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By Anonym 15 Sep

Eddie Vedder

You feel that no matter what's said in the music or how pointed it may get, the most you can wish for is that it plants a few seeds.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

I'm optimistic yet disillusioned, hopeful yet frustrated.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Vedder

I think that if your approach is one where you don't want to alienate anybody, you're going to have to soften the viewpoint or the information that you're offering to such an extent that it doesn't have the power to make any difference. You have to take that risk.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

I don't need drugs. Life is already tragic enough.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

I had actually been going to Hawaii for quite a while before I ever picked up the uke. I think with anything new you're going to get more enjoyment out of it if it comes to you quickly, and the uke facilitates that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eddie Vedder

Though some may think there should be a separation between art/music and politics, it should be reinforced that art can be a form of nonviolent protest.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

I had a long talk with Bruce Springsteen on a rooftop during the Vote for Change tour (in 2004). And it boiled down to this: That guy you used to be, he’s still in the car. He’ll always be in the car. Just don’t let him drive. He might be shouting out directions. But whatever you do, don’t let him get behind the wheel.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

I am a thief, I am a liar, I am George Bush and my son is an asshole.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eddie Vedder

There's been times when I've been standing in a line at a movie and someone's hit me with something really heavy about someone really close and how our music has helped them get through it. Even in our darkest moments we try and find something beautiful.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eddie Vedder

These pop songs almost feel like tabloid journalism, in a way. It's c**p that people seem to like. And I don't know if it has meaning. I don't know if one of the pop songs of the summer has any fibre in it. People are consuming it, and is it healthy?... Maybe there's some healthy property or some restorative property that I'm not receiving. It seems like it has a really high fructose content.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Vedder

I wish I was the verb 'to trust' and never let you down.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

I'm probably never happier than when I'm by myself in the water. What I've worked and sacrificed for is not to be on stage playing music but to surf in some secluded place. It's a grounding element. Waves don't care who you are.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Vedder

I would thank God, but I don't believe in it... It's like a movie that was way too popular. It's a story that's been told too many times and just doesn't mean anything... All I really believe in is this moment, like right now.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

I just don't understand, if they see numbers [of CEO salaries]that represent people, how they can somehow skirt around that and morally justify taking or ruining those lives and leaving them with nothing. That, to me, is violent crime. It's certainly more violent than selling grams of pot to other adults.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

I'm not ready to be that guy who can meet with world leaders and all that. It's tremendous what Bono does. I don't know if I could do it, not the way he does. I don't think many people could.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

Cannot find the comfort in this world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eddie Vedder

War hurts. It hurts no matter which sides the bombs are falling on.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

Do you force your kids to pay attention to what's going on, or do you let them live their lives outside of it? My hope is that my child is a strong activist. That would make me most proud.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eddie Vedder

You don't love me. If you really knew me, you wouldn't love me. You love who you think I am. And don't pretend that you know me. Because I don't even know myself.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Eddie Vedder

[When asked about his thoughts on gods] I think it's like a movie that was way too popular. It's a story that's been told too many times and just doesn't mean anything. Man lived on the planet — [placing his fingers an inch apart], this is 5000 years of semi-recorded history. And God and the Bible, that came in somewhere around the middle, maybe 2000. This is the last 2000, this is what we're about to celebrate [indicating about an 1/8th of an inch with his fingers]. Now, humans, in some shape or form, have been on the earth for three million years [pointing across the room to indicate the distance]. So, all this time, from there [gesturing toward the other side of the room], to here [indicating the 1/8th of an inch], there was no God, there was no story, there was no myth and people lived on this planet and they wandered and they gathered and they did all these things. The planet was never threatened. How did they survive for all this time without this belief in God? I'd like to ask this to someone who knows about Christianity and maybe you do. That just seems funny to me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

Die on a hilltop... eyeing the crows... waiting for your lids to close... but you want to watch as they peck your flesh... Ironic that they go for the eyes first.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

After the Ramones, it was more about new wave for me than punk.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

I just think that all of us in this room should have a voice in how the USA is represented. And he don't allow us our voice, that's all I'm saying.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eddie Vedder

This little four-string songwriting tool started changing the way I brought songs to the group.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

I can still write blues songs because I remember everything.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eddie Vedder

The interesting thing is that it seems like George W. Bush would have been happy being the president of anything. He could have been president of Major League Baseball. Less people killed. It wouldn't have affected the world on a planetary level. Sure, there would have been little things. There would have been scandals and kind of numbskull things here and there .

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

Competition is healthy, if you can turn it off and on. When someone gets too cocky in victory, that can ruin the positive aspect.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Vedder

I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes. Some of it is background music, and some of it is things that might affect a person's day, if not their life, or change an attitude. The best songs are the ones that make you feel something.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

I don't know how people do it these days - paparazzi and that kind of thing. That's something I can't even imagine.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eddie Vedder

You know, rock stardom... I have a hard time discussing that because I don't really accept it. It's not really that tangible. What's really bizarre is how it's used as a thing - you know, 'He's the rock star of politics,' 'He's the rock star of quarterbacks' - like it's the greatest thing in the world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Vedder

Our influences are who we are. It's rare that anything is an absolutely pure vision; even Daniel Johnston sounds like the Beatles. And that's the problem with the bands I'm always asked about, the ones derivative of the early Seattle sound. They don't dilute their influences enough.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Vedder

That makes it even more offensive to me that she's interested in our band and she did something for Slaughter.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Vedder

No music is going to stop the war. What's going to stop the war is a large amount of body bags, or a large amount of people in the streets, protesting it before it starts.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Vedder

Leave it to me as I find a way to be Consider me a satellite, forever orbiting I knew all the rules, but the rules did not know me Guaranteed

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Vedder

It's fun singing with other people who are really good singers. There's something kind of poignant about braiding a couple vocals.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

I had a $1.50 from playing the ukulele after owning it seven minutes. I thought, "Hmmm, this has some possibilities.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Vedder

Music saved me; I mean, my upbringing was like a hurricane, and music was the tree I held onto.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

Isn't Timbaland a make of shoe? It's a producer? I don't know who that is. Oh well.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Vedder

Playing music for as long as I had been playing music and then getting a shot at making a record and at having an audience and stuff, it's just like an untamed force... a different kind of energy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

As far as viewpoints, I think I'm more well-rounded and definitely more educated, and probably more hopeful than I used to be. I think when you're young and you get into a cause, you get frustrated with it within a few years, or six months.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

I just finished touring, and I'm on a detox thing. It's a heavy detox, so nothing in my belly except water, salt, and cayenne pepper.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

I realized in the early days I just didn't edit at all. But I think you become a little more cagey with your lyrics when you know more people are going to hear them and make assumptions about you as a person. Realizing that, you want to be a little more opaque.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Vedder

Music was your real passion, this thing you held dear even above family. It was this relationship that never betrayed you. Once it became your job - this thing that was highly visible, this thing that became about commerce - that's when you were holding onto music like it was a palm tree in a hurricane.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Vedder

It's a mystery to me We have a greed with which we have agreed You think you have to want more than you need Until you have it all you won't be free When you want more than you have You think you need And when you think more than you want Your thoughts begin to bleed I think I need to find a bigger place 'Cause when you have more than you think You need more space Society, you're a crazy breed I hope you're not lonely without me Society, crazy and deep I hope you're not lonely without me

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Vedder

The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

At a certain point, you realize you have a responsibility more behind yourself and your need for adrenaline. I'm glad I did things in my 20s that were more reckless.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

I just have this deep kind of connection to reality of being like... in a way, I feel like a dock worker. I want to stay in connection with my dock-worker side, 'cause that's how I grew up.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eddie Vedder

You know, punk bands now sell with one record - their first or second record - sell 10 times the amount of records than the Ramones did throughout their career with 20-something records. That's why I go over to Johnny Ramone's house and do yard work three times a week, just to absolve some of the guilt.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Vedder

Sometimes, whether you like it or not, people elevate you. It's real easy to fall.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Vedder

I know I was born and I know that I'll die... The in between is mine. I Am Mine