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Bryan Adams Quotes

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Bryan Adams quotes: sayings “Straight From The Heart.”

“Just tell them Bryan Adams says you should grab life by the throat.  That’s exactly what I do.  I’ve always felt if you want something bad enough, you go out and get it.”

“Don’t get disillusioned – no, don’t expect too much.  ‘Cause if what you have is all you can get, just keep on trying.  It just ain’t happened yet.”

“There is no situation that could ever confront you that cannot be solved.  Life takes on real meaning when you set values for yourself, regard yourself as worthwhile and elevate your thoughts to things that are of God-good.  There is a higher power.  Turn to it and use it; it is yours for the asking.”

“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.”

“If your dream is fame, you have set yourself up for disappointment.”

“Don’t be too precious about an idea, it is changeable, and you have to be flexible if you want to be unique.”

“Difficulties are opportunities to better things; they are stepping-stones to greater experience.  When one door closes, another always opens; as a natural law it has to – to balance.”

Thoughts are things; they have tremendous power.”

“Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure.  When you conquer negative attitudes of doubt and fear, you conquer failure.”

“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.”

“There is little sense in attempting to change external conditions.  You must first change inner beliefs, then outer conditions will change accordingly.”

“Learn the art of patience.  Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal.”

“Out of the dragon’s claws and into the fire, there’s a moment in every man’s life when he must decide what is wrong and what is right.”

“Sometimes, you know, bad is good.”

“With few words, one can speak the truth.”

“People have to go through what they have to go through.  I think in some cases you sort of bring things on yourself and that’s what you want it to be – [and] then that’s the way it is.”

“I pack every minute I can with something to do.”

“I’ve always wanted to push myself and move with the tide.  That’s just how I am and it’s worked for me.”

“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.”

“All of my songs come from personal experience lyrically, wouldn’t be able to write them otherwise.”

“I’m most proud of the really early songs.  They were part of the learning experience to be able to write the songs that everyone knows now.  You need to learn to crawl before you walk.”

“The thing to learn as a songwriter is there are many ways to consider a song, they don’t have to be the way you wrote them.  Bands are a good way to work out a song, playing them live is also a great way to discover what a song is made of.  Like many things, sometimes songs need time, or should I say you need time to work on your songs.”

“I’m quite straight forward.  Get the idea across in the first 30 seconds of a song – that’s always been my approach.  Getting out, or looking back on life, relationships, all of those themes serve as inspiration.  Luckily, those themes seem to be with me still.”

“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.”

“I don’t really have writer’s block.  I keep jotting ideas down and then when the time comes to make a song, I fish through them to see if anything lights a fire.  I store up lyrical ideas all the time; that’s hugely helpful when writing.  Yes, I write when I’m moved to write.”

“The idea of putting out an album is quite exciting because it’s sharing your creativity with people.  There’s no ambition to be famous.  I couldn’t care less about that.”

“I guess the biggest lesson you can ever learn about writing is to learn to let go, be open to it changing.”

“I’m quite happy with the music carrying on.  I’ve never been one to clamor for fame.  It just got dumped in my lap.  The ambition is definitely not fame.  The ambition is to be creative.”

“Like attracts like.  Whatever the conscious mind thinks and believes… the subconscious identically creates.”

“I like the idea of helping people help people.”

“Show charity and goodwill toward others and it will return to enhance your own life in many wonderful ways.”

“To hate another is to hate yourself.  We all live within the one universal mind.  What we think about another, we think about ourselves.”

“Music became my focus.  At 13, I was jamming with my mates.  At 15, I was playing clubs.”

“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 remember being in Hollywood at the age of 16 and marveling at the stars.  The idea of being part of it never entered my mind.  It was too farfetched.”

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

“I never had a long-term plan.”

“I’ve never been enamored by the idea of being a celebrity.  To be a celebrity, I couldn’t think of anything more cringe-worthy.”

“But a lot of people can see me for what I am – what’s real – rather than something that’s an imaginary or a trumped up idea.  There’s no point in doing anything that doesn’t represent you.  Right now I’m in that mode.  I just want to be real, 100%.  I don’t want to candy coat it whatsoever.  Here I am.  Take me for what I am.”

“Please forgive me, I know not what I do.  Please forgive me, I can’t stop loving you.”

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