Adam Yauch Quotes

Adam Nathaniel Yauch (pronounced /?ja?k/; August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012) was an American rapper, musician, film director, and human rights activist. He was best known as a founding member of the hip hop group Beastie Boys. He was frequently known by his stage name, MCA, and sometimes worked under the pseudonym Nathanial Hörnblowér

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I love the flow of the game. There's a certain fluidity to basketball. I don't enjoy watching baseball or football in the same way.

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It just seemed like Buddhism, especially Tibetan Buddhism - because that's mainly what I've been exposed to - was a real solid organization of teachings to point someone in the right direction. Some real well thought out stuff. But I don't know, like, every last detail about Buddhism.

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I started feeling this little lump in my throat, like you would feel if you have swollen glands or something like that, like you'd feel if you have a cold, so I didn't really think it was anything.

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I wonâ??t sell my songs for no TV Ad

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Just as we were finishing 'Paul's Boutique' we got our own places, and I was going out to clubs a lot less. I got a bit more introverted and spent a lot more time on my own reading. I would just go down to the esoteric bookstore and wander around.

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Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes

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It feels good to play a little music / Tears running down my face 'cause I love to do it

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I feel that working with the camera and editing it is actually my strong suit.

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That's the strange thing about making a record. You can be in one mood for an hour, put it on a record, and you're remembered that way.

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I didn't realize how much harm I was doing back then and I think a lot of rap artists probably don't realize it now. I said a lot of stuff fooling around back then, and I saw it do a lot of harm.

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People need to be more aware of how they're affecting people.

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When I hear Obama speak he just seems really sincere and he just seems like somebody who actually has his heart and his motivation in the right place. Forget about color or race or gender or whatever, he's got his heart in the right place.

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I want to say a little something that's long overdue, the disrespect to women has got to be through. To all the mothers and the sisters and the wives and friends, I wanna offer my love and respect till the end.

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“There's the guys who are trying to sneak backstage, and there's somebody who's taking a trip to the bathroom and some guy's buying beer.”

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Everybody has a responsibility for what they put out into the world. Rather than trying to figure out what other people should be doing, work on your own interactions in the world and whatever influence they have. All of it has an effect.

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