34 Total Quotes

Christine McVie Quotes

I'm rather old-fashioned about this video business. It's all relatively new. We really don't do videos, Fleetwood Mac. We've only done two.
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#American Musician #Business

I'm looking more like my dogs every day-it must be the shaggy fringe and the ears.
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#Dogs

Learn your instrument. Be honest. Don't do anything phony. There is so much crap floating around. There is plenty of room for a bit of honest writing.
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#American Musician

I never have thought about a video while I'm writing. I've always been of the mind that music should be heard and not seen. It's a strange thing that's going on. I don't know if it's good or not.
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#Mind

There's a whole bunch of unfinished stuff. Then I've got books of lyrics. I find it frustrating to finish a song and not be able to record it... so I don't write a million songs.
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#American Musician #Books And Reading

You can only mend the vase so many times before you have to chuck it away.
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#American Musician

I couldn't go anywhere unless there was a security guard with me. That spoiled my life. It was like being in captivity. Those days are gone, and I don't ever want to see that happen to me again. Now I can wander around the streets of Los Angeles on my own. I like it that way.
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#American Musician

There were a lot of bad feelings when Lindsey first left the band. But there's been a lot of healing going on, growing up, maturing. The bond is a great deal stronger than what we first thought.
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#American Musician

For Stevie, the words are of prime importance; the song moves around the words, rather than the words moving around the song.
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#American Musician

My songs are self-explanatory... somebody pointed out to me that... my songs pretty much speak for themselves.
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#American Musician

I don't think there's any particular sound I do for every night. I try to get whatever sound suits the track best when we're recording, and I just look for something that sounds good when we're playing live.
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#Night

The old Fleetwood Mac was much better; they did some beautiful and, to my mind, very authentic blues. Chicken Shack did pretty well in Europe, but after I left, it was over.
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#American Musician #Mind

It really comes down to Mick. He's the one who was constantly trying to get these five people in one room together. This is his love, his baby. It's his band, and there's nothing more he loves to do than get up on stage and play with us.
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#American Musician

What's past is past, it's too bloody late to do anything else. I've been very blessed and lucky in my life. To want to change the path of destiny is kind of a mistake, it leads to discontent. I don't feel complacent, but I feel content.
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#Past

I haven't turned into some rich monster. I've kept my perspective. But I am a bit spoiled. It's hard not to be a little spoiled by having a lot of money.
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#American Musician #Perspective

I still like to play the blues more than anything else.
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#American Musician

We're more like brother and sister now. I'm not trying to paint too rosy a picture. I think it took quite a few years to be able to sit down and talk to each other. It's all very nostalgic for us as well. There hasn't been an angry word between us, fingers crossed.
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#Trying

I've been with a guy since August. He's an engineer-musician. He's level-headed. This star business doesn't affect him in the slightest.
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#Business

I'd never want a studio guy. I wouldn't mind working with another keyboard player, but not a studio guy. It sounds very odd, but we're really snobbish about doing everything ourselves whenever possible, so I'd rather just play the piano lines myself.
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#Mind

Some of the best songs I've written, I've written in 10 minutes.
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#American Musician

I was in Tower Records in San Francisco a few weeks ago, buying some cassettes, and a couple of people recognized me and ran up with albums, and I just wanted to cover my face and have a seizure or something. I want people to just go away.
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#American Musician #People

I wasn't raised with money, so I had to get used to having it. I think I've adjusted to it pretty well.
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#American Musician

I find it hard to get excited by just a sound. I have to have a song there, then I'll find what used I can make of that sound within the song.
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#American Musician

I enjoy my money, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I'd certainly rather be rich than poor.
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#American Musician