The best Neil Diamond quotes about music

The best Neil Diamond quotes about music

This Sunday, Neil Diamond turns 80! You know what that means? East Coast Gold will be going Diamond - with lots of songs from this legend throughout the day. 

Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond/ YouTube screenshot

Neil Diamond is undeniably one of the greatest hitmakers of our time.

The singer has sold over 100-million albums globally. 

His songs such as, 'I'm a Believer', 'Solitary Man', 'Sweet Caroline',  'I Am, I Said', 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers', and 'America', have made him a household name. 

READ: Neil Diamond drops 'Classic Diamonds' with London Symphony Orchestra

Below are some of the greatest quotes he has said about music.

- Songs are life in 80 words or less.

- My voice is unadorned. I don’t try for perfection. I try to be honest and truthful and soulful with the voice I have. If I make mistakes in notes, or there are cracks in notes, I don’t fix them. That’s the way it is.

 - The music is key. It has the power to transport you. I go from being a slightly insecure, shy kind of a person offstage, to this super-confident, motivated, entity onstage.

- You have to go out there and give a piece of yourself — your life, your soul. And you better give the audience everything you can — physically, emotionally, musically. Then maybe they’ll accept you and give you a standing ovation at the end.

- Money talks, but it don’t sing and dance, and it don’t walk. And long as I can have you here with me, I’d much rather be, forever in blue jeans.

READ: Trip down memory lane: Neil Diamond classics

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