Bjork quotes

 quotes - I'm a fountain of blood. In the shape of a girl. Share

“I'm a fountain of blood. In the shape of a girl.”

— Bjork

 quotes - Singing is like a celebration of oxygen. Share

“Singing is like a celebration of oxygen.”

— Bjork

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“There's no map to human behaviour.”

— Bjork

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“Nature is our chapel.”

— Bjork

“Football is a fertility festival. Eleven sperm trying to get into the egg. I feel sorry for the goalkeeper.”

— Bjork

“Solar power, wind power, the way forward is to collaborate with nature - it's the only way we are going to get to the other end of the 21st century.”

— Bjork

“With a small town mentality, you make a decision very early on as to whether you are going to do everything by the book or just go your own way and not care.”

— Bjork

“People are always asking me about eskimos, but there are no eskimos in Iceland.”

— Bjork

“It's incredible how nature sets females up to take care of people, and yet it is tricky for them to take care of themselves.”

— Bjork

“A lot of the time I get obsessed by little nerdy things in my corner that no one else is interested in. I have that nerd factor in my character.”

— Bjork

“I don't expect people to get me. That would be quite arrogant. I think there are a lot of people out there in the world that nobody gets.”

— Bjork

“Feminists bore me to death. I follow my instinct and if that supports young girls in any way, great. But I'd rather they saw it more as a lesson about following their own instincts rather than imitating somebody.”

— Bjork

“The reason I do photographs is to help people understand my music, so it's very important that I am the same, emotionally, in the photographs as in the music. Most people's eyes are much better developed than their ears. If they see a certain emotion in the photograph, then they'll understand the music.”

— Bjork

“I do believe sometimes discipline is very important. I'm not just lying around like a lazy cow all the time.”

— Bjork

“Living in a capital in Europe but still surrounded by mountains and ocean, my relationship to music was strongest walking to school and back. I would sing to myself and very quickly started mapping out my melodies to landscapes - at the time I just thought it was very matter of fact, a common thing to do.”

— Bjork

“Most Icelandic people are really proud to be from there, and we don't have embarrassments like World War II where we were cruel to other people. We don't even have an army. So it's sort of like an all-around good, innocent place.”

— Bjork

“I guess I'm quite used to not being understood rather than being understood.”

— Bjork

“I sometimes fall into the trap of doing what I think I should be doing rather than what I want to be doing.”

— Bjork

“I get highs, to be totally honest, in second-hand shops. My hunting instinct, I expect, really kicks in.”

— Bjork

“Compared to America or Europe, God isn't a big part of our lives here. I don't know anyone here who goes to church when he's had a rough divorce or is going through depression. We go out into nature instead.”

— Bjork

“I would like to teach music. It's weird the way they teach music in schools like Julliard these days.”

— Bjork

“There is such a big chunk of me that is David Attenborough. I think he is my biggest inspiration.”

— Bjork

“Most people in Iceland are blonde and blue-eyed. I was nicknamed 'China girl' in school 'cos they thought I looked Asian.”

— Bjork

“Seventy per cent humidity is ideal for vocal cords.”

— Bjork

“The funeral business is so manipulative emotionally. I would want to be thrown into the sea or burned - something that's not a big hassle.”

— Bjork

“For a person as obsessed with music as I am, I always hear a song in the back of my head, all the time, and that usually is my own tune. I've done that all my life.”

— Bjork

“I do love one-upmanship sometimes, like when you see kids breakdancing and who can do the best tricks. It's common, it's in our nature as animals, like the birds of paradise who've got the best feathers and that sort of stuff. But it's fun when it's impulsive and it's about fun.”

— Bjork

“Come on, I'm from Iceland; I don't do hip-hop.”

— Bjork

“Part of me is probably more conservative than people realise. I like my old string quartets, I don't like music that's trippy for trippy's sake.”

— Bjork

“While you're setting something up that's educational for yourself, you have an opportunity to teach others at the same time.”

— Bjork
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