Best Quotes from Dan Reynolds

People who have never dealt with depression think it’s just being sad or being in a bad mood. That’s not what depression is for me; it’s falling into a state of grayness and numbness.

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I always would dream of making music videos. Whenever I make music, I always have a visual in my mind. I always see things.

Dan Reynolds

Music speaks to people in a way that breaks down boundaries that words and actions sometimes can’t.

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My dad is my biggest source of inspiration. He’s a lawyer, and when he’d get home, we always sat down and listened to music.

Dan Reynolds

Your life is always worth living.

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But I really believe that you don’t do music because you want to, you do it because you have to.

Dan Reynolds

When a Mormon knocks, they say, ‘Can I teach you about Jesus Christ?’ And if you say no, they’ll say, ‘Then how can I be of service to you?’ So anybody who was smart would be like, ‘You can take out my trash and mow my lawn.’

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I always like to leave art and music open to interpretation.

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One of my best friends was gay and Mormon, and I saw how conflicted he was. It was the first time my faith didn’t align with my mind and heart and the first time I was being taught something at church that I was like, ‘Hey, this doesn’t seem right.’

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I wouldn’t recommend being a musician to anyone. It’s not glamorous. It’s a lot of being dirty, not eating, playing for five people and one of them is the bartender.

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There was nothing more I wanted to do than to see my dad react well to my music. I still do. I send him my demos all the time.

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There is always a mix of apprehension and excitement before you try songs out on a new audience.

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Now, there’s parts about Mormonism that I love and appreciate. And as far as things that I was embarrassed about, I just don’t feel it anymore.

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I promise to be the best missionary I can – a Mormon missionary for the LGBTQ community – and to hopefully use this privilege I’ve been given to give them a voice.

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I’ve had so many parents ask me, ‘So when should you talk about what it means to be gay or LGBTQ with a child?’ I don’t think there’s any age that’s too young.

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I’m tired of living the vanilla, non-offensive life. I think that’s a really sad way to spend my life, and I lived it like that because that’s what I was brought up in, taught to not rock the ship.

Dan Reynolds

There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t get an email from someone who is angry with me and tells me they’re not going to let their kid listen to Imagine Dragons anymore.

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I’m about as privileged as you can get. I’m a white, male, heterosexual front man of a rock band.

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I’ve followed Tegan and Sara’s music for quite a while, and I’ve been a fan of them and what they do and what they stand for. We’ve run into each other at one or two festivals over the years, and I kind of fanned out on them.

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I really don’t want my daughters to know me for being that guy who sings songs.

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I do feel a need as a Mormon to speak out against things that are hurting people.

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Being a Mormon is not a part-time religion. It is your life. You eat, sleep, and breathe Mormonism.

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Mormonism truly was a part of my every decision since the day I was born. It taught me to serve others and to feel comfort about the next life. Who doesn’t want to live for eternity and have a ‘mansion in heaven’? It sounded like a rad deal to me when I was in my teenage years.

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Do I know there is a God? Some days I don’t.

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LoveLoud isn’t just for the youth, but also their families and friends. They can attend and become educated on how to truly love and accept our LGBTQ youth.

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I’ve spent a lifetime trying not to offend people – that’s one thing that Mormons are really good at is smiling and shaking your hand and doing everything they can to not offend you. And I have gotten to this point in life where I don’t want to live that way anymore.

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When I was 18, I applied to go to BYU like my six brothers ahead of me – I have eight boys and one girl in my family.

Dan Reynolds

It does not mean you’re broken to have depression and anxiety. I would encourage you to speak out. Don’t hold it inside. Talk to friends. Talk to parents. If it’s available, go to a therapist.

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There’s nothing wrong or weak about seeking a therapist. I have a therapist.

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I was a little rebellious growing up.

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I grew up and had a lot of friends who were gay and Mormon. They couldn’t come out to their parents. They couldn’t even come out to me because we just wouldn’t talk about it.

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To be gay is beautiful and right and perfect; to tell someone they need to change their innermost being is setting up someone for an unhealthy life and unhealthy foundation.

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