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Neil Diamond
January 24, 1941 -
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

Chelsea Morning is a great Joni Mitchell song and I guess I'm partial to her lyrics because they show me a slightly different perspective on life.


Performing is the easiest part of what I do, and songwriting is the hardest.


If it can affect me, if it has meaning to me, if I feel I can do it well, I will do it and record it and thats why I recorded these songs.


No, I majored in biology, in a pre-med program.


Songwriting is different from music, although I don't deny now that it would be nice to have a little more background in music theory.


Because my musical training has been limited, I've never been restricted by what technical musicians might call a song.


There's a mystery to writing, and you don't really know where most of it comes from.


The main objective in any song, the songs that I write, has always been that it reflect the way I feel, that it touch me when I'm finished with it, that it moves me, that it can take me along with it and involve me in what its saying.


I think probably Australians have just a little more taste than most people.


Songs are life in 80 words or less.


I came back to performing with a different attitude about performing and myself. I wasn't expecting perfection any more, just hoping for an occasional inspiration.


When you're on a merry-go-round, you miss a lot of the scenery.


I've always thought of music as something which gives the words their flight and their wings and the music often comes first, although sometimes I'll have a concept, a title idea, a lyric idea that I want to write and the lyric will come first.


Brooklyn is not the easiest place to grow up in, although I wouldn't change that experience for anything.


I still need practice in enjoying the fruits of success.


Songwritng is what I do.


It's very difficult for me to say 'I love you' but to sing 'I love you' for me is easier.


Song Sung Blue took a lot of compressing and refining, and it has one of my favorite lyrics.


I'm lucky. Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part.


I've looked at photographs of myself during concerts and it sometimes looks as if I'm in a fencing move, with a guitar in my hands instead of a sword.


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