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Kara DioGuardi

American,  Musician
Total Quotes : 24
Like Going TV

I can sing in front of people. I can go on a TV show, live, and not feel like I'm going to throw up.

- Kara DioGuardi

Argument Big Very

I can make the argument that people who don't have the biggest ranges but have very unique voices, even if they may be pitchy at times... with the right record that's really unique and distinct, they can have big hits.

- Kara DioGuardi

Always Albums Stores

I don't go to record stores to look at my albums, but it's always a thrill to see them.

- Kara DioGuardi

Song Twenties Could

I have breakups that I can credit to every song. In my twenties, I picked people who would create that dysfunction and drama, so I could draw upon it.

- Kara DioGuardi

My Life Fired Never

I've never been fired in my life.

- Kara DioGuardi

New Native Yorker

I'm a native New Yorker, so I'm edgier; I kind of tell it like it is.

- Kara DioGuardi

Thought More Like

I felt like I got more comfortable on 'Idol' when I just started being myself and not trying to be what I thought I had to be.

- Kara DioGuardi

My Life Big Songwriters

I've never in my life bought a big piece of jewelry - like, 'I'm gonna get myself a big piece of jewelry!' Songwriters' lives are unstable and up and down. Even though mine has sort of has followed more of a going toward the sky trajectory.

- Kara DioGuardi

Other About TV

I wanted a child, and there was no way I could get pregnant under the stress of 18-hour work days and live TV. When you're somebody who's used to making a decision about what they want to do and getting it and achieving it, when your body fails you, it's a whole other experience.

- Kara DioGuardi

Voice Like Incredible

Look at someone like Ke$ha. I wouldn't say she's got the most rangy, incredible voice, but she's got a thing. She stands for something, and people are buying into that.

- Kara DioGuardi

Excited Frank Aretha

I was a pop-music junkie. My parents were into Frank Sinatra and Doris Day. They weren't too excited when I had Aretha or the Stones pumping.

- Kara DioGuardi

Becoming Note Helluva

I don't think people really understood what I did. And you know, in my book, 'A Helluva High Note' deals with my back story, that I was a songwriter, that I spent years trying to hone my craft and being rejected and then finally becoming a successful songwriter, record executive and publisher.

- Kara DioGuardi

Doing Song Imagine

A great song should make you stop everything that you're doing. You should be so into it that you just can't imagine doing anything else for that moment. You wouldn't even dream of picking up the phone.

- Kara DioGuardi

Artist Survive New

Good new songs are the backbone of the music industry. There isn't an artist out there who could survive without hit songs.

- Kara DioGuardi

Learn Bee Bee Gees

Listen to the Bee Gees and you can learn to be a great writer.

- Kara DioGuardi

Sometimes Notes Big

The thing that's tricky is sometimes the best voices - just because someone hits the big notes and sounds amazing - it doesn't necessarily mean they make the greatest artists.

- Kara DioGuardi

Truth Tell Songwriters

Songwriters tell the truth.

- Kara DioGuardi

Year Some Artists

Some of the best songs that artists perform year after year are ones they hated.

- Kara DioGuardi

Past Singer Stage Fright

Yeah... I was a singer as a kid. I had a lot of stage fright, and what's happened with 'Idol,' it has got me past so much of that.

- Kara DioGuardi

Voice I Think Undeniable

I think Bruno Mars is a great example of a great voice and classic songwriting with a twist that makes it contemporary. I think he's done a great job of it. I think Katy Perry has undeniable songs for what she does, for that pop market. And, if we're talking in the truly pop market, I would say those two.

- Kara DioGuardi