Tim Bergling, known professionally as Avicii, was a Swedish DJ, electronic musician, and songwriter who specialized in audio programming, remixing and record producing. Inspirational Avicii quotes will fuel your soul, help boost your confidence and uplift your spirit.
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Most Famous Avicii Quotes
When I met Ash, he just took it to a whole another level. He took me out of nowhere and then really built my career. And I wouldn’t be here without that.
I love DJing, I do. I love everything that comes with it; it’s fun and it’s kind of glamorous.
I make sure to use both Twitter and Facebook a lot which helps me connect to the fans.
If there is love in this life, we’re unstoppable.
I think I am a pretty good judge of character in general and try to surround myself with the best people I can.
When I look back on my life, I think, ‘Whoa, did I do that?’ It was the best time of my life in a sense. It came with a price – a lot of stress, a lot of anxiety for me – but it was the best journey of my life.
I’ve always been a producer – that’s how I see myself first. The DJing came second as a way for me to be able to perform.
I have a hard time writing music when I’m on tour.
I’ve always had a fascination with making your own music but never have been skilled enough to play the instrument, so to be able to make music without the ability was awesome.
A lot of work and thinking goes into my DJing. I want the entire night to progress seamlessly and when I have to adapt the energy on the fly for the crowd on any given night, I can do so with harmonic mixes that I’ve practiced over and over again. I am far from the only DJ that does this and its something I take pride in being able to do.
House music originated in America, and it has always been around, but I guess it just got a tighter hold on Europe and other parts of the world.
I tried carrying the weight of the world. But I only have two hands.
I’ve always worn a lot of Ralph Lauren, and plaid shirts in general have been a signature piece for me. With plaid, you can look super-relaxed or you can look a bit dressed up.
I feel fortunate that I’ve been surrounded by so many good people and my manager, and everyone who I’ve worked with has been with me from the start, and I think that’s really important.
It’s hard – some people get inspired by a feeling, but I’m mostly inspired by melodies.
I admire the old legendary songwriters.
I have always been mainstream. It is so weird because I don’t see it as something negative at all. So many people see it as something negative.
I love finding out-of-the-box inspirations and blending them with what I’ve done in the past. And when I started to experiment with genres, it didn’t sound forced. Maybe that’s because it’s all music that I listened to growing up, and it’s all music that I love.
To me, I’m always trying to look for the energy.
Inspirational Avicii Quotes
Your whole life has been building up to this moment. Your whole life has been building up to this day. Every dream that moved you, every scar improved you, every voice around you tells you to believe.
I grew up listening to a lot of Ray Charles and ’60s rock, thanks to my father, and then my brothers got me into KISS and whatnot, so I guess that’s where I got my first taste for music.
Lyrics are important, but it’s hard because English isn’t my first language – although it feels like it is these days! I grew up with amazing melodies, so getting that right on a song has always been the key thing for me, but there’s no reason why a great melody doesn’t deserve great lyrics.
When I started out, I was Avici with one i. But on MySpace, that name was taken.
I don’t really look at the charts at all. If anything, I try to out-do what I’ve done before. I try to make music that I like and I trust my own judgment with what will work with a wider audience. If you compare yourself to the charts, you lose perspective on what you’re doing and why you’re doing it.
Life’s a game made for everyone, and love is the prize.
If I wanted to make a quick buck, there are far easier ways of doing it. What I want is to provoke people. If you want a hit song, all you need to do is rewrite an old song. It might have been proven to work, but you won’t be remembered the same way.
I would never lay down a pre-programmed set and perform to a pre-mixed CD; I would never cheat my fans like that.
Love is where the heart is.
I’m a DJ. I get the party started.
It has to be something that feels right.
There’s always haters, no matter what you’re doing – whether they’re complaining that everything you do sounds the same, or it’s too different.
I always just sit down at the piano and make the main hook – what I want the track to be about melodically – and then I’ll build everything else around that. But growing up, I did not play any instruments.
I’m good at melody – I’ll write the top-line melody and ideal words I want to go with it. But I’m not that good at writing lyrics. I bounce those back and forth with songwriters or someone who can sing.
Dance music is like a virus: it has affected so many different genres.
Figure out what you’re most passionate about in life and what you’re good at. And the mixture between those two and then you should give it your all, all the time.