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Adam Fredric Duritz (born August 1, 1964) is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, and film producer. He is best known for his role as frontman and vocalist for the rock band Counting Crows, of which he is a founding member and principal composer of their catalog of songs

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Over and over again in my life, I find closeness to other people and proximity to other people really painful; that's part of my mental illness, social anxiety. Closeness to other people is really hard, but it's also a shame because it's all you want too. But it doesn't always work.

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Truth is, you make albums, and some of those songs are hits, and some of the greatest hits albums have songs that weren't hits. You have a career, the reason why we're still around 10 years is that we do have successful songs.

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People really need to show up early to hear Hollis Brown. They are just an unbelievable live band.

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There's people who think what they need and what they deserve in their lives is a lot worse than what they actually do, so they get themselves involved in things that are needlessly painful: brutal relationships, abusive relationships.

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If you've never stared off in the distance, then your life is a shame.

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For me, songwriting is something like breathing: I just do it. But that doesn't mean you're fantastic.

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You want to embrace, but I can't figure out how to hold on to it.

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That's where the songs come from: that's what I'd most want people to understand. What sounds good or looks good, that's nothing. The only worthwhile thing in art is seeing someone else's heart.

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A long December and there's reason to believe, maybe this year will be better than the last.

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Closeness to another person is like a fear of falling off a building to me. It's really, like, physically painful, and it's a brand of crazy I don't appreciate having.

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When everybody loves me, I will never be lonely.

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“Sometimes the world seems like a big hole. You spend all your life shouting down it and all you hear are echoes of some idiot yelling nonsense down a hole.”

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“There just is exponentially more money in the movie business than in the music business. As a result there are more people involved in the creative process.”

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“My life isn't necessarily more important than anyone else's: I'm just better in talking about it.”

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“If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts.”

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