Words matter. These are the best Ric Ocasek Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Your high points and your low points. High points don’t last that long, it’s a high and it happens. It’s great at the moment but you really can’t live on it.
I could never be a country person, sitting around trees trying to write a song. I would rather be in the middle of society, whether it’s growing or crumbling.
Once they’re on paper, they’re gone. I like to do as much with the words, as far as image goes.
There are a lot of bands that have a huge appeal, but I don’t understand why. Guns n’ Roses. U2. But you know, that’s just my thing. Music is pretty personal.
Secrecy is the enemy of efficiency, but don’t let anyone know it.
I don’t think I’m an entertainer. I never think, ‘Wow, I can’t wait to get the crowd moving.’ Some of my favorite bands never moved an inch.
People tell me all the time that I look forbidding or aloof. That doesn’t bother me much – I am fairly private, withdrawn, and… distant, I guess. But, um, I think that’s okay.
The creative part for me is making songs, and that’s what I really love the most, and that’s what I’ve always done for every band I’ve ever had.
I think bands, when they’re on the road, they keep their sanity by developing an internal sense of humor.
People sometimes say that bands sound like The Cars, but when I hear it I don’t know if they do or not.
I’ve never been on a water slide in my life.
I often write songs, and when I do, I usually write quite a few of them. I really have to be in the mood.
Never mind a world that can’t see past brutality.
I’ve been in a band, so I understand the politics. Sometimes the bass player doesn’t like what the guitar player is doing, and you have to sort of even that out.
I’ve always been a fan of poetry. I grew up with Lawrence Ferlinghetti and the Beat poets. I really followed that stuff for a while. I just love the way people threw words around like they were painting.