Quotes by Andrew Bird
- Every time I get up in the morning, melodies occur to me and I start trying to shape lyrics to melodies.
- Honestly, I didn't have the patience for biology or history in an academic sense, but I always liked the kind of big questions.
- I don't want technology to take me so far that I don't have to use my brain anymore. It's like GPS taking over and losing your internal compass. It's always got to be tactile, still organic.
- I don't write poetry and then strum some chords and then fit the words on top of the chords.
- My favorite literature to read is fairly dry history. I like the framework, and my imagination can do the rest.
- My mom had this romantic notion of her children playing classical music. The idea is you learn it when you're still learning language. It's using the same part of the brain.
- There's a lot of interesting words, nomenclatures, in science.
- What's cool about indie rock is that one band can do effectively the same thing as another band, and one band nails it, and the other one doesn't. I like that elusiveness.
- You travel with the hope that something unexpected will happen. It has to do with enjoying being lost and figuring it out and the satisfaction. I always get a little disappointed when I know too well where I'm going, or when I've lived in a place so long that there's no chance I could possibly get lost.