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Jackson Browne Quotes and Sayings

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I grew up reading Shakespeare and Mark Twain.
- Jackson Browne

Like, What is the least often heard sentence in the
English language? That would be:
Say, isn't that the banjo player's Porsche parked outside?
- Jackson Browne

That's maybe the most important thing each generation does,
is to break a lot of rules and make up their own way of doing things.
- Jackson Browne

So I had a couple of years of playing trumpet.
I really enjoyed it, but it was not the kind of instrument
you could whip out at a party.
Let's face it.
- Jackson Browne

 

I've written many extra verses to songs that I learned to sing -
an extra verse about a friend,
or just add some verse - and that led to writing my own songs.
- Jackson Browne

No matter how close to yours another's steps have grown,
in the end there is one dance you'll do alone.
- Jackson Browne

I started playing the trumpet when I was about eight.
- Jackson Browne

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I never was a very good singer.
- Jackson Browne

I taught myself to play the piano, because I wanted to play it.
- Jackson Browne

You can take as much as you can from the generation that has preceded you,
but then it's up to you to make something new.
- Jackson Browne

I'd have to say that my favorite thing is writing a
song that really says how I feel,
what I believe - and it even explains the world to
myself better than I knew it.
- Jackson Browne

I wrote the song For A Dancer for a friend of mine who died in a fire.
He was in the sauna in a house that burned down,
so he had no idea anything was going on.
It was very sad.
- Jackson Browne

The idea that I wrote something that stood for the way I feel about things,
and that it lasts, that's probably my favorite thing that I've done.
- Jackson Browne

Music itself is a great source of relaxation.
Parts of it anyway.
Working in the studio, that's not relaxing,
but playing an instrument that I don't know how to
play is unbelievably relaxing,
because I don't have any pressure on me.
- Jackson Browne

When I really started liking music was when I could play some of it myself,
and after a couple of years of playing folk music,
I kinda rediscovered those hits that were on the radio
all the time when I was a kid.
- Jackson Browne

That folk music led to learning to play,
and making things up led to what turns out to be the
most lucrative part of the music business -
writing,
because you get paid every time that song gets played.
- Jackson Browne

I love to read.
I love to stretch.
In the morning, I get up, and if I'm not in a hurry,
I will lie on the floor on a rug, look through some books and magazines,
and maybe listen to music and try to do stretching exercises to tune up.
- Jackson Browne

We have an open society.
No one will come and take me away for saying what I am saying.
But they don't have to, if they can control how many people hear it.
And that's how they do it.
- Jackson Browne

The biggest influence? I've had several at different times -
but the biggest for me was Bob Dylan,
who was a guy that came along when I was twelve or
thirteen and just changed all the rules about what it meant to write songs.
- Jackson Browne

Right around the end of the fifties,
college students and young people in general,
began to realize that this music was almost like a history of our country -
this music contained the real history of the people of this country.
- Jackson Browne

I've also gotten to play in front of a million people
in Central Park when there was a grass roots movement
calling for nuclear disarmament -
it was about 1982 -
they called it Peace Sunday.
- Jackson Browne

Now, guitar was pretty cool.
Everybody knew something on the guitar.
So I wanted to play guitar, but I told my dad if he
wanted me to keep studying something,
I'd like to study piano.
- Jackson Browne

It was a great time to be born, because I got to have
my own publishing company right from the beginning,
so I made more money than somebody would have doing
what I did ten or fifteen years before.
- Jackson Browne

Also, right at that particular time in the music business,
because of people like the Beatles, people began owning their own publishing.
I'll just say this really quickly - they used to divide
the money for the music that was written in two,
just equal halves.
- Jackson Browne

I told my father I wanted to play the banjo,
and so he saved the money and got ready to give me
a banjo for my next birthday,
and between that time and my birthday,
I lost interest in the banjo and was playing guitar.
- Jackson Browne

Musician jokes are a kind of joke that usually have
to do with how much money someone makes.
Musicians are always starving, so they're really mean
to each other about who makes what.
- Jackson Browne

So what I do, more than play any instrument -
I mean,
I love to play - but more than that,
I write songs.
Songs that are about living, about what it's like to
be going through all the things that people go through in life.
- Jackson Browne

As far as those kinds of things, I also played at the
concert to call for the release of Nelson Mandela when
he was a political prisoner in South Africa.
We were celebrating his 70th birthday and calling for his release.
- Jackson Browne

And my dad wanted me to play the trumpet because that's what he liked.
His idol was Louis Armstrong.
My dad thought my teeth came together in a way that
was perfect for playing the trumpet.
- Jackson Browne

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

I grew up in a household where everybody lived at the top of his lungs.
- Frank Langella

I would be most content if my children grew up to be
the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly
of building enough bookshelves.
- Anna Quindlen

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them,
and I am a poet of memory.
- Philip Levine

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around,
and I definitely want to have children as well.
- Heidi Klum

I grew up in a very religious family.
I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed,
and debated intensely.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

Sometimes I wonder if I got lulled into not wanting
things because I grew up black in this country.
- Kevin Eubanks

It was a pretty rough neighborhood where I grew up
The really tough places were over around Third Avenue
where it ran into the Harlem River,
but we weren't far away.
- Norman Rockwell

I never grew up.
- Tracey Emin

Diana Ross is a big inspiration to all of us.
We all grew up watching everything about her -
her mike placement,
her grace, her style and her class.
- Beyonce Knowles

The story that I wanna tell is pretty much about the way I grew up.
Being bi-racial, growing up in a big city and being an artist.
- Lenny Kravitz

I'm now an agnostic but I grew up on the King James version,
which I'm eternally grateful for.
- Penelope Lively

I thought I'd gone to heaven, because I grew up watching Roy and Gene Autry.
- Lee Majors

Believing that no one is better than the other.
You know I grew up in the South.
My senior year there was a very big racial tension.
- Herschel Walker

Brooke was special in the sense that we grew up together on that island.
- Christopher Atkins

But, yea, I grew up in a strong Baptist background.
- Tim McGraw

I grew up in the theatre.
It's where I got my start.
Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue
about the theatre is beyond perfection.
- Aaron Sorkin

I grew up like a neglected weed - ignorant of liberty,
having no experience of it.
- Harriet Tubman

I grew up playing in an alley on the south side of Milwaukee.
- Jane Kaczmarek

But working with Dre, I grew up with his music,
so I'm still like more a fan.
- Obie Trice

I grew up in the West, grew up on the land,
was educated as a geologist.
And I came here with a vision of what it is we ought to be doing.
- Bruce Babbitt

I grew up years ago doing something that unfortunately
doesn't hardly exist any more,
a medium called Radio.
- Robert Stack

I mean, I grew up with pretty down-to-earth,
atheist parents, but I was born a Pisces.
- Melissa Auf der Maur

I grew up studying ballet; I grew up honing my craft.
- Janice Dickinson

We've got a bunch of new writers now who tell me they
grew up watching The Simpsons.
It's bizarre, and they're writing some very funny stuff.
- Matt Groening

I grew up with art from the innocent age of ten -
with art,
but with no sense of identity.
- John Lone

First of all, just knowing people who grew up in the
movie business at that time,
no one had Mexican maids.
- Bill Condon

A boy's appetite grows very fast, and in a few moments the queer,
empty feeling had become hunger, and the hunger grew bigger and bigger,
until soon he was as ravenous as a bear.
- Carlo Collodi

I grew up listening to a lot of soul music,
and a lot of folk music.
- Katey Sagal

For David Parker and Daniel Parker, with the respect
and admiration of their father,
who grew up with them.
- Robert B. Parker

I grew up in a tough neighborhood and we used to say
you can get further with a kind word and a gun than just a kind word.
- David Mamet

I grew up in the segregated South, right here in Lynchburg,
Virginia.
- Jerry Falwell

This role is more visible, and I grew up without a
lot of that sort of modeling so I'm relieved and proud to have done this film.
- Wentworth Miller

But let's just say, I'm Irish.
I grew up in the 1950s.
Religion had a very tight iron fist.
- Liam Neeson

Even though I grew up as a Sephardic Jew in Brooklyn
where we ate Syrian food and went to temple,
it was still America.
- Isaac Mizrahi

Mahalia Jackson, I grew up around the corner from in Chicago.
- Nichelle Nichols

At 13, I realized that I could fix anything electronic.
It was amazing, I could just do it.
I started a business repairing radios.
It grew to be one of the largest in Philadelphia.
- Amar Bose

Well, I grew up between Holland and Israel and then
moved to France when I was eleven.
- Keren Ann

The story grew, got way bigger than the contest rules called for,
and next thing I knew I had a book.
- Leslie Banks


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