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Sea Change was so specific. From the beginning it was set what it was going to be. All the other ideas that I had at the time I had to put to the side.

No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.

I'm the artist formally known as Beck. I have a genius wig. When I put that wig on, then the true genius emerges. I don't have enough hair to be a genius. I think you have to have hair going everywhere.

I would love to do an electronic record. There's just so much to see and do and try. And life goes by.

If someone is making a judgment when they don't have firsthand experience, it's intolerant. How can you make a judgment on something you don't know about?

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.

Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother's face, her aspect and her attitude.

I'm just taking one step at a time. I could zigzag one way, but it's not usually on purpose.

Sometimes things in life take a few years to digest, and they find their way into the work later on. Sometimes I'm writing about things from eight years ago-they just took a long time to distill and come out in the appropriate way.

There's some quality you get when you're not totally comfortable. When you're not doing what you're used to, you could completely fall on your face. You could completely blow it.

Anything goes. You always find interesting things that way.

I did that Grammys thing - I did a little freeform poem.

I didn't want to do something typical.

I had long hair when I was a teenager.

I just go in the studio and write on the spot and see what comes out.

I think my whole generation's mission is to kill the cliche.

I think you have to keep a childlike quality to play music or make a record.

In the studio, I'm always throwing people on different instruments.

It's really hard for me to commit, one way or the other. I was just always creating and seeing what came out.

There's never any pressure on the music having to be something.