Top 33 Analog Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Analog Quotes from famous people such as Dave Grohl, Steven Spielberg, Jeff Bezos, James Bobin, Seth Shostak, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

When you're recording to analog tape, it captures perfo

When you’re recording to analog tape, it captures performance and you can’t necessarily manipulate that in different ways. It is what it is.
Dave Grohl
In ’83, not only was there no such thing as performance motion capture technology, there was no such thing as digital animation. This was the analog era.
Steven Spielberg
What we want to be is something completely new. There is no physical analog for what is becoming.
Jeff Bezos
‘Muppets’ is incredibly analog, ‘Alice’ is very digital.
James Bobin
Lamentably, alien audiences may be frustrated by the switch to digital television. That’s because the transmitter power for DTV is fairly evenly spread across the spectrum. The spikiness is gone, and from afar, the attention-grabbing squeals of analog television’s carriers have been replaced by DTV’s smooth, low hiss.
Seth Shostak
Analog components don’t ‘scale’ as well as digital components, but integrating them into relatively mature 28 nm platforms will accelerate the connection of everything from watches, personal healthcare, and home appliances to automotive, transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, and industrial controls.
Henry Samueli
I always think of albums as the format. I think it’s perfect. I don’t think you can tamper with that. It’s not just sound, the analog, which is so much richer. It’s the format. You’re constrained by just 45 minutes, and it’s perfect to me. I don’t want to listen to any more than, and I live and breathe music.
Jim James
I would give anything if it went back to analog age. I mean, music was so real, and you had to sing everything on a record; you had to play everything on a record. There was no cut-and-paste – you couldn’t get the chorus right one time and then paste it every other time; you really had to be good at what you did.
Vinnie Paul
No one disputes that online businesses offer much more variety than their analog counterparts.
Anita Elberse
PhotoDisc is an entirely digital provider in both CD-ROM and the Internet. Getty was primarily an analog distributor.
Mark Getty
We’re kind of looking at a future where people acknowledge the hybridization of digital and analog, and appreciate and understand that they both affect each other.
Evan Spiegel
There is something that always will be true about painting and sculpture – that in order to really get it, you have to show up. That is something that is both sad and kind of beautiful about it. It remains analog. It remains special and irreducible.
Kehinde Wiley
Analog, electronic, whatever it happens to be, I simply love and adore literally every aspect of making music.
John Lydon
Don’t get me wrong: I can and do waste time on the Internet with the best of them, but in some respects, I am an embarrassingly analog guy. I am not on Facebook. I write whole books on yellow legal pads. I do not own a cell phone.
Jonathan Dee
Digital for storage and quickness. Analog for fatness and warmth.
Adrian Belew
Love cannot be defined, caught, cast in stone, or archived. It’s something we have no control over. Love is completely analog. Love can never be digital.
Vicky Krieps
My studio is fully analog. There’s nothing modern. There’s not even a computer in my studio.
Adrian Younge
One minute we’re over here, the next minute we’re doing something completely different. But it’s interesting because you are producing so many things you couldn’t do with analog.
Les Paul
Well, I think first of all, probably the most fundamental thing is that we are a mixed-signal analog semiconductor company, which, along with some of the other well-known names in the industry, enjoys very good economics.
David Milne
I don’t think much about the digital world… because I am in the analog world!
William Eggleston
I prefer recording drums in the analog format, but that does not mean I would only do it that way.
Randy Castillo
I tried to make a honky-tonk country record – rough-hewn, cut fast, and all analog – like I wasn’t hearing anymore.
Sturgill Simpson
People are so into digital recording now they forgot how easy analog recording can be.
Dave Grohl
Back in the day, I actually studied photography in Florence for a few months, and my photography teacher took away my digital camera and said, ‘No, use this – it’s analog and it’s square.’ It was a Holga camera, a very cheap $3 or $4 plastic camera. And that’s what inspired ‘Instagram’.
Kevin Systrom
While headlines are being generated about the Democrat mindset of nationalizing private businesses and bailing out failed ventures, we seem to be ignoring one of the most massive bail-outs ever: the taxpayer-funded process of transitioning people from analog to digital television.
Mike Gallagher
We live in a digital world, but we’re fairly analog creatures.
Omar Ahmad
I remember disassembling and putting an old analog alarm clock together. It was a lot of fun figuring out why it still worked with that one spring missing.
Markus Persson
People don’t realize enough how important and influentical John Carpenter has been in electronic music. He did his soundtracks by himself, using mostly electronic and analog synthesizers. He’s a cult figure with DJs these days for good reasons.
Jean-Michel Jarre
I always liked American Analog Set.
Samuel Ervin Beam
I generally use a lot of analog instruments, a few synths from the ’80s like the Roland Juno-106, and an old Fender bullet guitar.
Gus Dapperton
As for memes, the word ‘meme’ is a cliche, which is to say it’s already a meme. We all hear it all the time, and maybe we even have started to use it in ordinary speech. The man who invented it was Richard Dawkins, who was, not coincidentally, an evolutionary biologist. And he invented it as an analog for the gene.
James Gleick
By serializing two novels in 'Analog,' the world's No.

By serializing two novels in ‘Analog,’ the world’s No. 1, best-selling science fiction magazine, I’ve had 200,000 words of fiction and three cover stories in that magazine. Quite an enviable record.
Robert J. Sawyer
No one has any faith in the tape anymore – everyone just relies on computers and considers the hardrive to be the safest option, and I don’t. I think an analog tape is something you can hold.
Dave Grohl