Devendra Banhart quotes

  • Trying to find comfort in perpetual discomfort has been my life's work.
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #Trying #Comfort #Discomfort

  • And because my teeth don't bite, I can take them out dancing I can take my little teeth out and show them a real good time
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #Time #Real #Dancing

  • I cannot wait for all the mistakes we have yet to make
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #Mistake #Waiting

  • I heard somebody say that the war ended today, but everybody knows it's going still.
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #War #Today #Heard

  • I see so many little boys I wanna marry, I see plenty little kids I've yet to have.
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #Kids #Boys #Littles

  • Now if I lived in my land, which I do, if I lived in Iceland, if I lived in Greensland I'd still have Chinese children, but out of my ears my little grey baby hears.
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #Baby #Children #Iceland

  • Cripple crow say something for our grieving, where do we go once we start leaving. Well close that wound or else keep on bleeding and change your tune, it's got no meaning.
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #Grieving #Leaving #Crow

  • If you have sensitivity then mysticism will be part of your life. It's a very beautiful thing and a very real thing but it's not something to not take seriously and it's not something to take seriously.
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #Beautiful #Real #Sensitivity

  • There is something to mystery. You make up this entire world that you fit into because of what the actual music does to you.
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #Doe #World #Mystery

  • Some people like to say serendipitous. I like to say magical.
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #People

  • It only takes one profound experience to change somebody's life.
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #Profound

  • We live in an age where many things are working hard to conk us out and anesthetize us. Anything we can do to shake us out of that- with no other purpose than to wake us- is valuable.
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #Age #Purpose #Valuable

  • People want to be successful, and they want to be acknowledged for what they do. Sometimes they make really great art and aren't. Historically, the best artists weren't. But their work survived.
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #Art #Successful #People

  • I think five percent of all songs can be love songs, and another five percent can be miscellaneous or political, but the rest should just be about medieval feminists.
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #Song #Thinking #Feminist

  • Good art doesn't really have an expiration date on it. That's something to be happy about, if you're making art.
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #Art #Good Art #Ifs

  • I've always noticed talking about lyrics is like talking about a duality. It's like a Gemini time every time I talk about one line. Because each line, of course, means different things to different people, millions of interpretations. With me, I always see two sides. I just see things split into two.
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #Mean #People #Different

  • I get to swim in the ocean every single day, which is a very, very important thing to do to stay connected.
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #Ocean #Swim #Important

  • Having friends who are records nerds - that's the best thing you can do, have a record-geek friend to take you far.
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #Nerd #Records #Geek

  • In my little world, I'm very protected 'cause I'm treated like the idiot I am by my buddies. But, a little bit outside that world, people sometimes expect heavy things from me. For a little time, I tried to appease and not disappoint people but in the end you're just going to kill yourself and fail if you're trying to give more than you are.
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #People #Giving #Trying

  • There are so many bad songs that have incredible videos. It's pretty amazing, actually. The power of putting images to music is hypnotizing. It's a real power. That's a realm that I've failed at completely.
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #Song #Real #Video

  • When I go to vote for anything, I always pencil in the proposition to return California and Texas to Mexico. I'm the one person that's voting for that one.
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #Texas #California #Voting

  • There are plenty of things in vaults that didn't sell in its time. So much stuff. But slowly these companies start to get a hint that these things have some value.
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #Hints #Stuff #Vaults

  • As anthropomorphic and surreal people have said my early writing was, to me it was really stock and almost banal in the sense that it was just description, the poetry of comparing: "Your feet are like A, and your eyes like B."
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #Writing #Eye #Feet

  • I do think that music videos have a huge impact on the way you listen to music.
    -- Devendra Banhart

    #Thinking #Impact #Video

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