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Ben Harper Quotes

As long as the songs are strong, I think you can express yourself in any style and have it be soulful and have it be your own voice.

But I would never insult the people that love this music and I would never insult the blessing of music in my life and I would never insult myself by playing uninspired music.

Folk is bare bones music.

I get diminishing returns when I bore myself in an interview.

I grew up listening to spiritual music, Blind Willie Johnson and folk.

I just want to keep doing what I feel.

I love being on the road, I love playing.

I really feel like the sky is the limit with the Innocent Criminals today.

I really feel there's no limitation on what this band can do in the studio or on the stage. That's an empowering feeling - that we can bring a song to life.

I refuse to age disgracefully in rock 'n' roll.

I refuse to make uninspired music.

I'm not going to do the Ben Harper house record or the Ben Harper drum 'n' bass record.

I'm really looking forward to, not more of the same, but a continual growth.

If I fall, I fall. I'll rise up like anybody else.

If I'm inspired and music inspires me, then I will continue to play it.

If it comes out sounding like Dixieland jazz or classical or punk or rock or even slightly metal, that's because that's where I'm going to find inspiration.

It will make a weak man mighty. it will make a mighty man fall. It will fill your heart and hands or leave you with nothing at all. It's the eyes for the blind and legs for the lame. It is the love for hate and pride for shame. That's the power of the gospel.

Life is short and if you're looking for extension, you had best do well. 'Cause there's good deeds and then there's good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell.

My head works in music, so there's always music there.

Right now I'm listening to a lot of different things but I listen to a lot of classical music. Eventually I would like to compose and perform classical.