Mark Oliver Everett quotes

  • Maybe I don't like people as much as the rest of the world seems to...But occasionally, people will pleasantly surprise me and I'll fall in love with them, so go figure.
    -- Mark Oliver Everett

    #Falling In Love #People #World

  • Life is so full of unpredictable beauty and strange surprises. Sometimes that beauty is too much for me to handle. Do you know that feeling? When something is just too beautiful? When someone says something or writes something or plays something that moves you to the point of tears, maybe even changes you.
    -- Mark Oliver Everett

    #Beauty #Beautiful #Moving

  • Kids know what's going on. They always respond to The Beatles, for instance. Doesn't matter when they were born, they always seem to respond. Show me a kid who innately doesn't like The Beatles, and I'll show you a bad seed.
    -- Mark Oliver Everett

    #Kids #Matter #Born

  • I was born the son of a humble mechanic. A quantum mechanic.
    -- Mark Oliver Everett

    #Humble #Son #Mechanic

  • If you're scared of dying you better not be scared to live.
    -- Mark Oliver Everett

    #Dying #Scared #Ifs

  • I thought about going back to working at the gas station. I probably didn't like it at the time, but now it seems very romantic.
    -- Mark Oliver Everett

    #Gas Stations #Back To Work #Very Romantic

  • For me the idea was always throw myself into different situations and push your imagination as far as you can to get to where you want to get to. I think a lot of bands make the same record over and over again because they're married to the same three or four people. At some point they've done all they can do with their own imaginations.
    -- Mark Oliver Everett

    #Thinking #Ideas #People

  • Usually when you do shows you're in the middle of the tour and you're all oiled up and it's just another stop. It's so much pressure for just three minutes. My stomach still hurts.
    -- Mark Oliver Everett

    #Hurt #Three #Pressure

  • If I ever fall in love again, I would like it if it were a slightly cold guy. Someone who won't constantly mind about my childish needs but who, the day after the quarrel, for example would offer me a flower accompanied by a sweet note That's kind of guy I need.

  • Every fall into love involves the triumph of hope over self-knowledge. We fall in love hoping we won't find in another what we know is in ourselves, all the cowardice, weakness, laziness, dishonesty, compromise, and stupidity. We throw a cordon of love around the chosen one and decide that everything within it will somehow be free of our faults. We locate inside another a perfection that eludes us within ourselves, and through our union with the beloved hope to maintain (against the evidence of all self-knowledge) a precarious faith in our species.

  • But, Eminem... No, I've loved rap for a long time, especially when it got out of its first period and became this gangsta rap, ya know this heavy rap thing? That's when I started to fall in love with it. I loved the lyrics. I loved the beat.

  • Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do - but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it.

  • Some say we can't choose who we fall in love with; love chooses us. Sometimes people fall for the complete antithesis of everything they believe they're looking for.

  • Major sports are major parts of society. It's not anomalous to have people who love sports come from other parts of that society.

  • I have known some quite good people who were unhappy, but never an interested person who was unhappy.

  • A divided heart loses both worlds.

  • I'm the world's expert on sterotypes held by academics about athletes and held by athletes about academics. To me, both of them are caricatures.

  • Keeping up appearances is the most expensive thing in the world.

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