"My dad was quiet, angry, shut down. So my thing is: I express everything that's there. I want to get it all out."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Glen Hansard on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Glen Hansard on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Glen Hansard on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Glen Hansard on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Glen Hansard on Friedrich Nietzsche
"You know, when I was a kid waiting on the bus, I remember that was when I imagined my life. I imagined everything that I was gonna be when I grew up and I imagined all of these amazing journeys and amazing people I'd meet. Of course, all of it has kind of come to fruition."
"Sadness is a very interesting idea, this idea of sadness being some kind of default setting that artists will go into. And then I started thinking about this idea of sadness and happiness, and the idea that sadness is very loud, and happiness is quiet."
"Our imagination just needs space. It's all it needs, that moment where you just sort of stare into the distance where your brain gets to sort of somehow rise up."
"The muse holds no appointments. You can never call on it. I don't understand people who get up at 9 o'clock in the morning, put on the coffee and sit down to write."
"If you don't mark your successes, the day your ship comes in could be just another day at the office, and there's no poetry in that."
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