"We are increasingly likely to find ourselves in places with background music. No composers have thought to write for these modern spaces, which represent 30% of our musical experience."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Brian Eno on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Brian Eno on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Brian Eno on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Brian Eno on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Brian Eno on Mark Twain
"I had wanted a tape recorder since I was tiny. I thought it was a magic thing. I never got one until just before I went to art school."
"At the beginning of the 20th century, the ambition of the great painters was to make paintings that were like music, which was then considered as the noblest art."
"The smart thing in the art world is to have one good idea and never have another."
"One of the things you're doing when you make art, apart from entertaining yourself and other people, is trying to see what ways of working feel good, what feels right."
"It's not the destination that matters. It's the change of scene."