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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Composer
Nation: French
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As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery, fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural, there would no longer be the means for writing one note.

Tags: Evil, Tell, Writing

I want to do nothing chic, I want to have ideas before beginning a piece.

Tags: Beginning, Ideas, Piece

Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak; religion is a cloak of ambition, injustice and vice.

Tags: Ambition, Religion, Strong

What a beautiful art, but what a wretched profession.

Tags: Art, Beautiful, Profession

I feel the 21st century is another new age. Not only can we collaborate again with nature, but we have to. It's an emergency.

Tags: Age, Another, Nature

I love being a very personal singer-songwriter, but I also like being a scientist or explorer.

Tags: Love, Personal, Scientist

I love hiking in Iceland most, there are lots of brilliant paths.

Tags: Brilliant, Lots, Love

I'd done three solo albums in a row, and that's quite narcissistic.

Tags: Done, Quite, Three

I'm a bit of a nerd, I wouldn't mind working in a shop selling records, or having a radio show where I could play obscure singles.

Tags: Mind, Show, Working

I've been traveling in Guatemala in the rainforest, and here all these houses are made of sticks. It seems so easy to make one.

Tags: Easy, Here, Seems

If nothing else, I have money.

Tags: Else, Money

In 2008, I was more just thinking about using the touchscreen for writing the songs. From there I started thinking about how I visualised music.

Tags: Music, Thinking, Writing

It's funny how the hippies and the punks tried to get rid of the conservatives, but they always seem to get the upper hand in the end.

Tags: End, Funny, Hand

Maybe I'll be a feminist in my old age.

Tags: Age, Maybe, Old

Nature is our chapel.

Tags: Chapel, Nature

Now that rock is turning 50, it's become classical in itself. It's interesting to see that development.

Tags: Become, Classical, Rock

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.

Tags: Music, Old, String

People that complete other people's vision are understated.

Tags: Complete, Vision

Seventy per cent humidity is ideal for vocal cords.

Tags: Humidity, Ideal, Vocal

The English can be a very critical, unforgiving people, but criticism can be good. And this is a country that loves comedy.

Tags: Comedy, Country, Good

The reason I do interviews is because I'm protecting my songs.

Tags: Interviews, Reason, Songs

There is this stereotype of Icelanders all believing in spirits, and I've played up to that a bit in interviews.

Tags: Believing, Bit, Played

There's something about the rhythm of walking, how, after about an hour and a half, the mind and body can't help getting in sync.

Tags: After, Help, Mind

Usually when you see females in movies, they feel like they have these metallic structures around them, they are caged in by male energy.

Tags: Energy, Male, Movies

When I met Apple, I made it very clear that I am an old punk and I have never done commercials or been sponsored. And I wasn't after their money.

Tags: After, Done, Money

But I'm not interested in politics. I lose interest the microsecond it ceases to be emotional, when something becomes a political movement. What I'm interested in is emotions.

Tags: Emotional, Political, Politics
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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.

Tags: Death, Great, Young

I have written most of my melodies walking and I feel it is definitely one of the most helpful ways of sewing all of the different things in your life together and seeing the whole picture.

Tags: Life, Together, Whole

I'm not going to talk like I know about politics, because I'm a total amateur, but maybe I can be a spokesperson for people who aren't normally interested in politics.

Tags: Interested, Politics, Talk

I've always appreciated working with people I have chemistry with, who are friends, and where you feel that the work is growing while you are getting to know each other better.

Tags: Friends, Work, Working

Sometimes when I write lyrics there are images in them, usually on a quite simplistic level, like colors. But most often music comes first and then later I sit down with visual people and we chat about what we want to do. I don't look at myself as a visual artist. I make music.

Tags: Music, Often, Sometimes

Sometimes, when I have a lot of ideas and I want to do a lot of things, or when I'm traveling, I lose energy and I can't do as many things as I want. So I have to plan days when I'm not doing anything. I find that a bit boring, but it's necessary.

Tags: Boring, Energy, Sometimes

When I was a teenager in Iceland people would throw rocks and shout abuse at me because they thought I was weird. I never got that in London no matter what I wore.

Tags: Matter, Thought, Weird

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

Tags: Lazy, Sometimes, Time

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

Tags: Football, Sorry, Trying

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

Tags: Blood, Fountain, Girl

There's no map to human behaviour.

Tags: Behaviour, Human, Map

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.

Tags: Expect, Nobody, Quite

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.

Tags: Care, Nature, Themselves

I am a grateful... grapefruit.

Tags: Grateful

I feel like the people from Iceland have a different relationship with their country than other places. 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.

Tags: Country, Proud, War

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

Tags: Quite, Rather, Used

I always wanted to be a farmer. There is a tradition of that in my family.

Tags: Family, Tradition, Wanted

I get obsessed by little nerdy things in my corner that no one else is interested in.

Tags: Corner, Else, Interested

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.

Tags: Depression, God, Nature

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.

Tags: Character, Else, Time

I am one of the most idiosyncratic people around.

Tags: Last, Put, Work

I love England. It's no coincidence it's the first place I moved to for a more cosmopolitan life, which is the only thing Iceland lacks.

Tags: Life, Love, Place

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

Tags: Fall, Rather, Sometimes

I think every year brings unknowns that you have to deal with and handle, confront and embrace.

Tags: Deal, Embrace, Year

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

Tags: Days, Music, Weird

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

Tags: Asking, Iceland

Singing is like a celebration of oxygen.

Tags: Oxygen, Singing

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.

Tags: Life, Music, Time

As a singer-songwriter, what I do is write about how the human feels.

Tags: Feels, Human, Write

Being a musician is very easy. My house is full of musical instruments. There's a lot of music, always.

Tags: Easy, House, Music

I do try and wear stuff by unknown designers, and I make sure I pay because if nothing else I have money.

Tags: Else, Money, Try
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