Damon Albarn quotes

  • Music is something that should speak for itself, straight from the heart. It took me a long time to understand that.
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Heart #Long #Speak

  • In the Sixties people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, people take Prozac to make it normal.
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Life #People #World

  • No, every album is something like a snapshot. It only shows one moment in time. It shows what we feel and think right at that point in time, nothing more and nothing less
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Thinking #Albums #Snapshots

  • As a musician usually music is your way out.
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Musician #Way #Music Is

  • The whole period has taught me that I enjoy being part of an ensemble rather than just a front man. Don't get me wrong - I enjoy that too, but I get more enjoyment out of really listening to everyone.
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Men #Listening #Ensemble

  • Oasis were like the bullies I had to put up with at school.
    -- Damon Albarn

    #School #Oasis #Bully

  • Each individual has their own opinions about whether war is an answer to any problems. Personally I think it's a waste of time, but I think more importantly, that it's is an issue that we haven't had any say in. That's why I feel so strongly about it. I don't feel like we've really been given any choice in this matter. I think if you had a referendum tomorrow, Tony Blair would have no choice but to call off the war.
    -- Damon Albarn

    #War #Thinking #Issues

  • I'm not really one of those people who believes that if you're a musician you can just leave that behind and start getting into politics
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Believe #People #Musician

  • Being in Blur has allowed me to travel and hear the music that's being made all over the world.
    -- Damon Albarn

    #World #Funny Travel #Made

  • If punk was about getting rid of hippies, then I'm getting rid of grunge.
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Hippie #Punk #Grunge

  • There's need to be some sort of disturbance in your psyche for creativity to be sparked.
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Creativity #Needs #Disturbance

  • Yeah. You've seen The Sun today; I've got myself a big house, settled down. Apart from the odd night out with the New Fathers' Club, I'm a family man now.
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Father #Night #Men

  • I used to go to work and take ***** in the studio and then stop when I came home,
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Home #Heroin #Used

  • Trying to write music that's sensitive to 400 years ago takes a bit of madness, as it's such a long stretch of time.
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Writing #Years #Long

  • I've always known I'm incredibly special. All my life. You know? It's not a big deal.
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Special #Bigs #Deals

  • I was approached by Oxfam to go to Mali as their ambassador and get involved in their various initiatives out there. But I felt that was missing the point of using me, a musician
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Missing #Musician #Ambassadors

  • It's important that Oasis are rude about everybody and that they get drunk...Fair enough. It's nice, isn't it? But it's nothing to do with me. They came to see us in Manchester and they were very pleasant boys. Very nice. I'd like to see that as a quote. Oasis are very nice boys.
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Music #Nice #Boys

  • The things that make me happy most are my family and working.
    -- Damon Albarn

    #My Family #Make Me Happy

  • My guaranteed way of sending myself into deep depression is to read music trade papers and watch MTV.
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Mtv #Watches #Paper

  • I can't be bothered anymore about giving songs titles.
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Song #Giving #Titles

  • More and more, cultural groups are cross-pollinating, and we're getting much more interesting art as a result.
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Art #Interesting #Groups

  • When you're doing a deal with someone in the southern Sahara, it's a very different way of doing business than in London. You can't sign them in the usual way because they'd end up getting ripped off, which would defeat the object of setting up a label like this
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Southern #Usual #Different

  • And there are no stars and that you're never really sure who's doing what and what voice is what and, you know what I mean? It's supposed to be quite elusive
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Stars #Mean #Voice

  • There's always been a hip-hop element to my trousers.
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Hip Hop #Elements #Hips

  • The cartoon is a metaphor really for the fact that it's almost impossible in our celebrity obsessed culture to move around genres and sort of change you ideas, change your face, you know?
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Moving #Ideas #Cartoon

  • The Gorillaz cartoons seem more real to me than the actual people on TV. Because at least you know that there's some intelligence behind the cartoons, and there's a lot of work that's gone into it, so it can't all be just a lie
    -- Damon Albarn

    #Real #Lying #People