Records quotes

  • It's a thanksgiving to God. It's something I have wanted to do for a long time, but the record company wasn't ready for it. So I did it myself.
    -- Aaron Neville

    #Thanksgiving #Long #Records

  • When I record something, I'll take a drive and just listen
    -- Aaron Neville

    #Records #Just Listen

  • I wanted to break the record, of course, and become the youngest person to sail around the world solo and unassisted.
    -- Abby Sunderland

    #Records #World #Break

  • I've recorded 25 or 30 albums. I know that sometimes when you work with producers who are kinda dictators, it doesn't help you make a better record.
    -- Ace Frehley

    #Albums #Records #Helping

  • Since the decline of record companies and music sales, I've always played live.
    -- Adam Ant

    #Records #Decline #Company

  • People weren't buying as many records. My record company did not want me. I went through three record companies, went on tour at the wrong time. It destroyed me.
    -- Adam Ant

    #People #Three #Records

  • There's a Washington standard of casually putting things off the record. It's really gone too far. I don't know an easy way to turn it back.
    -- Adam Clymer

    #Gone #Records #Way

  • But what you realise after you've been in the business for a while is that people develop opinions about you that don't have anything to do with your music, they like or dislike you for a million reasons, they like or dislike you for your last record.
    -- Adam Duritz

    #People #Lasts #Records

  • So you have to just be really careful and make sure that when a deal comes along, that it's like the right deal for you... not necessarily the most money, because you have to pay the record label that back in like record sales and stuff.
    -- Adam Rich

    #Labels #Records #Pay

  • Actually, we got signed in November of 2000 with Dreamworks which is the most amazing label. We have friends on other labels and though we are not selling millions of records, yet, they treat us with tons of respect and give us some very good guidance.
    -- Adam Rich

    #Respect #Giving #Records

  • That's the strange thing about making a record. You can be in one mood for an hour, put it on a record, and you're remembered that way.
    -- Adam Yauch

    #Records #Way #Strange

  • Americans are always mortified when I tell them this, but in England, it's a tradition to put your plaques and photographs and awards and gold records and stuff in your bathroom. I don't know why.
    -- Adele

    #Awards #Gold #Records

  • I don't rely on my figure to sell records.
    -- Adele

    #Records #Figures #Rely

  • I knew that as a DJ from 1970 on up that I would eventually come with this sound. I brought out all these other break beats that you hear so much on a lot of these records.
    -- Afrika Bambaataa

    #Break Up #Sound #Records

  • Actually freestyle really comes from 'Planet Rock'. If you listen to all the freestyle records you'll hear that they are based on 'Planet Rock'. All the Miami Bass records are based upon Planet Rock.
    -- Afrika Bambaataa

    #Rocks #Records #Bass

  • When I record, it feels like I'm in a bubble. There's nothing else in my head right then. It's just that song, and I'm trying to really sound like what the song is about.
    -- Agnetha Faltskog

    #Song #Trying #Records

  • When I was 15 I became a full-time singer in a band. At 18 I made my first record.
    -- Agnetha Faltskog

    #Band #Records #Singers

  • It's more important for me to have a good record with good music and be part of a movie that's good and where the music is used in a really great way. That's the important thing. The other stuff you want to say about it, I don't care.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Important #Records #Care

  • Obviously given good health, and a continuing audience and a record company that allows me to do music. So given those things yes, I'm introducing some new music that people haven't really heard me do in quite this fashion.
    -- Al Jarreau

    #Fashion #People #Records

  • Left all my Beatle records out in the sun, got a coke bottle stuck on the end of my tongue.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Bottles #Records #Coke

  • I go by records and Bob Paisley is the No 1 manager ever!
    -- Alan Hansen

    #Records #Bob #Paisley

  • That's what my music... I'm working on a solo record right now, it's gonna be more hip-hop than anything, like electronic hip-hop, futuristic hip-hop. I'm probably gonna be rapping on it.
    -- Alan Vega

    #Rap #Hip Hop #Records

  • It's when someone has an agenda of their own for the record that it doesn't work for me.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Agendas #Records

  • I felt like I was making a record under the radar, and that is my favorite way to do anything.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Records #Way #My Favorite

  • The scratches in Yoko Ono records are moments of relief.
    -- Albie Sachs

    #Relief #Scratches #Records

  • Your woodlot is, in fact, an historical document which faithfully records your personal philosophy.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Philosophy #Historical #Records

  • I guess my life has been a series of flukes in the record business. The first thing I ever did, was the biggest record that I'll ever have.
    -- Alex Chilton

    #Records #Firsts #Flukes

  • It's hard to listen to your own record or your own songs and not pass judgment in a critical way just because it's your own thing. It's weird to sit down to listen to it to enjoy it.
    -- Alex Gaskarth

    #Song #Records #Way

  • We've managed to have a long career that is still quite vibrant, yet we've never had to kow-tow to record companies who said we weren't commercial enough.
    -- Alex Lifeson

    #Careers #Long #Records

  • Composers today get a TV script on Friday and have to record on Tuesday. It's just dreadful to impose on gifted talent and expect decent music under these conditions.
    -- Alex North

    #Friday #Tuesday #Records

  • Nobody sets out to make a bad record.
    -- Alex Van Halen


  • I think prime ministers, I actually think Cabinet ministers should be subject to intense scrutiny, I think that's in the public interest, even if some of the allegations made aren't right and so on, and they have to correct the record, it doesn't matter.
    -- Alexander Downer

    #Thinking #Records #Matter

  • I think it's important to remember that music supervision is not just about a fantastic record collection or knowledge of music, although that certainly helps for aspiring music supervisors.
    -- Alexandra Patsavas

    #Thinking #Important #Records

  • In 1940 I came across a record by Jimmy Yancey. I can't say how important that record is. From then on, all I wanted to do was play the blues.
    -- Alexis Korner

    #Play #Important #Records

  • The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives; history records the successes of the latter, while oblivion is the reward of the former
    -- Alfred Armand Montapert

    #Inspiration #Majority #Records

  • It is heartrending to read the entries in many an old family Bible - the records of suffering, distress, and blasted hopes.
    -- Alice Morse Earle

    #Suffering #Records #Distress

  • It's impossible to make a record when you're ill because it affects how you listen to things. You can't make decisions. It all sounds terrible.
    -- Alison Krauss

    #Decision #Sound #Records

  • Our new strategic plan emphasizes the importance of providing access to records anytime, anywhere. This is one of many initiatives that we are launching to make our goal a reality.
    -- Allen Weinstein

    #Reality #Goal #Records

  • For the Archivist, this role is a result of his obligation to preserve and assure timely and maximum access to our governmental records in the evolving historic saga of the American people.
    -- Allen Weinstein

    #People #Roles #Records

  • We live in a world of increasing dependence on electronic records and retrieval, unprecedented security and preservation concerns, and insufficient attention to civic and democratic education.
    -- Allen Weinstein

    #Attention #Records #World

  • To those people (who criticize me), get off your ***** and make a record.
    -- Amanda Marshall

    #People #Records #Criticize

  • Every album is just a greatest hits of whatever songs are on a pile when I go in to make a record.
    -- Amanda Palmer

    #Song #Albums #Records

  • Before college, I acted in my room, to classical music, because music tells stories. I'd put on a record and proceed, silently. I'd keep putting the needle back to a certain segment because I hadn't died well enough. I had to really, really feel dead. I'd love to do a death scene.
    -- Amanda Plummer

    #College #Stories #Records

  • I buy records - vinyl. I have a record player at home.
    -- Amber Heard

    #Home #Player #Records

  • There's not a whole lot of media interest in me other than just the records that I make.
    -- Amos Lee

    #Media #Records #Interest

  • But now it's kind of a given that a 15-year-old would have a record deal and sell a quarter of a million records. No one's expecting her to answer any deep theological questions. And I'll tell you, I was asked some deep theological questions from the git-go.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Years #Records #Answers

  • I needed to live, but I also needed to record what I lived.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Writing #Records #Needed

  • I don't like to disappear between records. I like to play shows while I'm making the record.
    -- Andrew Bird

    #Play #Records #Disappear

  • I put a lot into my records, and I won't release anything I'm not totally thrilled with.
    -- Andrew Bird

    #Records #Release

  • I don't trawl record shops anymore. I usually hear music in bars or at friends' houses.
    -- Andrew Eldritch

    #House #Bars #Records

  • If it's a good LP, you'll get that tingle that makes you put it on again no matter what your initial reaction was. On the other hand, if you don't get that tingle, you'd better take it straight down to the record exchange.
    -- Andy Partridge

    #Hands #Records #Matter

  • I think we are coming to a new era where people will record much faster.
    -- Andy Summers

    #Thinking #People #Records

  • I think rock records tend to be very expensive.
    -- Andy Summers

    #Thinking #Rocks #Records

  • I spend a lot of time working as a painter and in my studio I go from upstairs where I paint to downstairs where I play and record, so I get this thing crossing over.
    -- Andy Summers

    #Play #Records #Paint

  • My track record is pretty good on predictions.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #Track #Records #Predictions

  • Back when we were first making records, you didn't just make the music, you put a great deal of energy into the way it looked, and every word that was written on the whole thing.
    -- Ann Wilson

    #Music #Energy #Records

  • I guess we decided to make a new record 3 years ago when Nancy was done scoring for Almost Famous.
    -- Ann Wilson

    #Years #Done #Records

  • The WTO has one of the most impressive records in global economic governance, by promoting trade liberalisation and economic development.
    -- Anna Lindh

    #Records #Development #Economic

  • Though just biographical record will touch the failings of the good and the eminent with tenderness.
    -- Anna Seward

    #Records #Failing #Tenderness

  • I must have some sort of record in failing to get into the charts.
    -- Anni-Frid Lyngstad

    #Records #Failing

  • Leo couldnt deliver Mr. Martin Scorsese his Oscar with The Aviator, but I will go on record to say I will do so in The Departed.
    -- Anthony Anderson

    #Departed #Records #Goes On

  • Language exists less to record the actual than to liberate the imagination.
    -- Anthony Burgess

    #Imagination #Records #Language

  • There's a lot about records that you cannot feel from a CD.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Cds #Records #Feels

  • Few speeches which have produced an electrical effect on an audience can bear the colourless photography of a printed record.
    -- Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

    #Photography #Silence #Records

  • I was never in the business of trying to put my name out there - I was really focused on music and records and being in the studio.
    -- Ariel Rechtshaid

    #Names #Trying #Records

  • The best bands kept making records and had this evolution, where by the end, by their commercial phase or sellout phase, the records are from outer space.
    -- Ariel Rechtshaid

    #Space #Band #Records

  • I just was not going to subject my record to the bleak prospects of a primary election.
    -- Arlen Specter

    #Records #Election #Bleak

  • Mentally it is possible to break records, once you understand that, you can do anything.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Inspiring #Achievement #Records

  • I would start seeing, in just the sense I was saying now, the kind of record it was going to be and what the arrangement demands, and what my vocal part should be in the record. This was all emerging as the song was emerging.
    -- Art Garfunkel

    #Song #Records #Demand

  • Records became much cruder in the last 20 years. Let's put it that way.
    -- Art Garfunkel

    #Years #Records #Way

  • Records have images. There are wet records and dry records. And big records.
    -- Art Garfunkel

    #Records #Dry #Bigs

  • The Rockwell magazine cover was more a part of the American reality than a record of it.
    -- Arthur Danto

    #Reality #Magazines #Records

  • Before the whole [music] business was calibrated around the selling of records. I never could have imagined that live performance would become kind of a vortex of the business. It's such a seismic shift really.
    -- Arthur Fogel

    #Vortex #Records #Kind

  • A memoir provides a record not so much of the memoirist as of the memoirist's world.
    -- Arthur Golden

    #Records #World #Memoir

  • I like to joke that I probably hold the world record for rejection letters. Yes, the truth is that I was fed up of being rejected repeatedly, and self-publicatio n was an act of defiance at traditional publishing. But life works in strange ways.
    -- Ashwin Sanghi

    #Self #Rejection #Records

  • One comes, and one goes. Basically, what you leave behind is the record.
    -- Asif Ali Zardari

    #Records #Behinds

  • I was signed by L.A. Reid on Arista Records when I was 16. He understood me and believed in me. Arista folded and I got put on RCA or whatever, then there were new people there, and every six months it changes and more new people come in.
    -- Avril Lavigne

    #People #Six #Records

  • I'm continuing to produce and will start a new record soon, as well.
    -- Babyface

    #Records #Produce #Continuing

  • Since 1980, we've used reconciliation 22 times, and out of those times, Republicans used it 16 times. So, earth to my Republican friends, you can have your option but you cannot change these facts. They're in the Congressional Record
    -- Barbara Boxer

    #Records #Earth #Facts

  • If I could set a world record, it would be that I have 150 business partners, all with thriving businesses of their own that started with nothing and I made the difference to make them all billionaires.
    -- Barbara Corcoran

    #Differences #Would Be #Records

  • If I hear a record once, I usually never listen to it again. I rarely listen to music - unless it's Billie Holiday.
    -- Barbra Streisand

    #Holiday #Records #Listening To Music

  • I could learn how to press 'Record' on a tape recorder and write for a newspaper or a magazine.
    -- Barry Bonds

    #Writing #Tape #Records

  • I don't know if the record is going to happen. I don't really think about the record. There are other things I worry about.
    -- Barry Bonds

    #Thinking #Worry #Records

  • They've maintained their unbeaten record between the legs.
    -- Barry Davies

    #Football #Records #Legs

  • I don't want to live on past records.
    -- Barry Gibb

    #Past #Records #Want

  • I love making records; I love making music; I love writing songs.
    -- Barry Gibb

    #Song #Writing #Records

  • I have a little dictaphone and if a sound takes my fancy or if a lyric comes to me in the middle of the night I'll just record it there and then.
    -- Barry Gibb

    #Night #Sound #Records

  • When you are in your 20's and 30's, you just want a hit record and you don't really care how it happens
    -- Barry Gibb

    #Records #Care #Want

  • Unreal. I'm feeling nostalgic for something that happened less than twenty-four hours ago. This has got to be a record.
    -- Barry Lyga

    #Feelings #Twenties #Records

  • One other thing, if it's possible, as songwriters, you should also develop yourself as record producers.
    -- Barry Mann

    #Records #Should #Producers

  • I would love to do an electronic record. There's just so much to see and do and try. And life goes by.
    -- Beck

    #Trying #Records

  • When I got involved with The Five Crowns who later became The Drifters, and we got this hit record, I still was looking at this as kind of a fun thing.
    -- Ben E. King

    #Fun #Crowns #Records

  • To set the record straight for the God knows millionth time, we certainly didnt sign to Atlantic just for the money.
    -- Ben Gibbard

    #Records #God Knows

  • I've never made a record that didn't sound better than what was in my head - that's sort of my rule.
    -- Ben Harper

    #Sound #Records #Made

  • My band is the best band in the world, period. So, I insist on every song being better then it is on the record. So by the end of the tour, we have to be playing the song better then how it's recorded.
    -- Ben Harper

    #Song #Band #Records

  • I'm not going to do the Ben Harper house record or the Ben Harper drum 'n' bass record.
    -- Ben Harper

    #House #Records #Bass

  • We started with Denny Cordell, and he was a great record producer. He knew exactly how to take a band that knew absolutely nothing, and guide you without trying to tell you what to do.
    -- Benmont Tench

    #Trying #Band #Records

  • We definitely didn't want it to be anything like our first or second records. We wanted to experiment more than we ever had and take any new idea and run with it as far as we could.
    -- Bert McCracken

    #Running #Ideas #Records

  • We are the outcasts, we are the ones that are different, we are the ones that never got along with anyone else, we are the ones that went back to our rooms and put on our headphones and listened to those records that made us happy
    -- Bert McCracken

    #Different #Records #Rooms

  • My goal every time I make a record is just to make the funkiest, the best music I could possibly make, both lyrically, and music-wise.
    -- Big Boi

    #Wise #Goal #Records