Marijus Mikutavičius

Singer, songwriter, television host

Photo credits: Mantas Ruzveltas

My job is one of the greatest jobs in the world. Maybe that’s just because it’s so hard to pinpoint what it is that I actually do.

Marijus Mikutavičius

Even as a student, I realized my years at school were going to teach me some not-so-good lessons alongside the good. One example: smoking.

I have always believed that it is unnecessary to do and act like the masses. Find your own path in life and follow it patiently. This way, you may remain alone, but you might also become unique.

When I work, the most important qualities are honesty and confession, so when I write, I try to reveal that which I hide in everyday life.

There are few people whom I truly love. Some of them have already died, but I believe that some have yet to be born.

It seems odd that people say, “Time is money.” I’ve always had far more time than money.

An artist is a person who dies without knowing he is an artist. Others call him by that name, but not he.

My life credo is, “Rejoice not having found, weep not having lost.”

Each new experience makes us build up our defenses, which is why as we grow up, our souls begin to clatter ever more.

The most important thing to understand in life is that your existence on this planet is merely a coincidence – it’s a game of chance. And just like in the lottery, you shouldn’t be overly optimistic about your future, because you may have picked a losing ticket.

In silence, I find no silence. A constant droning and ringing fills my head.

The greatest show of human strength is waking up at six o’clock in the morning for absolutely no reason at all.

Marijus Mikutavičius

I always try to understand the link between the panda and the common squirrel. (Thus far, there appears to be no link whatsoever.)

Music entrances me with its raw emotion, uniqueness and sound… Technology is boring. Traditions fade away. Only the human craving for expression marches on.

Working in television has taught me how easy it is to manipulate people and how sleazily others use this to their advantage.

I feel a deep sense of respect for people who dedicate their lives to a cause. Inventors, explorers, creators, missionaries, fighters, seekers… They may stumble, lose hope, or tire along the way, but perseverance propels them ever forward. Some of these heroes die without ever having reached their goals, which is simultaneously the most depressing and most fascinating part of their biographies.

When I need energy, I blast my favorite rock music. For me, it’s like being plugged into a high voltage outlet.

My biggest addiction is to the Internet. Perhaps that was a banal response, but I refuse to lie to make myself appear smarter.

My mind is always humming or ringing. Haven’t I already said that?

FC Prelegentai, my soccer club and crew of friends, has bestowed upon me the wondrous gift of sporting adventures and thrills. If you don’t happen to make the cut for FC Barcelona, FC Prelegentai is a damn good plan B!

I am starting to understand that there’s no need to form your own opinions about everything in the world. The world will keep on spinning perfectly well without them!

I can honestly say that right now I have no idea what I want to say.

No one can protect themselves against Sadness. One day He will come.

To be honest, I don’t always like being surrounded by people. Do I enjoy concerts full of fans and crowded nightclubs? Sure. But I would be just fine with a bit less company on trains and airplanes.

It’s important to spend time alone, especially because I haven’t had the opportunity to do so for so long. We can find maximum peace of mind during our solitary time, but unfortunately, peace does not always equate to happiness.

I haven’t yet had a chance to ask God why he created mosquitoes.

Marijus Mikutavičius

Most people think that creativity comes through some sort of mystical inspiration. Obviously, inspiration is important, but it won’t do much without the help of hard work.

I am heading off into the unknown. I’m not alone; it’s me and all other living people.

The only things in life that are inevitable are sickness, death, financial crises, and forced interactions with stupid people.

I will finally achieve inner peace when I develop Alzheimer’s and forget who I am.

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