” I think sometimes my humor is extremely dry, and a lot of times I would say things that I thought were very funny but… I have a reputation of – people think of me as a very fundamentalist, humorless fellow. “


” When people who are songwriters say ‘That’s my property and if you give it away for free then I’ll lose my incentive,’ then, well, good riddance. “


” My point of view is, I’m just a person, and there are times when I look at other people and think, ‘My God, they spend so much time thinking about things that seem so absurd.’ But I’m sure people must think the same thing about me. “


” There are many things that people do happily that I can’t imagine why they would do it… But I have to say that even though I am critical or judgmental of society at large, I’m not critical of people individually. We are who we are. “


” I’m always happy when I hear about people selling records or selling books or selling movies. It makes me proud of them. “


” At every election, my vote goes to the candidate less likely to declare war. You’re dropping hugely expensive pieces of exploding metal on a population. America deserves the president it gets, whether the country votes for them or allows their vote to be stolen, and the least we can do is to elect someone who won’t do that to other people. “


” Ultimately, I’m not the most prolific person, but I’ve been doing this for a long time, and I keep on putting out music. The only thing that drives music is the people who are making it. “


” Music is a language and different people who come along are each using that language to do something different, but all coming at it in a similar vein inasmuch as it’s always community based and for the most part nonprofit. Most bands don’t ever come within a mile of profit – clearly these people are not playing music to make money. “


” With Napster and the sharing of music, of course, there are going to be people who exploit it. Greed has no end. But there’s a lot of good that could happen. We shouldn’t let the economic concerns of the major labels infringe on our freedom to share music. “



All 9 Ian MacKaye Quotes about People in picture


I think sometimes my humor is extremely dry, and a lot of times I would say things that I thought were very funny but... I have a reputation of - people think of me as a very fundamentalist, humorless fellow.
When people who are songwriters say


My point of view is, I
There are many things that people do happily that I can
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At every election, my vote goes to the candidate less likely to declare war. You
Ultimately, I
Music is a language and different people who come along are each using that language to do something different, but all coming at it in a similar vein inasmuch as it
With Napster and the sharing of music, of course, there are going to be people who exploit it. Greed has no end. But there
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