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Amanda Palmer

American,  Musician
Total Quotes : 39
Career Never Set

I have never in my career embarked on a journey towards controversy. I have never deliberately set a flame.

- Amanda Palmer

Art Shame Very

I had very literal parents and I wanted to survive with metaphor and art, and there was a real sense of shame around it.

- Amanda Palmer

Hate Being Ignored Ignored

I hate being ignored.

- Amanda Palmer

Career I Think Been

I think I've been addicted to openness since long before my rock career. I was terrible as a teenager. I used to go out of my way to make people uncomfortable with personal details. I was always fascinated by the idea that we have these weird, random boundaries between what we do and don't show.

- Amanda Palmer

New Been Itself

Crowdfunding as an idea itself isn't new - bands have been doing it since the dawn of time.

- Amanda Palmer

Songwriting Cave Line

I draw the line at letting people into my songwriting cave. To me, that's where the alchemy happens and where the mystery is.

- Amanda Palmer

Deep Tools Seen

If you stuck me in a room and gave me art-making tools but told me no one would ever see the results, I don't think I'd have much desire to make art. What I do comes from a deep desire to be seen and to see others.

- Amanda Palmer

Dress Image Nirvana

Bands like Nirvana had theatrical sensibilities, playing with image, challenging assumptions people were making about them, the apex being Kurt Cobain in a dress to make a point.

- Amanda Palmer

Goal Doing Theatrical

My number-one goal is to never feel like I'm strictly defining myself. The minute I feel like I'm doing that as anything - as theatrical, as feminist, as songwriter - I feel like the minute I name it, I'm stuck in a box.

- Amanda Palmer

Life Possibilities Willing

If you're willing to take risks, Twitter is a vast amusement park of interesting life possibilities.

- Amanda Palmer

Medical Half Feels

I have used Twitter for so many things, from places to stay, places to go, things to do, things I need, medical advice, you name it. Especially when I'm on tour, it really feels like I'm being taken care of by half a million people. It is like having a mom.

- Amanda Palmer

Other Some Including

In some way, my fundamental feeling about music is that it's impossible to put a price tag on it. Human beings made music before they made a lot of other things, including tools.

- Amanda Palmer

Feel New Felt

I don't feel at home in New Orleans. I don't feel at home in Austin or L.A. And I just felt immediately at home in northern Australia.

- Amanda Palmer

Fan Massive Twin Peaks

I'm a massive fan of David Lynch and 'Twin Peaks.'

- Amanda Palmer

Thank God Friend Thank

Thank God my best friend's a therapist.

- Amanda Palmer

Complicated Kid Very

I was just a very dark kid. My family was complicated.

- Amanda Palmer

Artist Been Rather

You get the feeling that on a lot of days the audience for most music would kind of rather not be faced with the artist, especially because we've been educated to think that the artist are these special creatures are otherwordly and aren't like us.

- Amanda Palmer

Human Being Everybody

I'd actually say that every musician is a human being, and that not everybody likes being social. But with music, there are all these ingredients to the business that have nothing to do with writing songs or playing an instrument.

- Amanda Palmer

Ideas Disciplined Crank

I get so many ideas for songs, but I'm so seldom disciplined enough to sit down and crank them out.

- Amanda Palmer

Album Greatest Hits Pile

Every album is just a greatest hits of whatever songs are on a pile when I go in to make a record.

- Amanda Palmer