29 Total Quotes

Neil Diamond Quotes

I'm lucky. Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part.
Neil Diamond
#Hard Work

It's very difficult for me to say 'I love you' but to sing 'I love you' for me is easier.
Neil Diamond
#American Musician #Love #I Love You

He was a rap producer, and then he was producing rock with some alternative bands. I just didn't understand how I fit into that thing. But Bob Dylan's manager, who I know, called me and said, 'I know Rick very well. You should talk to him. He has no agenda. He just loves your stuff.'
Neil Diamond
#Rap

You are the sun, ... I am the moon.
Neil Diamond
#Moon

Of course I liked what Johnny did with 'Solitary Man,'
Neil Diamond
#Man

That's show business,
Neil Diamond
#Business

It is a little strange, I have to admit it, seeing someone up there trying to be you. A little weird but also fun. God bless them all, I hope they do great.
Neil Diamond
#Trying

I made a U-turn and went back 40 years to try to recapture those feelings, ... The major difference between this album and my first or second album is I think the lyrics now go to places I could never go to then.
Neil Diamond
#Feelings

Because my musical training has been limited, I've never been restricted by what technical musicians might call a song.
Neil Diamond
#American Musician

Brooklyn is not the easiest place to grow up in, although I wouldn't change that experience for anything.
Neil Diamond
#American Musician

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 life.
Neil Diamond
#American Musician

I don't like all of the music to be serious and deadly.
Neil Diamond
#American Musician

I still need practice in enjoying the fruits of success.
Neil Diamond
#American Musician

I think probably Australians have just a little more taste than most people.
Neil Diamond
#American Musician

I'm lucky. Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part.
Neil Diamond
#American Musician

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 have a concept, a title idea, a lyric idea that I want to write and the lyric will come first.
Neil Diamond
#American Musician

I've looked at photographs of myself during concerts and it sometimes looks as if I'm in a fencing move, with a guitar in my hands instead of a sword.
Neil Diamond
#American Musician

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 it and thats why I recorded these songs.
Neil Diamond
#American Musician

No, I majored in biology, in a pre-med program.
Neil Diamond
#American Musician

Performing is the easiest part of what I do, and songwriting is the hardest.
Neil Diamond
#American Musician

Song Sung Blue took a lot of compressing and refining, and it has one of my favorite lyrics.
Neil Diamond
#American Musician

Songs are life in 80 words or less.
Neil Diamond
#American Musician

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.
Neil Diamond
#American Musician

Songwritng is what I do.
Neil Diamond
#American Musician

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 when I'm finished with it, that it moves me, that it can take me along with it and involve me in what its saying.
Neil Diamond
#American Musician

There's a mystery to writing, and you don't really know where most of it comes from.
Neil Diamond
#American Musician

When you're on a merry-go-round, you miss a lot of the scenery.
Neil Diamond
#American Musician