Elvis Costello Quotes

33 Elvis Costello quotes:

"Really the only thing holding a lot of records together is the personality of the singer, and the will to write all of these different things."
"Sometimes I write notes that I have difficulty singing."
"There are many critics who have an idealised version of where my strengths lie."
"These are the sort of things that push you on in music - the curiosity, a passion for new ideas."
"Very similar experience happened last year when we released this album, North. It was on Deutsche Grammophon, it was very, very honest. It was the most honest record I've ever written."
"Well, I've had a lot of different experiences in music over the years. And not everything you do can satisfy everybody's idealised version of you."
"Well, T Bone's had a remarkable career as a producer since the time that we first worked together. He was dividing his time between recording and producing when we first met, and touring. We toured together and we were great friends."
"You have to face the fact that I have no reputation as a composer; I have my reputation as a songwriter and a performer-and that opportunity came this summer, when I was invited to perform at the Lincoln Centre festival in New York... three nights."
"You need a platform upon which to release an orchestral record, otherwise it's just going to be an obscurity."
"The songs will tell a story that I have imagined existing between the lines of Andersen's biography and some of his most famous tales, ... They speak of a misfit's love for an unattainable woman and a struggle between a huckster and someone who composes music in secret."
Author: Costello Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"The words that are being spoken are serious, whether you take them at face value or listen to them at all, ... I'm not a preacher, I'm a singer. I can sing about serious things, but I don't think I have to put on a pious face to do it."
Author: Costello Quotes Category: Value Quotes
"Seems to me, that the worlds are moving closer together rather than one invading the other. I believe that music is connected by human passions and curiosities rather than by marketing strategies."
Author: Costello Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"We have to speak up now,"

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