Creed Bratton is an American actor, singer, and musician. He is a former member of the rock band The Grass Roots, and is best known for playing a fictionalized version of himself on the NBC sitcom The Office, which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Profoundly inspirational Creed Bratton quotes will fire up your brain and inspire you to look at life differently while making you laugh.
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Famous Creed Bratton Quotes
I don’t sit down to write a song, per se.
I was a drama major through college.
If I write songs and I think they sound good, then that’s it. That’s what I do. I’m not a technical musician, which is fine for rock and roll.
I love Westerns and I remember as a kid climbing up on the couch and make it into a saddle and shoot guns and fall off. I would lay there after my death and my mom would tell me to eat lunch and I’d say, ‘I’m still dead, Mom!’ I was Method, even then.
Apparently, I don’t want to take myself too seriously.
I think if you don’t have it [desire], you’re not going to be pushed into anything. You’ve got to want to do something.
The Taliban is the worst…great heroin though.
No matter how you get here or where you end up, human beings have this miraculous gift to make that place home.
When I first went on [Facebook], I found there were five or six Creed Bratton sites. It was all over the place. I had to compete with other people saying they were me. It was nuts, so this is nice that people know that if they’re gonna send something to me, I’m gonna be with my weird little mind looking at what they have to say. And what they’re seeing is actually me.
There’s not that many people from the sixties who have progressed as writers and are continuing on. They’re out there. But I’m one of them who’s just continued on, following his own little inner madness.
I write songs for myself, songs come out of me, I get enjoyment out of it. Basically, that’s it – I get enjoyment out of my songs, I know they’re good songs, and know that the people around me who I respect are all getting up on these tunes, and the feedback is really good, so that’s it. There are people who will receive them, and don’t receive them. Not in a spiritual sense, but in a commercial sense – do these songs treat people, and so far they’re working.
I don’t want to take myself too seriously. That’s my lesson to myself.
I’m not one of these people who sits down and writes to say I’m gonna write a song about this or that, or a specific subject. The songs actually kind of write themselves.
Inspirational Creed Bratton Quotes
I’m an actor, I created the character myself originally. I do tell the fans I appreciate that they think he’s real. It all finally comes down to the writers who really got the character and wrote so many memorable lines.
You’ve got to be happy; you have to do this thing [music] for the love. It’s not like you go into music because it’s going to make a lot of money. It’s something you do… that’s the thing. You got to accept all that hard work with it, too. And enjoy it and love it.
I was with a folk trio back in ’63 and ’64, and we traveled all across North Africa, Israel, and Europe.
In my early days, I was about 145 pounds. I was really a starving artist, the poster child for starving artists.
I had always planned to be an actor, and the music was just in my DNA, it’s always been.
I still have auditions for independent films. I’ve been still working.
Honestly, I love stealing things.
I do love to walk around in New York because people will notice me, smile, but they never bother anyone. New Yorkers are very cool. I love New York.
I’m not cybernaut, this stuff’s so foreign to me.
I’m a survivalist and a survivor.
Women in stores will pull their children away from me sometimes so they won’t catch the crazy Creed virus. Other folks are disappointed that I’m not that guy in person.
I keep busy. That was my nickname in college, ‘Iron to the Fire.’ I like to keep several things going at once.
What does a painter do? You get a painting, you put some intent and passion and emotion into these things and hope the people will receive it. Same as a playwright. It’s art.
I wouldn’t really say I’m a jazz guy, which I’m not.
I wake up in the morning, or the middle of the night when an idea comes through. My songwriting style, basically I just write down information given to me from the muse and how that works for songwriters. Record the muse and the muse delivers.
Playing with my grandfather, grandmother and my parents, I came to music pretty naturally.
Oh, I steal things all the time. It’s just something I do. I stopped caring a long time ago.
I liked back in the sixties where you’d turn on the radio and go ‘Oh that’s Hendrix, that’s Creedence Clearwater, that’s The Doors, there’s The Grass Roots, The Monkees, there’s Big Brother.’ You could just instantly hear it and tell. But in the eighties and nineties there’s no way you could do that.
I lived in London in 1965 and 1972. I love it there and I’m always very creative in that vibe. Would love to live for a while in Scotland/Ireland and Britain. Great appreciation there for the folk scene and song crafting.
I’ve been involved in a number of cults both as a leader and a follower. You have more fun as a follower, but you make more money as a leader.
In case you were wondering, my spirit animal is a duck billed platypus.
I’m not offended by homosexuality. In the 60s I made love to many, many women – often outdoors in the mud and the rain – and it’s possible that a man slipped in. There’d be no way of knowing.
Nobody steals from Creed Bratton and gets away with it. The last person to do this disappeared. His name? Creed Bratton.
I love music so much; I’ve always played.
I’m a pretty normal guy. I do one weird thing. I like to go in the women’s room for number two. I’ve been caught several times and I have paid dearly.
When I was a teenager, I was in an iron-lung.
I never took drug to escape. I know some people take drugs to escape, but I took drugs because I was an experimenter. And an artist. And I was always trying to go to the other side of that veil and get information, like all writers have done through the millennia. To get some insights on how the whole thing works, if there’s any way to know how it works, and write about it.