Barry Manilow quotes

  • Here's proof that if you live long enough, anything is possible.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Long #Enough #Proof

  • I feel that after all those horrible reviews and jokes, I wasn't crazy all these years to stand up for the music I believe in. This album has proven that somewhere in the human race, the human heart is still racing and breaking and I am so grateful.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Break Up #Crazy #Grateful

  • Everything you say and do is having an impact on others.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Impact

  • My hair was slicked down with a part. But that was before I discovered the blow-dryer. Now I'm fabulous.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Blow #Hair #Fabulous

  • For a Jewish guy, I've recorded a lot of Christmas albums.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Christmas #Guy #Albums

  • QVC has been very good to me.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Very Good

  • Sneakers are not my thing.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Sneakers

  • No one person or material thing could ever come close to the feeling I get when the music is right.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Feelings #Music Is #Materials

  • The public needs to know - they need to know as much about atrial fibrillation as they do about cancer and diabetes.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Cancer #Needs #Diabetes

  • Touring is a young man's game, but after 30 years of it, I want to stay home.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Home #Men #Years

  • My style of music is the great American songbook meets the pop world of the Seventies and Eighties.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Style #World #Great American

  • Whenever there was a choice between music and anything else, music won hands down every time.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Hands #Choices

  • Yeah, I'm old as the hills and you would think I'd be out to pasture someplace because I've done everything, but nothing has changed.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Thinking #Done #Hills

  • You can't possibly prepare for what happens to you the day you hit No. 1 and people treat you differently.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #People #Treats

  • You know, when I did 'American Idol' the three times, I tried to tell these kids you have to tell the story of the lyric.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Kids #Idols #Three

  • You say something stupid and the next morning you're in the headlines.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Morning #Stupid #Next

  • These days, with 'American Idol' and all the other reality shows, young people become famous overnight, and that can be very difficult to handle, the way photographers follow you around and study your every move.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Moving #Reality #Idols

  • To write a love song that might be able to make it on the radio, that is something that is terrifying to me. But I can definitely write a song about that chair over there. That I can do, but to sit and write a pop song out of the clear blue sky, that is very difficult and I admire the people that can do it.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Song #Writing #Blue

  • First of all, I've been having a wonderful run of luck with cover albums, songs I didn't write. I had five pop cover albums and two Christmas albums, and they were all very successful.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Running #Song #Writing

  • I come from nowhere Brooklyn, New York. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. These days Williamsburg is kind of a hip area, but when I grew up there, the taxi drivers wouldn't even go over the bridge, it was so dangerous.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #New York #Bridges #Brooklyn

  • What we hear now is great-sounding records with great-sounding grooves and loops. And the sound of these records is irresistible, but the craft of songwriting is just about over. That's why, whenever I get an opportunity to do an album full of standards, I jump at it because I miss it.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Opportunity #Missing #Albums

  • I was the Justin Bieber of the '70s. Really, I was.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Justin

  • My goal was always to be involved in music that would outlive me. And maybe that's actually happening.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Goal

  • We've made mistakes, But we've made good friends too. Remember all the nights we spent with them? And all our plans, Who says they can't come true? Tonight's another chance to start again. It's just another New Year's Eve, Another night like all the rest.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #New Year #Mistake #Good Friend

  • I am nervous that the craft of songwriting is taking a nose dive...And since I'm a songwriter and I connect with an interpretative, you know, interpretation of a song, I miss it. I just miss it.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Song #Missing #Noses

  • I've always wanted to marry Elton John.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Wanted

  • I am a musician. My passion for music has obliterated everything in its path for my entire life. Whenever there was a choice between music and anything else, music won hands down every time. No one person or material thing could ever come close to the feeling I get when the music is right. I am totally committed to my music and my fans.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Passion #Hands #Choices

  • There's just no quiet in Vegas.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Vegas #Quiet

  • Atrial fibrillation has been the low man on the totem pole and so were just trying to get more visibility about this particular disease and how dangerous this could be.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Men #Trying #Disease

  • I'm still hungry. I've still got a million ideas. I'm still strong and ready to create.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Strong #Ideas #Hungry

  • I love any opportunity I have to make music.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Opportunity

  • Misfits aren't misfits among other misfits.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Misfits

  • I didn't want to be treated like a 'star.' I fought it constantly, and I think I was rude.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Stars #Thinking #Rude

  • I believe in my writing.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Believe #Writing #I Believe

  • I am a musician. My passion for music has obliterated everything in its path for my entire life.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Passion #Path #Musician

  • I believe that we are who we choose to be. Nobody is going to come and save you. You've got to save yourself. Nobody is going to give you anything. You've got to go out and fight for it.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Believe #Fighting #Giving

  • Every few years, I go back into all the songs and I update them so that it never sounds like an oldies show. If you come to the shows, they're full of muscle. 'Copacabana' sounds like it could have been released yesterday.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Song #Years #Yesterday

  • Everybody has to find out: who are you? What do you believe in?
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Believe

  • I've been up, down, trying to get the feeling again. All around, trying to get the feeling again. The one that makes me shiver, made my knees start to quiver.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Feelings #Trying #Knees

  • I think my music is like anchovies - some people like it, some people get nauseous.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Inspirational #Thinking #People

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