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" Any article's good. Long as it's publicity, I think that's all that matters. I think it's advancement for my career. "
" Don't get married until you're certain that you're marrying the right girl. How did I know my wife was the one? I'd seen her for a couple of months. I liked her. She was a very creative person and she had a very good grip on politics and business. "
" Every now and then I hear voices in my head, but not very clear. I can't understand what they are saying. It's a mental illness. I have been diagnosed as a manic depressive. "
" Gershwin inspired me very much. The concept of 'That Lucky Old Sun' was inspired by 'Rhapsody in Blue' - not influenced, but inspired. "
" I believe that writers run out of material, I really do. I believe very strongly in the fact that when the natural time is up, writers actually do run out of material. To me it's black and white. When there's a song there's a song, when there's not there's not. "
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" If you're going to write a song, try to get together with a collaborator because it's better to write with collaborators. "
" I have stage fright every single concert I've ever done. I have at least four or five minutes of it. It's absolute living hell. "
" I have to tell you that J.S. Bach was easily the greatest musical innovator in the history of the world. He was so advanced for his time. There's a spiritual depth to his music. You can listen to it and it's like meditation. "
" I meditate and I also think about meditation. Which is funny. I think about Maharishi, about just the idea of meditating. It gives me something. "
" I'm just a shy and retreating kind of person. Sometimes I get in a real talkative mood - but not very often. "
" I'm not a genius. I'm just a hard-working guy. "
" I think I'm a vocal genius, not a musical genius. I like background vocals. I consider myself a voice, not a singer. A voice is a sound, and singing is what you do with that sound. "
" I think I need the demons in order to write, but the demons have gone. It bothers me a lot. I've tried and tried, but I just can't seem to find a melody. "
" It's like when a guy gets a divorce from his wife. You part ways. That's what I did with The Beach Boys. "
" I wake up in the morning and I say 'Ahh! Today's the day for a song! I'm going to write a song today!' And I do. I write a song. "
" I would listen to Little Richard and Fats Domino and Chuck Berry, and I would listen to how they played their riffs, and after I taught myself that, I taught myself to play my own kind of stuff. "
" My mother used to tell me about vibrations. I didn't really understand too much of what that meant when I was just a boy. To think that invisible feelings, invisible vibrations existed scared me to death. "
" Pop music has been exhausted. The innocence has been exhausted. I think we've lost the ability to be blown away by music. "
" Probably not much of a song left in me, you know, if any, because I've written so many, some 250 songs or 300 or whatever it is. "
" Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun. "
" The Beach Boys have always been a part of the '60s spectrum, with The Beatles and that kind of thing. They were a part of the music business like everyone else. And they did quite well as a singing group, and I finished a lot of good records, and I'm very proud of them. "
" The keyboard is my whole life. My life is centered around either sitting at my keyboard or driving my car. Those are the two most important things, more than anything else. Being at my keyboard, it's the happiest time for me. "
" There's no outdoing The Beatles. "
" To wear a floral shirt is an experience. "
" What in the world is a hangover cure? "
" You know, Rolling Stones songs all sound kind of the same. "
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