Dave Matthews quotes

  • I'll lean on you and you lean on me and we'll be okay.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Friendship #Okay #Friendship Lyrics

  • I think we have to be active in teaching our children, and teaching each other. We have to be active about kindness and about peace. I've always fantasized that it would be great if there was a Department of Peace. We have a military, but what if there was a department devoted entirely and truthfully to finding peaceful resolutions?
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Kindness #Children #Military

  • Turns out, not where, but who you're with that really matters.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Matter #Turns

  • It's so hard for me to even acknowledge America without talking about race. If you look at our society, if you look at the prisons, if you look at the poverty and which side of the line the majority of people are, we have to acknowledge how we divide ourselves up, that there's racism alive in this country. And it's not in the law. It's in our minds. And that's what we have to actively battle.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Country #Law #America

  • Because life is short but sweet for certain
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Life #Sweet #Certain

  • When I was a kid growing up in New York, I was pretty unaware of racism. I think when we're young - before we lose our innocence - we're sort of unaware of the more flawed qualities of each other.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #New York #Growing Up #Kids

  • A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other... maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Love #Relationship #Boyfriend

  • I think we should all talk to our enemies and talk to our friends. Talk! That's the only way we'll find solutions.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Thinking #Enemy #Way

  • A friend is always good to have, but a lover's kiss is better than angels raining down on me.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Music #Rain #Angel

  • I don't feel like I'm standing in a position where I have some right above other people to say what I think. We should all be talking to each other about what we think is important - whether we're in politics, or whether we're checking out at a grocery store. We shouldn't put walls up between each other.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Wall #Thinking #Talking

  • The world and the universe are far more wonderful if there's not a puppet master.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #World #Puppets #Wonderful

  • We spend a lot of time bickering at great cost, and very little time actually coming up with solutions. And I think we misuse our ambition for our own gains and rarely for the betterment of ourselves, and people around us and our environment. And I think that's sort of pathetic and desperate.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Ambition #Thinking #People

  • But then there are magical, beautiful things in the world. There's incredible acts of kindness and bravery, and in the most unlikely places, and it gives you hope.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Beautiful #Kindness #Giving

  • Probably most of the time I watch children's movies because my kids are on the bus, so it requires them.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Children #Kids #Watches

  • It's a melting pot, southern Africa. You find these cultural collisions that result in art and music, and it's pretty amazing.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Art #Southern #Melting

  • I'm not a real gadgety person. In fact, some people think that I'm kind of primitive.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Real #Thinking #People

  • How could I have been anyone other than me?
    -- Dave Matthews

  • I'm not a real gadgety person. But bottle opener is probably the gadget I can't live without. Actually, I can open a bottle of beer pretty easily without it, but wine is always too much of a pain in the (rear) to open that up. So a corkscrew is probably the gadget that I can't live without.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Pain #Real #Wine

  • Some might tell you there's no hope in hand Just because they feel hopeless But you don't have to be a thing like that You be a ship in a bottle set sail
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Hands #Bottles #Might

  • I always like to have an atlas just so that I can find things out. It's always good to have an almanac; those sort of things.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Atlas

  • When I don't say a word and you know exactly what I mean...
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Mean

  • Troubles, they may come and go, but good times, they're the gold.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Gold #May #Good Times

  • Tomorrow is no place to place your better days.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Reality #Tomorrow #Better Days

  • I can't believe that we would lie in our graves wondering if we had spent our living days well. I can't believe that we would lie in our graves dreaming of things that we might have been.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Dream #Lying #Believe

  • Excuse me please, one more drink Could you make it strong cause I don't need to think She broke my heart, my grace is gone One more drink and I'll move on.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Strong #Drinking #Moving

  • South Africa gives me a perspective of what's real and what's not real. So I go back to South Africa to both lose myself and gain awareness of myself. Every time I go back, it doesn't take long for me to get caught into a very different thing. A very different sense of myself.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Real #Long #Giving

  • Being able to scream at the top of my lungs in front of people is very therapeutic. It is a great gift for me to be able to do that.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #People #Able #Scream

  • I'm glad some people have that faith. I don't have that faith. If there is a God, a caring God, then we have to figure he's done an extraordinary job of making a very cruel world.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Jobs #Caring #If There Is A God

  • A dream is a massive magic trick of the mind. No amount of science could explain away the mysterious wonder.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Dream #Magic #Mind

  • Take what you can from your dreams, make them as real as anything.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Inspirational #Life #Dream

  • We have to be active about kindness and about peace. I've always fantasized that it would be great if there was a Department of Peace.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Kindness #Would Be #Active

  • The saddest part of the human race is we're obsessed with this idea of 'us and them,' which is really a no-win situation, whether it's racial, cultural, religious or political.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Religious #Winning #Race

  • I'm only this far, and only tomorrow leads my way.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Life #Way #Tomorrow

  • My voice is soft, but oh, my heart roars!
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Heart #Voice #Serious

  • You crush me with the things you do, I do for anything too...each moment the more I love you.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Life #Crush #Love You

  • What I want is what I've not got, but what I need is all around me
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Needs #Want

  • I find sometimes it's easy to be myself, sometimes I find it's better to be somebody else.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Sometimes #Easy

  • She runs up into the light surprised Her arms are opened Her mind's eye is Seeing things from a better side than most can dream
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Running #Dream #Eye

  • Don't convince yourself you're over, don't convince yourself you're done, just because the things around you seem heavy, doesn't mean you can't get off this ground.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Life #Mean #Done

  • If you've got a question just get in line 'Cause my intentions are to make you mine I'll take care of everything All you need, friend, is right here ..... And if you're lost I will find your way Give me your soul, friend, it's okay
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Giving #Soul #Needs

  • So let us sleep outside tonight, Lay down in our mother's arms, for here we can rest safely.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Mother #Sleep #Tonight

  • Out of the darkness comes light like a flash You think you can, you think you can Sometimes that is the problem Dream little darling dream
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Dream #Thinking #Light

  • Take these chances Place them in a box until a quieter time Lights down, you up and die
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Time #Light #Chance

  • Don't lose the dreams inside your head They'll only be there until you're dead Dream
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Dream

  • Goodnight moon. Sweet dreams. Smile kindly upon this little blue gum ball of us while we sleep.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Dream #Sweet #Sleep

  • Nothing is here to stay Everything has to begin and end A ship in a bottle won't sail All we can do is dream that the wind will blow us across the water A ship in a bottle set sail
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Dream #Blow #Wind

  • The brightest star on a cloudless night Some kind of miracle, almost empty sky... Just as the bite of the blade wakes the absent mind There's time to dream and there's time to open your eyes
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Dream #Stars #Eye

  • Just knowing that the world is round Here I'm dancing on the ground Am I right side up or upside down? Is this real or am I dreaming?
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Dream #Real #Knowing

  • She thinks, "Hey, How did I come to this? I dream myself a thousand times around the world, But I can't get out of this place"
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Dream #Thinking #Hey

  • I swear by now I'm playing time against my troubles I'm coming slow but speeding
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Time #Trouble #Speeding

  • Remember that there are hundreds of thousands of things you can eat that are not cheese.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Cheese #Remember

  • For a moment this good time would never end You and me Just wasting time I was kissing you You were kissing me love From good day into a moonlight
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Time #Good Day #Kissing

  • Look Here are we On this starry night staring into space And I must say I feel as small as dust Lying down here What point could there be troubling? Head down wondering what will Become of me Why concern we cannot see But no reason to abandon it Time is short but that's all right Maybe I'll go in the middle of the night Take your hands from your eyes, my love Everything must end some time Don't burn the day away
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Time #Lying #Eye

  • Yorke's lyrics make me want to give up. I could never in my wildest dreams find something as beautiful as they find for a single song - let alone album after album.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Beautiful #Dream #Song

  • Leave the big door open, everyone'll come around...
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Doors #Bigs

  • I am who I am who I am who am I Requesting some enlightenment Could I have been anyone other than me?
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Who I Am #I Am Who I Am #Enlightenment

  • Come and relax now, put your troubles down. No need to bear the weight of your worries, just let them all fall away.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Fall #Worry #Relax

  • Lying under this spell you cast on me Each moment The more I love you.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Lying #Love You #Moments

  • Don't burn the day away.
    -- Dave Matthews

  • Look, here are we on this starry night staring into space, and I must say I feel as small as dust lying down here.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Lying #Night #Space

  • You know she's gonna leave my broken heart behind her.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Heart #Broken #Behinds

  • Move into kiss those sweet sugar lips, baby looks just like love.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Baby #Sweet #Moving

  • If I go before I'm old, Oh brother of mine please don't forget me if I go. Bartender please, fill my glass for me? With the wine you gave Jesus that set him free, after three days in the ground.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Brother #Jesus #Wine

  • And when you wake, you will fly away, holding tight to the legs of all your angels. Goodbye, my love, into your blue, blue eyes.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Goodbye #Eye #Angel

  • Because one of the properties of music is to entertain and to, I don't mean this lightly, distract us from the things that pull us down. Music should be not only a source for political ideas but also a source of hope.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Mean #Ideas #Political

  • If you live life, then you become what are.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Live Life

  • I don't understand at best, I cannot speak for all the rest. But you may find a lifetime's passed you by. Every dog has its day, every day has its way Of being forgotten.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Dog #May #Way

  • You seek up a big monster for him to fight your wars for you.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #War #Fighting #Monsters

  • If at all God's gaze falls upon us all it's with a mischievous grin, look at him.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Fall #Looks #Mischievous

  • When you can no longer differentiate between the insanity spewed onto the blank page, and the madness evident in the all-but shattered mirror...that's when you know you're doing it right.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Reflection #Mirrors #Insanity

  • Oh look at how she listens She says nothing of what she thinks She just goes stumbling through her memories Staring out on to Grey Street
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Memories #Thinking #Looks

  • Satellite in my eyes Like a diamond in the sky How I wonder Satellite strung from the moon And the world your balloon Peeping Tom for the mother station
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Mother #Eye #Moon

  • Lying on the roof counting the stars that fill the sky I wonder if Someone in the heavens looking back down on me I'll never know So much space to believe
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Stars #Lying #Believe

  • Would you not like to be, sittin' on top of the world with your legs hanging free?
    -- Dave Matthews

    #World #Legs #Top Of The World

  • You and me have a better time than most can dream of, better than the best.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Friendship #Dream

  • Digging a ditch where madness gives a bit Digging a ditch where silence lives Digging a ditch for when I'm old Digging this ditch my story's told Where all these troubles weigh down on me will rise ..... Where all these questions spinning round my head will die
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Giving #Silence #Digging

  • The problem is someone will try to convince you That they know the answer no matter the question Be wary of those who believe in a neat little world 'Cause it's just ..... crazy - you know that it is
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Crazy #Believe #Trying

  • Why won't you run in the rain and play, let the tears splash all over you?
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Running #Rain #Sadness

  • San Francisco has a flowers-in-your-hair kind of vibe, while Chicago's got this very funny, big-city/small-town coolness to it.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Flower #Hair #Cities

  • Part of me wishes some of the more obsessive fans would spend a fraction of the time they spend studying the band.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Wish #Fans #Band

  • Would you like to play With the thought of a friend In a distant passing stage While you lie around With your hands up and out So resigned you will fall down.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Lying #Fall #Hands

  • A vote for change is a vote for a stronger, safer, healthier America. A vote for Bush is a vote for a divided, unstable, paranoid America. It is our duty to this beautiful land to let our voices be heard. That's the reason for the tour. That's why I'm doing it.
    -- Dave Matthews

    #Beautiful #Land #Voice

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