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.
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.
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.
When you're on a merry-go-round, you miss a lot of the scenery.
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.
Brooklyn is not the easiest place to grow up in, although I wouldn't change that experience for anything.
Performing is the easiest part of what I do, and songwriting is the hardest.
Then come and as we lay, beside this sleepy glade, there I will sing to you my Longfellow serenade.
Love is still a simple act of faith, and a faithful heart is always worth the wait.
My music is in young people's lives because it's so much a part of their parents' lives.
I thank the Lord for the night time.
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.
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.
Love never doubts or suffers or cries. Love shows no fear, love tells no lies.
Nothing is sadder than love left unheard.
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.
I still need practice in enjoying the fruits of success.
The lyrics aren't simple, either. They're extremely difficult because I'm trying to say complicated things in as few words as possible.
I got worries by the ton, getting cancer's only one.
Over taxed and alimonied, tired of eating fried baloney.
He aint heavy, he's my brother.
I'm lucky. Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part.
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.
I think probably Australians have just a little more taste than most people.
I followed all life's pleasures wherever they would lead, but someone I can treasure is all I really need.
Melinda was mine 'til the time that I found her holding Jim, loving him.
Being lost is worth the being found.
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.
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.
Well, I loved singing in the chorus, and there was some connection for me between gospel and choral music.
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.
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.
Free, only want to be free, we huddle close, hang on to a dream.
Some are born who never need them, Others still who never read them, signs.
But you make me sing like a guitar humming . . .
Whatever success I've had so far has been assimilated into my body and mind.
I was always trying to win the world, but somewhere I lost you.
No, I majored in biology, in a pre-med program.
Worse than bad reviews is to be ignored.
I've always accepted some kind of deity, especially as a songwriter.
The truth always stays the same.
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.
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.
I fell in love with folk music at Surprise Lake Camp.
It was the songs of Woody Guthrie and the Weavers.
Pride is the chief cause in the decline in the number of husbands and wives.
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.
I thought love was more or less a giving thing. Seems the more I gave, the less I got.
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.
I do have a large audience overseas, and I want to continue to be an international artist.
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.