Laura Nyro quotes

  • There are no limitations with a song. To me a song is a little piece of art. It can be whatever you like it to be. You can write the simplest song, and that's lovely, or you can just write a song that is abstract art. ... A lot of my songs are very serious, I'm like dead serious about certain things and I feel that I'm writing about the world, through my own eyes. ... I have a love for simple basic song structure, although sometimes you'd never know it. ... Most of the songs I wrote at night. I would just wake in the middle of the night. That's when I found the space to write.
    -- Laura Nyro

    #Song #Art #Eye

  • As beautiful as simplicity is, it can become a tradition that stands in the way of exploration.
    -- Laura Nyro

    #Beautiful #Simplicity #Way

  • All I know is when I start getting serious about songwriting... it's like a playground. All responsibilities slip away and you're with your essence. There can be delight there and self-discovery. You can dance there... I think of it as my serious playground.
    -- Laura Nyro

    #Responsibility #Writing #Thinking

  • My troubles are many They're deep as a well I swear there ain't no Heaven And I pray there ain't no hell But I'll never know by living only my dying will tell. And when I die and when I'm gone There'll be, one child born And a world to carry on, to carry on.
    -- Laura Nyro

    #Children #Heaven #Dying

  • When I write my music I see all the rivers flowing... sensual, spiritual, religious, animal, intellectual...
    -- Laura Nyro

    #Spiritual #Religious #Writing

  • Give me my freedom for as long as I be All I ask of livin' is to have no chains on me All I ask of livin' is to have no chains on me And all I ask of dyin' is to go naturally... And when I die, and when I'm gone There'll be one child born, in our world To carry on, to carry on...
    -- Laura Nyro

    #Children #Our World #Long

  • I lost my eyes In east wind skies Here's where I've cried Where I've tried Where God and the Tendaberry rise Where Quakers and revolutionaries Join for life
    -- Laura Nyro

    #Eye #Wind #Sky

  • Emily And her love to be Carved in a heart On a berry tree But it's only a little farewell lovespell Time to design a woman
    -- Laura Nyro

    #Farewell #Heart #Design

  • You can see the walls roar See your brains on the floor Become God Become cripple Become funky
    -- Laura Nyro

    #Wall #Brain #Cripples

  • I was raised on the good book Jesus Till I read between the lines Now I don't believe I ever wanna see the morning
    -- Laura Nyro

    #Jesus #Morning #Believe

  • I don't think you should categorize yourself as an artist.
    -- Laura Nyro

    #Artist #Thinking #Should

  • I'm not scared of dyin', and I don't really care if it's peace you find in dyin'. Well then let the time be near. And when I die and when I'm gone there'll be one child born and a world to carry on.
    -- Laura Nyro

    #Children #Giving #Care

  • There are no limitations with a song. To me a song is a little piece of art. It can be whatever you like it to be. You can write the simplest song, and that's lovely, or you can just write a song that is abstract art.
    -- Laura Nyro

    #Song #Art #Writing

  • If it's peace you find in dying, well then let the time be near.
    -- Laura Nyro

    #Death #Dying #Near Death

  • For instance, I may bring a certain feminist perspective to my songwriting, because that's how I see life. I'm interested in art, poetry, and music. As that kind of artist, I can do anything. I can say anything. It's about self-expression. It knows no package - there's no such thing. That's what being an artist is.
    -- Laura Nyro

    #Art #Self #Expression

  • They say a woman's place Is to wait and serve Under the veil Submissive and dear But I think my place Is in a ship from space To carry me The hell out of here.
    -- Laura Nyro

    #Thinking #Space #Waiting

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