Damon Albarn Quotes

I spent two years figuring out how I could turn it into something that would satisfy me as a musician but also make some kind of cross-cultural link. I feel that I kind of at least touched on the possibilities of cross-cultural music, but it is a lifetime's work, and I don't profess to be anything other than a novice at it.

Life Quotes, Work Quotes, Vice Quotes, Music Quotes

Being in Blur has allowed me to travel and hear the music that's being made all over the world.

Travel Quotes, Music Quotes

It always struck me that Africa was, in a strange way, a futuristic place and had elements and vibes and spirits that were going to inform the future. Africa Express is an attempt to engage that power outside Africa, and for everyone to benefit from it.

Future Quotes, Power Quotes

 

I want to be a better person in every aspect. I really don't feel I've in anyway fulfilled my potential in every area of my life. But I'm optimistic.

Life Quotes, Potential Quotes

I'm not really one of those people who believes that if you're a musician you can just leave that behind and start getting into politics.

Music Quotes, Politics Quotes

The whole period has taught me that I enjoy being part of an ensemble rather than just a front man. Don't get me wrong - I enjoy that too, but I get more enjoyment out of really listening to everyone.

Listening Quotes

If you don't see something as a career but as an important part of your life, you don't know how you're going to feel about it.

Life Quotes, Important Quotes

The Gorillaz cartoons seem more real to me than the actual people on TV. Because at least you know that there's some intelligence behind the cartoons, and there's a lot of work that's gone into it, so it can't all be just a lie.

Work Quotes, Intelligence Quotes

The cartoon is a metaphor really for the fact that it's almost impossible in our celebrity obsessed culture to move around genres and sort of change you ideas, change your face, you know?

Change Quotes, Ideas Quotes

I enjoyed history at school. I'd always had a sense of pagan England.

History Quotes

I can't be bothered anymore about giving songs titles.

Giving Quotes

Whether people like it or not, China is incredibly important to the future of mankind. For me, this is something that we all need to have intelligent discussions about in America, in Britain, in Europe.

Important Quotes, Future Quotes

Whenever you're writing something that's reflective, you have to put yourself through some sort of ordeal just to understand the way you're feeling.

Feeling Quotes

I'm not a monarchist. But I'm English. And I have an irrational emotion for my country.

Emotion Quotes

It's not like my old self - I'm not in character anymore, I'm me. I'm not hiding behind that anymore.

Character Quotes

More and more, cultural groups are cross-pollinating, and we're getting much more interesting art as a result.

Art Quotes

The things that make me happy most are my family and working.

Work Quotes

I don't need to be a frontman all the time, and in fact, the older I get, the less of an urge it is inside me to play that role. I've still got it inside me, and I do occasionally allow it out.

Time Quotes

No, every album is something like a snapshot. It only shows one moment in time. It shows what we feel and think right at that point in time, nothing more and nothing less.

Time Quotes

When you're doing a deal with someone in the southern Sahara, it's a very different way of doing business than in London. You can't sign them in the usual way because they'd end up getting ripped off, which would defeat the object of setting up a label like this.

Business Quotes

8 Top Damon Albarn quotes about Music

I'm a working musician, so it's what I do. I kind of always have lots of plates spinning, and it's the ones that keep spinning the longest that I end up doing.

Work Quotes, Music Quotes

What you learn from working with other performers and musicians is invaluable, really, and can only help you grow. I mean, if you spend your whole life focusing on yourself, you're not really learning much.

Life Quotes, Help Quotes, Work Quotes, Learning Quotes, Music Quotes

I hope we can keep doing it this way - making music and art that are pure products of our influences while not really having to let the whole celebrity side of it get in the way. Then maybe more virtual bands will come out and do the same thing.

Hope Quotes, Art Quotes, Influence Quotes, Music Quotes

As a musician usually music is your way out.

Music Quotes

I was approached by Oxfam to go to Mali as their ambassador and get involved in their various initiatives out there. But I felt that was missing the point of using me, a musician.

Music Quotes

I think pop music is a great place to get new ideas across.

Great Quotes, Ideas Quotes, Music Quotes

Trying to write music that's sensitive to 400 years ago takes a bit of madness, as it's such a long stretch of time.

Time Quotes, Music Quotes

Music is something that should speak for itself, straight from the heart. It took me a long time to understand that.

Time Quotes, Heart Quotes, Music Quotes