Julian Casablancas Quotes

Julian Fernando Casablancas emerges as an American artist, celebrated for his roles as a musician, vocalist, and lyricist. His most notable position lies as the frontman and chief composer of the rock ensemble the Strokes, a band he co-founded in 1998 and with whom he has unveiled six studio albums. In 2009, Casablancas also revealed his solo creative endeavors with the release of the studio album titled “Phrazes for the Young.” Wikipedia

“My parents separated when I was eight. I grew up with my mom alone.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“Art is the image of life, it’s purpose simply to enhance it.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“If it doesn’t start with you, it dies with you.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“That it’s a lot harder to make a keyboard sound not-cheesy than a guitar.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“Sometimes I’ve sat outside, not to tan, but as a result of that I ended up tanning slightly.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“For a long time I didn’t want to do a solo thing, but there comes a point where everyone else is going outside of The Strokes and The Strokes filtering process.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“A band is a great way to destroy a friendship, and a tour’s a great way to destroy a band.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“A band is a good way to break up a friendship.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“Who you are vs. who you wish you were: Who wins?” ~ Julian Casablancas

“The thing for me is I never had this burning desire to do a solo record my whole life.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“I think a lot of people study the rules too much and then don’t know how to be creative.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“I’m not a pop song lyric writer. I can’t just focus on one simple meaning or even a double entendre.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“It’s not like I wake up and songs flow out of me.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“Don’t you dare get to the top and not know what to do.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“The best solutions are often simple, yet unexpected.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“The British press can be so annoying. They jerk you off with one hand and smack you with the other.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“But it can be hard to experiment when you’re in a band.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“I see myself out of my own eyes, which means I have no idea what’s going on the other way around. I just think I try to be a good person, and I fail.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“I have to say, I’m good with gifts. If I find something perfect for a certain person, I’ll just get it and put it away in a kind of nook under my bed – a little gift hutch, if you prefer.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“No matter who I’m talking to, I always talk like I’m doing an interview.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“I’m just going to try and be a good dad and not spoil the kid: give him love and encouragement but also discipline. Me and my woman, we don’t want him to feel too entitled.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“When you first start writing a song, it’s fun, then when you start recording it, it’s fun, but by the time you’ve finished recording it, you’re sick of it.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“No one leaves an old friend unless they are ashamed.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“I enjoy songwriting. It’s slow-motion improvising.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“In most cultures, you can have a kid at 18 and it’s not a big thing. It’s not like, ‘Oh, you’ve got to get a different haircut and move to the suburbs and act, like, 35.’” ~ Julian Casablancas

“I very often have night terrors. Just think of the worst possible situation, and it’s a regular thing for me. I’ve died in my sleep twenty-three different ways.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“Greed is the inventor of injustice as well as the current enforcer.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“Kids are always honest, ’cause they don’t think they’re ever going to die.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“I want to be one of those people, be they writers, poets, musicians, who leaves clues for the next generation. The really good people leave clues that help feed the human race. That’s my aspiration.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“Can our mind evolve to be something other than an extension of our animal needs?” ~ Julian Casablancas

“I don’t shake at the site of alcohol anymore. I don’t feel the need for it. If anything I’ll get stoned. I always told myself if it got to the point that it was affecting my songwriting and music that I’d stop. And it did get to the point.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“Compared to people in Africa, I think we’ve all had privileged upbringings.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“The Strokes can play anything. They could play ‘Thriller,’ and it would just sound like ‘Thriller’ as played by the Strokes.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“People often put me in a V-neck tennis club sweater, driving a Bentley, but my life wasn’t like that.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“It find it funny how people from Boston and New York hate each other because of pro teams.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“It was 100,000 years before we figured out what to do with fire. Imagine cavemen, sitting in front of a fire, eating raw meat for 100 thousand years.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“Birth is a beautiful thing.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“A tour is the most intense, stimulating way to hear music; it’s the best form to receive it. There’s genuine excitement from people. I feel like we’ve stepped up a level.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“I guess the best thing about marriage is the fact you’ve got the coolest partner you can imagine by your side for all the things you’re going to face in your life. So far, Juliet’s been there for me. She’s been good for my voice, good for my everything.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“Forgive them even if they are not sorry.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“With a hundred ways to do a dozen things, why not try it all?” ~ Julian Casablancas

“I mean, I guess you could say I’m a bit of a perfectionist.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“We’re so quick to point out our own flaws in others.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“Religion is never the problem; it’s the people who use it to gain power.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“If the choice is between doing something supercool and having no one hear it and doing something equally cool and tricking people into putting it on the radio, I don’t think the second option is some big sellout.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“I kinda like messing with perception a little bit. Kind of what drugs do sometimes, and drinking. I mean, you know, you mess with your mind a little bit to see life from different angles. Within reason, if you can handle it.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“I always want to make Strokes records and play Strokes shows.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“If you’re in a bar and a certain song comes on and the vibe is just different, it evokes the kinds of things that you want to feel, and if music can do that it’s a very special thing.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“I am a fan of ‘SNL’ and a big Jimmy Fallon fan, too.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“Doing heroin is like walking around with a terrorist as your friend. It’s like taking a terrorist around to parties You never know when it’s going to blow up on you.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“You know some of the people in The Strokes, yeah, their parents had success – but we didn’t live like yuppies.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“Boarding school didn’t feel like my world, I felt like an alien; people there had a lot of money.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“I’m happy to feed the illusion that I’m a lazy recluse.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“Just slow it down enough to enjoy the ride.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“I’m really grateful. But I never had the rock star dream. I thought it would be cool to be a modern-day composer.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“I think all of Manhattan has pretty much become a bar-slash-nightclub-slash-restaurant. There were always pockets of that. But now every corner of Manhattan is that.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“Making an album can be like being pregnant: you want to pop that thing out and show everybody!” ~ Julian Casablancas

“The best artists are the ones that work the hardest, and if you work hard enough, you’ll eventually experience the happy accidents that are art.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“It’s that feeling when you hear your favourite song. That feeling, whether you’re in a car, at a party or alone at home or in bed and you hear this song and it just hits you so strong – that’s what we aim for.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“Working on music is the funnest thing for me, and I love it, and I could do it all day, all night.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“Whenever I go to shows, I end up looking at what shoes the guy onstage is wearing and the jacket he’s got on. And when you know everything’s gonna be under scrutiny, it makes you feel more comfortable if you have cool stuff.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“The artistic element of Manhattan has kind of moved to Brooklyn. Has it changed it? Yeah. Has it ruined it? I would say no. It is what it is. I say better that than an urban war zone.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“I’d like to just get to a point where maybe we can say something that will be matterful. That’s definitely not a word, by the way.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“The problem with touring isn’t the traveling and the shows, it’s the vegetal state you get into.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“Desire is individual. Happiness is common.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“I don’t really care about clothes, but it’s about wearing something that gives you social confidence.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“I over-think stuff a lot.” ~ Julian Casablancas

“Make sure your heart is singing right until the day it stops.” ~ Julian Casablancas

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