Jeff Noon quotes

  • Anything can become music if listened to long enough
    -- Jeff Noon

    #Music #Long #Enough

  • Expect to feel pleasure. Knowledge is sexy. Expect to feel pain. Knowledge is torture.
    -- Jeff Noon

    #Sexy #Pain #Pleasure

  • We have flooded ourselves with the media in all its many forms. Our minds are now open to signals. We have become aerials.
    -- Jeff Noon

    #Media #Mind #Form

  • A bird painted not with beauty but with all the dirt and wounds collected in a long hard life, in battle, in love, with torn feathers and a busted leg and a chipped beak and one of its eyes half closed; and yet a bird of deeper loveliness for all of that.
    -- Jeff Noon

    #Eye #Long #Bird

  • Form is the host; content is the virus.
    -- Jeff Noon

    #Viruses #Host #Form

  • I hate that rule that says write about what you know, it leads to too many British novels about marriages going slightly wrong. Write about what you don't know, just act as though you do.
    -- Jeff Noon

    #Hate #Writing #British

  • It's fun to be creative and innovative and come up with something crazy. So I need people to work with who are not going to be afraid to take it to the left a bit.

  • To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.

  • So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.

  • Is there a meaning to music? Yes. Can you state in so many words what the meaning is? No.

  • If you don't have sex and you don't do drugs, your rock 'n' roll better be awfully good.

  • Water and air He for the Tenor chose, Earth made the Base, the Treble Fame arose, To th' active Moon a quick brisk stroke he gave, To Saturn's string a touch more sore and grave. The motions strait, and round, and swift, and slow, And short and long, were mixt and woven so, Did in such artful Figures smoothly fall, As made this decent measur'd dance of all. And this is Musick.

  • My heart and soul are in the Stratocaster

  • How long does getting thin take?

  • The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long.

  • I am old enough to know that a red carpet is just a rug.