Lenny Kravitz Quotes (68 Quotes)

    I don't think about the styles. I write whatever comes out and I use whatever kind of instrumentation works for those songs.

    I'm more hungry now than I was 11 years ago. Which is great because I see a lot of artists that have been out for a long period of time. They get kind of fat.

    That's a big gift when people say to you that a song helped them or brought them to some place in their life where they needed to be.

    God is always in my life, and that's the most important thing to me.

    My career has been a gradual climb. I think that's part of the reason why I've had longevity.

    It's like a dream to come to Spain and stay for a couple of years and get somebody to teach me Spanish music.

    I've always been into films. I've been offered lots of films but they've always been these very stereotypical roles. They wanted me to play some gangster or street guy, or pimp, drug addict.

    I knew what I wanted to do from the time I was 5.

    People see my photos and think I labor over my image and I'm this cool, brooding artist. But I'm just having fun with it.

    The story that I wanna tell is pretty much about the way I grew up. Being bi-racial, growing up in a big city and being an artist.

    Every night is different, you never know what it's going to be like. I remember every night. I don't like to compare them.

    I've been compared to hundreds of artists, which just goes to show you that I'm not any one thing at all.

    I knew Slash in high school, but not very well. Just knew him as this kid that used to hang out in the hallway. Pretty much looked then the way he does now.

    It was amazing to me that, all of a sudden, I was hearing my music on the radio and coming out of cars.

    I have a great time with my band and on the stage we get along well.

    Today, people are more into the glitz and the glamour of everything. We don't even read the inside of records anymore.

    God gave me the gift to be able to play instruments and I have to play.

    Oasis are not just influenced by the Beatles; they actually take stuff. Then they get praised.

    I've had to work very hard, and I don't really have a category or fit into any niche, so each time I come out with a new record, it's like, I'm a new guy.

    We weren't put here to be miserable. We were put here to do the best we can, and we should take our energy and improve our state of being.

    I am not trying to change the world. I am just offering my gift that God gave me, and if somebody is moved by it, that's beautiful.

    Curiously Absent From This Collection Iggy Pop's Beside You, ... Is There Any Love In Your Heart.

    I wouldn't play together with someone who likes to control everything like me.

    There's definitely an old school element to my music, but I also think it's modern.

    People feel they have to live that stereotypical lifestyle in order to be a rock star. You don't have to shoot heroin and act a certain way to be a rock and roll musician.

    It's a trip to have a Greatest Hits record. It's a trip.

    Confusion makes people uncomfortable. They can't put their finger on me.

    There are so many people that don't believe in themselves and don't have faith.

    It's very important to vote. People died for this right.

    I'm half Jewish, I'm half black, I look in-between. I dress funny. I play all these different styles of music on one record. It's like, What is he doing?

    My mother gave lots of good advice and had a lot to say. As you get older, you realize everything she said was true.

    My dream is to become a farmer. Just a Bohemian guy pulling up his own sweet potatoes for dinner.

    A lot of people pretty much only listen to the chorus.

    I was taught by my grandfather that anything that your mind can conceive, you can have. It's a reality.

    Change is growth. For me it has been a very spiritual and musical rebirth.

    I am still into the people I listened to growing up, so I completely remember what is like to be a fan, I haven't changed.

    A lot of people don't listen to the lyrics, really.

    If you ask a hundred people, they all give you different answers.

    If you listen to a lot of old funk records, the drums are really small. But you don't perceive it like that because the groove is so heavy.

    Music is my life, it is a reflection of what I go through.

    They think I'm being serious when actually I'm a very big clown. But you have to know me to see that. I'm constantly cracking up and cracking everybody else around me up.

    I'm in this for the long haul. I've been making music my whole life.

    I mean, there are only so many notes. What makes something original is how you put it together.

    The image that the public gets is whatever they perceive it to be. Everybody has an opinion, everybody has their own vision, so I don't know what my public image is. I have no idea.

    I couldn't tell you what I am going to do next 'cause I have no idea, but I am open to anything.

    I identify with women more than men. I guess I have a strong feminine side.

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