Jackson Browne Quotes


34 Jackson Browne quotes:



"I started playing the trumpet when I was about eight."
"Musician jokes are a kind of joke that usually have to do with how much money someone makes. Musicians are always starving, so they're really mean to each other about who makes what."
"So what I do, more than play any instrument - I mean, I love to play - but more than that, I write songs. Songs that are about living, about what it's like to be going through all the things that people go through in life."
"I wrote the song For A Dancer for a friend of mine who died in a fire. He was in the sauna in a house that burned down, so he had no idea anything was going on. It was very sad."
"Doctor my eyes, they can not see the sky.Is this the prize for having learned now not to cry?"
Author: Browne Quotes Category: Eyes Quotes
"You would think with all the genius and the brilliance of these times, we might find a higher purpose and a better use of mind."
Author: Browne Quotes Category: Purpose Quotes
"I never was a very good singer."
"I'd have to say that my favorite thing is writing a song that really says how I feel, what I believe - and it even explains the world to myself better than I knew it."
"I've also gotten to play in front of a million people in Central Park when there was a grass roots movement calling for nuclear disarmament - it was about 1982 - they called it Peace Sunday."
"It was a great time to be born, because I got to have my own publishing company right from the beginning, so I made more money than somebody would have doing what I did ten or fifteen years before."
"People were learning to play traditional music, folk songs, and that's a big field - that's everything from blues to Appalachian music."
"So I had a couple of years of playing trumpet. I really enjoyed it, but it was not the kind of instrument you could whip out at a party. Let's face it."
"That folk music led to learning to play, and making things up led to what turns out to be the most lucrative part of the music business - writing, because you get paid every time that song gets played."
"That's maybe the most important thing each generation does, is to break a lot of rules and make up their own way of doing things."
"When I really started liking music was when I could play some of it myself, and after a couple of years of playing folk music, I kinda rediscovered those hits that were on the radio all the time when I was a kid."
"You can take as much as you can from the generation that has preceded you, but then it's up to you to make something new."
"I told my father I wanted to play the banjo, and so he saved the money and got ready to give me a banjo for my next birthday, and between that time and my birthday, I lost interest in the banjo and was playing guitar."
"And my dad wanted me to play the trumpet because that's what he liked. His idol was Louis Armstrong. My dad thought my teeth came together in a way that was perfect for playing the trumpet."
"Where the touch of the lover ends And the soul of the friend begins There's a need to be separate and a need to be one And a struggle neither wins."
Author: Browne Quotes Category: Struggle Quotes
"Now, guitar was pretty cool. Everybody knew something on the guitar. So I wanted to play guitar, but I told my dad if he wanted me to keep studying something, I'd like to study piano."



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