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All Quotes by author - Nile Rodgers
" Almost all the producers I know and dig, like Quincy Jones or Brian Eno, are really musicians first. I'm a composer, an orchestrator, an arranger and a musician first. I know how to write and rewrite songs, and the genius is really in the rewriting. "
" Any real record person knows that the number one most powerful marketing tool when it comes to music is repetition. "
" Art is something that opens up and enhances your emotions and that's what I like to think I'm doing. "
" Art, well good art at least, takes you to a place you go during the experience of it, and then after you experience it you are different. "
" Bands always call me when they are in need of a boost and I come in and put them back on top. "
" Every record I have done was because I was a person's friend. The only time we did not continue to be friends was if the record did not become a hit. If it did, we became great friends. "
" Everything about my life was culturally rich, and all the people I met sort of reinforced the wackiness that was normally inside of me. No one said, 'You can't do that,' until I got to real record companies, that is. "
" I am very rich because of 'Chic' - artistically as well as spiritually. It's been an amazing life. "
" I called all adults by their first names, and my mum was just another adult. I was the firstborn of my generation in the family, but because I was so close to my parents in age, they treated me with a kind of adult respect. They talked to me as an equal. "
" I don't believe in the philosophy of stumbling across hit records. "
" I'd probably be a super wealthy guy if I had sat around writing songs and getting them placed like everyone else I know. But I write songs about people or after I meet them and they're somewhat biographical - they're fiction but also non-fiction. "
" If I could live in one city and do every single thing I do there, I would choose Venice. You can't turn your head without seeing something amazing. "
" If something is worth doing, it's worth overdoing. "
" I grew as close to Madonna as I've ever been to a woman without being romantically involved. "
" I grew up in the era of the concept album. What I do now is pick up on singles, and they are their own complete stories; you don't necessarily have to hear the rest of the album because I don't think albums are created like that anymore. They get songs from all over the place. "
" I love Madonna! If you want to see the Madonna I know, just go on YouTube and you'll see those early interviews before the record came out. She was giddy and wonderful and giggly and happy and so excited looking towards the future. "
" I'm always swimming forward like a shark. You just keep going and you don't rest. I love waking up knowing that I have a problem to solve. "
" I'm always the last person in the world who would ever try to predict a trend. "
" I'm a record producer and songwriter; I'm a problem-solver. "
" I'm completely obsessed with the film versions of 'Superman'. "
" I never wished my parents were normal, because they were unique, special and fabulous. "
" I only work with people I like. "
" It feels like my job is to support people. I support great artists. When I worked with a symphony, I sat in the third chair, not the first chair. "
" I think the hardest thing to overcome is judging yourself and being your own worst critic so to speak. "
" It was actually my partner, Bernard Edwards, who helped me develop my sort of funky jazz style. "
" I used to play flute and clarinet at school, and although I wasn't thinking about making a living or getting a pay cheque, I already knew I was going to play music all my life. "
" I've been working since I was a child. I worked cutting lawns, delivering newspapers; I was a telephone salesperson; I was a guitar repairman. "
" I've found great solace in finally taking care of myself and others. "
" I've had insomnia since I was five years old. I just don't require much sleep. I'm never tired. "
" I've never cancelled any public appearance, simply because that's what my life is; it's doing my work, and I never want to stop doing my work unless it becomes impossible for me to do it. "
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