Lewis Allan Reed or Lou Reed was an American musician, songwriter and singer. With musicians such as John Cale and Sterling Morrison, he went on to form the originally unsuccessful band ‘The Velvet Underground’, which gained recognition and cult following in the later years. The pioneer of ostrich guitar tuning, Lou Reed was renowned for his poetic lyrics and unique deadpan voice. His albums were included in the Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The Velvet Underground was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He collaborated with metal acts such as Metal Machine Trio, Gorillaz and Metallica, and other popular musicians like David Bowie, Mick Ronson and Iggy Pop. Many popular artists such as Courtney Love, Lenny Kravitz, Miley Cyrus, Samuel L. Jackson, Kanye West and Howard Stern have paid tribute in honor of his work. We have compiled some of his finest quotes from his lyrics, interviews and general utterances. Let us go through some of the famous quotes from this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.