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5 Great Lou Reed quotes; + one amazing interview

Rock music has lost one of its darkest poets. Lou Reed died yesterday at the age of 71. His wife Laurie Anderson says he underwent a liver transplant in May and had been in ill health for several months.

Reed, who formed the Velvet Underground in the '60s, has always been known for having a way with words, most often brief and to-the-point. Here are five of my favorite Lou Reed quotes:

“Life is like Sanskrit read to a pony.”

"The most important part of my religion is to play guitar."

"I don't like nostalgia unless it's mine."

"My bullsh** is worth more than other people's diamonds."

"These are really terribly rough times, and we really should try to be as nice to each other as possible."
 

There aren't any terribly pithy quotes contained in this 1974 interview, but it's enjoyable to watch how much fun Lou is having with these clueless journalists.

 



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