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

Famous As: Rock Singer-Songwriter Famous As The 'Godfather of Grunge'
Born On: November 12, 1945
Born In: Toronto, Canada
Age: 77 Years
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.

If you follow every dream, you might get lost.

Neil Young
Keep on rockin' in the free world.

Keep on rockin' in the free world.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Neil Young
Give a hippie too much money and anything can happen.

Give a hippie too much money and anything can happen.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Neil Young
Out of the blue and into the black

Out of the blue and into the black

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Neil Young
And there ain't nothin' like a friend who can tell you you're just pissin' in the wind. -- 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
Piracy is the new radio.

Piracy is the new radio.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Neil Young
It's only castles burning

It's only castles burning

Neil Young