John Cale

John Cale

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Author Profession: Welsh Musician
Born: March 09, 1942
Age: 74 years old
Birth Sign: Pisces

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Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time.

The only reason we wore sunglasses onstage was because we couldn't stand the sight of the audience.

I never use the word, it's loaded. What love means to me is need.

I like what the future holds. I don't like thinking about the past.

When somebody grabs a movement, you're kind of locked into it. It's all par for the course.

I want to get lean and mean, keep it minimalist.

The avant-garde makes more sense to me.

If I'm interested in what I'm doing, other people will be interested in it.

What I enjoy most about being on stage is that the natural instruments give you a greater freedom with texture. When you use natural instruments they have their own resonance.

In cities like New York and Austin, there's much more of a social context for music than in other places.

That's what my life is, writing songs.

The value of having a computer, to me, is that it'll remember everything you do. It's a databank.

Even if you're improvising, the fact that beforehand you know certain things will work helps you make those improvisations successful. It really helps to have a certain amount of knowledge about musical structure.

Growing up in Wales was a pretty Draconian experience with religion.

I learn from thinking about the future, what hasn't been done yet. That's kind of my constant obsession.

I missed out on my teenage years. I led a sheltered life. I was practicing scales instead of playing football.

I'm content with making records, but I don't want to be doing the same thing all the time.

I'm impatient. I get twitchy. When I get that feeling I just go out and make something happen.

I'm writing a movie about Mozart going to New York in the '60s. I've been reading so many novels.

If you're all loaded up on love, you haven't got anywhere else to go.

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you're most ashamed of. Jodie Foster

I really am happy that I met my agency and my management company, because they see me as a person and not just a Latin woman. Daniella Alonso

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