Ryan Adams Quotes


There is nothing wrong with loving the crap out of everything. Negative people find their walls. So never apologize for your enthusiasm. Never. Ever. Never.

The good thing about playing the guitar: You can take on different kinds of music. I'm always doing something different from the last thing I did because I have the shortest attention span on earth.

I think it would be wrong to consider 'Ashes and Fire' a love album. The record is obsessed with time. I believe that there is a kinder view of the self on this record.

I have found in black metal the lyrics are profoundly beautiful... a pathos and mythos at the same time.

It's hard to be bipolar and bicoastal at the same time.

On Heartbreaker I had to sing those songs. I drank the way I did those songs. I ate the way I did those songs. I communicated the way I did those songs

I'm actually a pretty upbeat person outside of playing music.

I've never been to Vegas but I've gambled all my life.

Is it possible to love someone too much? You bet.

If I had a reed made of lightening I could blow the sax all night... I don't know where one would acquire a reed made of lightening but I would imagine that Bill Clinton has one.

I'm a big music fan outside of the music I make.

Do you remember stormy winter?Well button up your coat one's comin' soon

Some people want to go forever I just want to burn off hard and bright.

They don't make coats for this kind of cold

Bad nights lead to better days

It's like"?I don't know sometimes it's like chasing a pretty girl on the beach. And things I never thought I could do"¦I can do.

I was never much of a bass player.

I think that music or at least the kind of music that I make benefits greatly from improvisation.

Being a human being is lost. For 120 shows the one that goes bad is the one that people will talk about.

To make a song is a gift and once it's done it keeps evolving and changing and becomes a tool to interact with other people. It's like a conversation.

Music is my thing. It's my thing; it's what I love. It's what I do. It's football to me; it's Christmas to me; religion to me; poetry to me.

I want to make sure I'm with a girl that's a good kisser and that when I wake up I have coffee and a cigarette. That's all I really want out of life. That and world domination.

Fame is an unnatural construct and those who go in search of it are the least likely to find it.

It's really very easy for me to be in The Cardinals because I bring my voice my guitar and my songs to them and then we all play around to find out what works.

I use to be panicked but know I'm curious!

I routinely never discuss my marriage. It's nice to have things in my life that are totally mine.

Not to discount my music but I'm always suspicious of the music that I make on some level as to how valid it is. Or maybe not "valid " but how important.

It was never my first choice to be a singer/guitar player. I really wanted to play drums.

I quit drinking every night at 1:30 A.M.

It's hard to view myself sometimes as even in the same league as other musicians mainly because there's so much music before me. I feel overinformed by different styles and different possibilities.

The night destroys the sun

While you can fill every heart as your own full of laughter loud as gold and passion quick as silver.

The process of making music is more interesting to me than the end result. If I was a cook I'd be more interested in cooking food than eating food.

Forever only takes its toll on some

Some things were made to be felt

Can you still have any famous last words if you're somebody nobody knows?

Words may move but they're never moving fast enough

That's why I played music; my social skills were limited. I think a lot of people that experience that pick up guitars because they can't communicate otherwise.

This is going to sound crazy but I can hear music in my head. I can imagine a piano or a guitar playing and I can sort of think out...

I went down to Houston and I stopped in San 'Antone I passed up the station for the bus. I was trying to find me something but I wasn't sure just what... man I ended up with pockets full of dust.

When You're young you get sad and you get high.

Maybe I am a jerk sometimes. Maybe I'm not. I think most people are kind of a jerk once in a while.

While the things I do kill me they just tell me to relax

I kiss her mouth and I know... for everything there is a word... for everything but this.

It would be really nice to make a record that would be super-fun to play live - a record that would be funny with a little bit of heart.

I'm a pretty bad troubadour. I'm more of a music fan who got away with making records.

When I'm in New York I just want to walk down the street and feel this thing like I'm in a movie.

You can imagine several scenes from Star Wars? The way they looked? For me that's how music is. Sometimes I'll be developing riffs for songs just while I'm sitting around and not playing.