Quotes by Captain Beefheart

I don't do lullabyes.
- Captain Beefheart
I don't know anything about music.
- Captain Beefheart
I'm interested in playing, not working.
- Captain Beefheart
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With my voice and my band, I can do anything.
- Captain Beefheart
Most of modern rock and roll is a product of guilt.
- Captain Beefheart
If you want to be a different fish, jump out of school.
- Captain Beefheart
An audience can really lift you right up off the stage.
- Captain Beefheart
I have no neighbours other than animals and Joshua Trees.
- Captain Beefheart
You can tell by the kindness of a dog how a human should be.
- Captain Beefheart
When I see a dolphin, I know it's just as smart as I am.
- Captain Beefheart
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I don't think artists are made, I think they're born.
- Captain Beefheart
I think most people try to get others to see through their eyes.
- Captain Beefheart
We're all colored, or you wouldn't be able to see anyone.
- Captain Beefheart
The stars are matter, we're matter, but it doesn't matter.
- Captain Beefheart
The wind is a very difficult sound to get. It's always changing.
- Captain Beefheart
That Sid Vicious was obviously a schizophrenic, kind of a mean one too.
- Captain Beefheart
I live in a Mobile Home - I've never had a house, except once; I rented a log cabin.
- Captain Beefheart
Bob Dylan impresses me about as much as... well, I was gonna say a slug but I like slugs.
- Captain Beefheart
I would never kill a living thing, although I probably have inadvertently while driving automobiles.
- Captain Beefheart
I'd never just want to do what everybody else did. I'd be contributing to the sameness of everything.
- Captain Beefheart
But I have been in some very beautiful churches, then I've looked outside and seen people starving to death.
- Captain Beefheart
I needed to purge myself of all the attention my parents had given me - I wasn't neglected enough as a child.
- Captain Beefheart
We see the moon, don't we? So it's our eye. Animals see us, don't they? So we're their animals.
- Captain Beefheart
Man has done a lot to make himself dangerous and animals get the worst of all of it. But then, man too is an animal.
- Captain Beefheart
I don't like getting out when I could be painting. And when I'm painting, I don't want anybody else around.
- Captain Beefheart
I think Shakespeare is really the one. Words as music and music as words. Everything he wrote was good, which is really frightening.
- Captain Beefheart
I don't even know what sound is, much less what it's for. It isn't to make money that's for sure. I've never made any.
- Captain Beefheart
James Brown is important because he decorates the clock correctly and he's good with lower mathematics. Don't get me wrong - he's good.
- Captain Beefheart
You can almost judge how screwed up somebody is by the kind of toilet paper they use. Go in any rich house and it's some weird coloured embossed stuff.
- Captain Beefheart
I don't look like a desert person because I stay indoors most of the day and fool around at night. That's what the desert animals do - they don't have a tan either.
- Captain Beefheart
Johnny Rotten. He's a big fan of mine. I used to see him out in the audience in England and he'd stand up and holler. He's funny. Smart too, and a nice guy. Don't think he's a jerk because he isn't.
- Captain Beefheart
I'd rather play a tune on a horn, but I've always felt that I didn't want to train myself. Because when you get a train, you've got to have an engine and a caboose. I think it's better to train the caboose. You train yourself, you strain yourself.
- Captain Beefheart

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