65 Neil Young Quotes On Success In Life

Neil Percival Young OC OM is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter, musician, and activist. After embarking on a music career in the 1960s, he moved to Los Angeles, joining Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, and others. Since the beginning of his solo career with his backing band Crazy Horse, Young has released many critically acclaimed and important albums, such as After the Gold Rush, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere and Harvest. These Neil Young quotes will motivate you.

Best Neil Young Quotes

  1. “Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle for where we’re going. There’s something ahead worth fighting for.” ~ Neil Young
  2. “One good thing about the past is that you can’t change it. So there’s no reason to go back. It’s there. It is what it is. The only thing you can change is right now and what’s happening next.” ~ Neil Young
  3. “It’s going to take a lot of love to make things work outright.” ~ Neil Young
  4. “Listen to your own voice. Don’t listen to someone else’s. To me the way to live is to always move forward – to keep searching for whatever it is that interests you.” ~ Neil Young
  5. “There’s more to a picture than meets the eye.” ~ Neil Young

  6. “Respect Mother Earth and her giving ways or trade away our children’s days.” ~ Neil Young
  7. “As you go through life, you’ve got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.” ~ Neil Young
  8. “For whatever you’re doing, for your creative juices, your geography’s got a hell of a lot to do with it. You really have to be in a good place, and then you have to be either on your way there or on your way from there.” ~ Neil Young
  9. “It’s better to burn out, than to fade away.” ~ Neil Young
  10. “Some get stoned, some get strange, but sooner or later it all gets real.” ~ Neil Young

  11. “A lot of people that buy vinyl today don’t realise that they’re listening to CD masters on vinyl and that’s because the record companies have figured out that people want vinyl, And they’re only making CD masters in digital, so all the new products that come out on vinyl are actually CDs on vinyl, which is really nothing but a fashion statement.” ~ Neil Young
  12. “I’ve always been better moving than I am standing still.” ~ Neil Young
  13. “Corporations don’t have children. They don’t have feelings or souls. They don’t depend on uncontaminated water, clean air, or healthy food to survive. They are beholden to one thing – the bottom line.” ~ Neil Young
  14. Steve Jobs was a digital pioneer, but when he went home, he listened to vinyl.” ~ Neil Young
  15. “Nothing is perfect in God’s perfect plan.” ~ Neil Young

  16. “You have to be ready to give everything you have, and you have to make sure you’ve really got a lot to give. Because if … you’re not ready to give everything you have, … then you’re nothin’.” ~ Neil Young
  17. “I am just a dreamer, but you are just a dream” ~ Neil Young
  18. “My my, hey hey… Rock and roll is here to stay. Hey hey, my my… Rock and roll will never die.” ~ Neil Young
  19. “Freedom of choice is meaningless without knowledge. That’s why it’s crucial we all get engaged and get informed.” ~ Neil Young
  20. “A little love and affection in everything you do will make the world a better place with or without you.” ~ Neil Young
  21. “I want to live, I want to give, I’ve been a miner for a heart of gold.” ~ Neil Young

  22. “If you wanna write a song, ask a guitar” ~ Neil Young
  23. “Learning from other people is what music is all about.” ~ Neil Young
  24. “If you follow every dream, you might get lost.” ~ Neil Young
  25. “There is a town in north Ontario,
    With dream comfort memory to spare,
    And in my mind
    I still need a place to go,
    All my changes were there.Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
    Yellow moon on the rise,
    Big birds flying across the sky,
    Throwing shadows on our eyes.” ~ Neil Young
  26. “Music is fulfilling. The next day you
    feel better. Drugs, the next day you feel
    terrible — unless you have more drugs.” ~ Neil Young
  27. “Love and only love will endure. Hate is everything you think it is. Love and only love will break it down.” ~ Neil Young

  28. “We live in the digital age and, unfortunately, it’s degrading our music, not improving it It’s not that digital is bad or inferior, it’s that the way it’s being used isn’t doing justice to the art. The MP3 only has 5 percent of the data present in the original recording. … The convenience of the digital age has forced people to choose between quality and convenience, but they shouldn’t have to make that choice.” ~ Neil Young
  29. “Holding back is so close to stealing.” ~ Neil Young
  30. “True love opens the gates of time.” ~ Neil Young

  31. “The ’60s was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together.” ~ Neil Young
  32. “I don’t like the current political system in the USA and some other countries. Increasingly democracy has been hijacked by corporate interests.” ~ Neil Young
  33. “I see a government completely out of control, and money is number one. Integrity isn’t even on the map.” ~ Neil Young
  34. “I’m not a preacher, and I’m certainly not a good example, but I have my own feelings about God. I’m kind of a nature guy. My cathedral is forests, or the prairies, or the beach.” ~ Neil Young
  35. “Only love can break your heart.” ~ Neil Young
  36. “Old man take a look at my life, I’m a lot like you were.” ~ Neil Young

  37. “People who agree with you already agree with you — you don’t change people’s minds.” ~ Neil Young
  38. “I used to walk like a giant on the land. Now I feel like a leaf floating in a stream” ~ Neil Young
  39. “There’s an edge to real rock ‘n’ roll. It’s all that matters.” ~ Neil Young
  40. “Love is a rose
    But you better not pick it.
    It only grows
    When it’s on the vine.
    Handful of thorns
    And you’ll know you missed it.
    You lose your love
    When you say the word MINE.” ~ Neil Young
  41. “You are like a hurricane, there’s calm in your eyes, and I’m getting blown away.” ~ Neil Young

  42. “Without freedom of expression, good taste means nothing.” ~ Neil Young
  43. “The devil fools with the best laid plans.” ~ Neil Young
  44. “I try not to look back. I’m looking forward. I’m worried more about what I’m going to do next week than I am what I did last week. There are too many things to do. Looking back is for everybody else.” ~ Neil Young
  45. “Most pleasures, like flowers when gathered die.” ~ Neil Young
  46. “Live music is better.” ~ Neil Young
  47. “I dreamed I saw the silver spaceships flying in the yellow haze of the sun. There were children crying and colors flying all around the chosen ones.” ~ Neil Young
  48. “I just do what I do. I like to make music” ~ Neil Young

  49. “When I speak out on corporations hurting the common man or the environment or other species, I expect a well-financed disinformation campaign to be aimed my way.” ~ Neil Young
  50. “The true martial artist yields to the weak while withstanding the strong.” ~ Neil Young
  51. “I’m not the same as I was long ago, I’ve learned some new things and I hope that it shows.” ~ Neil Young

  52. “When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that’s when you know you’re way too close to something that you don’t want to be near.” ~ Neil Young
  53. “Once I thought I saw you in a crowded hazy bar,
    Dancing on the light from star to star.
    Far across the moonbeam I know that’s who you are,
    I saw your brown eyes turning once to fire.I am just a dreamer, but you are just a dream,
    You could have been anyone to me.
    Before that moment you touched my lips
    That perfect feeling when time just slips
    Away between us on our foggy trip.” ~ Neil Young
  54. “It doesn’t mean that much to me to mean that much to you.” ~ Neil Young

  55. “My life is not a political campaign. I just write about what is on my mind. I just play whatever I feel like playing. Whatever is in my soul at the time is what I want to do. I have, thank god, enough people who are still interested in what I am doing so that I can go out and keep doing it.” ~ Neil Young quotes
  56. “I always play more than I talk, so the more I talk, the more I’ll play.” ~ Neil Young
  57. “Back then people closed their eyes and listened to music. Today there’s a lot of images that go with the music. A lot of music is crap and it’s all commercial and the images are all trying to sell the record.” ~ Neil Young
  58. “Every wave is new until it breaks.” ~ Neil Young
  59. “I don’t look at a knife the way I used to. I’m more aware of what it is. I think twice. This is a key finger. It’s in every chord.” ~ Neil Young
  60. “I just wrote one song at a time. Kinda like an alcoholic. One day at a time.” ~ Neil Young

  61. “Southern change gonna come at last! Now your crosses are burning fast, Southern Man.” ~ Neil Young
  62. “Out of the blue and into the black” ~ Neil Young
  63. “Crazy friends provide for crazy times, and such crazy times we’re had.” ~ Neil Young
  64. “Link Wray… He was the beginning of Grunge, way before anybody you know.” ~ Neil Young
  65. “As I get older, I get smaller. I see other parts of the world I didn’t see before. Other points of view. I see outside myself more.” ~ Neil Young

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