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 John Cale - “When somebody grabs a movement, you're kind of locked into it. It's all par for the course.”
 John Cale - “What I enjoy most about being on stage is that the natural instruments give you a greater freedom with texture. When you use natural instruments they have their own resonance.”
 John Cale - “We'd hold a chord for three hours if we could.”
 John Cale - “The avant-garde makes more sense to me.”
 John Cale - “In the studio you have pretty much Carte Blanche with whatever you're doing. You can turn natural instruments into electronic instruments.”
 John Cale - “If you're all loaded up on love, you haven't got anywhere else to go.”
 John Cale - “If you pick the right musicians, you minimize your problems. It's not the first impetus that they get along together, but it certainly helps.”
 John Cale - “I'm still looking for something. I'm getting closer, I think, but if someone moves the goalposts before the next album, I may have to follow them”
 John Cale - “I'm impatient. I get twitchy. When I get that feeling I just go out and make something happen.”
 John Cale - “I want to get lean and mean, keep it minimalist.”
 John Cale - “I learn from thinking about the future, what hasn't been done yet. That's kind of my constant obsession.”
 John Cale - “Growing up in Wales was a pretty Draconian experience with religion.”
 John Cale - “Even if you're improvising, the fact that beforehand you know certain things will work helps you make those improvisations successful. It really helps to have a certain amount of knowledge about musical structure.”
 John Cale - “All of the sudden the audiences started getting younger and the spread of the attendance was really wide. I think it's as a result of the records selling more that they started following our careers.”
 John Cale - “That's what my life is, writing songs.”
 John Cale - “I just get bored with what I'm doing. I like to switch. I did a lot of soundtrack work, and once I got that under my belt, I started writing songs.”
 John Cale - “I'm writing a movie about Mozart going to New York in the '60s. I've been reading so many novels.”
 John Cale - “I started off doing rock 'n' roll, and then I went back, a couple of albums ago, into writing rock 'n' roll songs, and now this is a show with a straight-up rock 'n' roll band.”
 John Cale - “I missed out on my teenage years. I led a sheltered life. I was practicing scales instead of playing football.”
 Connie Pascale - “The housing costs have risen astronomically in relation to wages. We see people doing less well at a time when housing is costing much more.”
 John Cale - “If I'm interested in what I'm doing, other people will be interested in it.”
 John Cale - “I like what the future holds. I don't like thinking about the past.”
 John Cale - “I never use the word, it's loaded. What love means to me is need.”
 John Cale - “We gave up on the idea of trying to make the record a good representation of the live performance.”
 John Cale - “In cities like New York and Austin, there's much more of a social context for music than in other places.”

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