Smell the sea and feel the sky.— Van Morrison
The most bashful Van Morrison quotes to discover and learn by heart
The fog of illusion, the fog of confusion is hanging all over the world.
Have I told you lately that I love you, have I told you lately there's no one above you. Fill my heart with gladness, take away all my sadness, ease my troubles, that's what you do.
Hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic.
These are the days of the endless summer, these are the days, the time is now.
There is no past, there's only future, there's only here, there's only now.
Music is spiritual. The music business is not.
I think Paul McGuinness and U2 created the Irish music industry.
It certainly wasn't there before that.
Let go into the mystery Let yourself go You've got to open up your heart That's all I know Trust what I say and do what you're told Baby, and all your dirt will turn Into gold.
When it's not always raining there'll be days like this.
When there's no one complaining there'll be days like this. When everything falls into place like the flick of a switch. Well my mama told me there'll be days like this.
In deep confusion, in great despair, when I reach out for him, he is there.
When I am lonely as I can be, then I know God shines his light on me.
Making love in the green grass behind the stadium with you my brown eyed girl.
Once in a blue moon someone like you comes along.
Go up to the mountain, go up to the glen, where silence will touch you, and heartbreak will mend.
When you hear the music ringin' in your soul And you feel it in your heart and it grows and grows And it comes from the backstreet rock & roll and the healing has begun...
I had my eyes closed in the dark, I sighed a million sighs, I told a million lies, to myself, to myself.
If my heart could do my thinking, would my brain begin to feel?
There is no black-and-white situation. It's all part of life. Highs, lows, middles.
Love of the simple is all that I need, I've no time for schism or lovers of greed.
The wild night is calling.
Large audiences did not suit my low-key approach.
You can call it nostalgia, I don't mind Standing on that windswept hillside Listening to the church bells chime Listen to the church bells chime In that magic time.
Laying underneath the stars Can be so much fun Especially when you're feeling good When you're with the one you love.
Leave your thoughtlessness behind you then you may begin to understand.
Clear the emptiness around you with the waving of your hand.
I've never felt like I was born with a silver spoon at all, although I've felt like howling at the moon a lot of times!
When I think of that dear rugged cross where the dear Saviour gave his all.
.. When I feel like I'm on my last go round, see me through.
I'm a dweller of the threshold and I'm waiting at the door, and I'm standing in the darkness, I don't want to wait no more.
Don't lose the wonder in your eyes It's right there when you smile.
.. If we go back, for a while Let me go back, for a while To that magic time
I'm a working man in my prime cleaning windows.
Spiritual hunger and spiritual thirst But you got to change it On the inside first To be satisfied
No guru, no method, no teacher, just you and I and nature, and the father in the garden.
It's all complete instinct and intuition, and that's extremely difficult to teach.
Do you remember the time darlin' when everything made more sense in the world? Oh I remember, I remember... when life made more sense... Take me back, take me back, take me way back... to when life made more sense.
The summer breeze was blowing on your face Within your violet you treasure your summery words And as the shiver from my neck down to my spine Ignited me in daylight and nature in the garden
Going down the old mine with a transistor radio.
Sometimes, when the spirit moves me I can do many wondrous things I wanna know when the spirit moves you Did ye get healed?
Even today, skiffle is a defining part of my music.
If I get the opportunity to just have a jam, skiffle is what I love to play.
When I started you were more in touch with the people you were playing to.
There wasn't the distance or the separation that there is now.
I never paid attention to what was contemporary or what was commercial, it didn't mean anything to me.
The point of jazz is, you do something and then you go on.
Someone once described me as a maverick and that's what I would say.
I'm a maverick not by choice but by conviction.
I don't think nostalgia has to be negative.
Into the Music was about the first album where I felt, 'I'm starting here'.
..the Wavelength thing, I didn't really feel that was me.
You take stuff from different places, and sometimes you stick a line in because it rhymes, not because it makes sense.
I like to see people reaching back for the roots and for the reason why.
Not intellectually, but just for the gut feeling of what it's all about.
Skiffle was a name that was attached to what was, in essence, American folk music with a beat.
My responsibility is to fulfil what that natural thing is.
The thing that I dislike about pop rock Top 40 music is that it's not natural.
When I started studying tenor saxophone as a kid in Belfast, I did so with a guy named George Cassidy, who was also a big inspiration.
And I shall watch the ferry boats, and they'll get high, on a bluer ocean against tomorrow's sky. and i will never grow so old again, and i will walk and talk, in gardens all wet with rain.
In order to win you must be prepared to lose sometime. And leave one or two cards showing.
From the dark end of the street - To the bright side of the road - We'll be lovers once again on the - Bright side of the road