Mark Knopfler Quotes


17 Mark Knopfler quotes:



"Emmy brings such a wealth of experience that it's like a director having the finest actress for a film. What is on the page is given a real living dimension and a character who you can see."
"After a while, though, the group just wasn't a good vehicle for the songs I'd written."
"And another thing: Stay responsive to any environment that comes along, and try to reflect what you feel in a wide variety of styles and songs."
"Each song has its own secret that's different from another song, and each has its own life. Sometimes it has to be teased out, whereas other times it might come fast. There are no laws about songwriting or producing. It depends on what you're doing, not just who you're doing."
"Every guitar I own gets used and has its purpose."
"I bad a piano long before I bad a guitar, and the practice I got just playing those three chords in a basic 12-bar blues song was very important."
"I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than."
"I don't really think of Dire Straits as a sound, you know. It. just depends on the song, and the stuff we're doing is so varied."
"I even played bass for a while. Besides playing electric guitar, I'd also get asked to play some acoustic stuff. But, since I didn't have an acoustic guitar at the time, I used to borrow one from a friend so I could play folk joints."
"I finally got a job teaching English in a college, which I was delighted to have because it proved to be a real steadying influence."
"I just want to be able to play and make people feel good with what I do. When you're thinking that way, anything can happen. And, usually, what happens is good."
"I love Gibsons, and Nationals, too. There's something magical about them."
"I was into playing American music, especially the blues."
"I'm also getting an Ovation Legend, because I like them so much."
"I'm not a collector, however, and I have no desire to own 50 or 60 guitars."
"As soon as you hear her taking the line, you see the character. She's not just a girl singing anymore; she's much more representative of something female. I think that's a depth that comes from her massive experience and ability."
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"Everybody has their own ideas of Shangri-La ... I tried to teach myself to enjoy the present, enjoy the now,"
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