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Kara DioGuardi

American,  Musician
Total Quotes : 24
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

New Native Yorker

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

- 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

My Life Fired Never

I've never been fired in my life.

- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Truth Tell Songwriters

Songwriters tell the truth.

- Kara DioGuardi

Best Craft Songwriters

You need to understand that a skilled professional songwriter can accelerate your success as an already talented musician. These people are writing every single day, so their craft is really sharp, and it's the best songwriters who consistently get on the radio.

- Kara DioGuardi

Beginning Song Career

There's a lot of craft that goes into achieving a hit song - at the beginning of your career, you're usually more inspiration than craft, and you get great when those intersect. A skilled songwriter can get you to that intersection.

- 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

Hair Top Ceiling

When I look at myself, I'd like not to have hair on the top of the ceiling.

- Kara DioGuardi