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Suzanne Vega Quotes

30 Suzanne Vega quotes:

"I didn't go out looking for fights as a kid, but if it was necessary, I'd fight. Fighting was a daily thing where we lived."
"Besides dancing at school and the studios, I'd written all these songs and had begun to play them at auditions."
"You have to defend your honor. And your family."
"I think it's a really good option for someone my age,"
Author: Vega Quotes Category: Age And Aging Quotes
"I had some fears as a kid, but I was also relatively fearless. Maybe that's a result of living half the time in reality and the other half in fantasy."
"A lot of my writing is not terribly civilized."
"I wasn't afraid of going places or doing new things. I would do just about anything or go anywhere. I'd get a notion in my mind and just follow it."
"When I was pregnant, I felt filled with life, and I felt really happy. I ate well, and I slept well. I felt much more useful than I'd ever felt before."
"If you have to fight a crowd of boys, it's best to go for the biggest one. That way you won't have to fight them all. The others will see that you mean business and you will win their respect."
"But I never want to get to the point where I write a safe song or one that represents my sense of a subject in order to appear civilized."
"My intellect has always been more responsible than my emotions for how I respond to the world."
"Writing in other voices is almost Japanese in the sense that there's a certain formality there which allows me to sidestep the embarrassment of directly expressing to complete strangers the most intimate details of my life."
"So you eat, you sleep, and then this wonderful child comes out, but you don't feel like you have any control over that process, over her, over her character and who she is."
"Of course, sometimes when you write personally, you are also writing about society, obliquely reflecting topical issues, but not in a way that people would expect you to or in the way that someone trying to make a point would."
"I think that if you have a strong narrative, if the idea of the song can be boiled down to the basics, it won't change that much."
"In the end, my pursuit of the elusive New York State driver's license became about much more than a divorced woman's learning to drive for the first time."
"I was the oldest child, and both my parents worked, so I had a great deal of responsibility from a very young age."
Author: Vega Quotes Category: Parents Quotes
"Solitude stands by the window/ She turns her head as I walk in the room/ I can see by her eyes she's been waiting/ Standing in the slant of the late afternoon"
Author: Vega Quotes Category: Solitude Quotes
"I'd like to meet you/ In a timeless placeless place/ Somewhere out of context/ And beyond all consequences."
Author: Vega Quotes Category: Consequences Quotes
"Sometimes I listen to songs by very smart writers who assume that the world is a civil place with certain formalities that people follow, but I don't see things that way. My own experience tells me that life is not like that."

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