Michael Stipe Quotes

“People who are pushed toward the arts are sometimes flying a little too close to the sun.

We were five years into R.E.M., and I was going through profound depression and a nervous breakdown that took a year and a half to work through. We were still touring and making records and marching forward at this insane velocity, which didn’t help my situation at all.

That first B-52’s album still hasn’t gotten the recognition that it deserves as one of the most groundbreaking and influential records of all time—most certainly on me and everyone around the Athens scene.

Things that happened eight years ago feel like they happened 15 years ago, or yesterday.Time