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27 quotations by Van Morrison

QuoteYou take stuff from different places, and sometimes you stick a line in because it rhymes, not because it makes sense.Quote

QuoteYou can't stay the same. If you're a musician and a singer, you have to change, that's the way it works.Quote

QuoteWhen 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.Quote

QuoteWhat you see is what you get.Quote

QuoteThese days politics, religion, media seem to get all mixed up. Television became the new religion a long time back and the media has taken over.Quote

QuoteThere'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.Quote

QuoteThere is no black-and-white situation. It's all part of life. Highs, lows, middles.Quote

QuoteThe point of jazz is, you do something and then you go on.Quote

QuoteThe future is keeping you out of the present time.Quote

QuoteSkiffle was a name that was attached to what was, in essence, American folk music with a beat.Quote

QuoteMusic is spiritual. The music business is not.Quote

QuoteLarge audiences did not suit my low-key approach.Quote

QuoteIf 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.Quote

QuoteIf it's what you do and you can do it, then you do it.Quote

QuoteI'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!Quote

QuoteI'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.Quote

QuoteI'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.Quote

QuoteI understood jazz, I understood how it worked. That's what I apply to everything.Quote

QuoteI think Paul McGuinness and U2 created the Irish music industry. It certainly wasn't there before that.Quote

QuoteI never paid attention to what was contemporary or what was commercial, it didn't mean anything to me.Quote

QuoteI learnt from Armstrong on the early recordings that you never sang a song the same way twice.Quote

QuoteI educated myself. To me, school was boring.Quote

QuoteI don't think nostalgia has to be negative.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteHearing the blues changed my life.Quote

QuoteEvery performance is different. That's the beauty of it.Quote

QuoteEven 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.Quote