Van Dyke Parks Quotes

Van Dyke Parks Quotes.

I think that smoking is a very good thing to do - it's

I think that smoking is a very good thing to do – it’s got the association with the Indians; it’s a peaceable thing. But like much else that the Indians gave us, we abused the privilege. And so, in my case I must simply stop. I’m too old to smoke. But I do believe that nicotine provides a great creative thrust.
Van Dyke Parks
You know, any sane magician would never reveal his method of deception. And I don’t think that a sensible musician would either.
Van Dyke Parks
I don’t want to give too much lugubrious thought to the gravitas of a coherent album. I don’t want to develop a life of slavery to a large topic. I want to throw out some singles and that’s what I’m doing, and they’re not to be done in any other way.
Van Dyke Parks
The older I get, the better I was.
Van Dyke Parks