Eddie Vedder Quotes

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

I know I was born and I know that I’ll die…
The in between is mine.
I Am Mine

I knew all the rules but the rules did not know me.

The smallest oceans still make big big waves.

I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes. Some of it is background music, and some of it is things that might affect a person’s day, if not their life, or change an attitude. The best songs are the ones that make you feel something.

You don’t love me. If you really knew me, you wouldn’t love me. You love who you think I am. And don’t pretend that you know me. Because I don’t even know myself.

Life moves fast. As much as you can learn from your history, you have to move forward.

You kill yourself and you make a big old sacrifice and try to get your revenge. That all you’re gonna end up with is a paragraph in a newspaper. In the end, it does nothing. Nothing changes. The world goes on and you’re gone. The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.

It’s saying, just stop, and be together. Don’t talk now, just breathe and feel each other’s presence.

Music’s at its best when it has a purpose.

It’s a song about first relationships and letting go. It’s very rare for a relationship to withstand the Earth’s gravitational pull and where it’s going to take people and how they’re going to grow. I’ve heard it said that you can’t really have a true love unless it was a love unrequited. It’s a harsh one, because then your truest one is the one you can’t have forever.

The sorrow grows bigger when the sorrow’s denied.

The love received is the love that is saved.


I don’t want to think I want to feel!

It’s an art to live with pain… mix the light into gray.

Music saved me; I mean, my upbringing was like a hurricane, and music was the tree I held onto.

He who forgets will be destined to remember.

It’s a mystery to me;
We have a greed, with which we have agreed.
You think you have to want more than you need.
Until you have it all, you won’t be free.

I’ll ride the wave, where it takes me!

The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.

I’m optimistic yet disillusioned, hopeful yet frustrated.

I wish I was the verb ‘to trust’ and never let you down.

Sometimes, whether you like it or not, people elevate you. It’s real easy to fall.

Dream the dreams of other men, you’ll be no ones rival.

Worship the music, not the musicians.