You read and write and sing and experience, thinking that one day these things will build the character you admire to live as. You love and lose and bleed best you can, to the extreme, hoping that one day the world will read you like the poem you want to be.
Life is a waste of time and time is a waste of life, so let's all get wasted and have the time of our lives.
I thought that if I owned nothing, had nothing, was nothing, I would have nothing left to lose, and I wouldn't be scared anymore. Because my whole life I’ve been so damn scared. Scared to live because I was scared to die. But at the same I was so scared of living, so I wanted to die. Or maybe so scared of dying that I refused to live. You don't have to be afraid to fall, when you're already on the ground. You don't have to be scared to lose someone, when there's no one around to lose.
I think there is a song out there to describe just about any situation.
When they say the sky's the limit to me that's really true
You can't change the wind but you can set your sails.
To do something that you feel in your heart that's great, you need to make a lot of mistakes. Anything that's successful is a series of mistakes.
The day you become old is the day you're not looking for new experiences anymore.
If you're waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you'll never make it.
You can't make a fan of everyone. Stay true to your story, characters, music, art or whatever it is you do and fuck everyone else who doesn't like it. Life isn't perfect.
[novan]: bassists are very good with their fingers [novan]: and some of us sing backup vocals, so that means we're good with our mouths too... (~ IM chat with Novan Chang, 18, bassist)
I mean, reality sucks. The world is a cancer, and shits so bad it’s scary. Everything’s filthy. But you know what? One day, it’s not going to be here. So be glad you know what life is. You’re alive. Live.
Independent thinkers have always been a threat to those whose courage lies in the masses.
There are people with superior intellect, but lack wisdom, and people who are not intellectually gifted, but extremely wise, then there are those inverted unicorns who lack both. Trump is that such animal, and as president, he’s exposed himself as the poster boy for the Peter Principle.
Everyone wanted me to be the bad boy, the label wanted it, the publicists wanted it, but I was just trying to be myself.
If I knew what to do I'd do more than write a song for you
As a child, the adults were my heroes. But as an adult with cancer, it’s the children who are my heroes.
Everyone is born an artist. What differentiates us are the variations of creativity.
They all believed in him because of the authenticity of his musical talent and his faith in it.
Who can slap it, go deep with it, give you that FUNKY stuff, and get the crowd moving to the sound of pure perfection? BASSIST.