If you're dedicated, if it's something that lives and breathes in your heart, then you've simply got to go ahead and do it.
Pain comes like the weather, but joy is a choice.
You learn how to do good work by being honest with yourself.
He speaks four letter language because his mind is small. His voice is like venom, I don't like him at all.
[My parents] worked hard all week long, and the way they celebrated and rejoiced in life was by making music on weekends. And that music was Country Music.
It’s hard to kiss the lips at night that chew your ass out all day long...
I figure as an artist the best thing you can do is follow your heart - and if your heart is marketable, then you win.
God gave me wisdom, but the devil's got style.
Try but don't try too hard. Just try hard enough, and things will go better.
I am deeply saddened by the loss of my children`s grandfather and my very dear friend. I loved big John with all my heart. ... Johnny Cash will, like Will Rogers, stand forever as a symbol of intelligence, creativity, compassion and common sense.
Every now and then I'll get seduced by the idea of money, and I'll take a stab at that...and I fall flat on my ass. I've never written a lasting song with that mindset. It doesn't work.
In life's rich beauty pageant we put children on a stage, said flash your soft white belly child, but just don't act your age.
Time to go inward, man, I hope I have the nerve, to take inventory of the causes that I serve.
The poetry of country music will survive.
A fist in the face is all you deserve from love you've misplaced.
Time to go inward would you believe that I'm afraid to stare down the barrel of choices I have made.
Don't compromise your heart for something crass.
It evoked Picasso and Miles Davis for me — two great artists who totally indulged themselves in their work and who they were, but they certainly didn't give a damn what other people thought.
When I was 12 years old, or however old I was when Bringing It All Back Home came out, I'd just skip back and forth endlessly between 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' and 'It's Alright, Ma' and 'Mr. Tambourine Man,' and now my Bob Dylan roots are showing big time.
On her new LP, Shatter, Jude Johnstone examines heartbreak and loss with such tender resignation that I wept in acknowledgement of its artful simplicity. A lesson in melodic grace delivered by as fine a singer-songwriter as any I know.
If you get a song right for its usage at the time, it can be useful to others. ...Those songs are more friendly to other artists looking for material.
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