Julian Casablancas Quotes About War, Zone, Life, Success

Julian Casablancas Quotes About War, Zone, Life, Success

Julian Casablancas Quotes

Julian Casablancas Quotes:

A band is a good way to break up a friendship.

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A tour is the most intense, stimulating way to hear music; it’s the best form to receive it. There’s genuine excitement from people. I feel like we’ve stepped up a level.

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Birth is a beautiful thing.

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Boarding school didn’t feel like my world, I felt like an alien; people there had a lot of money.

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But it can be hard to experiment when you’re in a band.

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Can our mind evolve to be something other than an extension of our animal needs?

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Compared to people in Africa, I think we’ve all had privileged upbringings.

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Source: Los Angeles Times

Desire is individual. Happiness is common.

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For a long time I didn’t want to do a solo thing, but there comes a point where everyone else is going outside of The Strokes and The Strokes filtering process.

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I always want to make Strokes records and play Strokes shows.

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I am a fan of ‘SNL’ and a big Jimmy Fallon fan, too.

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I enjoy songwriting. It’s slow-motion improvising.

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I have to say, I’m good with gifts. If I find something perfect for a certain person, I’ll just get it and put it away in a kind of nook under my bed – a little gift hutch, if you prefer.

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I over-think stuff a lot.

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I see myself out of my own eyes, which means I have no idea what’s going on the other way around. I just think I try to be a good person – and I fail.

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I think a lot of people study the rules too much and then don’t know how to be creative.

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I think all of Manhattan has pretty much become a bar-slash-nightclub-slash-restaurant. There were always pockets of that. But now every corner of Manhattan is that.

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I think I used to do everything and then people had a problem with that within the band, so we’re doing more of a communal thing.

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I would prefer it if people thought that I didn’t work hard, that I just played the guitar for three minutes a week and was like, ‘Check out this song – what do you think?’ That would be ideal. I would prefer telling people that I’m just truly talented.

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If it doesn’t start with you, it dies with you.

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If the choice is between doing something supercool and having no one hear it and doing something equally cool and tricking people into putting it on the radio, I don’t think the second option is some big sellout.

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I’m always writing something. I’ve got so much stuff, I don’t know what to do with it. Some of it will be Strokes, some of it will be I don’t know what – stuff for pop singers. TV themes. I’ve got a jar stuffed with songs, all these ideas that are just me humming into a recording device.

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I’m happy to feed the illusion that I’m a lazy recluse.

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I’m not a pop song lyric writer. I can’t just focus on one simple meaning or even a double entendre.

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In most cultures, you can have a kid at 18 and it’s not a big thing. It’s not like, ‘Oh, you’ve got to get a different haircut and move to the suburbs and act, like, 35.’

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It’s not like I wake up and songs flow out of me.

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L.A. is a vortex. The weather there tricks you into thinking you’re on vacation, even when you’re working fourteen hours a day.

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L.A.’s kind of, like, seven really cool towns. It’s so laid-back. If you go in the right spot, you can walk around, and you don’t need a car.

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Making an album can be like being pregnant: you want to pop that thing out and show everybody!

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My parents separated when I was eight. I grew up with my mom alone.

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New York is in my soul.

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No matter who I’m talking to, I always talk like I’m doing an interview.

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No one leaves an old friend unless they are ashamed.

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One of the big songwriting things for me has always been: always think what you do sucks. Because the second you stop believing that, you suck. And that’s a fact.

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People are always arguing: New York or L.A.? They’re both great places, you know.

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People often put me in a V-neck tennis club sweater, driving a Bentley, but my life wasn’t like that.

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Sometimes I’ve sat outside, not to tan, but as a result of that I ended up tanning slightly.

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Songwriting is hard – it’s so easy to fall into the same traps. It’s not like I wake up and songs flow out of me.

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The artistic element of Manhattan has kind of moved to Brooklyn. Has it changed it? Yeah. Has it ruined it? I would say no. It is what it is. I say better that than an urban war zone.

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The best solutions are often simple, yet unexpected.

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The Strokes can play anything. They could play ‘Thriller,’ and it would just sound like ‘Thriller’ as played by the Strokes.

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The thing for me is I never had this burning desire to do a solo record my whole life.

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There are so many little places I want to play, sometimes weird places I think would be fun to play… a bar that’s half full.

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Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense.

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When the Strokes first started playing gigs, instead of getting into a costume for the shows, we talked about how we should dress every day, in real life, like we’re playing onstage. I don’t really care about clothes, but it’s about wearing something that gives you social confidence. Or maybe helps you pick up chicks.

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When you first start writing a song, it’s fun, then when you start recording it, it’s fun, but by the time you’ve finished recording it, you’re sick of it.

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Who you are vs. who you wish you were: Who wins?

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With a hundred ways to do a dozen things, why not try it all?

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Working on music is the funnest thing for me, and I love it, and I could do it all day, all night.

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You know some of the people in The Strokes, yeah, their parents had success – but we didn’t live like yuppies.

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Who is Julian Casablancas?

Julian Fernando Casablancas is a recording artist, composer, and producer from the United States. He is best known as the lead singer and principal songwriter for the rock band The Strokes, with whom he has collaborated on six studio albums since the band’s inception in 1998. Phrazes for the Young was Casablancas’ first solo album, released in 2009.