Chris Thomas King quotes

  • If it ain't about what's real, what's happenin' right now, it ain't the blues.
    -- Chris Thomas King

    #Real #Right Now #Ifs

  • It started so early, it all runs together. But what made a huge impact on me was when I went to Europe at 15 or 16 years old. All I knew before that was music on the radio and TV. When I went over there I realized there are all different levels of music. There are people who do blues, jazz, classical, working in film, TV and all kinds of places. You might not see them on MTV but there are lots of needs and uses and opportunities for all kinds of music.
    -- Chris Thomas King

    #Running #Opportunity #Impact

  • When I'm in Los Angeles, it's hard to be creative. For me, New Orleans is one of those places that's like a muse. You can hear music on the streets. There's a certain character the city has that inspires you when you're needing to write lyrics and come up with melodies and come up with rhythm and blues. The city has a pulse and it's an inspiration for me.
    -- Chris Thomas King

    #Inspiration #Writing #Character

  • The tax incentives are things the music business can emulate. If I own Yesterday by the Beatles and I go to a bank and try to borrow $10,000 and use that song as collateral, they wouldn't know what to do. They would run me out of the bank. Whereas if we get specialized people who know how to appraise the value of intellectual property like songs, catalogs and master recordings, they know how to put some type of value on it. They have this in Nashville and Los Angeles. New Orleans is just starting to get it.
    -- Chris Thomas King

    #Running #Song #New Orleans

  • The moment that any life, however good, stifles you, you may be sure it isn't your real life.

  • First birth is from your parents, but real birth, real life, begins when one accepts a bona fide spiritual master and renders service unto him. Then the path is open for going back to home, back to Godhead, to live eternally in full knowledge and full bliss and in association with the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself, Lord Krishna.

  • The whole bible is the working out of the relationship between God and man. God is not a dictator barking out orders and demanding silent obedience. Were it so, there would be no relationship at all. No real relationship goes just one way. There are always two active parties. We must have reverence and awe for God, and honor for the chain of tradition. But that doesn't mean we can't use new information to help us read the holy texts in new ways.

  • Any city may have one period of magnificence, like Boston or New Orleans or San Francisco, but it takes a real one to keep renewing itself until the past is perennially forgotten.

  • I don't really want to write fiction at all. I don't see why fiction is necessary when we have real life already confusing enough.

  • I want to be a real artist to consumers. I want to be the real thing for them.

  • I'm excited about where I am right now.

  • Jon Deitemyer is the drummer everyone wants right now.

  • We're always inventing, even if we're making someone who's fairly close to ourselves.

  • Adam Carolla is like Hitler if Hitler wasn’t funny.