The Best Trent Reznor quotes

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Trent Reznor is one of the most famous and successful entrepreneurs in the music industry. His work with Nine Inch Nails has put him at the forefront of innovative, industrial rock music. But Reznor’s journey to success was not easy – he faced many challenges along the way. This quotes compilation will explore Reznor’s life and his unique approach to entrepreneurship.

We are glad to present you the most interesting Feelings, World, Thinking, Time quotes from Trent Reznor, and much more.


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About Trent Reznor

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May 17, 1965

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Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Composer And More.

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Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

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Industrial Rock, Industrial Metal, Alternative Rock, Post-Industrial, Synth-Pop, Electronic And More.

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Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

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Columbia, Nothing, Interscope, Universal, Tvt And More.

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Nine Inch Nails, How To Destroy Angels, Atticus Ross, Pigface, Option 30, The Innocent And More.

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An integral part of any relationship is knowing that you could be killed in your sleep at any time. โ€” Trent Reznor


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To switch right into creativity usually takes a bit of time, and this came up right at that juncture where I thought, okay, here’s an opportunity to work with somebody I really respect in a new medium. โ€” Trent Reznor

God is dead, and no one cares! If there is a hell I’ll see you there! โ€” Trent Reznor

There’s nothing like a stressful day. โ€” Trent Reznor

god is dead and no one cares if there is a hell i ll see you there Trent Reznor quote


Grammy asshole weekend in LA. Yuck … The Grammys = the old guard / old media propping up their puppets trying to convince the outside world, and each other, they’re relevant. โ€” Trent Reznor

One step closer to the end of the world. The oneโ€“two combo of corporate greed and organised religion apparently proved to be too much for reason, sanity and compassion. โ€” Trent Reznor

For each film, you try to create a whole world sonically, having a sense of identity through instruments used, or recording techniques. โ€” Trent Reznor

It’s kind of a miracle to think that a device in your pocket can play pretty much any song that the world has ever created. โ€” Trent Reznor

Being human is a lot more difficult than being on tour. โ€” Trent Reznor

being human is a lot more difficult than being on tour Trent Reznor quote


I feel uncomfortable because I’m insecure about who I am. โ€” Trent Reznor

I’m kind of forced to get out of what might feel more natural and comfortable. โ€” Trent Reznor

Why don’t the Grammys matter? Because it feels rigged and cheapโ€“like a popularity contest that the insiders club has decided. โ€” Trent Reznor

With a Nine Inch Nails show, I’m building on a legacy that comes with a certain set of expectations. I have to push that forward, I have to reinvent myself, I have to feel current and valid. โ€” Trent Reznor

I think, fundamentally, music is something inherently people love and need and relate to, and a lot of what’s out right now feels like McDonalds. It’s quickโ€“fix. You kind of have a stomachache afterwards. โ€” Trent Reznor

i feel uncomfortable because i m insecure about who i am Trent Reznor quote

The music I always liked as a kid was stuff I could bum out to and realize, ‘Hey, someone else feels that way, too.’ So if someone can do that with my music, it’s mission accomplished. โ€” Trent Reznor

I’m just trying to figure out the right balance between making fans feel good and also maintaining some dignity for myself in the process. โ€” Trent Reznor

I believe there’s a God but I’m not too sure of his relevance. โ€” Trent Reznor


I thought my goal in life was to be in a successful band, and I had got that, but I was as miserable as I had ever been, and I couldn’t understand why that would be. โ€” Trent Reznor

I thought I’d reached the bottom a few times, but then I’d realise there was another 30 floors of despair below that. โ€” Trent Reznor

People are always saying, ‘You’re really nice, I thought you were going to be a complete asshole.’ I’m getting pretty fed up with it. I just want to say to them, ‘Well I could always piss on your head.’ โ€” Trent Reznor

I believe sometimes you have a choice in what inspiration you choose to follow and other times you really don’t. โ€” Trent Reznor

Inspiring Phrases From Trent Reznor

Any time I sit down and write music, the first part of that is always centering myself and thinking about who I currently am. โ€” Trent Reznor

Selfโ€“examination with a closeโ€“up mirror in an antiseptic environment is what Nine Inch Nails is based on. โ€” Trent Reznor

Bow down before the one you serve, you’re going to get what you deserve. โ€” Trent Reznor

bow down before the one you serve you re going to get what you deserve Trent Reznor quote

I write most of my songs when I’m in a bad mood. โ€” Trent Reznor

It’s a humbling thing, having kids. One of my sons came to rehearsals, and now he says Daddy’s job is ‘go play loud music.’ โ€” Trent Reznor

Try to find the right balance of keeping things exciting and treating your audience with respect, and also treating yourself as an artist with respect. โ€” Trent Reznor

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The least responsive audience I can ever remember playing to. โ€” Trent Reznor

Various Statements From Trent Reznor

I’ve got a canvas, I’ve got a scene, let’s fill that with sound. โ€” Trent Reznor

i ve got a canvas i ve got a scene let s fill that with sound Trent Reznor quote

I was up above it Now I’m down in it. โ€” Trent Reznor

I was excited by the process of Pandora, which I still think is a decent product. Not as great in actuality as it sounds. After the first hour, its weaknesses start to show up. โ€” Trent Reznor

I really try to put myself in uncomfortable situations. Complacency is my enemy. โ€” Trent Reznor

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t think music should be free. โ€” Trent Reznor

I think there’s something strangely musical about noise. โ€” Trent Reznor

i was up above it now i m down in it Trent Reznor quote

My music has been a sort of personal therapy. It’s got me out of tough times, it has been the friend that I needed, when I didn’t have a friend there. โ€” Trent Reznor

More Phrases From Trent Reznor

I tend to not listen to my own music when I’m not working on it. No real reason other than it’s nice to get away from it. โ€” Trent Reznor

To me, rock music was never meant to be safe. I think there needs to be an element of intrigue, mystery, subversiveness. Your parents should hate it. โ€” Trent Reznor

My doctor says, ‘You’ve got one of the hardest ones to treat because it’s not bipolar, it’s not up and down, you’re always just about a quart low in the mood department. โ€” Trent Reznor

In my nothing, you were everything, to me. โ€” Trent Reznor

in my nothing you were everything to me Trent Reznor quote

The first set of lyrics for the first songs I ever wrote, which are the ones on ‘Pretty Hate Machine,’ came from private journal entries that I realized I was writing in lyric form. โ€” Trent Reznor

The Grammys make me hate music, and certainly everyone in the assโ€“licking music industry. โ€” Trent Reznor

I’ll be honest, watching the music industry collapse has been demoralizing and disheartening at times. โ€” Trent Reznor

Deeper Quotes From Trent Reznor

Mtv can’t do less for me, let’s put it that way. I’m fine without them. โ€” Trent Reznor

If you have something to say, then say it. Express yourself and break the rules. โ€” Trent Reznor

mtv can t do less for me let s put it that way i m fine without them Trent Reznor quote

Now that I have a thousand albums in my car all the time, I listen to more music. I was too lazy; I always had the same five discs in there. I’d never think to change it. โ€” Trent Reznor

I found that when I was putting my own music out, with my Twitter feed as the pure marketing budget, I’m preaching to the choir. โ€” Trent Reznor

TRENT REZNOR Quotes Take Away

Trent Reznor is one of the most successful and inspiring musicians in history. His journey to the top has been full of hard work, determination, and a refusal to give up. As an artist, he understands the importance of creativity and expression. As a business owner, he knows how to get results. If youโ€™re looking for some inspiration or just need a little push to keep going, take a look at these quotes from Trent Reznor. And if you want to learn more about how to succeed like him, check out our courses.

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