Tracy Chapman Quotes


23 Tracy Chapman quotes:



"You have to pay attention to the moment and make it the best it can be for you. I've been trying to do that. It's really made a major difference for me. I'm a happier person."
"I learn all these things about the record talking about it after it's finished."
"I dressed up as a veterinarian for a Halloween costume party. I had the lab coat. I got a couple of stuffed animals for patients and put bandages on them."
"Songwriting is a very mysterious process. It feels like creating something from nothing. It's something I don't feel like I really control."
"I'm never sure if I'll ever write another song, what the song will be about and if what initially sparked the beginning of a song might complete it."
"I often write either really early in the morning, or really late at night."
"I would have liked to have had a little break after I made the record before I started this part of it, but it's best for me to get right into it."
"Some things remain fragments, just the lyrics and melodies or a line or two or a verse."
"The songs are not necessarily autobiographical. A lot of songs are a combination of influences. It might be some part of my life, or something I've felt, or something somebody's told me. It all comes together."
"I'm a hopeful cynic."
"When you feel like you've had a good show, you go backstage and you talk to yourself about it, and if you have a bad show you talk to yourself about it."
"We all must live our lives always feeling, always thinking the moment has arrived."
"I end up writing about all kinds of things. I never make an attempt to write about anything in particular. I don't have a little list of topics to write about."
"I really love playing music with other people. It's more fun to be on the road with others. It's kind of lonely out there when you play on your own!"
"With other people, you're always swapping music. Somebody is always listening to something you've never heard. It's a great way to hear all sorts of new things."
"Everyone is looking for connections between the songs. I don't usually approach a record as a concept. There's no overriding theme I'm trying to represent. It's all about the individual songs."
"People's real hopes and dreams can be distorted and misdirected and packaged until you're not sure what you really want or what you even really need."
"We have more media than ever and more technology in our lives. It's supposed to help us communicate, but it has the opposite effect of isolating us."
"At this point in my life I'd like to live as if only love mattered."
"I may be revered or defamed and decried; But I tried to live my life right."



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