P. J. Harvey

I don't loathe interviews, I'm just one of those people who makes music because I find it difficult to talk.P. J. Harvey

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Making me into a role model is placing too much importance on what I see as a work in progress.P. J. Harvey

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I work on words quite separately to music. They're both ongoing, and I don't ever feel like I'm working in a cycle in that respect, because it's every day anyway, no matter what I'm doing. Then I get to a point when I've collected together enough words that seem like they want to be songs rather than poems, or sometimes not.P. J. Harvey

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There is nothing more boring than doing singing exercises.P. J. Harvey

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I tried to use words that were dealing with the emotional quality that any human being could recognize in the way that they felt about their country. It's to do with the world we live in. That world is a brutal one and full of war. It's also full of many wonderful things and love and hope.P. J. Harvey

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With songs I almost see the images, see the action, and then all I have to do is describe it. It's almost like watching a scene from a film, and that's what I go about trying to catch in a song.P. J. Harvey

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I firmly disbelieve that one has to be a tortured soul to write good music.P. J. Harvey

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People have a tendency to see country life through rose-colored glasses.P. J. Harvey

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My mom is a sculptress.P. J. Harvey

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I work on words, mostly, toward them being poetry or short stories, and then some of those become songs. They all find their place in the world, but they all start off in the same place. I'm always painting and drawing as well, and it's an ongoing creative assignment.P. J. Harvey

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I'm not a writer where I feel particularly blessed by great inspiration every day. I don't. I have to work really hard at it to try and say the things I'm concerned with.P. J. Harvey

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There's so much you can do with laying words on a bed of music. You can completely change their meaning with the type of music or the way they're sung.P. J. Harvey

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It's so much in me to want to keep experimenting all the time. It's just inherent. Therefore I keep reaching for instruments I don't particularly know how to play, and then I become excited.P. J. Harvey

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I don't think that much anymore in terms of 'write a record, record a record, tour a record,' because in my own mind, things have changed, in that I'm just an ongoing artist. I'm not quite sure what the next project needs to be until it presents himself, and then I know. I just follow dutifully while I'm being led.P. J. Harvey

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In order to make my solo shows as interesting as possible, I moved songs onto very different instruments so that I was moving instruments quite a lot during the set.P. J. Harvey

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My mother and father are very involved with music. It's completely part of their soul. They have an incredible record collection, all vinyl, of some of the best artists, in my eyes, that you can come across.P. J. Harvey

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People like Howlin' Wolf, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, Nina Simone, Captain Beefheart - all of these artists were what I grew up listening to every day of my life. And there's a very healthy music scene in the west country of England, where I grew up.P. J. Harvey

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I was a visual artist primarily and a writer, even from a very young age.P. J. Harvey

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I'd want to read the stories that I'd written, I'd want to show the drawings that I made. That was just purely natural. So I knew I wanted to go into the arts in some way and that I'd want to show that work in some way.P. J. Harvey

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I'm a Libra. That means that I can make a decision, but only after much thought.P. J. Harvey

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I decide immediately if I like a person and if I do, then I'm myself, and if I don't, then I give nothing.P. J. Harvey

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I did photography, painting, and drawing, but I prefer sculpture. I like it because it's very physical.P. J. Harvey

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I literally left school and went straight into music via art college for a year, and I've been so involved in my job of writing songs that the more actively involved part became channeled into standing on the stage and saying things that way.P. J. Harvey

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I'm probably much more influenced by film-makers and painters than I am by other songwriters or poets.P. J. Harvey

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I've always been very visceral in that I feel things very deeply.P. J. Harvey

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There's also a level of discipline I use as a writer, designed to get better at what I'm doing, that requires quite a lot of study and quite a lot of hard work as well.P. J. Harvey

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