do outro lado do muro parecia-me muito boa.”
Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

“Sometimes I need to Get the Led out . . . in order to get Outta the right side of the bed”
Kevin Kolenda