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Amanda Palmer Quotes

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Amanda Palmer Quote: “Collecting the dots. Then connecting them. And then sharing the connections with those around you. This is how a creative human works. Collecting, connecting, sharing.”

Collecting the dots. Then connecting them. And then sharing the connections with those around you. This is how a creative human works. Collecting, connecting, sharing.

— Amanda Palmer



Amanda Palmer Quote: “Crowdfunding as an idea itself isn’t new – bands have been doing it since the dawn of time.”

Crowdfunding as an idea itself isn’t new – bands have been doing it since the dawn of time.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “In both the art and the business worlds, the difference between the amateurs and the professionals is simple: The professionals know they’re winging it. The amateurs pretend they’re not.”

In both the art and the business worlds, the difference between the amateurs and the professionals is simple: The professionals know they’re winging it. The amateurs pretend they’re not.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “Those who can ask without shame are viewing themselves in collaboration with-rather than in competition with-the world.”

Those who can ask without shame are viewing themselves in collaboration with-rather than in competition with-the world.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “When you’re an artist, nobody ever tells you or hits you with the magic wand of legitimacy. You have to hit your own head with your own handmade wand. And you feel stupid doing it.”

When you’re an artist, nobody ever tells you or hits you with the magic wand of legitimacy. You have to hit your own head with your own handmade wand. And you feel stupid doing it.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “Life as it should be: all friends, all art, all music, all love, all the time.”

Life as it should be: all friends, all art, all music, all love, all the time.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “In other words, let’s give our young women the right weapons to fight with as they charge naked into battle, instead of ordering them to get back in the house and put some goddamn clothes on.”

In other words, let’s give our young women the right weapons to fight with as they charge naked into battle, instead of ordering them to get back in the house and put some goddamn clothes on.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “Art is food for the soul, and an artistic climate is a healthy climate because it breeds empathy.”

Art is food for the soul, and an artistic climate is a healthy climate because it breeds empathy.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “Eat the pain. Send it back into the void as love.”

Eat the pain. Send it back into the void as love.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “When you’re afraid of someone’s judgment, you can’t connect with them. You’re too preoccupied with the task of impressing them.”

When you’re afraid of someone’s judgment, you can’t connect with them. You’re too preoccupied with the task of impressing them.

— Amanda Palmer



Amanda Palmer Quote: “The impulse to connect the dots – and to share what you’ve connected – is the urge that makes you an artist.”

The impulse to connect the dots – and to share what you’ve connected – is the urge that makes you an artist.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “Thank God my best friend’s a therapist.”

Thank God my best friend’s a therapist.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “I crave intimacy to the same burning degree that I detest commitment.”

I crave intimacy to the same burning degree that I detest commitment.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “I hate being ignored.”

I hate being ignored.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “I maintain couchsurfing and crowdsurfing are basically the same thing – you’re falling into the audience and you’re trusting each other.”

I maintain couchsurfing and crowdsurfing are basically the same thing – you’re falling into the audience and you’re trusting each other.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “The challenge in my life really is keeping the balance between feeling creatively energized and fulfilled without feeling overwhelmed and like Im in the middle of a battlefield.”

The challenge in my life really is keeping the balance between feeling creatively energized and fulfilled without feeling overwhelmed and like Im in the middle of a battlefield.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “There’s really no honor in proving that you can carry the entire load on your own shoulders. Andit’s lonely.”

There’s really no honor in proving that you can carry the entire load on your own shoulders. Andit’s lonely.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “You are an artist when you make someone feel something deep and unexpected.”

You are an artist when you make someone feel something deep and unexpected.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “The world needs actual excitement and emotion more than it needs cool people.”

The world needs actual excitement and emotion more than it needs cool people.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “Take on the pain and wear it as a shirt.”

Take on the pain and wear it as a shirt.

— Amanda Palmer



Amanda Palmer Quote: “I think a good role model has to be sexy. Real, empowered, self-possessed women are sexy. When you’re really in control of your choices, your mood, your body, and your opinions, people find you sexy.”

I think a good role model has to be sexy. Real, empowered, self-possessed women are sexy. When you’re really in control of your choices, your mood, your body, and your opinions, people find you sexy.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “Nobody ever sees me. Thank you.”

Nobody ever sees me. Thank you.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “If you love people enough, they will give you everything.”

If you love people enough, they will give you everything.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “One of the best things about Kickstarter and crowdfunding and the collapse of the music business is a lot of artists like me have been forced to face our own weird mess about ourselves and what we thought it meant to become musicians.”

One of the best things about Kickstarter and crowdfunding and the collapse of the music business is a lot of artists like me have been forced to face our own weird mess about ourselves and what we thought it meant to become musicians.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “I feel that part of my life’s artwork is creatively dealing with all this negativity and anger and rage and hatred coming from whatever corners it’s coming from and somehow manifesting all of that anger into something positive, which is such a hard job.”

I feel that part of my life’s artwork is creatively dealing with all this negativity and anger and rage and hatred coming from whatever corners it’s coming from and somehow manifesting all of that anger into something positive, which is such a hard job.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “I think to say that meditation is helpful to artists is true and it’s great, but it’s also essentially helpful to any kind of process of, just, life.”

I think to say that meditation is helpful to artists is true and it’s great, but it’s also essentially helpful to any kind of process of, just, life.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “I think people have been obsessed with the wrong question, which is, ‘How do we make people pay for music?’ What if we started asking, ‘How do we LET people pay for music?’”

I think people have been obsessed with the wrong question, which is, ‘How do we make people pay for music?’ What if we started asking, ‘How do we LET people pay for music?’

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “If you want the world to pay for projects, you have to be able to display why you’re worthy.”

If you want the world to pay for projects, you have to be able to display why you’re worthy.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “There was a dance that everyone was doing that was heavily skewed with the power in one direction, but the dance was basically working, and then the dance got really disrupted with the first wave of feminism, and nobody found their footing yet – not the guys, not the women.”

There was a dance that everyone was doing that was heavily skewed with the power in one direction, but the dance was basically working, and then the dance got really disrupted with the first wave of feminism, and nobody found their footing yet – not the guys, not the women.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “I had very literal parents and I wanted to survive with metaphor and art, and there was a real sense of shame around it.”

I had very literal parents and I wanted to survive with metaphor and art, and there was a real sense of shame around it.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “I firmly believe in music being as free as possible. Unlocked. Shared and spread. In order for artists to survive and create, their audiences need to step up and directly support them.”

I firmly believe in music being as free as possible. Unlocked. Shared and spread. In order for artists to survive and create, their audiences need to step up and directly support them.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “Sometimes I have a terrible feeling that I am dying not from the virus, but from being untouchable.”

Sometimes I have a terrible feeling that I am dying not from the virus, but from being untouchable.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “There’s something advantageous about being a woman in rock versus, say, a woman in chemistry or construction. There’s definitely a built-in sexism across the board, but I think you’re afforded a degree of freedom in rock because, historically, the rules have been flexible.”

There’s something advantageous about being a woman in rock versus, say, a woman in chemistry or construction. There’s definitely a built-in sexism across the board, but I think you’re afforded a degree of freedom in rock because, historically, the rules have been flexible.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “Nothing is crueller than children who come from good homes.”

Nothing is crueller than children who come from good homes.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “There’s nothing more threatening than a powerful woman, and there’s nothing more threatening to the current order of things than women powerfully owning their own narrative. It’s so threatening to people, to women as well, and it’s threatening the order of things.”

There’s nothing more threatening than a powerful woman, and there’s nothing more threatening to the current order of things than women powerfully owning their own narrative. It’s so threatening to people, to women as well, and it’s threatening the order of things.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “I’m still trying to express my truth, my place in the world, my belief.”

I’m still trying to express my truth, my place in the world, my belief.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “You know what’s really cool? Wake up every morning, decide what you feel like doing, and do it.”

You know what’s really cool? Wake up every morning, decide what you feel like doing, and do it.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “I draw the line at letting people into my songwriting cave. To me, that’s where the alchemy happens and where the mystery is.”

I draw the line at letting people into my songwriting cave. To me, that’s where the alchemy happens and where the mystery is.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “I think one of the greatest gifts you can give to someone is just access to the possibility of freedom that you don’t have to be totally depressed and enslaved by your own environment.”

I think one of the greatest gifts you can give to someone is just access to the possibility of freedom that you don’t have to be totally depressed and enslaved by your own environment.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “I’m a massive fan of David Lynch and ‘Twin Peaks.’”

I’m a massive fan of David Lynch and ‘Twin Peaks.’

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “I have never in my career embarked on a journey towards controversy. I have never deliberately set a flame.”

I have never in my career embarked on a journey towards controversy. I have never deliberately set a flame.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “It is terrifying to people when women step up and start owning the story that they have not owned. And I’m seeing so much of this, and it is a seismic shift.”

It is terrifying to people when women step up and start owning the story that they have not owned. And I’m seeing so much of this, and it is a seismic shift.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “When you trust people to help you, they often do.”

When you trust people to help you, they often do.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “There are so many people, so many artists, so many magazines, so many theater companies, so many people trying to raise money for so many things that it’s easy to look around and just feel powerless or helpless, because even if you have some resources, you can’t help everybody.”

There are so many people, so many artists, so many magazines, so many theater companies, so many people trying to raise money for so many things that it’s easy to look around and just feel powerless or helpless, because even if you have some resources, you can’t help everybody.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “For most of human history, musicians, artists, they’ve been part of the community – connectors and openers, not untouchable stars.”

For most of human history, musicians, artists, they’ve been part of the community – connectors and openers, not untouchable stars.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “I think I’ve been addicted to openness since long before my rock career. I was terrible as a teenager. I used to go out of my way to make people uncomfortable with personal details. I was always fascinated by the idea that we have these weird, random boundaries between what we do and don’t show.”

I think I’ve been addicted to openness since long before my rock career. I was terrible as a teenager. I used to go out of my way to make people uncomfortable with personal details. I was always fascinated by the idea that we have these weird, random boundaries between what we do and don’t show.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “The perfect tools aren’t going to help us if we can’t face each other and give and receive fearlessly, but more important, to ask without shame.”

The perfect tools aren’t going to help us if we can’t face each other and give and receive fearlessly, but more important, to ask without shame.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “You’re not going to be perfect, you’re not going to stop berating yourself, you’re not going to stop the comparisons, you’re not going to stop the judgment, but you can become evermore mindful of it, and that has to be good enough.”

You’re not going to be perfect, you’re not going to stop berating yourself, you’re not going to stop the comparisons, you’re not going to stop the judgment, but you can become evermore mindful of it, and that has to be good enough.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “When we really see each other, we want to help each other.”

When we really see each other, we want to help each other.

— Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer Quote: “We are human and our nature is to air.”

We are human and our nature is to air.

— Amanda Palmer

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