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Lou Reed
March 2, 1942 -
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

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


There's only X amount of time. You can do whatever you want with that time. It's your time.


You can't ask me to explain the lyrics because I won't do it.


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


Take a walk on the wild side.


These are really terribly rough times, and we really should try to be as nice to each other as possible.


I don't really think about what the subject of my next album will be. I just know that I'm going to make another album.


I love Ornette Coleman. I love Don Cherry. I love the way those guys play.


I tried to give up drugs by drinking.


But I'm also talented and I know when I created something great and Perfect Night is something great, no doubt, no but.


My God is rock'n'roll.


The music business doesn't interest me anymore.


I'm not joking around when I've said occasionally, trying to learn how to play a D chord properly has been a very big thing for me.


I'm in this business for too long to be halfhearted about anything.


One of my rules is: Never listen to your old stuff.


I don't believe in dressing up reality. I don't believe in using makeup to make things look smoother.


There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out.


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.


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


I always thought martial arts was the most modern choreography we could have right now, and I always wanted to put it to music.


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