Neil Diamond Quotes


23 Neil Diamond quotes:



"I think probably Australians have just a little more taste than most people."
"If it can affect me, if it has meaning to me, if I feel I can do it well, I will do it and record it and thats why I recorded these songs."
"There's a mystery to writing, and you don't really know where most of it comes from."
"I made a U-turn and went back 40 years to try to recapture those feelings, ... The major difference between this album and my first or second album is I think the lyrics now go to places I could never go to then."
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"I'm lucky. Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part."
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"I'm lucky. Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part."
"Songs are life in 80 words or less."
"I came back to performing with a different attitude about performing and myself. I wasn't expecting perfection any more, just hoping for an occasional inspiration."
"Brooklyn is not the easiest place to grow up in, although I wouldn't change that experience for anything."
"I don't like all of the music to be serious and deadly."
"I've always thought of music as something which gives the words their flight and their wings and the music often comes first, although sometimes I'll have a concept, a title idea, a lyric idea that I want to write and the lyric will come first."
"No, I majored in biology, in a pre-med program."
"The main objective in any song, the songs that I write, has always been that it reflect the way I feel, that it touch me when I'm finished with it, that it moves me, that it can take me along with it and involve me in what its saying."
"When you're on a merry-go-round, you miss a lot of the scenery."
"It's very difficult for me to say 'I love you' but to sing 'I love you' for me is easier."
"Song Sung Blue took a lot of compressing and refining, and it has one of my favorite lyrics."
"Songwritng is what I do."
"I've looked at photographs of myself during concerts and it sometimes looks as if I'm in a fencing move, with a guitar in my hands instead of a sword."
"Songwriting is different from music, although I don't deny now that it would be nice to have a little more background in music theory."
"Because my musical training has been limited, I've never been restricted by what technical musicians might call a song."



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