Best Quotes by Gene Ween

In life sometimes, in the universe, you have to close some doors to have others open.

Gene Ween

I can’t take any more white boys noodling around on their guitars.

Gene Ween

We are going to put out a boxed set thing, but I don’t want to do it yet. I want to wait until we’re 45 and we’re bitter and broke. Then, we’ll put out the comprehensive Ween boxed set.

Gene Ween

A few years ago, one of our singles got beaten out by Better Than Ezra. The label could only have one band at a time being taken to the right people at radio, and they opted for Better Than Ezra instead of us. Who knows.

Gene Ween

A lot of those songs are actually about Sarah, who I was recently divorced from about five or six months ago. I’d been seeing her off and on since I was about nineteen, so a lot of those songs are about her.

Gene Ween

Basically, Pizza Hut just backed out on the ad agency at the last minute. They got fired and we got fired. It was a simple as that. We do stuff like that on and off.

Gene Ween

Forty minutes in front of Beck isn’t really where it’s at.

Gene Ween

I want to sound like Christopher Cross in another ten years, and be totally proud of it.

Gene Ween

I was never into smart college boy music.

Gene Ween

I wrote most of these songs right before the end. A lot of these songs are about that. Even if it’s not direct, you can feel the beginning of the end of the breakup in these songs.

Gene Ween

I’m a very big Notorious B.I.G. fan and I do an imitation of him that always cracks everybody up.

Gene Ween

Most of our fans seem to be very intelligent people who don’t stand out too much, but they’re still total freaks. I like that – they’re smart and sadistic, which I think is a reflection at us.

Gene Ween

Ninety-nine per cent of opening bands stink.

Gene Ween

Not after the big bust in ’92, there’s no big drug lifestyle anymore. I can’t talk about it. Pretty ugly.

Gene Ween

Now in a way, money is money, and if it’s going to increase our audience, that’s fine.

Gene Ween

We had been working. We had a bunch of songs written and it came time to make the record, so we had our lawyer make the call to Elektra and ask for our advance. Then, we got dropped. It was actually exciting.

Gene Ween

We love doing commercial and TV show work.

Gene Ween

We sold a certain, steady amount of product for them and they could count on it. When it came time to ask for the money for this new record, they dropped us. It was fine with us. It was a dead fish.

Gene Ween

When it comes to the recording and writing, it’s still mostly Mickey and I. But now there’s this whole live entity that’s a whole different thing, and it seems to be where we’re gaining the most popularity.

Gene Ween

You know, it’s absolutely connected to The Mollusk in that, it’s what we’re writing after The Mollusk. A lot of this stuff reminds me of things on The Mollusk.

Gene Ween

My decision to leave ‘Ween’, however interpreted, was absolutely not made in haste.

Gene Ween

Know that I am extremely proud of all that is ‘Ween.’

Gene Ween