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Win Butler Quotes

A lot of people get really stuck in this idea that everything’s been done and there’s nowhere left to go.
Win Butler
Idea, Left, Nowhere

Being in a rock band, I feel a certain responsibility to have a weird haircut. I mean, who else gets to do that?
Win Butler
Mean, Rock, Weird

Everyone has their own talents. It’s up to the individual to see what you can actually do.
Win Butler
Everyone, Actually, Individual

I don’t like to talk about other bands in interviews.
Win Butler
Talk, Bands, Interviews

I feel like I’m kind of a bit of a sponge in a way. Like, if people around me are going through things, I find it very hard not to be empathetic.
Win Butler
Bit, Sponge, Empathetic

I love my iPhone; it’s great to have a camera around all the time.
Win Butler
Love, Time, Great

I never really felt super-Texan. It wasn’t like I was unhappy, but I wasn’t superhappy.
Win Butler
Felt, Unhappy

I studied the Bible and philosophy in college, and I think in a certain sense that’s the kind of stuff that still makes my brain work.
Win Butler
Work, Sense, Makes

I think there’s some pretty amazing language in the Bible.
Win Butler
Amazing, Pretty, Language

I’m not someone who can dance to a song I don’t like.
Win Butler
Dance, Song

It’s a lot easier to sabotage your career than to have a career to sabotage.
Win Butler
Career, Easier, Sabotage

My parents live near the ocean, and I’ve spent a lot of time walking through the water at night, being around the water.
Win Butler
Time, Parents, Night

The cliched rock life never seemed that cool to me.
Win Butler
Life, Cool, Rock

The film ‘Black Orpheus’ is one of my favorite films of all time, which is set in Carnival in Brazil.
Win Butler
Time, Black, Film

The idea of dancing to bad house music is something I could never get behind.
Win Butler
Music, Bad, Idea

The idea of peer critique, of talking about each other’s art – I just found it so useless.
Win Butler
Art, Idea, Found

The work that Partners in Health do in Haiti benefits the whole world.
Win Butler
Work, Health, Whole

There are so many bands that I’m kind of aware of through media about them, and it ends up filtering my experience of the actual music.
Win Butler
Music, Experience, Media

Usually, I think you have most of your musical influences locked down by the time you’re 16.
Win Butler
Time, Musical, Influences

We’re exposed to ideas everywhere. The world is full of ideas. I think that television is a pretty powerful medium in that regard.
Win Butler
Pretty, Powerful, Ideas

Funny songs aren’t usually that good. Like Weird Al and maybe a couple of Beatles songs, but it’s kind of hard to bring humor into rock music in an interesting way.
Win Butler
Funny, Music, Good

I found out a lot of stuff through MTV, and I didn’t even have cable, I just saw it at friends’ houses. But my culture in junior high was totally influenced by it.
Win Butler
Friends, High, Found

I grew up in a somewhat religious family. My dad’s family isn’t religious at all, but my mom’s side of the family is, so I was exposed to church a bit.
Win Butler
Family, Mom, Dad

I had a somewhat religious upbringing. Not strict, but it was there, and I’m kind of thankful for that. If you grow up just watching MTV, that’s its own form of religion, and it’s not even based on happiness or communal responsibility. I mean, try to construct a worldview out of that.
Win Butler
Happiness, Religion, Thankful

I was really sick of bands just ignoring the audience as a posture in rock music. And I think we fed off each other in terms of trying to engage the audience, not in a hammy way, but actually trying to be aware of the space that you are playing in and trying to connect in some way through the music.
Win Butler
Music, Trying, Rock

I’m not a good hipster – if I let my moustache grow for weeks, it just looks like I have dirt on my face. I’ll never have a glorious handlebar moustache.
Win Butler
Good, Face, Grow

I’m not practising, I don’t go to church, but what I got from it was a sense of belonging to something bigger. What I really miss is being forced to be in a community with people that aren’t the same as you. Then, you really have to work through the ways that you’re different.
Win Butler
Work, Sense, Church

If you think about it, if you’ve ever been to a Catholic service, it’s practically a laser light show. It’s very dramatic, very theatrical. The outfits they wear, it’s all designed to be impressive.
Win Butler
Light, Service, Wear

It seems like the record industry made so much crazy money in the 1960s that everyone wanted to get in on it. Now it’s just become very corporate. So all of these people who despise music end up being in charge.
Win Butler
Music, Money, End

My favorite English teacher in high school showed me ‘Brazil’ when I was 15, and it blew my mind. It’s one of those movies that’s revealed itself in different ways as I’ve gone back to it over the years.
Win Butler
Movies, Teacher, Mind

Our music may sound big emotionally, but that’s more to do with the playing, the level of musicianship and the full-on energy. Often, the lyrics are often quite small and focused.
Win Butler
Music, Often, Small

The Flaming Lips have been on Warner Bros. forever, and certainly everything I heard growing up was on a major label in some way, from the Cure to Radiohead to Bjork.
Win Butler
Growing, Forever, Heard

The music in Haiti is all tied up in voodoo and African rhythm, and so there’s this funny thing: go to a voodoo ceremony, and then go to a Catholic church and tell me which music you liked better, to which one the music is more integral.
Win Butler
Funny, Music, Tell

When I was living in Boston, I worked in this store that played the college radio station. I had to listen to it all day, and I didn’t care for most of it.
Win Butler
Care, Living, Listen

Whenever you’re talking about meaning, basically… I think a lot of the human experience has to do with trying to understand what things mean, and there’s not really any tools to do that unless you’re thinking about it in a more spiritual or philosophical realm.
Win Butler
Experience, Trying, Mean

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