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Underground Quotes


"I'm very underground." - Eric Bogosian

"Underground, the stars are legend." - Catherine Fisher

"There will always be an underground." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Electroclash is good because it's stayed underground." - Chris Lowe

"I like the word 'underground'... 'independent' carries a stigma of whininess. 'Underground' means a good time." - John Waters

"Underground is underground, commercial is commercial. There's market for both, and both get money." - U-God

"So, I play in a band. It's a really underground band. Super underground. Very underground. Like, we don't even actually play." - Greg Behrendt

"For every prohibition you create you also create an underground." - Jello Biafra

"Somehow there is a certain honesty underground, a certain truth," - Christophe Agou

"Connections are made slowly, sometimes they grow underground." - Marge Piercy

"There is nothing I like more than pure underground music" - Kurt Cobain

"Your worst enemy Becomes your best friend, once he's underground." - Euripides

"To write is to descend, to excavate, to go underground." - Anais Nin

"Underground dance music - in the nicest way possible - it's amateur" - Axwell

"I was the most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad." - Harriet Tubman

"You try, you seem totally nuts, you go underground." - Aimee Bender

"Your worst enemy Becomes your best friend, once he's underground." - Euripides

"Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground." - Francis Bacon

"I was in the underground until I left Germany." - Klaus Fuchs

"Fear has many eyes and can see things underground." - Miguel De Cervantes

"For every prohibition you create, you also create an underground." - Jello Biafra

"I'm not trying to be some kind of underground renegade." - Alex Winter

"What was once underground is now coming to the surface." - Gavin Bryars

"The underground of the city is like what's underground in people. Beneath the surface, it's boiling with monsters." - Guillermo Del Toro

"Underground. Which I hate. Like mines and tunnels and 13. Underground, where I dread dying, which is stupid because even if I die aboveground, the next thing they'll do is bury me underground anyway." - Suzanne Collins

"The underground is not a place but a way of life. You can be underground most anywhere, from the Upper West Side of Manhattan to Hermosa Beach, California." - Bryan Burrough

"How big can you be if just the underground niggas know you? You can't buy your mom a house when you just an underground celebrity." - J Cole

"The emergence of the independent hip-hop scene has replaced what we called the "underground scene". It's what the underground scene has evolved into: actual businesses." - El-P

"Coincidence means only a connection that's not seen. Roots meet underground." - Charlotte Armstrong

"Not many people bought Velvet Underground LPs, but those who did, started a band." - Brian Eno

"Political correctness is driving machismo underground and recalling effeminacy from exile." - Mason Cooley

"The best and only authentic book written on the sixties underground." - Dennis Hopper

"Don't rebel against the mainstream only to conform to the underground." - Tomas Kalnoky

"If they drive God from the earth, we shall shelter Him underground." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Marge, when I join an underground cult I expect a little support from my family." - Homer

"Underground issues from one relationship or context invariably fuel our fires in another." - Harriet Lerner

"Good music often starts in underground culture and then comes to the surface." - Felix Buxton

"Mixtape legend, underground kings... Looking for the right way to do the wrong things" - Drake

"I feel that poetry is going on all the time inside, an underground stream." - John Ashbery

"Of course, I started really being a comics fan with the underground stuff in the '70s" - Glenn Danzig

"Race baiters and discriminators may go underground, but they never move out of town." - Dick Gregory

"The underground and the alternative is going to be substituted with being a virus." - Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

"A price on carbon sufficient to keep 80% of current reserves underground, rebated directly to citizens." - Bill Mckibben

"I just finished Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad," which I think is a work of genius." - Alice Hoffman

"The people definitely shape the two, put stamps and classify mainstream and underground music." - Kendrick Lamar

"Do not despair For Johnny-head-in-air; He sleeps as sound As Johnny underground." - John Pudney

"Unfortunately, as technology has improved, that which was 'underground' now heads towards obsolescence." - Andrew Sega

"Fear is sharp-sighted, and can see things underground, and much more in the skies." - Miguel De Cervantes

"The American underground punk scene, though, is a story worth remembering." - Ian Mackaye

"And there's one thing about this underground work, we shan't get any rain." - C S Lewis

"Of course, I started really being a comics fan with the underground stuff in the '70s." - Glenn Danzig

"Still, language is resilient, and poetry when it is pressured simply goes underground." - Diane Wakoski

"If you shut up truth, and bury it underground, it will but grow." - Emile Zola

"What made Manhattan Manhattan was the underground infrastructure, that engineering marvel." - Andrew Cuomo

"I like their darkness but I also like the pop-side of the Velvet Underground." - Martin Gore

"So, yes, I am in the underground, but actually, it feels like home." - Anthony Braxton

"I don't know anybody who does what I do. I'm very underground." - Eric Bogosian

"There's a lot more hypocrisy than before. Racism has gone back underground." - Richard Pryor

"If people didn't read books on the subway, underground journeys would be dreary." - Russell Smith

"Generally speaking, moving water is the most dangerous thing you can encounter underground." - William Stone

"An underground hit didn't make any money and it cost a dollar to get in." - John Waters

"I don't want to stay underground for just the cool people." - Buzz Osborne

"When your dreams tire, they go underground and out of kindness that's where they stay." - Libby Houston

"Thank God for Canada! In the context of this narrative [in Underground] and beyond, Canada was certainly an additional option for the many traveling the treacherous terrain of the Underground Railroad in pursuit of what was perceived as "freedom."" - Aisha Hinds

"There's always going to be a fight between mainstream and underground because the mainstream is a very small bubble, and the underground scene is a very small bubble, and they both see themselves as secret societies." - Dawn Angelique

"When I started my goal was to make a successful underground movie. I started making movies in the mid-60s. Underground cinema then only lasted about two or three years." - John Waters

"You gotta look beyond the mainstream... the mainstream'll drown you, you know? There's always a pulse in the underground that I love. And the pulse in the underground is what keeps heavy metal alive." - Phil Anselmo

"In many ways, my entire graphic novel career was a long diversion. Originally, all I wanted to do was to be an underground cartoonist and maybe bring out a groovy underground mag." - Alan Moore

"I think I'm commercial underground. I'm not commercial in the way that people consider 'pop,' but I'm not underground in the way that people consider that. either. I am just a cool guy." - Tiesto

"If you would keep your soul From spotted sight or sound, Live like the velvet mole; Go burrow underground." - Elinor Wylie

"If there's a more helpless feeling than trying to reach someone you love who's trapped underground, I don't know it." - Suzanne Collins

"Taking people on a journey is the fundamental element of underground dance music. I don't sell records." - Seth Troxler

"As a storyteller I was influenced by the Moscow underground, where it was common to be apolitical." - Vladimir Sorokin

"God is a great underground river that no one can dam up and no one can stop." - Meister Eckhart

"This Midwestern sky is the nakedest loneliest sky in America. To escape it, people live inside and underground." - Walker Percy

"You shouldn't judge someone until you've walk a mile through an underground tunnel in her uncomfortable shoes" - Ally Carter

"They who derive their worth from their ancestors resemble potatoes, the most valuable part of which is underground." - Francis Bacon

"Fashion's recognized as a business now, but it was something that was almost underground when I started." - Lori Goldstein

"Hope can be bruised and battered. It can be forced underground and even rendered unconscious, but hope cannot be killed." - Neal Shusterman

"It's the underground nuclear testing. Because of that, all gravity is leaving the earth. And so are the baseballs." - Jack Aker

"Ive always been ahead of the curve when it came to trying new stuff in the underground scene." - Kid Cudi

"You took the Alkaholik challenge, and lost your balance You underground, we under water drinkin liquid by the gallons" - Xzibit

"Just the other day in the Underground I enjoyed the pleasure of offering my seat to three ladies." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"We're all made of stories. When they finally put us underground, the stories are what will go on." - Charles De Lint

"I'm the diamond in the dirt, that ain't been found. I'm the underground king and I ain't been crowned." - Curtis Jackson

"I have found truly jubilant Christians only in the Bible, in the Underground Church and in prison." - Richard Wurmbrand

"A man who thinks too much about his ancestors is like a potato-the best part of him is underground." - Henry S. F. Cooper

"The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band" - Brian Eno

"Encourage and listen well to the words of your subordinates. It is well known that gold lies hidden underground." - Nabeshima Naoshige

"I never tried to be Jay Z or Big Poppa, I'm underground like them dead children buried in Gaza" - Immortal Technique

"Encourage and listen well to the words of your subordinates. It is well known that gold lies hidden underground." - Nabeshima Naoshige

"So it's like the underground world no longer exists economically cause they're not giving money back to their supporting artists." - Kool Keith

"Harriet Tubman fought American slavery single handed and was a pioneer in that organized effort known as the Underground Railroad." - W E B Du Bois

"I loved underground comics and psychedelic art. I did like some supernatural horror, but mainly fantasy. I was into escapism." - Arik Roper

"You're not to wallow, but if you don't process your regrets, then they remain emotional underground toxins." - Marianne Williamson

"The American indie underground made music for like-minded people who thought for themselves. Thinking for yourself is intrinsically subversive." - Michael Azerrad

"There are so many things that kept forcing metal back down to the underground. It survives everywhere on the planet." - David Pajo

"I've always been ahead of the curve when it came to trying new stuff in the underground scene." - Kid Cudi

"Actually, the only thing I regret is not making more underground films and bringing them with me as historical documents." - Bahman Ghobadi

"I went to underground music studios. In the studios, I learned that you can make a movie without a permit." - Bahman Ghobadi

"I do a cover of a Velvet Underground song, and they were one of the most important bands, for me." - Martin Gore

"I don't think anything's underground anymore. And I think that's a good thing. Everything is up for grabs." - Colin Greenwood

"Since I loved underground music, I tried to carve a space for feminism within it. Those were my hopes." - Kathleen Hanna

"A lot of underground hip-hop will inspire me as far as rhyme patterns - really wordy, intelligent lyrics." - Travie Mccoy

"At the end of the '90s and into 2000, electronic music was still an underground phenomenon, especially in America." - Tiesto

"Hip-hop is like underground. I don't know if hip-hop exists anymore. I don't know if it does." - Theophilus London

"I don't write songs in order to stick it to my exes. I don't release underground dis tracks." - John Mayer

"I was young and felt like it was opportunity 'cause they were moving units back then on the underground scene." - Young Buck

"The underground went really underground. Grand Funk, and all these people man are the moderate's choice of music. Underground is Yoko Ono, The Black Poets. These people scare the hell out of most freaks. They laugh at Yoko Ono, but it's the whole cliche." - David Bowie

"The only free road, the Underground Railroad, is owned and managed by the Vigilant Committee. They have tunneled under the whole breadth of the land." - Henry David Thoreau

"You either make it illegal, in which case you support a huge underground economy or you tax it within the limits people can afford." - Kevin O'Leary

"Our defense is not in our armaments, nor in science, nor in going underground. Our defense is in law and order." - Albert Einstein

"We bury our seeds and wait, Winter blocks the road, Flowers are taken prisoner underground, But then green justice tenders a spear" - Rumi

"The challenge artists face today is whether to be an underground, unheard genius, or to dilute their art for the marketplace." - Cornel West

"There's good and bad in every arena. It's funny, some people, the reason they're in the underground is because they're lazy and don't make things happen for themselves." - Shepard Fairey

"It is true that I am a person with black pockets of evil and hatred in my heart. There are underground places inside of me" - Lynda Barry

"The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like the potato. The best part is underground." - Thomas Overbury

"The person who has nothing to brag about but their ancestors is like a potato; the best part of them is underground." - Thomas Overbury

"A degenerate nobleman, or one that is proud of his birth, is like a turnip. There is nothing good of him but that which is underground." - Samuel Butler (poet)

"The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like a potato, - the only good belonging to him is underground." - Thomas Overbury

"Our lives are like islands in the sea, or like trees in the forest, which co-mingle their roots in the darkness underground." - William James

"I very much want to inject gay culture into the mainstream. It's not an underground tool for me. It's my whole life." - Lady Gaga

"I feel like Harriet Tubman, except I am trying to free people through underground music, to free themselves creatively and inspirationally." - Janelle Monae

"Girl they love me like I'm Prince, like the new kid with the crown. Bunch of underground kings, thought you knew how we get down." - Drake

"Dogwoods are great optimists. Daffodils wait and see, crouching firmly underground just in case spring doesn't come this year, but dogwoods have faith." - Barbara Holland

"Maybe love is like rain. Sometimes gentle, sometimes torrential, flooding, eroding, joyful, steady, filling the earth, collecting in underground springs. When it rains, when we love, life grows." - Carol Gilligan

"I've always been told my presence brightened up any room. One might think that went doubly for dank underground cell." (Jace)" - Cassandra Clare

"The abuser knows where you work. Even if a woman goes underground at night, the abuser knows where to find her during the day." - Gordon Campbell

"'Revolution' . There were two versions of that song but the underground left only picked up on the one that said 'count me out'." - John Lennon

"I grew up in the '90s. I listened to a lot of The Clash, Velvet Underground and Roxy Music. I wasn't into Boyzone, or anything." - Aaron Taylor-Johnson

"Oh, Hello. I'm Eugene Mirman, and I'm here to introduce my special. It's called An Evening of Comedy in a Fake Underground Laboratory." - Eugene Mirman

"I formed a band called Atomic Rooster. The Atomic Rooster was sort of an underground cult band, sort of psychedelic. We did very well." - Carl Palmer

"The history of pop is a progression of underground styles going mainstream, so there's nothing unusual about the White Stripes or Franz Ferdinand selling records." - Sasha Frere-Jones

"If this is airing in the future and no one knows who Karl Rove is - he's the reason you all live underground." - Eugene Mirman

"Underground hip-hop is, like, one of my foundations, I would say a cornerstone of my foundation of my musical tastes." - Miguel

"[The Specials ]was always going to be an underground, underdog kind of movie. But I love when people bring that up, because it's very early, vintage James Gunn." - Rob Lowe

"Most of this innovative new music doesn't make money so it's regarded as uninteresting for the business people and considered as "underground"." - Eddy de Clercq

"I went underground. So I didn't see [my father] for 11 years. So that was pretty traumatic time for my parents for sure." - Bill Ayers

"With rap music, there are billions and billions of samples that are uncleared that people have never been bothered about on an underground level." - Girl Talk

"Punk rock, when I was a part of it, was called 'the underground.' There was something very attractive in all the hidden places, the hidden histories." - Mary Harron

"Run DMC brought us out of that underground-only feel. They brought rap above ground and made it respectable as an art form to mainstream music." - Ice Cube

"People didn't get to see how other towns interpreted the underground ethos, and so they developed their own unique versions of it." - Michael Azerrad

"I always wanted to move to New York because of the Velvet Underground, because of the picture that they painted of New York City." - Devendra Banhart

"If you think about it, being digital is Italian. It's underground, provocative, interactive. It has humor, discourse, and debate. It has a kind of liveliness to it." - Nicholas Negroponte

"atching a coordinated, devastating attack on our country from an underground bunker at the White House can affect how you view your responsibilities." - Dick Cheney

"I think that in America there is a new movement of underground movies that wants to kick the ass of independent films that they think whine too much." - John Waters

"One day some young poet will make your impossible wish come true by knowing your books, books as rare as flowers underground, written for a hundred friends." - Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo

"There is a lot of underground type of fighting going on and some of it is not safe, it's pretty brutal. But it's absolutely fascinating." - Channing Tatum

"I spend so much time in my studio, which can be very dark, so it can begin to feel as if I'm a mole underground." - Jacob Collins

"The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green." - Thomas Carlyle



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