Facts about Van Morrison

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Van Morrison is a famous Musician from United Kingdom, he/she is still alive and was born August 31, 1945.

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He/she is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 39 quotes who is written / told by Van.

Related authors: Bruce Springsteen

Famous quotes by Van Morrison (39)


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"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"
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"If it's what you do and you can do it, then you do it"
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"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"
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"I think Paul McGuinness and U2 created the Irish music industry. It certainly wasn't there before that"
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"I just need somewhere to dump all my negativity"
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"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!"
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"I never paid attention to what was contemporary or what was commercial, it didn't mean anything to me"
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"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"
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"What you see is what you get"
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"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"
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"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"
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"I learnt from Armstrong on the early recordings that you never sang a song the same way twice"
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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"
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"You can't stay the same. If you're a musician and a singer, you have to change, that's the way it works"
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"Music is spiritual. The music business is not"
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"I educated myself. To me, school was boring"
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"You've got to separate the singer and the songs"
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"You take stuff from different places, and sometimes you stick a line in because it rhymes, not because it makes sense"
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"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"
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"The future is keeping you out of the present time"
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"The first piece of music that captured my imagination was probably Ray Charles Live At Newport"
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"Large audiences did not suit my low-key approach"
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"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"
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"Hearing the blues changed my life"
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"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"
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"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"
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"I never bought the commercial thing, at any stage of the game"
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"Every performance is different. That's the beauty of it"
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"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"
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"As a developing musician, skiffle became a platform for me to start playing music"
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"In order to win you must be prepared to lose sometime. And leave one or two cards showing"
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"I always record far more than I can use. There's probably twice as much recorded as comes out"
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"Skiffle was a name that was attached to what was, in essence, American folk music with a beat"
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"My ambition when I started out was to play two or three gigs a week. And that's what I'm doing"
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"It was really strange for me when I started to play concerts in America where the audiences were all sitting down"
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"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"
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"I understood jazz, I understood how it worked. That's what I apply to everything"
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"I don't think nostalgia has to be negative"
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"Being famous was extremely disappointing for me. When I became famous it was a complete drag and it is still a complete drag"


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