Quotes by Flea (Musician/Australian).

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It's fun to just get out there and have a nice conversation when I'm running. To be honest, when I do longer runs, the trail that I like to run up in Malibu has mountain lions, so I always feel I want to run with someone else.
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For me it's the high-water mark of American culture - not so much contemporary jazz, which has become kind of academic, but the jazz from the '20s on through the '70s.
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I feel like if we're not running, we're basically disrespecting our bodies. When you're running, you're really using your body for what it's meant to do.
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Playing music is a beautiful thing. But listening to music is just as great.
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My whole musical life has been an educational process, and I'm just furthering my education and filling in the blanks. There's stuff that I want to know that I don't know.
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I've always kind of been an in-the-moment kind of person. I don't think that far in advance or have any idea what's around the next corner.
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The last thing that should happen is funding cut for education; it should be increased. We need to put more money towards education, and anything else is abusive.
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If you live a rebellious lifestyle, then you rebel against things because they go against your ideals and the integrity of who you are as a person.
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I feel creatively vibrant. I have some great friends; I feel like I'm capable of giving a lot to the world. And ultimately, that's what I really care about, is just giving.
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I played trumpet in the school bands. I learned things I liked to play on my trumpet, but I didn't learn why this note goes with this note and why it produces that sound. Or how to create tension in the composition.
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When you make music, you're forming these invisible vibrations in the air into different shapes and consistencies and speeds in order to create music, and understanding how the math of that works just gives you more colors to paint with, and allows you to get to what you want quicker.
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The Silverlake Conservatory is a nonprofit music school in Los Angeles where we teach music, mostly to kids, but to people of all ages - people who are old, people with beards, all kinds of people.
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I always thought I was a pretty terrible actor.
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I did record a bunch of stuff, but the thing that usually stops me from doing that is that I'm a terrible singer. I made a bunch of instrumental music, and it feels really good, but just as a singer, I'm not good.
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I wanted to play in a band, and I wanted to do music for a living, and that's what I dedicated my life to.
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I grew up being terrified of my parents, particularly my father figures.
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I had a friend who had been teaching music for a long time, and he knew a bunch of teachers, so I just put up the money and started a school.
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All my career, all that I've really done has been based on emotion and intuition and gravitating toward what sounds good.
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I'm a performer and have managed to get my performing into the mainstream consciousness of the world, I guess.
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About 13-14 years ago, I went back to my alma mater, Fairfax High School, and ran into the music teacher. She invited me to come speak to the kids about the viability of a music career. When I went into the room where I used to play every day in a big orchestra, they had nothing!
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I have a trainer, a really nice woman named Nina Greenberg, and she got me a training plan, and we go running in the canyons in Malibu. It's just beautiful up there, absolutely gorgeous. You see bobcats up there sometimes.
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Music is like the genius of humankind, universal... People who have never really taken the time to get into music, their lives are a lot smaller. Kids deserve the richness and dimension of it in their lives.
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You teach your kids about your beliefs and tell them what you think is right and the conclusions that you've come to from living in the world, and then they can make their own decisions.
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When I got with Nina Greenberg, I had been running for a few months already without a trainer. But then she gave me a program and guided me through my runs, showing me how to take care of myself and letting me know I should ice my legs and stretch - stuff I hadn't been doing.
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Outside of a couple of times I ran without eating right or being too tired, I always feel great after I run.
• Flea

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