Rick Rubin quotes

  • The power of nature is what all art strives to be. The more we can get in tune with the harmony of the planet, the more our art can benefit from that relationship.
    -- Rick Rubin

    #Art #Benefits #Tunes

  • For me the Beatles are proof of the existence of God.
    -- Rick Rubin

    #Proof #Existence #Existence Of God

  • There’s a tremendous power in using the least amount of information to get a point across.
    -- Rick Rubin

    #Information

  • I never had the feeling I ever had to make a dime doing anything.
    -- Rick Rubin

    #Feelings #Dimes #Music Business

  • I don't know what makes someone hip. The goal is artist achievement and the best work we can do with no limitation.
    -- Rick Rubin

    #Artist #Goal #Achievement

  • I never decide if an idea is good or bad until I try it. So much of what gets in the way of things being good is thinking that we know. And the more that we can remove any baggage we're carrying with us, and just be in the moment, use our ears, and pay attention to what's happening, and just listen to the inner voice that directs us, the better.
    -- Rick Rubin

    #Thinking #Ideas #Voice

  • I played more of an advisory role with Public Enemy. I really trusted them to make the music that they wanted to make, and the way The Bomb Squad worked with the... they created their whole own world of music.
    -- Rick Rubin

    #Squad #Enemy #World

  • In between 15 and 20 - probably at around 17 - my interests switched from hard rock to punk rock. And then by 20 they were circling out of punk rock back into Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, the stuff that I didnt get to when I was younger.
    -- Rick Rubin

    #Rocks #Black #Zeppelins

  • I'm just trying to make my favorite music. That's how I work; I just do things based on the way they feel to me. I want to be touched by the music I'm making. Luckily, other people have shared that response to my work over the years.
    -- Rick Rubin

    #Years #People #Trying

  • Everything I do, whether it's producing or signing an artist, always starts with the songs. When I'm listening, I'm looking for a balance that you could see in anything. Whether it's a great painting or a building or a sunset.
    -- Rick Rubin

    #Song #Sunset #Artist

  • I like things that are unique and extreme.
    -- Rick Rubin

    #Unique #Extremes

  • Everything happens kind of the way it's supposed to happen, and we just watch it unfold. And you can't control it. Looking back, you can't say, 'I should've... ' You didn't, and had you, the outcome would have been different.
    -- Rick Rubin

    #Outcomes #Way #Different

  • I was very lucky. My neck hurt and I went to my doctor, who was kind of hip, and he said it was stress-caused and that I needed to learn how to meditate. So I learned how to do Transcendental Meditation.
    -- Rick Rubin

    #Hurt #Stress #Doctors

  • People are willing to get short-term gains at the risk of long-term choices...
    -- Rick Rubin

    #People #Long #Choices

  • I've gotten to work with amazing people. I would say usually we get to a point before we get into the studio where there isn't that sense of anxiety or nervousness of who they are because I don't think it would be as productive in the studio if that was the case. But maybe meeting someone like Neil Young for the first time made me anxious.
    -- Rick Rubin

    #Thinking #People #Anxiety

  • It's a big theme in my life, learning about myself and being a better person. I'm a work in progress; I have revelations every day.
    -- Rick Rubin

    #Progress #Life Learning #Better Person

  • I guess edgy things tend to get my attention.
    -- Rick Rubin

    #Attention