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Bryan Adams quotes

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.

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?

I moonlight as a singer.

I pack every minute I can with something to do.

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.

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

I never had a long-term plan.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Focus on your music and not technology.

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.

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.

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

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.

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