Quotes from Jeff Ament
"Every few years I'll party way too much to remind myself what an idiot I am."
"Everybody got away from what Pearl Jam are supposed to be."
"I didn't write this song. Someone was talking in a room. I just wrote down everything they said."
"I have to go someplace where I can soak myself in a creative atmosphere."
"I played djembe, percussion, keyboards and I sang."
"I wasn't pressured to be an adult."
"I'm not going to say no to playing a show in Missoula."
"I'm probably the stupid fish. Sometimes I feel lucky to be one. I get lost in my right brain, especially in creative things."
"It was hard to figure out what were the good causes, the bad causes, even the good politics and the bad politics. So we started taking requests and figuring it out."
"It's great that people are basically spending their two weeks of vacation to come out and be with us in some weird part of the world. And I think we owe it to them to take 'em to some cool places."
"It's hard for us not to be involved with things. When you have so much information and you see so much need, there's too much going on for us not to get involved."
"Make movies. Don't make videos. Videos are evil."
"Neil Young had invited Pearl Jam to his place for a barbecue. Everybody picked up instruments and started playing."
"Not that this record is going to be a drastic left turn, 'cause we're still a rock band, but it's been allowed to wander a bit."
"Our first record didn't come out on vinyl, so I think that might have had something to do with actually being in a position to make sure that it came out in vinyl this time. It sounds way better."
"People from Farm Aid have approached us about shows. We'd never done it. So part of my pitch to the band is that this IS farm aid."
"People see Eddie for 20 seconds at the Grammys and think, Goddamn, he must be like this all the time. I feel sorry for his friends."
"That's probably half the reason I wanted to be in a band - I wanted to see the world."
"Tom Petty gave me a tape of Tribe After Tribe. Pearl Jam was out touring, so we asked Tribe After Tribe to come out."
"We haven't heard a thing from our record company other than how nice we are and how good we are. And all those sorts of things."
"We just finished making a record. Everybody wants to play shows, so we're going to after that."
"We opened for Black Flag, and none of the bands had dressing rooms, but Henry Rollins had his own. He had struck me as different from that."
"We went to Big Sur about three years ago and hung out at the Esalen Institute."
"We've always been a band that stood up for what we thought was right."
"When I moved to Seattle, I was hanging out with kids who had done drugs, had sex a million times. I look at them now and realize their childhood was taken away."
"With Pearl Jam, everybody is so good at what they do, it's hard to get up the courage to say, Can I sing this part, or, I want to play guitar. I feel like I have more courage to do that."
Total Quotes: 26
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