Mark Foster


Nationality: American Born: Unknown

Alan Alexander Milne, better known as A. A. Milne, was an author and poet from England, who was particularly famous for being the creator of the character Winnie the Pooh. Milne was educated at the University of Cambridge and initially worked as a playwright; however it was as the writer of Winnie the Pooh in 1926 that he became famous. It was followed up by The House at Pooh Corner two year later. Other than that, he was a prolific writer who wrote children’s short story and poetry collections, newspaper columns, plays and had also been a columnist for the popular magazine Punch.
I think my inner child wants to take over the world.
There's a lot of bands that blow up quickly, but then they die quickly. Longevity is the healthy thing; that's the pursuit.
Going out and volunteering sounds simple, but many people don't volunteer because they don't know where to start.
I've written so many songs that are hopeful - songs that are, like, about an old man that gives all his possessions away because he wants to help people. I wrote 'Pumped Up Kicks' just to tell a different type of story.
There are career waiters in Los Angeles, and they're making over $100,000 a year.
I'm not really worried about writer's block.
The phrase 'pumped up kicks,' man, I was excited when I came up with that.
I realized probably when I was, like, 20 years old that the hardest thing to do is to write a pop song - not, like, a candy-pop, throwaway pop song.
Pressure has always been more of a friend than a foe for me with songwriting.
Art is observing society around you, representing it through your eyes.
A timeless pop song is the hardest thing to do as a songwriter.
There were times when I was terrified to go to school because it felt like a jail sentence.