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Brian Wilson quotes on feelings, songs, belief, intuitions, music, God, etc.

25 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Brian Wilson

Famous As: Musician, Singer
Born On: June 20, 1942
Born In: Inglewood

Brian Wilson is an American singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. He is the founder of ‘The Beach Boys.’ He is regarded as one of the most significant and unconventional songwriters of the 20th century for his extraordinary musical aptitude, novel approaches to pop compositions and mastery of recording techniques. His lifelong struggles with mental illness have also been much talked about. He has earned two ‘Grammy Award’ and has been inducted in the ‘Songwriters Hall of Fame,’ and the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.’ Here is a compendium of famous quotes by Brian Wilson on belief, song, women, music, God, feelings, art, hard-work, writing, love, pain, government, doctors, etc.

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I sit and I write automatically. I don't really try to write. My subconscious mind takes over and writes the songs for me. Songs come very easily for me. When I'm inspired, it takes me 20 minutes to write a song.

Brian Wilson

I play piano all the time. I'm always at my piano, playing music.

Brian Wilson

I met Paul in 1967, Ringo in 1985, and I saw George Harrison in a nightclub somewhere in L. A. I never met John.

Brian Wilson

I meditate and I also think about meditation. Which is funny. I think about Maharishi, about just the idea of meditating. It gives me something.

Brian Wilson

I listen to oldies but goodies stations, '60s and '70s music.

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I like the piano - I'm always about 15 feet away from a piano.

Brian Wilson

I have stage fright every single concert I've ever done. I have at least four or five minutes of it. It's absolute living hell.

Brian Wilson

I have auditory hallucinations, I hear voices saying derogatory things, like I'm terrible and I'm going to die, and they're usually worse in the afternoon.

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I have an instinct for music, or a feeling about it, and I'll have my feelings guide my hands.

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I hate those old falsettos, I really do, and it's embarrassing since I've grown up.

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I get off on hearing other people's voices. I like voices: they're my favourite things on records.

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I earned my famous name.

Brian Wilson

I consider myself to be a crusader of love. I try to spread love around the world as best I can because I know I have a handle on love.

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I can write songs, I've had songs in movies, but I can't compose film scores, you know?

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I believe that music is God's voice.

Brian Wilson

I always do get a little bit paranoid when I get a lot of attention. But I get used to it.

Brian Wilson

Humor - it helps to make the vibe better - it loosens up the vibrations.

Brian Wilson

Gershwin inspired me very much. The concept of 'That Lucky Old Sun' was inspired by 'Rhapsody in Blue' - not influenced, but inspired.

Brian Wilson

Every now and then I hear voices in my head, but not very clear. I can't understand what they are saying. It's a mental illness. I have been diagnosed as a manic depressive.

Brian Wilson

Chuck Norris has been known to throw a baseball 100 mph. I've been known to throw Chuck Norris 100 mph.

Brian Wilson

Being single is like liking a Phil Spector record.

Brian Wilson

Any article's good. Long as it's publicity, I think that's all that matters. I think it's advancement for my career.

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All of the artists did such a beautiful job I can’t thank them enough. I’m just honored that 'God Only Knows' was chosen. 'God Only Knows' is a very special song. An extremely spiritual song and one of the best I’ve ever written.

Brian Wilson

Freedom and Liberty cannot exist without Individual Responsibilty. Failure to exercise Individual Responsibilty forfeits your right to self-governance and delivers it to Government which, through force, will set the parameters of your life.

Brian Wilson

I approach my music-making as an art-form--something pure from the spirit to which I can add dynamics and marketable reality. Music is genuine and healthy and the stimulation I get from molding it and adding dynamics is like nothing else on earth.

Brian Wilson