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A collection of thoughts and quotations by Nick Cave on music, risk, foolishness, humor, love, death, life, creativity etc.

36 Famous Quotes By Nick Cave, The Prince Of Darkness

Quick Facts

Famous As: Singer-songwriter

Born On: September 22, 1957

Born In: Warracknabeal

Nicholas Edward Cave, or ‘Nick Cave, is the lead vocalist and percussionist of the Australian punk rock band Nick cave and the Bad Seeds. He is known for writing dark themed songs about violence, death and religion- therefore tagged as the “Prince of Darkness”. He was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. Cave has received various accolades such as MTV Europe Music Awards, APRA Music Awards and MOJO Awards. He has also collaborated with heavy metal band such as Metallica and Arctic Monkeys. Cave has also appeared in several movies like ‘Wings of Desire’, ‘Ghosts... of the Civil Dead’ and ‘Dandy’. Along with his musical credentials, he has worked as a screenwriter for movies like ‘The Proposition’ and ‘Lawless’. Contrary to his contribution to the Hollywood, he was a firm believer of the fact that movies were designed to glorify violence and betrayal. He keeps expressing his thoughts on movies, love, betrayal and violence.  He is also an eloquent writer and speaker; we have collected several passages from his fascinating interviews, speeches and talks that offer an intimate view of his beliefs. Here is an exclusive collection of some famous quotes and sayings by Nick Cave on music, risk, foolishness, humor, love, death, life, inspirations, creativity, betrayal, religion, violence and depression.
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But if you're gonna dine with them cannibals Sooner or later, darling, you're gonna get eaten . . .

Nick Cave

I’m forever near a stereo saying, ‘What the fuck is this garbage?’ And the answer is always the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Nick Cave

Inspiration is a word used by people who aren't really doing anything.

Nick Cave

And she moves among the sparrows. And she floats upon the breeze. She moves among the flowers. She moves something deep inside of me

Nick Cave

I look at you and you look at me and deep in our hearts know it That you weren't much of a muse, but then I weren't much of a poet

Nick Cave

People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.

Nick Cave

I just found this world a hard place to be good in,’ says Bunny, then he closes his eyes and, with an expiration of breath, goes still.

Nick Cave

If you got a trumpet, get on your feet, brother, and blow it!

Nick Cave

It's a wonderful life if you can find it.

Nick Cave

And I kissed away a thousand tears My lady of the Various Sorrows Some begged, some borrowed, some stolen Some kept safe for tomorrow.

Nick Cave

I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.

Nick Cave

Said 2,000 years of Christian history, baby And you ain't learned to love me yet?

Nick Cave

Out of sorrow entire worlds have been built out of longing great wonders have been willed they're only little tears darling let them spill and lay your head upon my shoulder.

Nick Cave

You searched through all my poets, From Sappho through to Auden, I saw the book fall from your hands, As you slowly died of boredom.

Nick Cave

In the hysterical technocracy of modern music, sorrow is sent to the back of the class where it sits, pissing its pants in mortal terror.

Nick Cave

Hamlet got a gun now.

Nick Cave

I've got some words of wisdom.

Nick Cave

Out of sorrow entire worlds have been built Out of longing great wonders have been willed

Nick Cave

Stars have their moments then they die.

Nick Cave

And Satan sighed and shook his head, played harp amongst the flames. ‘It’s Hell up there in Heaven too, for all that that is worth. Heaven is just a lie of mine to make it Hell on Earth.

Nick Cave

I think it's an essential fact for any performer or artist to fail as poignantly as they can succeed.

Nick Cave

Oh, we will know, won't we? The stars will explode in the sky Oh, but they don't, do they? Stars have their moment and then they die

Nick Cave

Into the mercy seat I climb My head is shaved, my head is wired And like a moth that tries To enter the bright eye I go shuffling out of life Just to hide in death awhile And anyway I never lied.

Nick Cave

Do you hear what I hear, babe? Does it make you feel afraid?

Nick Cave

I am damned,' thinks Bunny Munro in a sudden moment of self-awareness reserved for those who are soon to die.

Nick Cave

You ain't got no self-respect, you feel like an insect Well don't you worry buddy, cause here he comes

Nick Cave

We sit at the gate and scratch, the gaunt fruit of passion.

Nick Cave

Comatose, Pa's wife, the slobstress, buried an armchair beneath her bulk.

Nick Cave

Humming softly with the child asleep in his arms, Sardus Swift looked to the winking stars and saw the moon - a smirk on the face of heaven - as he made his way home.

Nick Cave

My true intent is all for your delight.

Nick Cave

I look at you and you look at me and deep in our hearts babe we know it, that you weren't much of a muse, but then, I weren't much of a poet.

Nick Cave

Oh, fuck it, I'm a monster, I admit it!

Nick Cave

There Will Always Be Suffering It Flows Through Life Like Water

Nick Cave

Vagina man,’ said Bunny, and his two colleagues went quiet and nodded in silent agreement.

Nick Cave

I went down to my baby's house And I sat down on the step Said 2,000 years of Christian history, baby And you ain't learned to love me yet?

Nick Cave

Sorrow’s child grieves not what has passed But all the past still yet to come…

Nick Cave