Curious Quotable Quotes

What I do with current tools takes concentration and I’m not going to pretend it doesn’t; jumping around like a prick trying to make people think what you’re doing is better than it actually is, is dumb…. I love the fact that if you are very still, which I usually am, it’s much, much harder to get everyone dancing and going mental, because they look to you for how they should react…. This is because many people find the music on its own way too abstract, they need something else visual and need to be told what to feel…. A lot of acts are just too insecure to just play their music and shut the fuck up, they feel the need to tell people what they should be doing, like, “Make some noise”, “Put your hands in the air.” Why? If I want to put my hands in the fucking air I will, I don’t need some fuckstick telling me what to do—I get enough of that outside a gig.

—Aphex Twin, in a 2010 interview with Another Man magazine. Another Man, btw, is highly recommended. If you’re the sort of person that’s into high-end men’s fashion magazines that interview Aphex Twin. (via francishwang)

(via afxtwin)

A lot of acts are just too insecure to just play their music and shut the fuck up, they feel the need to tell people what they should be doing, like, ‘Make some noise’. ‘Put your hands in the air.’ Why? If I want to put my hands in the fucking air I will, I don’t need some fuckstick telling me what to do- I get enough of that outside a gig.

—Richard D. James of Aphex Twin in Another Man (via erotec)

(via afxtwin)

The sort of unwritten rule was that you can’t put your face on the sleeve. Therefore I put my face on the sleeve. That’s why I originally did it. But then I got carried away.

—Richard James talking about the use of his distorted face as a theme on the Aphex Twin album covers. (via grarse)

(via afxtwin)

The whole thing is just really touching. When they reached that goal on Kickstarter and it kept going up—people just wanting to give it money, even though they didn’t need to do it—it’s like, ‘Oh wow. Humanity is nice after all.’ Fans were just so happy to get it, fucking hell. I’ve got thousands more like that at home. I should release all that stuff as well.

"It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like ‘What about lunch?’" ~ A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

—A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh (via imfantasyparade)

(Source: quote-book)

"You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it." ~ Neil Gaiman

—Neil Gaiman (via definitelydope)

(Source: goodreads.com, via quote-book)

"There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm." ~ Willa Cather

—Willa Cather (via girlwithoutwings)

(Source: quote-book)

It is better to be looked over than overlooked. ~ Mae West

Bill was really a placid character. I only really got to know him much later on; he turned out to be more interesting than I thought he was going to be. Bill hated people swearing, particularly in front of his wife, Diane. If you said “Shit or “Fuck”, he used to turn around and say, “Sorry, Diane.” Of course, the more he said that, the more everybody swore. ~ David Bailey (via wharliecatts)

—David Bailey  (via wharliecatts)

(Source: aphnetherlanden)