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Elliott Smith Quotes

And I'm not trying to write heavy songs.

Because God only knows why people like what they like and don't like something else.

But I was also doing odd jobs around Portland, like spreading gravel and transplanting bamboo trees.

I actually don't think that I'm gonna sell a lot of records.

I can't think of anything off the top of my head that seems more important than something designed to raise money to keep something going that keeps IV drug users from dying.

I didn't have a hard time making it, I had a hard time letting it go.

I didn't know how many people knew who Ferdinand was.

I didn't think I was gonna be playing on the Oscars or anything.

I don't really like New York better than Portland. It's just a different place.

I don't think that Dreamworks would have signed me expecting to really mess around with whatever it is I do.

I just wanted to move out of Portland to do something.

I like home recordings and studio recordings just as much as each other - I don't think one is better - but for this record I wanted to see what I could do in a real studio with real producers.

I mean people just have a way of - y'know they'll review your record in two sentences and put you in this little stupid box that you don't want to be in.

I rode on a float in one of the parades in Mississippi. It's an experience.

I was coming off of a lot of psyche meds and other things.

I was trying to do the same thing that I always do which is make an interesting record.

I watched myself put my paw in the bear trap on that one because there was this clause about leaving members.

I wondered if I would talk about drug use. But I guess, why hide it?

I'm just writing songs about how I feel or about how people I know feel.

If you play acoustic guitar you're the depressed, sensitive guy.