Mark Stoermer quotes

  • When I was growing up, I would listen to a different album almost every night. I would do the full album experience before I went to bed and that's how I would discover a lot of music. I would kind of go into another world with my headphones on.
    -- Mark Stoermer

    #Growing Up #Night #Bed

  • I think music is a very personal thing and it doesn't necessarily have to be experienced one way or another, but the album experience is a completely different thing than the single experience.
    -- Mark Stoermer

    #Thinking #Different #Albums

  • I was always an album guy, not a greatest hits kind of guy, not so much a radio guy. I'm not saying one is better than the other but... It was like reading a novel but shorter than that. You go into a world for an hour and you absorb yourself into it rather than just passively listening and flipping through this and that.
    -- Mark Stoermer

    #Reading #Guy #Listening

  • I think everything you do in your life affects you creatively. Especially in music, if you do another thing musical.
    -- Mark Stoermer

    #Thinking #Musical #Ifs

  • I was lucky enough to just play music as a living and not have a nine-to-five job. I didn't have to pay the bills so I was able to experiment.
    -- Mark Stoermer

    #Jobs #Play #Lucky

  • I wasn't ready to write my own songs when I was in my early 20s. I'm still growing but I definitely grew because of my experiences on the road and in the studio.
    -- Mark Stoermer

    #Song #Writing #Growing

  • I might be a completely different kind of songwriter but I definitely think there are some things... I've taken pieces from different people that I've met and worked with along the way from the Killers experience, within the band and without.
    -- Mark Stoermer

    #Taken #Thinking #People

  • Growing up on a farm was the best. I remember loving that expanse of space. The sky at night was so clear, I could see every star.

  • Kids grow up awfully fast these days,"she said. "You should try to have a good relationship with your kids, no matter what they do.

  • You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.

  • Twenty years ago I wanted to move to a nice place so our Charley would grow up a nice boy and learn a profession. But instead we live in a jungle, so he can only be a wild animal. D'you think I picked the East Side like Columbus picked America?

  • You can't have a decent food culture without a decent coffee culture: the two things grow up together.

  • No matter your position or place in life, it is imperative to create opportunities for children so that we can grow up to blow you away.

  • I developed a mania for Fitzgerald - by the time I'd graduated from high school I'd read everything he'd written. I started with 'The Great Gatsby' and moved on to 'Tender Is the Night,' which just swept me away. Then I read 'This Side of Paradise,' his novel about Princeton - I literally slept with that book under my pillow for two years.

  • Misuse of reason might yet return the world to pre-technological night; plenty of religious zealots hunger for just such a result, and are happy to use the latest technology to effect it.

  • I'm nothing you can catch now. I am black powder, I am singe, I am the bomb that bursts the night.

  • Organized force alone enables the quiet and the weak to go about their business and to sleep securely in their beds, safe from the violent without or within.

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