Aimee Mann quotes

  • But I can't confront the doubts I have. I can't admit that maybe the past was bad, and so, for the sake of momentum I'm condemning the future to death so it can match the past.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Past #Doubt #Momentum

  • The Moth don't care when he sees The Flame. He might get burned, but he's in the game. And once he's in, he can't go back, he'll Beat his wings 'til he burns them black... No, The Moth don't care when he sees The Flame. . . The Moth don't care if The Flame is real, 'Cause Flame and Moth got a sweetheart deal. And nothing fuels a good flirtation, Like Need and Anger and Desperation... No, The Moth don't care if The Flame is real. . .
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Real #Flames #Games

  • You drew a bird that was here, a kind of sweet chanticleer. But with a terrible fear that the cage couldn't tame
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Sweet #Bird #Cages

  • Everybody kind of understands, Oh yeah you take drugs and it does something to your brain and then you can't stop. It's easier to describe that shame, that horrible feeling of not being able to control your own life.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Drug #Feelings #Brain

  • Everyone's just extracting meaning and feeling and emotion from almost every aspect of music, and I think that for me, it's a huge antidote to that to have a concept album.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Thinking #Feelings #Albums

  • It's funny, because my last record was a lot about isolation and people living in separate worlds that other people can't even understand, which drug addiction is the perfect negative example of.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #People #Perfect #Addiction

  • I don't consider myself a great writer, but I would like to think that I can at least proof- read.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Thinking #Proof #Great Writers

  • If your standards are low, you're going to stop pretty early on in the process.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Lows #Process #Standards

  • Anybody who cares less about wanting to be cool, I think, is more interesting.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Thinking #Interesting #Who Cares

  • It's not easy in this phosphorescent gloom telling waking dreams apart anyhow.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Dream #Waking #Easy

  • In the '70s, everybody thought drugs were just good times. People didn't really know about drug addiction, or that such a thing existed. When I grew up in the '70s I thought you had to take drugs. It was almost like I didn't think you had a choice.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Recovery #Thinking #People

  • I think, to be happy is to be interested and engaged.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Thinking

  • It really doesn't matter to me what people say about me anymore.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #People #Matter

  • The knock-out punch is always the one you never see coming.
    -- Aimee Mann

  • For me, there's a fine line between telling a story that's fictional with lots of details and then removing yourself too much from it, so it's bloodless, a little too fictional.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Details #Stories #Lines

  • I have a 6-year-old, and his thing is to turn on Radio Disney in the car, and I get such an allergic reaction to listening to that music and the context into which it falls. I'm really working on him about that.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Fall #Years #Car

  • It's more important for me to have a good record with good music and be part of a movie that's good and where the music is used in a really great way. That's the important thing. The other stuff you want to say about it, I don't care.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Important #Records #Care

  • One of the things I've really gotten past in the last couple of years is the idea of being made uncomfortable by the way things appear, rather than how things are. Clearly in this business you have to contend with a lot of that.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Couple #Past #Years

  • You know what, the drummer is my manager. He's busy. And I'm busy. I don't need the dough, though. But having said that, there's a limit to how much bad music I wanna play. I did it when I was young, and some of the music was OK, but it wasn't great.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Play #Needs #Limits

  • All that I need now is someone with the brains and the know-how to tell me what I want.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Brain #Needs #Want

  • Nightly you retrace your steps again to return to the scene of the crime. It's uncanny how you hover in the air of the wreckage that you left behind.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Air #Return #Wreckage

  • I wanted to try to write songs on the piano to get a different flavor.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Song #Writing #Piano

  • Save me from the ranks of the freaks who suspect they can never love anyone.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Sex #Freak #Save Me

  • The king of the jailhouse and the queen of the road think sharing the burden will lighten the load.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Kings #Queens #Thinking

  • I suppose I should be happy to be misread; better be that than some of the other things I have become.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Should

  • Something gets lost when you translate. It's hard to keep straight. Perspective is every thing.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Perspective #Lost #Translate

  • There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated, totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Music #Guy #Sitting Down

  • Better take the keys and drive forever. Staying won't put these futures back together. All the perfect drugs and superheroes wouldn't be enough to bring me back to zero.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Zero #Keys #Perfect

  • Telling what you feel, trying to talk about what's important to you, does not make you weaker.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Important #Trying #Doe

  • When things are really great, it just means everything's in it's place.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Inspirational #Mean #Really Great

  • I might be stupid to think love is love, but I do.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Love #Stupid #Thinking

  • It's in the dictionary. And when I find what it is, I'll write it down in case it comes up again, I'll be certain to avoid it.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Writing #Come Up #Cases

  • I certainly understand that we're all trying to make a living, but I'm not thinking about that when I'm making it. And if that's your sole motivation, it's going to reflect that narcissistic greed and you're going to hear it in the music.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Motivation #Thinking #Greed

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