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By Anonym 13 Sep

Lou Reed

Between thought and expression lies a lifetime.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lou Reed

My attitude is that you very rarely come in contact with someone of Master Ren's level, so every opportunity I could get to learn from him I wanted to do that.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Lou Reed

The only thing constantly changing is change The living only become dead Your hair falling out Your liver swelled up Your teeth rot your gums and your chin Your ass starts to sag Your balls shrivel up Your cock swallowed up in its sack The only thing constantly changing is change And it's always change on your back.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lou Reed

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lou Reed

Well, everybody does something, some people race cars, others collect stamps, I find tai chi to be philosophically, aesthetically, physically and spiritually fascinating.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lou Reed

I'm writing about real things. Real people. Real characters. You have to believe what I write about is true or you wouldn't pay any attention at all.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lou Reed

Music is an amazing thing. I don't know if we really think about it the same way we consider a painting an amazing thing. I mean, a painting is, in quotes, imaginary. There is nothing on the canvas when you start; and writing a song, there is nothing there when you start.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lou Reed

You know, some people got no choice, and they can never find a voice, to talk with that they can even call their own. So the first thing that they see, that allows them the right to be, why they follow it, you know, it's called bad luck.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lou Reed

As the dead rise to live, the live sink to die, the currents are deep and raging inside.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lou Reed

I'd harbored hopes that the intelligence that once inhabited novels or films would ingest rock. I was, perhaps, wrong.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lou Reed

In the late '70s I started to search for the perfect sound - whatever that might be, before that I was mainly interested in drugs, insanity and the rock'n'roll lifestyle.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lou Reed

If it has more than three chords, it's jazz.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lou Reed

The most important thing is work.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lou Reed

It's the music that kept us all intact, kept us from going crazy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lou Reed

Please don't set me free Death means a lot me

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lou Reed

All I want to do, is write rock and roll that you could listen to as you got older, and it wouldn't lose anything; it would be timeless, in the subject matter and the literacy of the lyrics.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lou Reed

Jealousy endlessly eats through my mind, and jealously endlessly makes me be unkind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lou Reed

Kill them now, cause I need some kicks. I need some kicks, I'm getting bored.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lou Reed

Moving on has allowed me to know who I am and to be present in all that I do. I take this forward in my work and in my personal relationships. It is a powerful program and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to move on with their life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lou Reed

The rich son waits for his father to die, the poor just drink and cry.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lou Reed

People can vote for who ever they want. That doesn't mean I have to go near them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lou Reed

I don't mind a repetitive chorus; I mind repetitive verse. I mean, it's the same amount of space. Why would you have only three diamonds if you can have six?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lou Reed

You won't see my parents honored on any stamps.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lou Reed

I don't know what goes on in the crowd. I've had them show up and throw beer cans at me. I caused riots in most of the major cities.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lou Reed

But it's the things that preceded it that made that happen, and of course now someone like me thinks, well, if I can do that... then there are a lot of other things that are possible.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lou Reed

I tried to give up drugs by drinking.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lou Reed

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lou Reed

The baby sits in front of MTV watching violent fantasies, while Dad guzzles beer with his favorite sport only to find his heroes all coked up.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lou Reed

Underachievers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose except your fright.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lou Reed

Well all tai chi has the martial aspect to it, a lot of people don't know, a lot of the teachers won't show it, or they do show it but you don't really learn it, what the application is.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lou Reed

When the past makes you laugh and you can savor the magic that lets you survive your own war, you'll find that that fire is passion and there's a door up ahead - not a wall.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lou Reed

You know, when you're relaxed, you're putting it out there, and then it comes, oh, I can do that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lou Reed

Life is like Sanskrit read to a pony.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lou Reed

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lou Reed

They put the thing down your throat so you don't swallow your tongue, and they put electrodes on your head. That's what was recommended in Rockland State Hospital to discourage homosexual feelings. The effect is that you lose your memory and become a vegetable. You can't read a book because you get to page 17 and have to go right back to page one again.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lou Reed

The president's dead, no one can find his head, its been missing for two weeks. But no one seemed to notice it.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Lou Reed

Just a perfect day, problems all left alone.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lou Reed

For a while, I felt a little self-impelled to write Lou Reed Kind of songs. I should have understood that a Lou Reed song was anything I wanted to write about.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lou Reed

My God is rock'n'roll. It's an obscure power that can change your life. The most important part of my religion is to play guitar.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lou Reed

When I was in college, I had a jazz radio show. I called it 'Excursion on a Wobbly Rail,' after a Cecil Taylor song. I used to run around the Village following Ornette Coleman wherever he played.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lou Reed

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lou Reed

If someone teaches you alignment and - I'm not a tai chi expert by any stretch - so interviewing me about tai chi is kind of the cart before the horse - but just from my point of view as a student, it's simply that Master Ren can show you the relationship of power, stance and form.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lou Reed

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lou Reed

I'll tell ya, I'm a genuinely nice guy. I really am. A real nice guy. But I think I'm temperamental.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lou Reed

But I found tai chi when I was studying with Leung Shum, who teaches Eagle Claw and Wu Hao.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lou Reed

I would like to live to a ripe old age and raise watermelons in Wyoming.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lou Reed

An eye for an eye is elemental.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lou Reed

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lou Reed

I wanted to be an actor. That was my real goal. But I wasn't any good at it, so I wrote my own material and acted through that. That's my idea of fun. I get to be all these things in the songs.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lou Reed

You're a musician: You play. That's what you do.