65 Moby Quotes On Success In Life

These Moby quotes will inspire you. Richard Melville Hall known professionally as Moby is an American musician, songwriter, singer, producer, and animal rights activist.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Moby quotes, Moby sayings, and Moby proverbs.

Best Moby Quotes

  1. “Could you look an animal in the eyes and say to it, ‘My appetite is more important than your suffering’?” ~ Moby
  2. “I’m like a monk with a taste for hookers.” ~ Moby
  3. “My reason for becoming a vegetarian was simple: I loved (and love) animals” ~ Moby
  4. “To truly live a creative life means that you will need to experiment in as many different fields as possible.” ~ Moby

  5. “For me the two biggest issues are climate change and animal welfare/animal agriculture. And oddly enough animal agriculture is such a contributor to climate change. According to the United Nations, 25% of climate change comes from animal agriculture, so every car, bus, boat, truck, airplane combined has less CO2 and methane emissions than animal agriculture.” ~ Moby
  6. “Every single day the world seems like it is on the brink of falling apart. But then I look outside my window, and things look about the same as they did a week ago. It’s almost a form of cognitive dissonance.” ~ Moby
  7. “I like the humility that comes from being hated. Hopefully some humility and compassion comes out of that.” ~ Moby

  8. “Over time I just realised the world is a very complicated place, and there is not a single structured belief system that adequately and comprehensively describes every aspect of our existence. So that is my new approach to life and spirituality – I don’t know anything, except on a very naive and subjective level.” ~ Moby
  9. “If Nirvana had remained a small, underground punk rock band, Kurt Cobain would still be alive. And he’d probably be living in Seattle, getting kind of fat and balding, be relatively happy and producing records for other people.” ~ Moby
  10. “And if we obey God, we must disobey ourselves, and it is in this disobeying ourselves, wherein the hardness of obeying God consists.” ~ Moby

  11. “I wasn’t raised Catholic; I just really like the image of a neutral and benign Mary floating around somewhere, being nice to people.” ~ Moby
  12. “If the entire world decided to become vegan tomorrow, a whole host of the world’s problems would disappear overnight. Climate change would decrease by 25 percent, deforestation would cease, rainforests would be preserved, our water- and air-quality would increase, life-expectancy rates would increase, and our rates of cancer would plummet, so certainly, with that one action of becoming vegan you are quite effectively making the world a better place.” ~ Moby
  13. “I’m just fascinated with the world that I can see, but I’m even more fascinated with the world that I can’t see.” ~ Moby
  14. “Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach.” ~ Moby

  15. “Factory-farm lobbyists are so powerful and so well funded and they do everything in their power to hide the truth about farming. They keep the farms and slaughterhouses in places that most people never visit; they execute huge marketing campaigns in an effort to make animal production look like a happy, nice, benign institution.” ~ Moby
  16. “People don’t truly respond to something until they see the direct consequences.” ~ Moby
  17. “I have no patience for anyone who thinks they’ve figured things out, no patience for people who think they’re right at the expense of everyone else. The world is too connected and too complicated to conform to any of our rigid ideas of what it should be like.” ~ Moby
  18. “So man’s insanity is heaven’s sense, and wandering from all mortal reason, man comes at last to that celestial thought, which, to reason, is absurd and frantic; and weal or woe, feels then uncompromised, indifferent as his God.” ~ Moby
  19. “It’s heartbreaking that so many hundreds of millions of people around the world are desperate for the right to vote, but here in America people stay home on election day.” ~ Moby

  20. “So in 1987 I gave up all animal products and became a vegan. Simply so that I could eat and live in accordance with my beliefs that animals have their own lives, that they’re entitled to their own lives and that contributing to animal suffering is something that I don’t want to be a part of.” ~ Moby
  21. “There are a lot of people in the animal rights movement who can be very passionate and aggressive, and I applaud people’s passion, but when people are judgmental and aggressive, all you end up doing is getting other people to turn away in irritation. To change people’s minds, you have to respect the people you’re talking to.” ~ Moby
  22. “There’s an aesthetic theme, which is cities at two o’clock in the morning. Not cities packed with people going out to clubs and dancing but desolate, empty streets. It’s off-putting but there’s a strange comfort to it as well, that desolate urban environment.” ~ Moby
  23. “But when a man’s religion becomes really frantic; when it is a positive torment to him; and in fine, makes this earth of ours an uncomfortable inn to lodge in; then I think it high time to take that individual aside and argue the point with him.” ~ Moby
  24. “Music can always serve a role in people’s lives when it’s emotional and warm and inviting and beautiful.” ~ Moby

  25. “Intellectually, human beings and animals may be different, but it’s pretty obvious that animals have a rich emotional life and that they feel joy and pain. It’s easy to forget the connection between a hamburger and the cow it came from. But I forced myself to acknowledge the fact that every time I ate a hamburger, a cow had ceased to breathe” ~ Moby
  26. “It just seems like musicians want to sell a few records and put out a perfume line, and I think it’s so sad that there are so many musicians who don’t want to change the world.” ~ Moby
  27. “There’s something about the human brain, that it actually has a predilection towards negativity, which served us really well when we lived in an environment that was very threatening.” ~ Moby
  28. “Whether the Virgin Mary existed, I don’t know. But the human need for her to appear in tortilla, that’s what inspires my interest.” ~ Moby

  29. “I remember New York in the ’80s as a place with vacant lots that would eventually give over to nature. Weeds would grow up, squirrels would move in. That entropy is gone now. It’s too expensive to let a vacant lot go natural.” ~ Moby
  30. “Biologically we’re all the same. We all get sad, we all get happy, and we all die. Anyone who pretends that that’s not the case is either a sociopath or utterly delusional.” ~ Moby
  31. “I’m not Catholic but the Virgin Mary fascinates me because she’s like a folk hero.” ~ Moby
  32. “My mother and I were on welfare and food stamps until I was 18, so I’ve always had this ethos of, like, ‘try and make a little bit of money now because you don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow.'” ~ Moby

  33. “One of the main reasons I’m vegan is because I’m ethically lazy. My friends who eat meat or who eat eggs have to sometimes wrestle with the ethical consequences of their actions. By being vegan, I take the easy way out.” ~ Moby
  34. “Basically we should stop doing those things that are destructive to the environment, other creatures, and ourselves and figure out new ways of existing.” ~ Moby
  35. “Better a loving single-parent family than a ‘conventional’ family where the parents hate each other and the father is a demagogue.” ~ Moby
  36. “I realized that I don’t like touring. I’ll never complain about it because no one wants to hear about a relatively successful musician complain about the hardships of staying in a hotel.” ~ Moby

  37. “Sometimes people will think, I need to have pre-sanctioned spiritual joy. Getting joy from my contemplative meditation practice or getting joy from reading Thich Nhat Hahn books. Those things can be joyful but I think it’s the small, simple joys of playing with dogs or having sex with someone you love or going for a walk outside, stuff that we tend to ignore.” ~ Moby
  38. “That is not all I need. I need dogs. A house filled with dogs and a smart, funny, kind, loving girlfriend or wife.” ~ Moby
  39. “The main thing that excites me and makes me want to get out of bed is the thought of being able to go into my studio to work on music.” ~ Moby
  40. “In a way I almost feel like the election of Donald Trump has inspired Democrats and progressives and punk rockers in a way that hasn’t been seen since Vietnam.” ~ Moby

  41. “There are a lot of musicians who are still desperately trying to pretend that it’s 1998 and by having a huge marketing campaign, they somehow believe that they can sell 10 million records. That’s delusional. No one sells 10 million records. The days of musicians getting rich off of selling records are done.” ~ Moby
  42. “If you look at the history of demagoguery and fascism, it always happens when there are two things. It requires a gentle populace to allow it to happen, whether through laziness, ignorance or ineptitude, but it also requires a very angry, dissatisfied section of the populace who want egregiously simple answers to very complicated problems.” ~ Moby
  43. “I guess…on one hand, I spent way too much time watching science fiction and reading science fiction when I was growing up. But a part of it is I also never felt much of a connection to the world in which I lived while I was growing up, and so, oddly enough, I think I felt a lot more connected to the worlds that I read about in science fiction.” ~ Moby
  44. “What fascinates me about addiction and obsessive behavior is that people would choose an altered state of consciousness that’s toxic and ostensibly destroys most aspects of your normal life, because for a brief moment you feel okay.” ~ Moby
  45. “Luckily almost no one buys music anymore, so selling music doesn’t really affect any of my professional decisions.” ~ Moby

  46. “I won’t complain about touring, because I really do believe that a public-figure musician complaining about being a public-figure musician is just absurd. Like, ‘Boo hoo hoo! I have to stand on stage and people pay attention to me!'” ~ Moby
  47. “I feel like once the song is done, you put it out there and if people want to do bizarre remixes, if people want to make strange videos, great. You know, like chaos theory applied to the music business.” ~ Moby
  48. “For better or worse, I’m interested in just about everything: every different type of music I can imagine. I can never see a reason to choose just one type of music at the exclusion of everything else. Different types of music are capable of being rewarding in different kinds of ways.” ~ Moby
  49. “When I was growing up, I was the most pretentious person I have ever met. I only read obscure books and watched obscure movies and only listened to obscure music.” ~ Moby
  50. “When I was growing up, I was the most pretentious person I have ever met. I only read obscure books and watched obscure movies and only listened to obscure music.” ~ Moby

  51. “Most artists, you know, you spend their entire lives learning how to play music and write songs, and they don’t really know how the music business works.” ~ Moby
  52. “I’d just rather have a really sharp, interesting, smart gay son than some big dumb hetero meathead.” ~ Moby
  53. “There was a time when I was way too reliant upon other people’s opinions and perspective of me. And I guess over time came to see how unhealthy that was. I mean it’s almost like a sign of mental illness to base your self-worth on the opinions of complete strangers.” ~ Moby
  54. “We need to finally accept that all sentient creatures are deserving of basic rights. I define basic rights as this -the ability to pursue life without having someone else’s will involuntarily forced upon you.” ~ Moby
  55. “Let peace and beauty reign.” ~ Moby

  56. “There’s nothing in the actual Bible that limits a Christian in their appreciation of or interest in science. Anti-science is purely a function of ignorant fundamentalism.” ~ Moby
  57. “I realized the universe is 15 billion years old and unspeakably complicated. I still love the teachings of Christ, but I also believe that the human condition prevents us from having any true objective knowledge and understanding of the universe.” ~ Moby
  58. “I don’t know many artists who are happy with themselves all of the time.” ~ Moby
  59. “I need an audience way more than an audience needs me.” ~ Moby
  60. “I know, in my heart of hearts, I don’t do things for money.” ~ Moby

  61. “If you and I become vegans, the global consequences aren’t going to be that much. But if we can get a few hundred million people to become a little more aware and cut back on their animal consumption, the consequences will be great.” ~ Moby
  62. “I think a lot of self-importance is a product of fear. And fear, living in sort of an un-self-examined fear-based life, tends to lead to narcissism and self-importance.” ~ Moby
  63. “Keep your weather eye open, and sing out every time.” ~ Moby

  64. “I love it when celebrities fall apart, you want them to fall apart like Charlie Sheen.” ~ Moby
  65. “That softness around your eyes, a softness in your face. Almost the way you feel when you’re about to start crying. That, to me, is love. It can be romantic love, it can be friendship love, it can be family love, it can be love for a chipmunk. It can be love for anything.” ~ Moby

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