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Lou Reed Quotes

But I'm also talented and I know when I created something great and Perfect Night is something great, no doubt, no but.

How can anybody learn anything from an artwork when the piece of art only reflects the vanity of the artist and not reality?

I always believed that I have something important to say and I said it.

I always thought martial arts was the most modern choreography we could have right now, and I always wanted to put it to music.

I can concentrate on my art.

I cleaned up my act because otherwise I would have kicked the bucket.

I don't believe in dressing up reality. I don't believe in using makeup to make things look smoother.

I don't know anyone actually who does care what a critic says.

I don't like nostalgia unless it's mine.

I don't like overdubs, never liked them.

I don't really think about what the subject of my next album will be. I just know that I'm going to make another album.

I don't think I'm in any position to call myself a martial artist. I'm a student of the martial arts.

I love Ornette Coleman. I love Don Cherry. I love the way those guys play.

I think it's pretentious to create art just for the sake of stroking the artists ego.

I think life is far too short to concentrate on your past. I rather look into the future.

I think that everything happens for a reason, everything happens when it's going to happen.

I tried to give up drugs by drinking.

I'm an artist and that means I can be as egotistical as I want to be.

I'm in this business for too long to be halfhearted about anything.

I'm not joking around when I've said occasionally, trying to learn how to play a D chord properly has been a very big thing for me.