ISM'S TO LIVE BY

Carrie Fisher

“One of the things that baffles me (and there are quite a few) is how there can be so much lingering stigma with regards to mental illness, specifically bipol...

Charly (Chargaux)

"Classical music is inherently soulful. I believe it is one of the most misunderstood art forms in modern society. The average person has very specific exposure...

Fatima Al Qadiri

"I believe in djinns," says Fatima Al Qadiri. "I believe in evil spirits that haunt the earth. I don't smell or see them, but I feel them – especially in Kuw...

Bjork

"When I was a punk teenager, I rebelled because lots of people in Iceland think that foreigners are evil and that if you don't wear woolen hats and eat sheep, y...

Imogen Heap

"Leaving the record companies tweaked something inside me and I realized I don't have to deal with labels to make something happen. If I want to meet someone, I...

Brian Eno

"When governments rely increasingly on sophisticated public relations agencies, public debate disappears and is replaced by competing propaganda campaigns, with...

Damian Marley

"I record all night and sleep all day. It started because you're excited about the music and you want to stay up longer, but over 15 years, it's become a habit....

Muhammad Ali

“What’s really hurting me – the name Islam is involved, and Muslim is involved and causing trouble and starting hate and violence. Islam is not a killer r...

Conor Oberst

"There's a store in Omaha called the Antiquarium. It was an amazing place. The top two floors used to he a used bookstore. The basement was the record store, an...

Curtis Mayfield

"With all respect, I'm sure that we have enough preachers in the world. Through my way of writing, I was capable of being able to say these things and yet not m...

St. Vincent

"I guess trying to throw my body into the guitar is so natural for me that I don't even know how to explain it. I can't imagine life without it."–St. Vincent...

Marina Abramovic

"The function of the artist in a disturbed society is to give awareness of the universe, to ask the right questions, and to elevate the mind."– Marina Abramov...

Phife Dawg

"A Tribe Called Quests was one of those things that was supposed to be about growth. When I say "growth" I don't just mean about our sound or our product, but T...

FKA twigs

"I love my music, so I want to produce, write, and serve my music. I've had to learn about EQ frequencies and programming and space and clutter and how to be a ...