Eddie Vedder

“I feel like we have to keep our eyes on the road. Being nostalgic is like taking an offramp and getting a sandwich – and then you get back on the highway. I don’t want to be spending the rest of my life at the gas station.”

eddie vedder guitar

“The word religion has such bad connotations for me, that it’s been responsible for wars, and it shouldn’t be that way at all, it’s just the way the meaning of the word has evolved to me. I have to wonder what we did on this planet before religion.”

eddie vedder musician

“It’s the ones without scars – those are the people you have to watch out for.”

surfer eddie vedder surfing

“I’m probably never happier than when I’m by myself in the water.  What I’ve worked and sacrificed for is not to be on stage playing music but to surf in some secluded place.  It’s a grounding element.  Waves don’t care who you are.”

skateboarder eddie vedder
eddie vedder skateboarding

“I’ve always looked at it like skating a ramp — there’s transitions.  To me, the difference between a song and music is the transition.”

Eddie Vedder

“I think it’s like a movie that was way too popular. It’s a story that’s been told too many times and just doesn’t mean anything. Man lived on the planet — [placing his fingers an inch apart], this is 5000 years of semi-recorded history. And God and the Bible, that came in somewhere around the middle, maybe 2000. This is the last 2000, this is what we’re about to celebrate [indicating about an 1/8th of an inch with his fingers]. Now, humans, in some shape or form, have been on the earth for three million years [pointing across the room to indicate the distance]. So, all this time, from there [gesturing toward the other side of the room], to here [indicating the 1/8th of an inch], there was no God, there was no story, there was no myth and people lived on this planet and they wandered and they gathered and they did all these things. The planet was never threatened. How did they survive for all this time without this belief in God? I’d like to ask this to someone who knows about Christianity and maybe you do. That just seems funny to me.”

eddie vedder concert

“The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.”

Can’t Stop – Ukulele Songs – Eddie Vedder