Sufjan Stevens Quotes

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"I do wonder if people aren't just interested in music that has meaning, ... Because there's been an exhaustion through forms and genres, like rock and electronica, doing away with melodies, and I think maybe we're always interested in songs - folk songs, hymns, whatever. Patriotic songs with strong melodies. It's the basis of what I'm doing, just focusing on traditional songwriting." Sufjan Stevens
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"I do wonder if people aren't just interested in music that has meaning, ... Because there's been kind of an exhaustion through forms and genres, like rock and electronica, doing away with melodies, and I think maybe we're always interested in songs - folk songs, hymns. Whatever. Patriotic songs with strong melodies. It's kind of the basis of what I'm doing now, just focusing on traditional songwriting." Sufjan Stevens
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"I think the implausibility in some ways redeems me from having to complete it." Sufjan Stevens
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"[The heartbreaking] Casimir Pulaski Day ... On the first of March / on the holiday / I thought I saw you breathing." Sufjan Stevens
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"I think you should be suspicious when there's a lot of interest in what you're doing," Sufjan Stevens
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"Oh the glory when he took our place / But he took my shoulders and he shook my face / And he takes and he takes and he takes," Sufjan Stevens
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Glory   

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"It's really about a sensory experience and getting fully involved and fully entrenched in the pageantry of Illinois." Sufjan Stevens
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Experience   

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"So I'm a little worried about that — though I know I don't have to worry about these things in the way, I don't know, that Cher has to worry about it." Sufjan Stevens
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"I think it just helps us to feel kind of unified," Sufjan Stevens
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"Or the 4-H Club." Sufjan Stevens
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"I don't want to compromise the personal narrative for the overarching abstract generalizations about the United States as a whole, ... That's a real conflict in my vision. I think sometimes [ Illinois ] is a little unbalanced, where its affiliation with Illinois historically is compromised for the sake of the stories. And I think it's better to do that, anyway. I'm more comfortable with storytelling than I am with history or politics." Sufjan Stevens
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"It just helps us to feel unified," Sufjan Stevens
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"It's really about a sensory experience and getting fully involved and entrenched in the pageantry of Illinois," Sufjan Stevens
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Experience   

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"Everyone seems really concerned for me now about the prospect. They use this word 'daunting' all the time." Sufjan Stevens
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"So I'm a little worried about that though I know I don't have to worry about these things in the way, I don't know, that Cher has to worry about it." Sufjan Stevens
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