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When I started studying for the arias it was like going
by Michael Bolton

When I started studying for the arias it was like going
into training for a heavyweight title fight.
- Michael Bolton

I kept looking to do songs that were written years
ago and would live or outlive all of us,
and the one thing they had in common was Sinatra.
- Michael Bolton

The bigger you are, the harder they come down on you.
- Michael Bolton

I have to be happy in the here and now because every
time you start focusing on your legacy you're really
setting yourself up for disappointment.
- Michael Bolton

 

A lot of the greatest compositions were made famous by Sinatra.
- Michael Bolton

One song will launch you, but you don't want to be a one-song artist.
- Michael Bolton

With the internet, things are so much more immediate.
People taste-test things to see if they want to buy the CD.
- Michael Bolton

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I love songwriting.
It's second to my love for singing in how I express myself.
- Michael Bolton

It's an important thing to remember where you came from.
- Michael Bolton

There are certain people who have become better artists,
but they're brilliant at marketing.
I think someone who's been phenomenal like that is Madonna.
- Michael Bolton

You can't make everybody love what you do,
but you can know how great you feel doing it.
- Michael Bolton

The Top 40 is geared toward 20 and under,
not 20 and up.
That's the audience I'm geared to.
- Michael Bolton

You're presuming too much by using the word legacy -
presuming that someone is going to care.
- Michael Bolton

When you have great songs that are going to live longer than the composers,
everything you can do to bring those different elements and nuances out,
serve the song.
- Michael Bolton

Someone told me there was a publisher that could find
a good home for my songs,
but I didn't want to give up my pursuit of a career
in the business as an artist.
- Michael Bolton

It's a combination of melody and lyrics,
not one without the other.
It's a confluence of these different elements that
makes something powerful.
- Michael Bolton

For years I've kept a list of dream projects.
- Michael Bolton

We used to call it recurrent airplay when someone had a hit.
- Michael Bolton

Black music has increased my enjoyment of what I do.
It has increased my range, my ability to reach into
myself and accept myself.
- Michael Bolton

I have friends who've tried to break into the UK,
who went back with their tails between their legs.
Fortunately I've had the opposite experience.
- Michael Bolton

Whoever best serves the song is going to be served by the song.
- Michael Bolton

Considering the amount of information we're bombarded by,
it's amazing if a song can transcend time.
- Michael Bolton

I'm proud of my mentors.
Ray Charles is the strongest influence on me as a singer.
- Michael Bolton

I was blown away by the control and the range that I was hearing.
I'm listening to Pavarotti and thinking,
What the hell have I been doing with my voice all these years?
- Michael Bolton

To sing along with Stevie Wonder, you had to make your
voice do things it was not accustomed to doing.
- Michael Bolton

It's understanding the intention of a composer that
allows a producer and an arranger to make those moments speak.
- Michael Bolton

When I was invited to sing with Pavarotti,
I had about two weeks to learn Italian.
- Michael Bolton

Sinatra, here's a guy who plays a tough guy in all his movies,
but was allowed to be vulnerable when he stepped up to the microphone.
- Michael Bolton

No matter how great we get with digital formats of instrumentation,
nothing really quite duplicates the real thing.
- Michael Bolton

The whole industry evolves around a great song.
- Michael Bolton

Dr. King is so inspiring, so impressive,
so moving as a human being.
- Michael Bolton

A lot of my success comes from black music.
It's something I'm very proud of.
- Michael Bolton

If you have no confidence in self,
you are twice defeated in the race of life.
With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

An individual has not started living
until he can rise above the narrow confines
of his individualistic concerns
to the broader concerns of all humanity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

What are you committed to?
Have you started, or are you still thinking about it -
and making excuses?
Do you work toward your goal each day?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I started dieting.
I dieted, dieted, dieted and tried all the diets and
I would lose and then I would go back to normal eating
and would put it on and then some.
- Suzanne Somers

I started playing ball when I was a kid.
My dad was a pro ball player and he passed on his knowledge to me.
- Kurt Russell

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence;
but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The greatest pleasure when I started making money was
not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to
have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.
- Gore Vidal

I started on an Apple II, which I had bought at the
very end of 1978 for half of my annual income.
I made $4,500 a year, and I spent half of it on the computer.
- Bill Budge

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.
She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
- Ellen DeGeneres

I'm not a real movie star.
I've still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago.
- Will Rogers

The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs.
- Bill Maher

The Sweetest Strawberry:
A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger.
He fled, the tiger after him.
Coming to a precipice,
he caught hold of the root of a wild vine
and swung himself over the edge.
The tiger sniffed at him from above.
Trembling, the man looked down to where,
far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him.
Only the vine sustained him.
Two mice, one white and one black,
little by little started to gnaw away the vine.
The man then saw a luscious strawberry near him.
Grasping the vine with one hand,
he plucked the strawberry with the other.
How sweet it tasted.
- Zen Koan

As I have discovered by examining my past,
I started out as a child.
Coincidentally, so did my brother.
My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket,
so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell,
who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest."
- Bill Cosby

It was a Greek tragedy.
Nixon was fulfilling his own nature.
Once it started it could not end otherwise.
- Henry A. Kissinger

It all started when my dog began getting free roll over minutes.
- Jay London

I have been dairy free for several years,
and I started because I felt it was going to reduce my allergies,
which it did, and help me lose weight,
which it did.
- Fran Drescher

Then l learned to play guitar and l started writing
songs and my mother formed for me a publishing business,
so we started publishing and managing artists.
- Tommy Rettig

I started in high school and then I went onto professional training after that.
- Bruce Boxleitner

And when I stopped doing that and started thinking
about what feels natural and what feels right to me
and started pleasing myself,
then it became good.
- Terrence Howard

I'm probably writing music now for the same reason
as I started writing songs when I was 14 -
to meet women.
- Billy Joel

The big gay clubs like Heaven started having mixed nights in the late '80s.
- Neil Tennant

Where I once believed people were there to be used,
I started thinking of other people first.
- Josh McDowell

They had to start shaving my chin when I was 12 years
old because light started to pick it up.
- Jackie Cooper

I started at 5 years old in the kitchen table with my family supporting me.
I know where I'm from and I know exactly where I'm going.
- Celine Dion

Doing the show was like painting the George Washington Bridge.
As soon as you finished one end, you started right in on the other.
- Jack Paar

I have always been intrigued with singing and I actually
started my career in musical comedies.
- Janine Turner

I started writing to please myself, a story I would like to read,
and that is still true.
- Jean M. Auel

We started with that, basically to help kids,
and then we created a pole vault school,
which is part of the club and exists to this day.
The club and school exist.
- Sergei Bubka

In 1941 I finished at Allison Intermediate School (grades 7-9),
and started at North High School, commuting by bicycle
about 5 miles from home to school.
- Vernon L. Smith

I started playing music at a pretty young age.
- Duncan Sheik

And I realized that there was no sports reporter,
so I started covering sporting events.
- Ed Bradley

If I hadn't started painting, I would have raised chickens.
- Grandma Moses

I knew that we were clicking when mimics started kidding my voice,
I'll know that I'm on the way out when they stop doing their imitations.
- Vaughn Monroe

I really wanted to be born a woman.
It all started there.
A South American woman.
And I'm upset that I was born a white Jewish male.
I've been angry since.
- Fisher Stevens

He started pushing to make birdies and you don't do that when you're down.
- Vijay Singh

Well my taste wasn't very good when I first started out.
But later, when I began to appreciate the art of acting,
I would say the actress I most admire is Vanessa Redgrave.
- Ellen Burstyn


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