Elvis Costello (Musician)

#111070 Elvis Costello

Women hear rhythm differently than men. .

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#111071 Elvis Costello

I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused. .

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#111072 Elvis Costello

I believe that music is connected by human passions and curiosities rather than by marketing strategies. .

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#111073 Elvis Costello

My ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant. .

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#111074 Elvis Costello

'Content' is a word that has never sat well with me. Like 'maturity'. They are two words I've never liked. I think they imply some sort of decay. A settling. .

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#111075 Elvis Costello

Mention Hubert Sumlin, as well, because Hubert's a great man, and again, you know, I don't play the guitar very good, but when I'm playing this kind of music, I always have him in my mind. I wish I could play like Hubert. .

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#111076 Elvis Costello

Happiness isn't a fortune in a cookie. It's deeper, wider, funnier, and more transporting than that. .

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#111077 Elvis Costello

I found with this record I had to really be strong-willed, because in the past I've tended to tinker and add a thing or take a thing away, and nearly always been wrong. .

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#111078 Elvis Costello

And over the last ten years, after my work with the Brodsky Quartet, I had the opportunity to write arrangements for chamber group, chamber orchestra, jazz orchestra, symphony orchestra even. .

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#111079 Elvis Costello

Maybe I just never learned my harmony part, because what everybody says sounds odd to them sounds perfectly natural to me. .

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#111080 Elvis Costello

Well, I've had a lot of different experiences in music over the years. And not everything you do can satisfy everybody's idealised version of you. .

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#111081 Elvis Costello

There was not a lot of rock n' roll in the house. Our parents didn't think it was very groovy, and I tend to agree with them. If you grew up with Charlie Parker, Bill Haley wasn't very hip. .

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#111082 Elvis Costello

I don't think I was ever particularly mean. I can certainly think of some idiotic exchanges I've had. I was accused of destroying pop music, like Wagner destroyed opera - a guy in Germany started ranting that at me. .

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#111083 Elvis Costello

It's a petty thing, but I wouldn't join the Scouts when I was a kid, 'cause you had to swear allegiance to the queen. I'm just not a royalist. I think it's idiotic, a hereditary principle. .

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#111084 Elvis Costello

I find humming is very useful. .

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#111085 Elvis Costello

I've been lucky to listen to lots of different types of music. .

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#111086 Elvis Costello

I've never felt British. I'm just not interested in national identity. I don't know why. .

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#111087 Elvis Costello

I've worked hard, every single day since I left school. I think I have a Protestant work ethic. .

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#111088 Elvis Costello

Life for me is about movement. .

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#111089 Elvis Costello

Living a very long time would be a very scary thing. .

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#111090 Elvis Costello

People tend to repeat the same quotes at me that I said when I was 23. And of course, you say things then, and sometimes they're ill-advised. .

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#111091 Elvis Costello

Really the only thing holding a lot of records together is the personality of the singer, and the will to write all of these different things. .

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#111092 Elvis Costello

Songs are more powerful than books. .

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#111093 Elvis Costello

The Internet is overrated. It's much smaller an innovation than people think it is. I don't think it's changed the way anybody makes music. .

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#111094 Elvis Costello

These are the sort of things that push you on in music - the curiosity, a passion for new ideas. .

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