Bryan Adams quotes

  • I always knew I'd be in music in some sort of capacity. I didn't know if I'd be successful at it, but I knew I'd be doing something in it. Maybe get a job in a record store. Maybe even play in a band. I never got into this to be a star.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Jobs #Stars #Successful

  • The thing that was most interesting to me was getting my first prints back from the printer and realizing photography doesn't end with the click of a button, it starts there. Printing is so exciting.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Photography #Interesting #Buttons

  • I feel quite sad for the young musicians coming up because they may never get to pay their rent properly. It doesn't matter what the genre; nowadays, it's so much harder than it ever was.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Pay #Matter #Musician

  • People have to go through what they have to go through. I think in some cases you sort of bring things on yourself and that's what you want it to be than that's the way it is.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Thinking #People #Want

  • Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure. When you conquer negative attitudes of doubt and fear you conquer failure.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Attitude #Doubt #Pathways

  • I'm quite happy with the music carrying on. I've never been one to clamor for fame. It just got dumped in my lap. The ambition is definitely not fame. The ambition is to be creative.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Ambition #Creative #Lap

  • There's not an instruction manual on how to deal with success, so you just have to rely on having great friends and a good team.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Team #Great Friend #Instruction

  • The idea of putting out an album is quite exciting because it's sharing your creativity with people. There's no ambition to be famous. I couldn't care less about that.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Creativity #Ambition #Ideas

  • I like the idea of helping people help people.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Ideas #People #Helping

  • A songwriter writes songs all the time, whereas just writing a song can be done by anyone, anytime.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Music #Song #Writing

  • There's a saying, 'It's easy to write songs, but very difficult to write great songs.' I'm going through that right now.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Song #Writing #Easy

  • I've only ever trusted my gut on everything. I don't trust my head, I don't trust my heart, I trust my gut.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Trust #Heart #Guts

  • I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening. That was it. I'd seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Rude #Police #Pits

  • I think all my videos suck.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Thinking #Video

  • You'll shoot the moon... put out the sun... when you love someone.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Music #Moon #When You Love Someone

  • It cuts like a knife, but it feels so right...
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Cutting #Knives #Feelings

  • I moonlight as a singer.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Singers #Moonlight

  • I think a lot of people want to be remembered the way they were, as opposed to the way they are now.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Thinking #People #Want

  • I grew up with British rock.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Rocks #Grew Up #British

  • When your world has shattered, ain't nothing else matters. It ain't over, it's only love and that's all.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Sadness #World #Matter

  • Very sad to hear about the passing of Nelson Mandela. He was a true inspiration for human rights and equality for South Africa and the reason apartheid no longer exists there. The world will never forget his capacity for forgiveness and magnanimity. RIP
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Rip #Inspiration #Rights

  • There is little sense in attempting to change external conditions, you must first change inner beliefs, then outer conditions will change accordingly.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Law Of Attraction #Littles #Firsts

  • The moment I began to understand what was going on with the treatment of animals, it led me more and more in the way of the path I am [on] now, which is a complete vegan.'
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Animal #Way #Path

  • Can you lay your life down, so a stranger can live? Can you take what you need, but take less than you give? Could you close every day, without the glory and fame? Could you hold your head high, when no-one knows your name?
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Names #Giving #Needs

  • I'm a complete and utter busker.
    -- Bryan Adams

  • I draw on my memories but blended with a lot of fantasy...
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Memories #Fantasy #Draws

  • Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Patience #Art #Discipline

  • I swear, I wanna be your underwear.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Underwear #Taboo #Swear

  • One night love affair, pretending we don't care, and now we're left with nothing.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Sex #Night #Care

  • Search your heart, search your soul, and when you find me there you'll search no more.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Romantic #Heart #Soul

  • Sometimes when I play that old six-string, I think about you, wonder what went wrong.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Thinking #Rock And Roll #Play

  • I got my first real six string, bought it at the five and dime, played it 'til my fingers bled.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Real #Rock And Roll #Dimes

  • We were just killing time, we were young and restless, and needed to unwind. There ain't nothing that lasts forever, forever.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Philosophy #Forever #Lasts

  • Out of the dragon's claws and into the fire, there's a moment in every man's life when he must decide what is wrong and what is right.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Philosophy #Men #Fire

  • With few words, one can speak the truth.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Few Words #Speak #Adages

  • She says that her love for me would never die, but that would change if she found out about you and I.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Infidelity #Adultery #Found

  • Caught in the crossfire of a silent scream, where one man's nightmare is another man's dream.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Dream #Reality #Men

  • There is no situation that could ever confront you that cannot be solved. Life takes on real meaning when you set values for yourself, regard yourself as worthwhile and elevate your thoughts to things that are of God-good. There is a Higher Power. Turn to it and use it; it is yours for the asking.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #God #Real #Asking

  • Thoughts crystallize into habit and habit solidifies into circumstances.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Habit #Circumstances

  • Social media is a giant distraction to the ultimate aim, which is honing your craft as a songwriter. There are people who are exceptional at it, however, and if you can do both things, then that's fantastic, but if you are a writer, the time is better spent on a clever lyric than a clever tweet.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Clever #Media #People

  • Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Patience #Art #Goal

  • I've always wanted to push myself and move with the tide. That's just how I am and it's worked for me.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Moving #Tides #Wanted

  • I ate a big steak in 1988 and never felt worse. That was it, boom, over. Never again.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Steak #Bigs

  • I don't like long tours. I find it much easier to go out for a short spurt every month.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Long #Months #Easier

  • I'm amazed every time I come back to Vancouver at how much it's changed. You go away for a month and there's three more skyscrapers.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Going Away #Vancouver #Three

  • If your music is great, you will have fans, not because you have spent time chatting on social media.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Media #Fans #Social

  • Oh, thinkin' about all our younger years There was only you and me We were young and wild and free Now nothin' can take you away from me We've been down that road before But that's over now You keep me comin' back for more...
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Anniversary #Years #Young

  • When you can see your unborn children in her arms, you know you really love a woman.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Children #Love You #Unborn Child

  • Difficulties are opportunities to better things; they are stepping-stones to greater experience...When one door closes, another always opens; as a natural law it has to, to balance.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Sports #Opportunity #Doors

  • Music became my focus. At 13, I was jamming with my mates. At 15, I was playing clubs.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Focus #Clubs #Mates

  • To hate another is to hate yourself. We all live within the one Universal Mind. What we think about another, we think about ourselves. If you have an enemy, forgive him now. Let all bitterness and resentment dissolve. You owe your fellow man love; show him love, not hate. Show charity and goodwill toward others and it will return to enhance your own life in many wonderful ways.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Forgiveness #Hate #Men

  • I never took a grant or borrowed a penny from anybody. It was partially because I didn't really know how to do that, but secondly, my pride never would have allowed me to. In the beginning it was about doing it the right way, on the merits of the music.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Pride #Way #Pennies

  • I always just wanted to be the singer or the bass player in the band. I'd love to have a band, where I was obviously the singer, but where it wasn't me, it wasn't my name.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Player #Names #Band

  • If you love animals, don't eat them.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Animal #Animal Love

  • I remember being in Hollywood at the age of 16 and marveling at the stars. The idea of being part of it never entered my mind. It was too far-fetched.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Stars #Ideas #Mind

  • I only write music for myself, I don't try and appeal to anyone else.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Writing #Trying #Appeals

  • I do 100 shows a year, but I do it in fits and starts, as opposed to going on a long run.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Running #Years #Long

  • I have been vegetarian for twelve years. And I have never been seriously ill. Vegetarian food strengthens the immune system. I think that meat makes you sick.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Animal #Thinking #Years

  • The concept that you are not ingesting rotting flesh sort of sums it up for me.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Rotting #Flesh #Vegan

  • Trying to manage diabetes is hard because if you don't, there are consequences you'll have to deal with later in life.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Life Is Hard #Trying #Deals

  • Focus on your music and not technology.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Technology #Focus

  • Like attracts like. Whatever the conscious mind thinks and believes. the subconscious identically creates.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Believe #Reality #Thinking

  • I got reckless baby, put you in your place. Next time, maybe rearrange your face.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Baby #Next #Faces

  • I watch everybody every night, from sitting down to being on their feet at the end, and I feel a sense of reinvention, of caring, presenting these songs in their purest form.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Song #Caring #Night

  • I wanna be your t-shirt when it's wet, I wanna be your shower when you sweat.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Sex #Sweat #T Shirt

  • Thoughts are things; they have tremendous power. Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Doubt #Pathways #Power Of Thought

  • Please forgive me, I know not what I do. Please forgive me, I can't stop loving you.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Loving You #Forgive Me #Forgiving

  • I've never been enamoured by the idea of being a celebrity.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Ideas

  • I need to be able to rock out.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Rocks #Needs #Able

  • I never had a long-term plan.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Long #Term #Plans

  • I pack every minute I can with something to do.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Minutes #Packs

  • Oh - once in your life you find someone Who will turn your world around Bring you up when you're feelin' down Ya - nothin' could change what you mean to me Oh there's lots that I could say But just hold me now Cause our love will light the way
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Song #Mean #Light

  • I'm not afraid of being thought of as someone who is associated with film music. Why not? If it's a good song, what does it matter?
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Song #Matter #Doe

  • My father's a character.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Father #Character

  • I think I'm better behind the camera than I am in front.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Thinking #Cameras #Behinds

  • One day I'll wake up and I'll have 10 or 12 songs and think, 'Oh that sounds like it could be a record.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Song #Thinking #One Day

  • Music is just such... it's not therapy, but it's a release, it's a joy, it's a pleasure. And it's a job - which is weird, because I don't think of it as a job.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Jobs #Thinking #Joy

  • I'd been round the world a hundred times and had started to forget where I'd been. I knew I'd been there: it said it on the tour map. I could remember the name of the city but I couldn't remember what it was like - it was a massive blur.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Names #Cities #World

  • To be a celebrity, I couldn't think of anything more cringe-worthy.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Thinking #Worthy

  • I like to be able to present myself in two or three different ways because I've never really wanted to rest on my laurels and be something that people expected.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Two #People #Able

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