Talk:Van Morrison

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  • A famous person to themselves, they don't get up in the morning and think, I'm famous. I'm not famous to me. Famous is a perception.
  • Albums are not the whole picture. You really need to go to loads of gigs to get the whole picture. That's really what it's about.
  • Being famous was extremely disappointing for me. When I became famous it was a complete drag and it is still a complete drag.
  • Do what you like. This is what I like and that's what I'm doing.
  • Every performance is different. That's the beauty of it.
  • Hearing the blues changed my life.
  • I always record far more than I can use. There's probably twice as much recorded as comes out.
  • I never paid attention to what was contemporary or what was commercial, it didn't mean anything to me.
  • I write songs. Then, I record them. And, later, maybe I perform them on stage. That's what I do. That's my job. Simple.
  • I'm very lucky, I'm happy with life because my experiences led me to do what I had to do. I don't have any regrets whatsoever.
  • I've never felt like I was born with a silver spoon at all, although I've felt like howling at the moon a lot of times!
  • It's no good recording stuff and putting it in a drawer. What's the point in that? You've got to get it out there.
  • Music has been taken over by commercialism or capitalism or whatever it is.
  • The future is keeping you out of the present time.
  • There is no black-and-white situation. It's all part of life. Highs, lows, middles.
  • There's always got to be a struggle. What else is there? That's what life is made of. I don't know anything else. If there is, tell me about it.
  • You've got to separate the singer and the songs.