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Joanna Newsom Quotes and Sayings

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People are often afraid for me.
They think that I am going to break.
I can make it through a set.
- Joanna Newsom

I am consciously trying not to make it sound Celtic or African.
- Joanna Newsom

Well, yeah, I wanted to resist the urge to thicken
everything up with instrumentation,
because I just felt like I was interested in seeing
how the songs did on their own.
- Joanna Newsom

I wasn't interested in writing music that wasn't beautiful for me to listen to.
- Joanna Newsom

 

I can understand someone not liking the voice or the songs.
- Joanna Newsom

Lyrics are very different.
There is a clear line between that and a poem.
Something that has been a source of great excitement
and delight for me is this idea that I get to rhyme.
- Joanna Newsom

I want to make music that somehow connects to the things
that I love in America music.
- Joanna Newsom

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I would happy for someone to download my music.
- Joanna Newsom

I wanted to write songs which I think is a different thing.
I wanted to write music that is informed by folk music.
The chord progressions are obvious references.
- Joanna Newsom

I played piano for about two years when I was a kid.
I didn't play long enough to be really great.
- Joanna Newsom

I have a recording that I did of instrumental songs.
- Joanna Newsom

I can't play my songs on the smaller harp.
I have a Celtic harp.
I can't do the key changes.
- Joanna Newsom

I started playing harp about fourteen years ago.
- Joanna Newsom

I am producing sounds that people are not used to hearing from the harp.
- Joanna Newsom

I am not doing something that it is experimental music
in relation to classical music.
- Joanna Newsom

I have writing songs on my own for about six years.
- Joanna Newsom

I have a deep rooted folk sensibility that I can't
get away from completely.
- Joanna Newsom

I am always trying to write.
- Joanna Newsom

I did spend a year in high school being obsessed with Fleetwood Mac.
- Joanna Newsom

The way that words fit together is always interesting to me.
I love words.
- Joanna Newsom

People in San Francisco and the East Bay have shown interest,
done interviews, and have come to shows.
I guess that the news travels fast out of this island that we are on.
- Joanna Newsom

I give away CDs at shows if someone wants a CD but doesn't have any money.
I wouldn't want to do that forever.
- Joanna Newsom

You should listen to a lot of different music.
- Joanna Newsom

In high school, we studied a lot of poetical forms.
I was really interested in the math that was involved
and the strange live break ups.
That gave me a great amount of respect for a rhymed stanza.
- Joanna Newsom

I am consciously not trying to bring in World Music elements.
The ways that I work and feel are completely different
in how they sound than someone playing the Kora in Africa would play it.
- Joanna Newsom

I definitely don't subscribe to the theory that more instruments,
or more vocal tracks, harmony, or double tracking the voice,
is a good thing.
People do their early albums very stripped down,
then each album becomes bloated.
- Joanna Newsom

I recorded harp first or singing first.
I recorded it all together.
Part of the reason is that I don't know how to play
the songs without also singing.
I forget how they progress.
I don't think that any of them are verse,
chorus, verse, and so on.
They are not simple.
- Joanna Newsom

The very first Walnut Whales recording was recorded
just a few weeks after I had started singing,
out of the blue, started singing.
And the voice, you can hear how uncomfortable I am with it,
and how terrified I am with it.
- Joanna Newsom

It's totally different.
I usually don't tell people about the Pleased if they know me from the harp.
And if they are there to see the Pleased,
I usually don't tell them about the harp.
I am nervous that these people will expect something similar.
- Joanna Newsom

It's valid that the Strokes and the Pleased have been
influenced by some of the same bands.
But it's invalid in the sense that we listen to the
Strokes and try to sounds like them.
I think that they are a good band.
- Joanna Newsom

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White PHOTO

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
- Brian Tracy

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

People love chopping wood.
In this activity one immediately sees results.
- Albert Einstein

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu


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