Ric Ocasek

1949 -

A Quote by Ric Ocasek on people and television

People are strange. We're all morticians. Hey, what's on TV?"

Ric Ocasek (1949 -)

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A Quote by Ric Ocasek on dreams

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Sometimes you want to run away Sometimes you think you do But you never had a dream like this before And you don't want to ask for more Sometimes you leave a mark Before you know the score

Ric Ocasek (1949 -)

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A Quote by Ric Ocasek on danger, imagination, justice, listening, relationships, songs, thinking, and words

The best thing you can do for a song is to hear it on the radio and to imagine what it could mean to you and then kinda forget the words. Just imagine how you felt when you heard it, if it was one of your songs. If it became one of your songs. If it meant whatever it meant for you and as soon as you see the visual, you get a rapid eye movement relationship with the song instead of an imaginative one. I think that can be dangerous because I don't think I'd want to be listening to a song on the radio and thinking about the video. Whatever that one interpretation was

Ric Ocasek (1949 -)

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A Quote by Ric Ocasek on darkness and opposites

There's more to light than the opposite of dark.

Ric Ocasek (1949 -)

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A Quote by Ric Ocasek on friendship, insanity, life, and people

They're caught where there's no way out or where you can't see out. What are you going to do about it? I don't have the answer. If I did there would be no insane asylums. But I see a lot of people, a lot of my friends in the same predicament. Many times in my life, I was there myself.

Ric Ocasek (1949 -)

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A Quote by Ric Ocasek on country, environment, happiness, heaven, love, society, songs, and trying

This environment [New York] is heaven. I love walking down the street and seeing faces and drama and happiness and sadness and dirt and cleanliness. I could never be a country person, sitting around trees trying to write a song. I would rather be in the middle of society, whether it's growing or crumbling

Ric Ocasek (1949 -)

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A Quote by Ric Ocasek on business, day, good, intelligence, justice, learning, music, needs, people, performance, play, schools, students, and teachers

While I was in Ann Arbor I heard that Boston was a good place to play acoustic music because they still had plenty of clubs. So I moved to Cambridge. I roomed with a Harvard student. I got an apartment the first day I got to town by going to Harvard housing, so I could get cheaper rates, $80 a month or something. I even went to some Harvard classes, just to sit in, because I enjoyed the performance of the professors. The teachers were always so theatrical at Harvard, intelligent show business people, that could keep your attention, and that I think, is the great advantage of Harvard. So I used to go for the show, no matter what subject it was. You could just drop in to a class and watch, it wouldn't matter if you went to the school. No one even asked. The show was good and you would learn something, but you wouldn't get any credit for it. I didn't need the credit

Ric Ocasek (1949 -)

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A Quote by Ric Ocasek on justice, kindness, motivation, people, society, and trying

The most important thing to a lot of people, is to belong to something that's hip or whatever. To be a part of something that's not society, just a clique. And they get real sidetracked trying to think like everyone else. They don't realize that you have to motivate yourself to do things you want to do. Some people just like going along for the ride. And those are the kind of people I don't get along with too well.

Ric Ocasek (1949 -)

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A Quote by Ric Ocasek

I don't know because I don't think about it much in those terms. I don't think about what is the greatest thing that ever happened to me. It seems to me that things don't last long anyway. Your high points and your low points. High points don't last that long, it's a high and it happens. It's great at the moment but you really can't live on it. There's gotta be something higher - - and lower. But I have all kinds of ups and downs, highs and lows, I'm always chasing them

Ric Ocasek (1949 -)

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A Quote by Ric Ocasek on eternity, mind, time, wonder, and world

If I would have been in a different world Like I frequently am when I see you Oh I might have missed All the ways you try to give If only you knew what you do to me Sometimes I think about eternity If it would have been another time I wonder what you would of had in mind

Ric Ocasek (1949 -)

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