Cynicism is tough. A cynic's point of view is really pitiful. I derive pleasure out of a lot of things in life. As long as I'm fairly healthy, it's hard to stay dismal for very long.

— Shawn Colvin

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One of the dumber things my manager said was, Stick to the melody. But I can't.

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I think the thing that has made it possible for me to write personal songs and sing them year after year is the sensibility for good writing. Just opening your veins all over the paper is not necessarily going to be interesting. I wanted to speak to people.

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John Floridis was very inspiring. He plays so well.

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What's great about art is that if you can reach people, if they hear or see what you do and it moves them, there's a commonality.

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And I never saw blue like that before across the sky around the world

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You say in life, mistakes are many. How come you never admit to any?

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Without music, I could not get through.

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This world's a blessing and a beast everyday.

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I have yet to have a successful outcome of sitting in a room with someone and trying to write a song. The way that I generally co-write is that someone else writes the music or part of the music.

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I consider myself as a singer first, but something that really helped me come into my own is that there's not a separation between me singing and me playing the guitar. The two fed off the other.

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Physically, I'm healthy as a horse, always held up.

But in the mental illness department, I got my share. It's just what I got.

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The past is stronger than my will to forgive forgive you, or myself, I don't know.

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About Shawn Colvin

Quotes 19 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Artist
Birthday October 16

When you get into recovery after some addiction you have to relearn a lot of perceptions, attitudes and self-awareness if you want to stay clean. You really do change. Change doesn't happen often but to a certain extent in some way, I think when you get into recovery and you stay there, you change.

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There were bars that began to have acoustic musicians play, it was 1970: Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, America, The Eagles, all that kind of stuff was popular. It was very easy for me to just kind of move in and be noticed.

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It's really fun to listen to other people and be an accompanist.

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The less you know, the more I comprehend. You don't have to drag me down, I descend.

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I dont like doing whats expected. Ive always done best when Ive listened to my instincts rather than following convention or doing what other people think I should do.

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Give me some credit for the hell I've paid.

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