Facts about Barry Mann

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Barry Mann is a famous Musician from USA, he/she is 79 years old and still alive, born February 9, 1939.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 28 quotes who is written / told by Barry.

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Famous quotes by Barry Mann (28)


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"You've got to really be able to accept the rejection"
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"You have certain writing tools but generally creating something from nothing makes one quite mad and Cynthia and I are quite mad you know"
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"Probably most successful songwriters have an innate songwriting ability"
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"If we were the team that won out, then life was good and we felt that we were worth something"
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"You have to be very brave in that first writing session"
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"We've written something like 900 songs in all"
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"It's very important, at least for me and for Cynthia, to get outside input"
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"It's amazing how a competitive nature can turn a negative into something positive"
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"I've written songs sober and I've written songs high"
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"I quit college. I was studying architecture for about a year"
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"If we didn't get the record, we didn't exist"
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"I think if one wants to be in a continual state of insanity one should stay married to that writing partner"
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"I know at the beginning of our careers, my wife and I were gut wrenchingly competitive"
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"One other thing, if it's possible, as songwriters, you should also develop yourself as record producers"
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"If I waited for inspiration every time I sat down to write a song I probably would be a plumber today"
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"I think that most writers who wait until they're inspired to write are just waiting for the fear to subside"
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"You can get stale writing with each other for a while"
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"We lived, ate, and breathed pop songs"
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"There's so much fear involved in trying to do something you don't know how to do that drugs and alcohol can become a big part of your life if you have an addictive personality or are very unsure, which most songwriters are"
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"The real danger of writing a great song when you're on something is that it might get you thinking that the only way to repeat that is by only writing when you're high"
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"You're going to have more rejection than acceptance"
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"A guitar riff played on a piano doesn't come close to the purity of it being played on a guitar but I faked it enough to get by"
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"I also used to work in the Catskill Mountains as a bus boy, and I performed in talent shows"
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"We became the songs we wrote"
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"It's very hard to teach someone how to write a song if to begin with there's no creative crop to harvest"
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"I looked through our catalog year by year, and I saw that there were pockets of time when we wrote some terrific songs. Then all of a sudden, we'd go for another two or three months and there weren't great songs"
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"I get a different kind of lyric from someone else that might make me go in a different musical direction"
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"Cynthia's lyrics always expressed the feelings people felt but they couldn't express themselves"


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