Whether a person is spiritual or not, we all seek to get away from the stress, anger, and anxiety of everyday life. Some people drink, do drugs, or do worse to escape, and they hurt themselves in the process. Some people listen to music, mine included, and feel better.— Yanni
The most almighty Yanni quotes that will add value to your life
Focused will is incredible. If you have a dream and you don’t give up no matter what obstacles come up, then life’s problems will fall away and you will get what you want. It happens. It works.
The greatest things in life - truth, creativity, imagination, love, kindness, compassion -are already inside us, and they're all free.
I tend to avoid writing music about initial reactions to situations, like frustration or anger. I’d rather wait till I go through the problem, and write about the learning that took place.
Sometimes we get caught up in our troubles and our problems and we let life slip away, but life is precious, all of life, and one must try to take in as much of it as possible.
There’s a very deep connection among human beings. All we have to do is open our minds to it.
A simple life is good with me. I don't need a whole lot. For me, a T-shirt, a pair of shorts, barefoot on a beach and I'm happy.
No matter what happens in life, never lose sight of who you are.
All you need is passion. If you have a passion for something, you'll create the talent.
We need to learn how to love each other.
If we cannot do that, then we need to learn to respect one another. If we can't manage to do that, then we must learn to tolerate each other.
I know that our world is going through a very difficult time right now, but I will never lose my faith in humanity, and our incredible ability to overcome just about anything.
As I understand life at different levels, I can use music to express what these levels feel like to me. Hopefully the listener can be transported to this understanding by listening to the music.
If you leave yourself open to learning, then you can benefit and enjoy an incredibly rewarding and insightful experience. These experiences are the driving force in my life, and they keep me alive and inspire not only my music but also my everyday life.
Creativity is an inherent human quality of the highest order.
When we create, we become more than the sum of our parts.
You need a mind open to possibility, conditioned to love the creative spirit we all have inside ourselves.
Music is like creating an emotional painting. The sounds are the colors.
The less you want, the richer you are.
The more you need in order to be happy, the more miserable you’ll be.
My goal is to connect with people emotionally.
I take life’s experiences and translate them into music — music that hopefully creates an impact on the listener.
Being happy with less is what makes a great human being, not a big house with marble floors, or everyone knowing who you are.
Ever since I left Greece more than two decades ago, it has been my dream to return and perform at the Acropolis. This project took more than a year and a half to plan and accomplish, and I would like to thank my band and crew and the scores of people involved in helping my dream become a reality.
I'm an optimist by choice not by stupidity.
My father once said, ‘If the whole world wants to go left and you feel like going right, go right. You don’t have to follow. You don’t have to make a big deal about which way you’re going. Just go. It’s very easy.’
The studio work that I do allows me to connect with people around the world.
You can't perform live for everyone, so having the ability to share my creative vision with others is very important to me as well.
When I create music, it is a reflection of my soul, my experiences in life and my relationships with other people and cultures. Psychology, and understanding who we are as people in this world, is present in almost every creative thought I have.
That adage about genius being 5 percent inspiration and 95 perspiration - it's true.
In Greek, we do not use just one word for love.
We have many words that are specific to each type of love.
Sometimes the knowledge you've been given in school or by an elder - 'this is just the way it is' - keeps you from accomplishing because it traps you in a box in your mind and limits your freedom to deliver.
I don't want problems solved for me. I want the fishing rod, not the fish.
I don't dwell in the past; I don't wallow in old events and emotions. I don't waste time on regret. No use going over and over the details of what already happened.
It’s a cliché - but true - that life is not a dress rehearsal.
You get to do it once, so do it well.
I don't really like to explain my songs.
I'd decided to take the risk, and either I'd succeed or else.
I am so happy that I didn’t go to school and I didn’t have anyone to tell me how to position my fingers on the piano correctly.
We're all capable if we have faith and passion.
We need to learn to get along with each other and learn how to help one another.
My new question was, What do you do when your dreams come true? My answer was: Find new ones.
I realize it's possible in ways both large or small to make a difference in someone's life.
I learned from my parents to do my best to not react to negative emotions.
I try to think about what has happened and find the lessons that can be learned from these difficult experiences. I try to deal with these negative emotions right away because, if they stay inside, they can hurt and do a lot of damage. I release them as soon as possible so I can be free.
When it comes down to music, I have no balance.
I am 100 percent. It is like full throttle. Five hundred miles an hour.
I believe we're responsible for everything that happens to us.
Everything great that has ever happened to humanity has begun as a single thought in someone's mind, and if anyone of us is capable of such a thought, then all of us has the same capacity, capability, because we're all the same.
The most important battle is one to conquer yourself.
Perhaps the most important contribution to me being centered in the midst of this chaos is my daughter, Krystal Ann. I am very lucky because she works with me and is responsible for many aspects of the business on the marketing side of my career. This allows us to travel together and experience life on the road, seeing the world. Having family with me is very important and grounding.
I believe that having an open mind is one of the most important qualities we can possess. Once our minds close, we stop evolving.
I really and truly believe that music represents humanity’s soul.
I have been fortunate to have a career that has allowed me to travel the world and come in contact with many different cultures and people.
Well, besides being entertained, I’d like to move them emotionally.
I mean I really want to uplift them. I want to look down at the audience, and this is personal experiences now I’m going to tell you. It’s like you look down at the audience and see people smiling, crying, hugging each other. I want them on their way home to feel empowered like they can do anything.
It’s like flight, you’re flying… When you’re hitting something that’s turning you on, you get goose bumps. It’s a rush. It’s very exciting and that’s what I’m hoping to do to the audience.
There are so many messages and lessons that I have been taught that I would want to share with people. Perhaps one that is very present in my mind now is the concept that we are all living on this one tiny planet that we call Earth. It is very small and is not getting any bigger, but the amount of people living on this planet continues to grow at a rapid rate.
Continuing to create music and perform is so important to me for many reasons.
I love the interaction and connection I get with people when we perform live. Nothing is more rewarding for me.