Words matter. These are the best Downer Quotes from famous people such as Lucy Walker, Brene Brown, Wolfman Jack, Debra Granik, Kurt Vile, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I find titles the hardest thing. I was worried that ‘Waste Land’ was too much of a downer. For me, ‘The Crash Reel’ confronts what the film is about: it’s not just about the reality of a crash, it’s about the extremity we all face, and what happens when life crashes on you.
One of the things I did when I discovered this huge importance of being vulnerable is very happily moved away from the shame research, because that’s such a downer, and people hate that topic. It’s not that vulnerability is the upside, but it’s better than shame, I guess.
Half the time I feel like I’m appealing to the downer freaks out there. We start to play one downer record after another until I begin to get down myself. Give me something from 1960 or something; let me get up again. The music of today is for downer freaks, and I’m an upper.
It’s risky to show poor Americans. People see it as a downer. But I really wanted to make a tightly wound piece of storytelling that also happened to explode the myth of American affluence.
Humor is important. Nothing against bands that are always a downer, but the reality is – it just becomes theater.
One of the greatest things drama can do, at it’s best, is to redefine the words we use every day such as love, home, family, loyalty and envy. Tragedy need not be a downer.
Valentine’s Day is definitely one of those days where it’s either awesome or it’s a downer.
All the bad press I was getting puts you on a downer, so really, you come to a stage where you start hating yourself, in a way, because you’re not in control.
‘American Horror’ goes for a very specific kind of Seventies suburban downer ambience – ‘Flowers in the Attic’ paperbacks, Black Sabbath album covers and late-night flicks like ‘Let’s Scare Jessica to Death.’ It even has ‘Go Ask Alice’-era urban legends.
I talked to General Downer about some of the funding about the National Guard and some of the civil defense workers, the firefighters, the police officers, and the way that FEMA is making them spend that money. We have got a problem there.
I would say that in the 1990s, I don’t think the environment was enough to make anyone ambitious and aspirational. It was a downer, I would think.
We’re a very success-driven culture, which is such a downer at times. Even if you don’t think that way, you’re forced to think that way. Everyone is trying to subconsciously out-do everyone else.
You not supposed to feel down over whatever happen to you. I mean, you’re supposed to use whatever happen to you as some type of upper, not a downer.
I’m not a flag waver for obesity. It’s not healthy, and you have a crap life because there is such a downer on it.
In 2004, I wrote ‘What We’ve Lost,’ a book about the Bush administration. It sold only reasonably well, in part, I think, because the book was a horrific downer, an unrelenting account of the administration’s actions, bungles, deceptions, half-truths, untruths, and downright corruptions.
I’m learning to accept the lack of privacy as the real downer in my profession.
People had an idea of what R&B artists or pop artists usually say, which was like, ‘Talk about sex, talk about partying, and be positive; don’t be too much of a downer.’
‘Smoke Ring’ was a downer, then ‘Wakin’ was an upturn.