Damien Rice Quotes

Leonard Cohen has a way with words and with humor that remind me to lighten up which I appreciate very much.

Sometimes you have to step away from what you love in order to learn how to love it again.

Cold cold water surrounds me now and all I've got is your hand.

Music enables me to cleanse and shed the things that I feel are holding me back from growing or growing up.

There are a bunch of songs that I think are beautiful recordings and I'm proud of them but I've no interest in listening to them.

I've learned very very very clearly that money does not equal happiness or security either.

My eyes were closed they're open now

The more I push myself to really live and really experience things and step outside of my comfort zone the more the songs are allowed to flow.

Stones taught me to fly love taught me to lie life taught me to die so it's not hard to fall when you flow like a cannonball

Love tought me to cry. So come on courage teach me to be shy.

When I'm in a place like Iceland I allow myself to take a little more time to divert off onto other paths creatively for a while and see what comes to me.

A kite needs to be tied down in order to fly. I learned how important restrictions can sometimes be in order to experience freedom.

I'm not the guy that wants to be famous and make loads of money and sell loads of records. I don't want that. I just want to be true. I want to be... I want to serve music. I want to be honest.

I just don't like to do a lot of the normal things expected of other artists. I'm not trying to be difficult; I'm just trying to stick with what it is I want to do.

May you be satisfied to never know why-sometimes someone just wants to die.

I want to keep a thread between the studio and the stage and I want to flow more easily from one to the other.

I had to take a bit of a break and fast for a while but then I found myself very very hungry when I got back to [song-writing].