Ben Lee quotes

  • In the silence, hear what can't be heard.
    -- Ben Lee

    #Silence #Heard

  • Imitate the sun. Don't worry if people understand you. Just shine shine shine.
    -- Ben Lee

    #People #Worry #Shining

  • I watch a lot of TV and I got some new hair products.
    -- Ben Lee

    #Hair #Watches #Tvs

  • I've tried to make music that's more universal, but for me, it's most successful emotionally when it's most specific to what I'm going through.
    -- Ben Lee

    #Successful

  • Interviewers have to be work really hard to be good. They¹re more inclined to be bad. Generally, they can go either way, but interviewing on a whole isn¹t such a useful thing. I¹m not a big fan of (interviews), really.
    -- Ben Lee

    #Fans #Way #Interviews

  • One of the biggest and most pleasant surprises is that, even when you have that need to keep up an appearance of being right or knowing, there is life after admitting you don't know and that's beautiful.
    -- Ben Lee

    #Beautiful #Knowing #Needs

  • The moments when I first made something, like when I first wrote a song please me so intensely. Everything else after that is just the act of communication.
    -- Ben Lee

    #Song #Communication #Please Me

  • If I feel really authentically in my body, then everything seems to click. But, sometimes I can only get into that, if the atmosphere is already conducive to that with the sound and all that stuff. There are moments where, as a performer, you're on stage and you feel like you're exactly where you're meant to be in the universe. It's a rare and beautiful thing when it happens.
    -- Ben Lee

    #Beautiful #Atmosphere #Sound

  • I literally make music for my wife and my friends. I don't feel beholden to my fans. I don't even really know who they are. But, I know that this whole thing started with me making stuff that I got off on, and I've gotta believe that that's how it's going to end, too. That's the only way it can go. There are a lot of artists who have gotten pretty caught up in that. That's why I like the defeatist attitude. Just assume that no one is going to like it and that no one cares, and you'll end up making something that you really like.
    -- Ben Lee

    #Attitude #Believe #Artist

  • I like albums where all the songs are written in one go. If you're trying to create the number-one album with the best songs ever, I get why you'd want to write for three years and pick the best ones, but for me, I'd rather hear a group of songs that are all expressing a state, or time of your life. I think it's more that.
    -- Ben Lee

    #Song #Writing #Thinking

  • There's a great expression that says, "God is a jealous lover," and it's a very accurate expression that has nothing to do with whatever you see god or nature as.
    -- Ben Lee

    #Jealous #Expression #Lovers

  • As a musician or a performer, you're meant to know what you're about, but it's ridiculous that someone 14 would have any idea of what they're about.
    -- Ben Lee

    #Ideas #Musician #Ridiculous

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