Hands, touching hands, reaching out, touching me, touching you.

— Neil Diamond

The most satisfaction Neil Diamond quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

Songwriting is different from music, although I don't deny now that it would be nice to have a little more background in music theory.

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Chelsea Morning is a great Joni Mitchell song and I guess I'm partial to her lyrics because they show me a slightly different perspective on life.

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My voice is unadorned. I don't try for perfection. I try to be honest and truthful and soulful with the voice I have. If I make mistakes in notes, or there are cracks in notes, I don't fix them. That's the way it is.

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When you're on a merry-go-round, you miss a lot of the scenery.

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You have to go out there and give a piece of yourself -- your life, your soul.

And you better give the audience everything you can -- physically, emotionally, musically. Then maybe they'll accept you and give you a standing ovation at the end.

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Brooklyn is not the easiest place to grow up in, although I wouldn't change that experience for anything.

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Performing is the easiest part of what I do, and songwriting is the hardest.

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Then come and as we lay, beside this sleepy glade, there I will sing to you my Longfellow serenade.

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Love is still a simple act of faith, and a faithful heart is always worth the wait.

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My music is in young people's lives because it's so much a part of their parents' lives.

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I thank the Lord for the night time.

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Money talks, but it don't sing and dance, and it don't walk.

And long as I can have you here with me, I'd much rather be, forever in blue jeans.

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About Neil Diamond

Quotes 114 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

I get good vibes from people. There is a thread of DNA that runs from the days that I was a young teenager to these days. It feels good to go back there.

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Love never doubts or suffers or cries. Love shows no fear, love tells no lies.

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Nothing is sadder than love left unheard.

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I used to go to my kids' soccer games and I was the only parent who wasn't screaming, because I'd have to do a show that night. It was hard. Moms and dads get more emotional at those soccer and Little League games than at a professional game.

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I still need practice in enjoying the fruits of success.

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The lyrics aren't simple, either. They're extremely difficult because I'm trying to say complicated things in as few words as possible.

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I got worries by the ton, getting cancer's only one.

Over taxed and alimonied, tired of eating fried baloney.

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He aint heavy, he's my brother.

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I'm lucky. Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part.

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I came back to performing with a different attitude about performing and myself.

I wasn't expecting perfection any more, just hoping for an occasional inspiration.

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I think probably Australians have just a little more taste than most people.

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I followed all life's pleasures wherever they would lead, but someone I can treasure is all I really need.

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Melinda was mine 'til the time that I found her holding Jim, loving him.

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Being lost is worth the being found.

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I don't feel I have to write deep and meaningful songs;

they can be light and meaningless. It has to do with the place I am in my life, a really good place.

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September morn Do you remember how we danced that night away Two lovers playing scenes from some romantic play September morning still can make me feel this way.

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Well, I loved singing in the chorus, and there was some connection for me between gospel and choral music.

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Crackling Rosie make me smile. God, if it lasts for an hour that's alright, to set the world right. Find us a dream that don't ask no questions.

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I may have a little bit of a talent for music, but I've learnt to tap into my own self when I write. When I put the drill bit inside my heart, sometimes I come up with something light and frothy, sometimes with something deep and painful, but it's great to connect with the audience.

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Free, only want to be free, we huddle close, hang on to a dream.

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Some are born who never need them, Others still who never read them, signs.

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But you make me sing like a guitar humming . . .

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Whatever success I've had so far has been assimilated into my body and mind.

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I was always trying to win the world, but somewhere I lost you.

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No, I majored in biology, in a pre-med program.

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Worse than bad reviews is to be ignored.

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I've always accepted some kind of deity, especially as a songwriter.

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The truth always stays the same.

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When I need my wife or when I need companionship or someone to talk to, I need it, like, now. So my wife will have to give up whatever she's doing at that moment to tend to my needs. And in the same way, I would tend to hers. That's not such an easy thing to do.

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I communicate with fans on Twitter. I enjoy the ability to impulsively write something and ship it out to the fans and fellow tweeters out there.

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I fell in love with folk music at Surprise Lake Camp.

It was the songs of Woody Guthrie and the Weavers.

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Pride is the chief cause in the decline in the number of husbands and wives.

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Each acoustic guitar has its own character and personality.

On a particular day, I might pick one up and start noodling around, looking for some emotional content in the chords.

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I thought love was more or less a giving thing. Seems the more I gave, the less I got.

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I definitely don't feel like I'm 71. I feel like I did when I was - between 30 and 40. The body ages. The mind doesn't.

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I do have a large audience overseas, and I want to continue to be an international artist.

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If it can affect me, if it has meaning to me, if I feel I can do it well, I will do it and record it and thats why I recorded these songs.

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