Quotes by: Neil Young

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Neil Young
Young performing in Nottingham in 2009
Background information
Birth name Neil Percival Young
Also known as Bernard Shakey,[1][2] Phil Perspective, Shakey Deal, Clyde Coil, Ol' Neil, Joe Canuck, Joe Yankee,[1] Marc Lynch,[1] Pinecone Young[3]
Born (1945-11-12) November 12, 1945 (age 71)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Origin Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Genres
Rock folk rock hard rock country rock grunge
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter, producer, director, screenwriter, humanitarian, entrepreneur
Instruments
Vocals guitar harmonica piano
Years active 1960–present
Labels
Warner Bros. Reprise Atco Atlantic Geffen
Associated acts
The Squires The Mynah Birds Rick James Buffalo Springfield Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Crazy Horse The Stray Gators The Stills-Young Band The Ducks Northern Lights Pearl Jam Booker T. Jones Leon Russell Elton John Pegi Morton Young Promise of the Real
Website neilyoung.com
Notable instruments
"Old Black"
Martin D-45
"Hank"
Gretsch White Falcon

The '60s was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together.
Neil Young
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
Neil Young
I can get away with saying a lot of ideas that are young and naive. I'm liberated.
Neil Young
I didn't really know what I was doing when I started. I just started writing songs. After two songs I just continued to explore it.
Neil Young
This thing called Patriot Act, through which we abdicated a lot of our civil rights to defend the country against terrorism, it's a four-year story.
Neil Young
When the punk thing came along and I heard my friends saying, I hate these people with the pins in their ears. I said, Thank God, something got their attention.
Neil Young
I don't think there is one president that's come down the line that hasn't done something good somewhere.
Neil Young
I feel like I could be likened to an old hound circling on a rug for the last five years.
Neil Young
Commitments are one of the worst things to have in the music business. They're very annoying.
Neil Young
The rockets and the satellites, spaceships that we're creating now, we're pollinating the universe.
Neil Young
I was a Reagan backer. It was a shock for some people that I could agree with anything that man would say.
Neil Young
The cutthroat avenues of rock 'n' roll, I am fed up with. I don't want anything to do with it.
Neil Young
As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.
Neil Young
It's a blue album, but it's not a blues album. I'm not pretending all of a sudden now I'm blues.
Neil Young
I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
Neil Young
I think I'm going to be making country records for as long as I can see into the future. It's much more down-home and real.
Neil Young
I live for playing live. All my records are live, since After the Gold Rush, with the exception of Trans and the vocals on Landing on Water.
Neil Young
Back then people closed their eyes and listened to music. Today there's a lot of images that go with the music. A lot of music is crap and it's all commercial and the images are all trying to sell the record.
Neil Young
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