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A collection of sayings and quotes by Neil Young on life, music, writing, movies, end, death, lyrics, dreams, lessons, love, money, sarcasm and environment.

33 Great Quotes By Neil Young That Will Make You Tap Your Feet

Quick Facts

Famous As: Singer-Songwriter and Musician

Born On: November 12, 1945

Born In: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Neil Young is one of the greatest Canadian musicians, famous as a singer-songwriter, screenwriter and a producer. He was attracted to music at an early age and pursued his passion to evolve as a great musician. He has been a part of many bands in his initial days and has sung numerous rock singles throughout his life. At an early age of 18 he formed his first stable band ‘The Squires’, which witnessed his serious attitude towards music. He further separated from the band to sing solos and recorded his first hit ‘Flying on the Ground is Wrong’. This increased his desire to gain success and he joined the ‘Buffalo Springfield Band’. Their first album gave Neil his first bite of fame which encouraged them to do a couple of commercial hits before splitting up. He has done more than 30 studio albums which have been greatly appreciated. His most notable song was the “Heart of Gold” which topped the charts of hit songs. He has also directed some very successful movies like the ‘Journey Through the Past’. His collections of awards include two of the reputed ‘Grammy Award’. Here are some inspiring quotes and thoughts by the rock star which define the relation between music and intellect. Read on the compilation of sayings and quotations by Neil Young which have been extracted from the vast sea of his works.
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If you follow every dream, you might get lost.

Neil Young

And as an afterthought, this too must be told: Some people have taken pure bullshit and turned it into gold.

Neil Young

Keep on rockin' in the free world.

Neil Young

It doesn't mean that much to me to mean that much to you.

Neil Young

Don't let it bring you down. It's only castles burning, find someone who's turning, and you will come around.

Neil Young

This old world keeps spinnin’ round; It’s a wonder tall trees ain’t layin’ down.

Neil Young

When we were strangers, I liked you from afar when we were lovers, I loved you with all my heart

Neil Young

There was a band playing in my head, And I felt like getting high

Neil Young

Give a hippie too much money and anything can happen.

Neil Young

I love it when people yell at me about the environment and then I tell 'em I'm burning 90% cleaner than them.

Neil Young

I am just a dreamer, but you are just a dream

Neil Young

A job is never truly finished. It just reaches a stage where it can be left on its own for a while.

Neil Young

As soon as you start talking about mystique, you have none.

Neil Young

I have so many opinions about everything it just comes out during my music. It's a battle for me. I try not to be preachy. That's a real danger.

Neil Young

Being a musician enables a person to bend the notes and express things that are inside you, no matter what.

Neil Young

There's a lot of people saying we'd be better off dead. I don't feel like a satan but I guess I am...keep on rockin' the free world.

Neil Young

It's better to burn out than it is to rust.

Neil Young

It's hard enough losing with out the confusion of knowing I tried.

Neil Young

And there ain't nothin' like a friend who can tell you you're just pissin' in the wind. -- Neil Young, "Ambulance Blues" from "On the Beach" (1974)

Neil Young

I used to walk like a giant on the land. Now I feel like a leaf floating in a stream

Neil Young

I think if you don't have some obsession in your life, you're dead.

Neil Young

You know, the future's a huge, gigantic place. I have no idea what's going on out there, I'm just going to walk into it and see what happens.

Neil Young

I dislike what has happened to the quality of the sound of music; there is little depth or feeling left, and people can't get what they need from listening to music anymore, so it is dying.

Neil Young

I still remember "the mighty Cros" visiting the ranch in his van. That van was a rolling laboratory that made Jack Casady's briefcase look like chicken feed. Forget I said that! Was my mic on?

Neil Young

There is some blogging jerk out there who feels he can generalize his way to validity.

Neil Young

Piracy is the new radio.

Neil Young

Lyndon Johnson bared his scars, American. . . stars 'n bars.

Neil Young

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming We're finally on our own This summer I hear the drumming Four dead in Ohio.

Neil Young

No matter how many books I write, I will eventually get to fiction. That is where I'm going.

Neil Young

Without Pegi, I'm an island without an ocean

Neil Young

Having no knowledge is sometimes exactly what is needed to find a solution, so I qualified.

Neil Young

It's only castles burning

Neil Young

Out of the blue and into the black

Neil Young