Juicy Quotes

“Every time you start, you start from scratch. You have your talent, you have your excitement about your idea, and you have a certain knowledge of musical and lyrical tools, but you never know a song is a hit when you’re writing it.” — Alan O’Day

“The whole area of creation plays all kinds of tricks on the writer. It can fool him into thinking it’s easier than it is; it can fool him into thinking it’s harder than it is; it can fool him into thinking it’s working when it’s not, or not working when it is.” — Mark Knopfler

“Don’t let the critic become bigger than the creator.” — Randy Newman

“Unlike some of my peers, I haven’t hit a writer’s block. When I hit a block, I just paint, which is an old crop rotation trick.” — Joni Mitchell

“Use a No. 2 lead pencil with a good eraser.” — Randy Goodrum

“I don’t like to make things too obvious – it gets really stale. You don’t need to be really cryptic or mysterious, but I just like lyrics that are different and kind of weird and spacey – that paints a nice picture.” — Kurt Cobain

“Music is spiritual. The music business is not.” — Van Morrison

“Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins.” — Carlos Santana

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