Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.
Once you label me you negate me.
The will to label will always prevail over what's being labeled,
usually at the expense of either truth or understanding
Don't rely too much on labels, for too often they are fables
Labels only confuse people. The smarter people recognize artists who transcend categories. But I always try to entertain. It's in my nature; writers are born to entertain. If that means working ostensibly within a genre, fine.
It was important to me to find a label that wouldn't back out after a first single. Everyone's so used to hearing me with Hootie, they're going to be skeptical.
The wisest man is the silent one. Examine his actions. Judge him by them.
To label me an intellectual is a misunderstanding of what that is.
Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
I've always loved words. I ate up all the books I could get my hands on, and when I couldn't get books, I read candy wrappers and labels on cereal and toothpaste boxes.
I don't understand labels. I don't need anybody to tell me I'm Latina or black or anything else. I've played characters that were written for Caucasian females, I just want to be given the same consideration as everybody else, and so far that has been happening.
I love music and musicians. And seeing great artists dropped from labels was really frustrating and sad to me
Genre labels are useful only insofar as they help you find an audience.
A lot of labels are hiring a lot more accountants than people that know music.
I hate the industry even more now, no bands get nurtured anymore. Labels only spend money promoting acts they know will be Top Ten. I find it offensive spending $2 million on a video.
I tend to not want to put labels or categories on the music, only because people come with preconceived ideas about what they're going to hear, or won't come for this reason.
I think part of what happens is that small labels want to get bigger. And bigger is not better.
By the end, everybody had a label - pig, liberal, radical, revolutionary... If you had everything but a gun, you were a radical but not a revolutionary.
Generally, you are held to a sound and that becomes your sound. That gets branded as your sound, and all the copycats start with it because the labels are looking for that sound.
I don't put labels on myself.
Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of "crackpot" than the stigma of conformity.
The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting flamboyant labels on empty luggage.
We are too quick to put labels on things. It is my profession. I get up and paint. Everyone wants to put a label on it, but I am a free spirit, so I fight against that.
Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behavior.
It's just someone has labelled us as having a different label to do what you do. I find that labels are the worst thing in the world for artistic expression.
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