Mark Knopfler quotes

  • As far as being a 'player's player,' you've only got to go to Nashville or Argentina and you can forget about it. The world is full of amazing guitar players, and you know it, and I know it...it's a humbling experience...
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #Player #Guitar #Nashville

  • Each song has its own secret that's different from another song, and each has its own life. Sometimes it has to be teased out, whereas other times it might come fast. There are no laws about songwriting or producing. It depends on what you're doing, not just who you're doing.
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #Song #Law #Secret

  • There's so many different worlds, so many different suns. And we have just one world, but we live in different ones.
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #Sun #Different #World

  • Sometimes you gotta be an s.o.b., you wanna make a dream reality
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #Motivational #Dream #Reality

  • ...the music you make is shaped by what you play it on ... if you feel that you're not getting enough out of a song, change the instrument - go from an acoustic to an electric or vice versa, or try an open tuning ... do something to shake it up...
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #Music #Song #Play

  • My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #Ideas #Heaven #Folks

  • There's so many different worlds...
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #Different #World

  • While listening, to things like western swing, for instance, I'd work something out in my head, then play it on my National; not the same song, but one that captured the feeling of the original tune.
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #Song #Guitar #Play

  • I even played bass for a while. Besides playing electric guitar, I'd also get asked to play some acoustic stuff. But, since I didn't have an acoustic guitar at the time, I used to borrow one from a friend so I could play folk joints.
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #Play #Guitar #Bass

  • There happened to be guitar classes at the college, and there was a guitar teacher there with whom I used to play. In addition, I also would go out into country schools and teach little kids basic guitar and singing a few times a week.
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #Country #Teacher #School

  • Every guitar I own gets used and has its purpose.
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #Guitar #Purpose #Used

  • I'm not a collector, however, and I have no desire to own 50 or 60 guitars.
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #Guitar #Desire #Collectors

  • I was into playing American music, especially the blues.
    -- Mark Knopfler

  • I love Gibsons, and Nationals, too. There's something magical about them.
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #Guitar

  • Juliet, when we made love, you used to cry. You said, "I love you like the stars above, I'll love you 'til I die". There's a place for us, you know the movie song. When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #Song #Stars #Love You

  • I just want to be able to play and make people feel good with what I do. When you're thinking that way, anything can happen. And, usually, what happens is good.
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #Thinking #Play #People

  • I'm also getting an Ovation Legend, because I like them so much.
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #Ovation #Legends

  • What I always try to do is to respond to the song; I've always rebelled against theory.
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #Song #Trying #Rebel

  • A Strat was a thing of wonder .. when I was 14 or 15, the Shadows were a big influence, and they had the first Strats that came to England. I like to play all kinds of guitars, but I wasn't getting the sound I really wanted until I got a Stratocaster
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #Music #Guitar #Play

  • Then came the churches, then came the schools, then came the lawyers, then came the rules.
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #School #Church #Lawyer

  • Last time I was sober, man I felt bad, Worst hangover that I ever had. It took six hamburgers, Scotch all night, Nicotine for breakfast just to put me right.
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #Hangover #Drinking #Night

  • Sometimes you're the windshield; sometimes you're the bug.
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #Funny #Bugs #Sometimes

  • I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than.
    -- Mark Knopfler

    #Reality #Definitions #Would Be

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