Best Quotes by Barry Mann (Top 10)

  1. If I waited for inspiration every time I sat down to write a song I probably would be a plumber today.
  2. There's so much fear involved in trying to do something you don't know how to do that drugs and alcohol can become a big part of your life if you have an addictive personality or are very unsure, which most songwriters are.
  3. It's very hard to teach someone how to write a song if to begin with there's no creative crop to harvest.
  4. Cynthia's lyrics always expressed the feelings people felt but they couldn't express themselves.
  5. I also used to work in the Catskill Mountains as a bus boy, and I performed in talent shows.
  6. You have certain writing tools but generally creating something from nothing makes one quite mad and Cynthia and I are quite mad you know.
  7. You can get stale writing with each other for a while.
  8. A guitar riff played on a piano doesn't come close to the purity of it being played on a guitar but I faked it enough to get by.
  9. It's amazing how a competitive nature can turn a negative into something positive.
  10. I quit college. I was studying architecture for about a year.

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