Find the best quotes by Neil Diamond.
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…
The cardinal rule for any performer is that they should know themselves before they enter the spotlight, and I didn’t. I was just Neil and…
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.
I don’t feel I have to write deep and meaningful songs; they can be light and meaningless. It has to do with the place I…
Songwritng is what I do.
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.
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…
I still need practice in enjoying the fruits of success.
I think probably Australians have just a little more taste than most people.
I like having a woman. I like having someone to come home to, to make all of the hard work feel worth it. I need…
I don’t like all of the music to be serious and deadly.
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…
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…
I definitely don’t feel like I’m 71. I feel like I did when I was – between 30 and 40. The body ages. The mind…
There’s a mystery to writing, and you don’t really know where most of it comes from.
No, I majored in biology, in a pre-med program.
Because my musical training has been limited, I’ve never been restricted by what technical musicians might call a song.
When I need my wife or when I need companionship or someone to talk to, I need it, like, now. So my wife will have…
I’m lucky. Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part.
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…
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