As far as being a 'player's player,' you've only got to go to Nashville or Argentina and you can forget about it. The world is full of amazing guitar players, and you know it, and I know it...it's a humbling experience.

— Mark Knopfler

The most sensational Mark Knopfler quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development

My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.

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I'm also getting an Ovation Legend, because I like them so much.

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Sometimes you gotta be an s.o.b., you wanna make a dream reality

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Juliet, when we made love, you used to cry.

You said, "I love you like the stars above, I'll love you 'til I die". There's a place for us, you know the movie song. When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?

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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.

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While I was into many different types of music, and played with many different local groups, I really didn't have a band to call my own until Dire Straits was formed in 1977.

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The music you make is shaped by what you play it on .

.. if you feel that you're not getting enough out of a song, change the instrument - go from an acoustic to an electric or vice versa, or try an open tuning ... do something to shake it up.

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Last time I was sober, man I felt bad, Worst hangover that I ever had.

It took six hamburgers, Scotch all night, Nicotine for breakfast just to put me right.

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Every guitar I own gets used and has its purpose.

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When you point your finger 'cause your plan fell through You got three more fingers pointing back at you!

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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.

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I was into playing American music, especially the blues.

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About Mark Knopfler

Quotes 30 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

My playing is fairly straightforward, really, and everything's pretty much standard no frills or special effects.

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Then came the churches, then came the schools, then came the lawyers, then came the rules.

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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.

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While listening, to things like western swing, for instance, I'd work something out in my head, then play it on my National; not the same song, but one that captured the feeling of the original tune.

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I left for the same reasons everyone leaves jobs that are no longer fulfilling their hopes and aspirations. I didn't see myself spending the rest of my life being a strummer for someone else's dreams. Whatever the opposite of regret is best describes how I've always felt about that decision - it opened me up to a million creative opportunities I needed to experience away from the bullshit and distorting mirrors that fame engenders.

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I'm not a collector, however, and I have no desire to own 50 or 60 guitars.

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I used to go to the school folk club with my songs when I was only 13 or so and say "this is a traditional folk song" and sing it with a bad Irish accent to disguise the real source.

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I shoulda learned to play the guitar.

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There's so many different worlds, so many different suns.

And we have just one world, but we live in different ones.

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I love Gibsons, and Nationals, too. There's something magical about them.

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Well, I was born in Scotland and spent the first six years of my life there.

Then I went to Newcastle-On-Tyne in northeast England, close to Scotland.

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There's so many different worlds.

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A Strat was a thing of wonder .. when I was 14 or 15, the Shadows were a big influence, and they had the first Strats that came to England. I like to play all kinds of guitars, but I wasn't getting the sound I really wanted until I got a Stratocaster

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What I always try to do is to respond to the song; I've always rebelled against theory.

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There happened to be guitar classes at the college, and there was a guitar teacher there with whom I used to play. In addition, I also would go out into country schools and teach little kids basic guitar and singing a few times a week.

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Sometimes you're the windshield; sometimes you're the bug.

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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.

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