"All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don't subscribe to any of that. It's all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the '70s sounds nothing like the stuff from the '80s, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the '90s. Who's to say what is and isn't a certain type of music?"
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Neil Young on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Neil Young on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Neil Young on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Neil Young on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Neil Young on Ray Charles
"Commitments are one of the worst things to have in the music business. They're very annoying."
"One new feature or fresh take can change everything."
"It's cool to go places where working people are happy."
"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."
"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."
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