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It is criminal to put our servicemen and women in harm’s way and to put the lives of so many civilians on the line for…
I’m from a very politically and socially conscious family. My mother always made a point of making us look at what was going on around…
I go back to South Africa at least once a year, sometimes twice, and usually for a month. And probably, I’m guessing, I’ll spend more…
For me, in songwriting, I have a route I can take. Maybe there’s some forks, I can go this way, this way. But I know…
We’ve never played at this place before. This place is big, and I’m kinda nervous, so we’re going to make it feel small by pretending…
There’s war – there’s always been war, as long as most of us have been alive. There have always been people being abused, there’s always…
My songs are like a three-legged dog – you have to get to know them to have any love for them.
It’s a melting pot, southern Africa. You find these cultural collisions that result in art and music, and it’s pretty amazing.
I use God in my songs a lot but I don’t have a relationship. I don’t know what that means.
I’ve always been obsessed by visual art as I have been by music personally, but that doesn’t mean anything professionally.
Well, I’ve been in a few car wrecks.
I was regularly advised not to go into music, that I should give up that foolish dream.
I think some people would say that I do overwhelm the words with the music, and sometimes thank goodness I do.
I find a therapy in playing music, in many different ways.
I hope that just what I sing about and how I relate to my audience is as much of a political statement as I need…
Being able to scream at the top of my lungs in front of people is very therapeutic. It is a great gift for me to…
Being a white South African, I enjoyed the better things that that country gave to a small percentage of its population.
When I listen to my favorite songwriters, they have such simple melodies and chords. I occasionally manage to stop at the right time, but all…
I’m a fairly tormented artist, and I’m less willing to indulge myself in self-pity, outside of songwriting.
I don’t think socialism, and I don’t think warmness and respect are necessarily bad words.
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