It's not my goal to be a famous actor.

— Gavin DeGraw

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You can be a singer, and you can be a guitar player, but putting them together is another animal.

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I was introduced to country music around a campfire on a farm.

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Sometimes the only way is jumping; hope you’re not afraid of heights.

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I miss that sensation of a small achievement feeling like a really big deal.

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When my grandfather died, I started adopting some of his accents, to sort of remind myself of him. A homage. He was a war hero, and he was really great with his hands.

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I'm very competitive, and my ego couldn't handle that lack of success.

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I could tell it was a popular move as a writer to walk down the bass lines while you were writing a song.

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So I try not to have any actual expectations for myself for any level of success or failure.

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I happen to be a guy who also plays the piano and sings, so people automatically associate me with Billy Joel.

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When I was a kid I got busted for throwing a rock through a car window and egging a house on halloween.

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The early Billy Joel stuff I fell in love with, like Glass Houses, is a real rock record.

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Women are the first to jump on what is fashionable.

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About Gavin DeGraw

Quotes 46 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

I am the byproduct of an Ellis Island orgy, basically.

I'm everything. I've got quite a mixture in me. I know a lot of it and I don't know some of it. I'm pretty mixed up, but mostly Russian and Irish.

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I don't want to be anything other than what I've been trying to be lately.

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I took a lot of time to open myself up to taking chances musically.

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So if I was dating somebody now and the relationship didn't work out, I'd take that as failing.

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So when you start touring, women are definitely going to check you out first.

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My dad didn't want me to play guitar. He played piano, so I chose that. And I ended up loving it.

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I'm no heartthrob. Honestly, I am really happy that people are just giving me a chance and paying attention to what it is I have to say, because I certainly hope I have a lot more to say than I do to look at. That's more important to me.

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I guess I'm happy that I'm getting the attention.

Otherwise, I'd just be playing in a local bar in front of my family members, and I'm sure they'd get sick of that in no time.

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To leave this world a better person, and for me to not be the only one who knows it.

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Playing in front of people is a lot different from playing in your room.

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I live in a bus and go from place to place and sometimes feel very detached from what's going on.

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Thats part of the fun, I guess, is having people excited about seeing you and signing autographs and getting to meet fans and things like that.

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But I've never considered myself any kind of heartthrob. It sounds painful.

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I don't want to be anything other than what I've been trying to be lately.

All I have to do is think of me and I have peace of mind. I'm tired of looking 'round rooms wondering what I've got to do or who I'm supposed to be. I don't want to be anything other than me.

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I think listening to real classic soul material made me learn how to feel music that's sung.

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I love it. It's the most legitimate way to acquire and sustain an audience of people who are interested in your music. Touring allows me to play material that isn't on the album and that they wouldn't be able to hear otherwise.

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I think it's important as a player every now and again to play something that's influenced you as an artist just to expose the people to it.

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I don't really take a step back too often to see what's going on.

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So yeah, I play the piano for most of the show, but I like rock and roll.

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Things take a little more time when you're not doing really obvious sales.

I don't have any nudity in my videos, or anything close to it, and I don't have shootouts or explosions or car chases ... There aren't a bunch of drugs in the videos and I am not wearing hot pants, and I don't dance. So, as far as videos or anything visually is concerned, I'm not a very visually stimulating artist.

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Love has a reason There's a meaning to the world We're giving love.

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I can do a gig without an instrument.

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We have a George Foreman grill on the bus.

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I don't want to be anything other than me.

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I don't want to see Superman replaced with Superboy.

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I love to play music.

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I like to do the splits onstage.

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When people put that sort of pressure on you, you're worried that people won't want to receive you.

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I don't take my clothes off in my videos.

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Belief builds from scratch. Doesn’t have to relax, it doesn’t need space

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I may never get my own action figure, but at least I think what I'm doing is really legitimate musically.

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I'm like a junkie for writing.

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There's always some amount of gradual, slow burning destruction over the course of partying.

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