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Van Morrison Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Van Morrison Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

You can't stay the same.
If you're a musician and a singer, you have to change,
that's the way it works.
- Van Morrison

Related topics: Music

The first piece of music that captured my imagination
was probably Ray Charles Live At Newport.
- Van Morrison

There is no black-and-white situation.
It's all part of life.
Highs, lows, middles.
- Van Morrison

The point of jazz is, you do something and then you go on.
- Van Morrison

 

I'm not a rock singer and I don't want to be a rock singer.
I'm not interested.
It doesn't seem to get across.
- Van Morrison

If it's what you do and you can do it,
then you do it.
- Van Morrison

You take stuff from different places,
and sometimes you stick a line in because it rhymes,
not because it makes sense.
- Van Morrison


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I do see value in music criticism.
Most of the criticism I have received over the years has been very good.
- Van Morrison

I write songs.
Then, I record them.
And, later, maybe I perform them on stage.
That's what I do.
That's my job.
Simple.
- Van Morrison

I think Paul McGuinness and U2 created the Irish music industry.
It certainly wasn't there before that.
- Van Morrison

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!
- Van Morrison

As a developing musician, skiffle became a platform
for me to start playing music.
- Van Morrison

I never paid attention to what was contemporary or what was commercial,
it didn't mean anything to me.
- Van Morrison

Every performance is different.
That's the beauty of it.
- Van Morrison

I went back to Belfast and started a club,
the Maritime.
No one had thought about doing a blues club,
so I was the first.
- Van Morrison

A famous person to themselves, they don't get up in the morning and think,
I'm famous.
I'm not famous to me.
Famous is a perception.
- Van Morrison

Being famous was extremely disappointing for me.
When I became famous it was a complete drag and it
is still a complete drag.
- Van Morrison

I don't feel comfortable doing interviews.
My profession is music, and writing songs.
That's what I do.
I like to do it, but I hate to talk about it.
- Van Morrison

You've got to separate the singer and the songs.
- Van Morrison

It was really strange for me when I started to play
concerts in America where the audiences were all sitting down.
- Van Morrison

My ambition when I started out was to play two or three gigs a week.
And that's what I'm doing.
- Van Morrison

Skiffle was a name that was attached to what was,
in essence, American folk music with a beat.
- Van Morrison

Hearing the blues changed my life.
- Van Morrison

I always record far more than I can use.
There's probably twice as much recorded as comes out.
- Van Morrison

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.
- Van Morrison

There's always got to be a struggle.
What else is there? That's what life is made of.
I don't know anything else.
If there is, tell me about it.
- Van Morrison

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.
- Van Morrison

I'd love to live in Ireland but I'd like to live as me,
not what someone thinks I am.
People don't understand - I lived there before I was famous.
- Van Morrison

I'm very lucky, I'm happy with life because my experiences
led me to do what I had to do.
I don't have any regrets whatsoever.
- Van Morrison

What you see is what you get.
- Van Morrison

The future is keeping you out of the present time.
- Van Morrison

I learnt from Armstrong on the early recordings that
you never sang a song the same way twice.
- Van Morrison

I understood jazz, I understood how it worked.
That's what I apply to everything.
- Van Morrison

If you're a pop singer, you don't need to evolve.
You just get a set together, have some hit songs and play them over and over.
- Van Morrison

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.
- Van Morrison

Large audiences did not suit my low-key approach.
- Van Morrison

I don't think nostalgia has to be negative.
- Van Morrison

These days politics, religion, media seem to get all mixed up.
Television became the new religion a long time back
and the media has taken over.
- Van Morrison

I just need somewhere to dump all my negativity.
- Van Morrison

In order to win you must be prepared to lose sometime.
And leave one or two cards showing.
- Van Morrison

I educated myself.
To me, school was boring.
- Van Morrison

I never bought the commercial thing,
at any stage of the game.
- Van Morrison

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

You can't cross the sea merely by
standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People


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