"I think the true test of a pop song, for me, and I've talked to a lot of other writers about this, is you take your demo, you pop it in your car and you drive down Sunset Blvd. to Santa Monica, and that's the Hollywood car test."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."Ryan Tedder on Bill Gates
"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace."Ryan Tedder on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."Ryan Tedder on Erma Bombeck
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."Ryan Tedder on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."Ryan Tedder on Steven Wright
"The cool thing about writing music, writing anything, is that once you publish it, it's there forever."
"If you're talking to an architect, he can look at a blank piece of paper, and once the initial design is there, the formula kicks in. Each room should have something unique and different about it - much the same way that in a song, every eight bars or so, a new piece of information should be introduced."
"I live in Los Angeles, which is the second most polluted city in the world, and I wake up in the morning to dirt all over my window."