"Find people who think like you and stick with them. Make only music you are passionate about. Work only with people you like and trust. Don't sign anything."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Steve Albini on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Steve Albini on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Steve Albini on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Steve Albini on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Steve Albini on Golda Meir
"The woman I am currently crazy about was a vegetarian for a year until I started dating her. As is the case with most vegetarians, she had never eaten properly prepared meat, only commercially packaged or otherwise abused flesh."
"We have no general conceptual thrust for the band, other than trying to make music that keeps our interest. When things are novel, they are probably things we have discovered by accident or investigation rather than by design."
"If the label presents them with a contract that the band don't want to sign, all the label has to do is wait. There are a hundred other bands willing to sign the exact same contract, so the label is in a position of strength."
"A more important reason is that the bands will intuitively trust someone they think is a peer, and who speaks fondly of the same formative rock and roll experiences."
"Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment."