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28 Mind-Blowing Rivers Cuomo Quotes

Rivers Cuomo is an American musician best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter of Weezer. Named Rivers from being born between the East and Hudson Rivers in Manhattan, Cuomo was raised in Yogaville. Here is a look at some of the most interesting Rivers Cuomo quotes ever documented.

“Easy is not a word I would ever use to describe touring.”

“Even at your best, the creative moments are still kind of fleeting.”

“I decided to try celibacy because I heard it would help the meditation, and I tried meditation because I heard it would help with the music.”

“I do want to make music that people love, but I also want to make music that I love. I know I can’t please everyone with anything I do, so I don’t think too much about how other people are going to take things.”

“I don’t ever want anyone to think that I’m being judgmental. I gotta do everything I can do to not be preachy.”

“I have a natural instinct to feel guilty and that I’ve let people down.”

“I just went to the hobby shop and got an electricity kit and a chemistry kit, and I’m really excited to do experiments like squeezing an egg into a bottle and growing crystals. I’m really getting into hobbies.”

“I listen to music a lot on the treadmill – I would test ‘Raditude’ songs out on the treadmill.”

“I meditate two hours a day, and every year I do one big long meditation course. I love it, and I’m really into it.”

“I really don’t need to suffer. I can really become a happy person and still make good music – in fact, better music.”

“I really want to disappear, grow a beard, not talk to anyone, not make any friends… I just want to disappear and study.”

“I think audiences sometimes mistakenly assume a quality performance comes from some great emotional disturbance rather than really intense concentration.”

“I think I’m a good dad. It’s hard. Ultimately, it’s our kids that have the final word. So we’ll have to ask them.”

“I wouldn’t say that I relax and enjoy anything. But I think my pessimism helps. I never really expect anything good to happen, so when it does, it’s a nice surprise.”

“I’m constantly fighting with my manager to reduce the amount of time I have to spend on promotional activities, so I can get back in the studio and work on new music.”

“I’m just living each day, and I’m better equipped to do so. I mean, I used to be totally afraid, I used to have, like, permanent stage fright. But now I’m trying to have fun.”

“It’s so important to me that I feel like I’m doing something that’s never been done before, whether that’s in the show, or I’m writing a song. I can exist in this little box here, but I have to do something new with it.”

“I’ve always seen myself as a grown-up. Since I was a little kid.”

“I’ve always thought of myself as so unsuited to be a frontman.”

“I’ve done a few things on the side here and there, but there is not much reason to do so in a sustained way.”

“Most people don’t really need to hear a six-minute guitar solo that modulates between five keys and time signatures. What they want is a good song.”

“Now that I’m a father, I’ve forgiven my parents.”

“People think I’m a freak or something, but I’m actually a really normal guy.”

“Probably the most reliable comfort music for me over the years has been Bach.”

“The truth is, I hate to perform. I get such bad stage fright, it makes me physically ill.”

“Weezer isn’t stuck in roles, so we just do what we want to do, what makes us excited.”

“With each step I take, I see that my ability to perform gets a little better. So until it starts getting worse, I’m going to keep moving forward.”

“With no faith, purely as a scientific experiment, I started meditating and watched if it changed my music. It did, but it didn’t make it more mellow. It made it easier to get into the flow of creativity.”

Here is an interview with Weezer’s, Rivers Cuomo on ‘Larry King Now.’ From battling long term music critics to rock and roll and hanging up his guitar, check out this interesting interview with Rivers Cuomo.

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