Ric Ocasek

1949 -

A Quote by Ric Ocasek on facts, justice, people, songs, time, and words

Once they're on paper, they're gone. I like to do as much with the words, as far as image goes, so that it's really left open for a lot of things, even though I remember a specific impression of something I had at the time. I can't say a song is about this or that; in fact, I wouldn't even want to. I just prefer to have people live it anyway they want. Because it's theirs after that. There's nothing I can do about it anymore

Ric Ocasek (1949 -)

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A Quote by Ric Ocasek on chance, helpful, and needs

Refusing to ask for help when you need it is refusing someone the chance to be helpful.

Ric Ocasek (1949 -)

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A Quote by Ric Ocasek on efficiency and enemies

Secrecy is the enemy of efficiency, but don't let anyone know it.

Ric Ocasek (1949 -)

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A Quote by Ric Ocasek on mind, past, weapons, and world

Never mind a world That can't see past brutality Answers are getting the gas Live gestures Have constantly been used As weapons"

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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