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Neil Diamond

American,  Musician
Total Quotes : 26
Song Chelsea Slightly

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.

- Neil Diamond

Grow Although Easiest

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

- Neil Diamond

Better Person Inside Some

I didn't want to repeat my mistakes so I stopped, took some time out and started having therapy. My songs were bringing up feelings inside of me I didn't really understand, so I wanted to understand where they were coming from to help me be a better person and a better songwriter.

- Neil Diamond

Practice Fruits Still

I still need practice in enjoying the fruits of success.

- Neil Diamond

Song Always Been

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.

- Neil Diamond

Lunch Existence Early Days

It was a real hand-to-mouth existence in those early days - I'd have whatever dry cereal there was in the house for breakfast, 30 cents to spend on lunch and a hot dog for dinner. I did that for years. So there was definitely a hunger in me, of various kinds, to succeed.

- Neil Diamond

Song Been Musical

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

- Neil Diamond

Game Parent Show

I used to go to my kids' soccer games and I was the only parent who wasn't screaming, because I'd have to do a show that night. It was hard. Moms and dads get more emotional at those soccer and Little League games than at a professional game.

- Neil Diamond

Luck Lucky Plays

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

- Neil Diamond

Songwriting More Deny

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.

- Neil Diamond

Scenery You Lot

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

- Neil Diamond

Love Back Very

I'm throwing myself back in because I like being married. I don't want to end this whole fabulous journey alone. I want someone by my side who I love and who loves me. I've finally found somebody who's up to the task of being my wife, because I'm very high maintenance.

- Neil Diamond

Songwriting Part Easiest

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

- Neil Diamond

Love I Love You Very

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

- Neil Diamond

More Performing Expecting

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.

- Neil Diamond

Game Parent Show

Songwritng is what I do.

- Neil Diamond

Hands Move Looked

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.

- Neil Diamond

Thought Flight Idea

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.

- Neil Diamond

Music Like Deadly

I don't like all of the music to be serious and deadly.

- Neil Diamond

Feel Affect Will

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.

- Neil Diamond