Neil Young Quotes

As I get older, I get smaller. I see other parts of the world I didn't see before. Other points of view. I see outside myself more... view

By: Neil Young

As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks... view

By: Neil Young

The rockets and the satellites, spaceships that we're creating now, we're pollinating the universe... view

By: Neil Young

It's a blue album, but it's not a blues album. I'm not pretending all of a sudden now I'm blues... view

By: Neil Young

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

By: Neil Young

It's better to burn out, than to fade away... view

By: Neil Young

It's cool to go places where working people are happy... view

By: Neil Young

My music isn't anything but me. It has jazz in it, and rock'n'roll, and it has an urgency to it... view

By: Neil Young

Of course you have to support the troops. They're just kids. They're doing for their country what's expected of them... view

By: Neil Young

One new feature or fresh take can change everything... view

By: Neil Young

Some people put down all presidents. If you say anything good about any of them, they think you're supporting everything they do... view

By: Neil Young

Studios are passe for me. I'd rather play in a garage, in a truck, or a rehearsal hall, a club, or a basement... view

By: Neil Young

The '60s was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together... view

By: Neil Young

I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of... view

By: Neil Young

I'm not into this judgmental, religious-right kind of thing... view

By: Neil Young

The thing about my music is, there really is no point... view

By: Neil Young

There's an edge to real rock 'n' roll. It's all that matters... view

By: Neil Young

This thing called Patriot Act, through which we abdicated a lot of our civil rights to defend the country against terrorism, it's a four-year story... view

By: Neil Young

To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time... view

By: Neil Young

When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near... view

By: Neil Young

When the punk thing came along and I heard my friends saying, I hate these people with the pins in their ears. I said, Thank God, something got their attention... view

By: Neil Young

With a lot of songs on this record, one verse doesn't relate to the next verse. I don't think that one day really relates to the next day in life... view

By: Neil Young

With Crazy Horse, it's all one big, growing, smoldering sound, and I'm part of it. It's like gliding, or some sort of natural surfing... view

By: Neil Young

The cutthroat avenues of rock 'n' roll, I am fed up with. I don't want anything to do with it... view

By: Neil Young

I don't look at a knife the way I used to. I'm more aware of what it is. I think twice. This is a key finger. It's in every chord... view

By: Neil Young

Back then people closed their eyes and listened to music. Today there's a lot of images that go with the music. A lot of music is crap and it's all commercial and the images are all trying to sell the record... view

By: Neil Young

Better to burn out than rust out... view

By: Neil Young

Commitments are one of the worst things to have in the music business. They're very annoying... view

By: Neil Young

Earth is a flower and it's pollinating... view

By: Neil Young

I can get away with saying a lot of ideas that are young and naive. I'm liberated... view

By: Neil Young

I didn't really know what I was doing when I started. I just started writing songs. After two songs I just continued to explore it... view

By: Neil Young

I don't think I'm a thorn in the industry, I'm just another part of it... view

By: Neil Young

I don't like to be labeled, to be anything. I've made the mistake before myself of labeling my music, but it's counter-productive... view

By: Neil Young

I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature... view

By: Neil Young

I don't think there is one president that's come down the line that hasn't done something good somewhere... view

By: Neil Young

I feel like I could be likened to an old hound circling on a rug for the last five years... view

By: Neil Young

I go in and sing the song and arrange it and mix it and that's it. It's no different than playing in clubs... view

By: 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... view

By: Neil Young

I just do what I do. I like to make music... view

By: Neil Young

I just wrote one song at a time. Kinda like an alcoholic. One day at a time... view

By: Neil Young

I live for playing live. All my records are live, since After the Gold Rush, with the exception of Trans and the vocals on Landing on Water... view

By: Neil Young

I think I'm going to be making country records for as long as I can see into the future. It's much more down-home and real... view

By: Neil Young