Elliott Smith - Quotes

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If you play acoustic guitar you're the depressed, sensitive guy.

If you play acoustic guitar you're the depressed, sensitive guy.

Well, I try not to think about the general public since I have no idea what the general public is and I don't think anybody does. ---->>>

I can't think of anything off the top of my head that seems more important than something designed to raise money to keep something going that keeps IV drug users from dying. ---->>>

I'm just writing songs about how I feel or about how people I know feel. ---->>>

I didn't have a hard time making it, I had a hard time letting it go. ---->>>

I actually don't think that I'm gonna sell a lot of records. ---->>>

I was trying to do the same thing that I always do which is make an interesting record. ---->>>

I watched myself put my paw in the bear trap on that one because there was this clause about leaving members. ---->>>

Because God only knows why people like what they like and don't like something else. ---->>>

I just wanted to move out of Portland to do something. ---->>>

My girlfriend at the time convinced me to send these songs to Cavity Search. When they wanted to put out my record I was totally shocked. ---->>>

I mean people just have a way of - y'know they'll review your record in two sentences and put you in this little stupid box that you don't want to be in. ---->>>

But I was also doing odd jobs around Portland, like spreading gravel and transplanting bamboo trees. ---->>>

I didn't know how many people knew who Ferdinand was. ---->>>

There are lots of things I like about playing in a band, the things I can't do by myself you know. ---->>>

There's always that argument to make - that you're in better company historically if people don't understand what you're doing. ---->>>

It was kind of ridiculous to carry it up to a certain point and then drop the ball or the bomb, like quitting the band right after we had signed to Virgin. ---->>>

It's just that a lot of songs that are popular right now, they don't have any meaning. ---->>>

I wondered if I would talk about drug use. But I guess, why hide it? ---->>>

It's a lot easier to tell the truth usually.

It's a lot easier to tell the truth usually.

I didn't think I was gonna be playing on the Oscars or anything. ---->>>

I don't really like New York better than Portland. It's just a different place. ---->>>

I rode on a float in one of the parades in Mississippi. It's an experience. ---->>>

The band's filter, but playing live is a lot of fun.

The band's filter, but playing live is a lot of fun.

I like home recordings and studio recordings just as much as each other - I don't think one is better - but for this record I wanted to see what I could do in a real studio with real producers. ---->>>

I was coming off of a lot of psyche meds and other things. ---->>>

It touches on drug use. I got caught up in that for almost two years. ---->>>

And I'm not trying to write heavy songs. ---->>>

I don't think that Dreamworks would have signed me expecting to really mess around with whatever it is I do. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 08-06, 1969
Birthplace:
Die: 10-21, 2003
Occupation: Musician

Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and lived for much of his life in Portland, Oregon, where he first gained popularity. Smith's primary instrument was the guitar, though he was also proficient with piano, clarinet, bass guitar, drums, and harmonica (wikipedia)