Eddie Vedder quotes

  • Music's at its best when it has a purpose.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Purpose

  • So much energy comes out of concerts sometimes, especially good ones that are really moving. And that energy, no matter how great the show is, it dissipates within two weeks or a month.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Moving #Two #Energy

  • It's saying, just stop, and be together. Don't talk now, just breathe and feel each other's presence...
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Together #Breathe #Feels

  • I think what happens is when something becomes successful, then a lot of people take credit for it in such ways that it takes credit away from you.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Successful #Thinking #People

  • I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes. Some of it is background music, and some of it is things that might affect a person's day, if not their life, or change an attitude. The best songs are the ones that make you feel something.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Song #Art #Attitude

  • I'm over smoking. You know, I feel like I've gone on long hikes and gotten to the top of the mountain and I'm looking at something beautiful, some great huge landscape, and there's some of the cleanest air that's on the planet. And then I light up, and say, "Ahh, what a great smoking moment this is!" So it's something evil that's taken over, and I want control over it.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Beautiful #Taken #Light

  • I think that if your approach is one where you don't want to alienate anybody, you're going to have to soften the viewpoint or the information that you're offering to such an extent that it doesn't have the power to make any difference. You have to take that risk.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Thinking #Offering #Differences

  • If it's a band I like, I just hope they will survive it all. And I'll admit that if it's crap music, I hope they won't and it'll go away. Simply because there are too many great bands who should be heard in their place.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Going Away #Band #Should

  • I would do anything to be around music. You don't even have to pay me.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Pay

  • Competition is healthy, if you can turn it off and on. When someone gets too cocky in victory, that can ruin the positive aspect.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Cocky #Competition #Healthy

  • Music saved me; I mean, my upbringing was like a hurricane, and music was the tree I held onto.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Mean #Tree #Hurricanes

  • The nice thing about money is that you can do good things with it. I still feel like if something needs to be done or we need to raise money for someone on death row, we can find ways to do it.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Nice #Needs #Done

  • Gave her love away, put it in my pocket when it should of been framed!
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Pockets #Framed #Should

  • I'll ride the wave, where it takes me!
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Life #Wave

  • Darkness comes in waves...tell me, why invite it to stay?
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Darkness #Wave

  • The love received is the love that is saved.
    -- Eddie Vedder

  • I am not a good enough writer to have an agenda or come up with a message and try to put it into a song. It's more like you write what comes to you... You try to reflect the mood of the songs.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Song #Writing #Trying

  • I'd like people to be educated on the voting machines, making sure that our democracy isn't being hijacked by computer technology. There's no reason there can't be a paper trail on those machines.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Technology #People #Voting

  • I realized in the early days I just didn't edit at all. But I think you become a little more cagey with your lyrics when you know more people are going to hear them and make assumptions about you as a person. Realizing that, you want to be a little more opaque.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Thinking #People #Opaque

  • On bended knee is no way to be free lifting up an empty cup I ask silently that all my destinations will accept the one that's me so I can breath Circles they grow and they swallow people whole half their lives they say goodnight to wive's they'll never know got a mind full of questions and a teacher in my soul so it goes...
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Teacher #Circles #People

  • You can go down the list of great artists and kind of understand that they are products of their environment. Whether it's U2 or Henry Rollins or myself or Johnny Lydon, they're gonna be products of their environment.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Artist #Lists #Kind

  • I don't need drugs to make my life tragic.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Reality #Drug #Needs

  • There is a thing that happens when you are not as privileged and you start hanging out with a seedier crowd because you can afford to do the same things, And all of a sudden the big night out is sitting in somebody's trailer, smoking something or getting hold of something to put up to your nose.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Night #Smoking #Sitting

  • You kill yourself and you make a big old sacrifice and try to get your revenge. That all you're gonna end up with is a paragraph in a newspaper. In the end, it does nothing. Nothing changes. The world goes on and you're gone. The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Revenge #Sacrifice #Trying

  • Any conversations we hear about 'So who are Pearl Jam marketing to?' are despicable.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Marketing #Jam #Pearls

  • It’s a song about first relationships and letting go. It’s very rare for a relationship to withstand the Earth’s gravitational pull and where it’s going to take people and how they’re going to grow. I’ve heard it said that you can’t really have a true love unless it was a love unrequited. It’s a harsh one, because then your truest one is the one you can’t have forever.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Letting Go #Song #Unrequited Love

  • When you're out in the desert, you can't believe the amount of stars. Are you busy as a bee? Do not even have time for fun? Do your friends advise you to buy essay writing example? Do not hesitate! Come after the advice of clever men and make a correct choice! We've sent mechanisms out there, and they haven't found anything. They've found different colors of sand, and rings, and gasses, but nobody's shown me anything that makes me feel secure in what happens afterward. All I really believe in is this moment, like right now.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Stars #Clever #Fun

  • The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Inspirational #Life #Revenge

  • I've got my indignation but I'm pure in all my thoughts.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #My Thoughts

  • The sorrow grows bigger when the sorrow's denied.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Sorrow #Bigger #Grows

  • Life moves fast. As much as you can learn from your history, you have to move forward.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Moving #Moving Forward

  • It's fun singing with other people who are really good singers. There's something kind of poignant about braiding a couple vocals.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Couple #Fun #People

  • People on death row, the treatment of animals, women's right to choose. So much in America is based on religious fundamentalist Christianity. Grow up! This is the modern world!
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Religious #Growing Up #Animal

  • Playing music for as long as I had been playing music and then getting a shot at making a record and at having an audience and stuff, it's just like an untamed force... a different kind of energy.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Long #Untamed #Energy

  • I'm an example of someone who never made it to university. I did have this dream to be a musician. I felt that this dream had an expiration date.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Dream #Musician #Example

  • I just have this deep kind of connection to reality of being like... in a way, I feel like a dock worker. I want to stay in connection with my dock-worker side, 'cause that's how I grew up.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Reality #Connections #Want

  • There's a lot of bands that get to a certain level, and it just stops. They scrap it. Compare this to, say, The Rolling Stones or The Who, where they just continued on forever and are still playing, or they quit after 20 years.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Years #Forever #Rolling

  • Caffeine. The gateway drug.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Alcohol #Drug #Gateways

  • Sorry is the fool who trades his soul for a corvette Thinks he'll get the girl he'll only get the mechanic.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Girl #Sorry #Thinking

  • I knew all the rules but the rules did not know me.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Inspirational #Know Me

  • When it comes to grunge or even just Seattle, I think there was one band that made the definitive music of the time. It wasn't us or Nirvana, but Mudhoney. Nirvana delivered it to the world, but Mudhoney were the band of that time and sound.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Thinking #Sound #Band

  • Everytime I see the Spice Girls, it makes me want to try to fly by climbing my roof and strapping bricks to my shoes.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Girl #Climbing #Shoes

  • It's an art to live with pain... mix the light into gray.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Art #Pain #Light

  • Do you force your kids to pay attention to what's going on, or do you let them live their lives outside of it? My hope is that my child is a strong activist. That would make me most proud.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Strong #Children #Kids

  • I feel like we have to keep our eyes on the road. Being nostalgic is like taking an offramp and getting a sandwich - and then you get back on the highway. I don't want to be spending the rest of my life at the gas station.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Eye #Gas Stations #Sandwiches

  • You can't be perfect. You can't be the perfect father. You can't be the perfect singer.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Father #Perfect #Singers