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Ed Sheeran Quotes

Edward Christopher Sheeran

Ed Sheeran quotes: perspective from the singing sensation.

“Success is the best revenge for anything.  Keep ya head down and work hard to achieve.”

“I think to be successful at anything you have to put in a hell of a lot of effort.  Pick your battles.  I picked music, put in a lot of effort, and it’s worked.”

“It’s just kind of like the facts of life; the practice makes perfect thing.  Keep your fingers crossed, start from the bottom and work your way up.”

“There’s no key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.”

“No one else is going to do it for you; if you want it bad enough then go out and do it yourself.”

“No one’s perfect.  You make mistakes all the time.  The key is to learn from them and not make the same mistakes again.”

“Be original; don’t be scared of being bold!”

“Be yourself.  Embrace your quirks.”

“If someone tells you to change yourself, tell them to go f*ck themselves.”

“There’s no one in the world like you, so don’t try and be anyone else.”

“Please be real with yourself.  The only person you can succeed at being is yourself.  Don’t put on a different persona in front of people – we can see through it.  Be you.”

“I always thought to have a really good career, you always had to be incredibly unhappy, and I always thought to be really happy, you had to have a bad career, because I didn’t see the balance of the two.  And I’ve realized that that’s obviously bullsh*t, and just what you tell yourself to justify it.”

“You are the start of something new.”

“And when the world’s against me is when I really come alive.”

“I’m gonna pick up the pieces and build a Lego house.  If things go wrong we can knock it down.”

“If you love what you can’t have, then you have to love what you’ve got.”

“The worst things in life come free to us.”

“You start off with a little spark, and it’s whether or not you nurture that spark.  You have to expand it and work on it.”

“The future’s in the hands of you and me, so let’s all get together, we can all be free, spread love and understanding, positivity.”

“See, I’m real, I do it all, it’s all me, I’m not fake, don’t ever call me lazy, I won’t stay put, give me the chance to be free.”

“Before I save someone else, I’ve got to save myself.”

“We can all be loved the way that God made us.”

“Quirks might seem weird when you’re young, but they make you stand out when you’re older and that’s important.”

“I’ve never really been a confident person, except from a musical standpoint.  I had to push myself early on, but it got easier with each gig.”

“My parents worked in the art world.  They were really supportive of my music in that they allowed me to drop out of school and move out of our home, which not many parents would do.”

“It was my love for the guitar that first got me into music and singing.”

“The more you write tunes, the better they will become.  The more you do gigs, the better you will become.”

“My songs are where my heart is.”

“As far as songwriting, my inspirations came from love, life and death, and viewing other people’s situations.”

“I’m going to always, always write about what I want.”

“I don’t really do that whole ‘single life’ thing.  I’m kind of head’s down and get things done.”

“Music is a powerful tool in galvanizing people around an issue.  There’s no better way to get your point across than to put it in a beautiful song.”

“But once you’ve made a song and you put it out there, you don’t own it anymore.  The public own it.  It’s their song.  It might be their song that they wake up to, or their song they have a shower to, or their song that they drive home to, or their song they cry to, scream to, have babies to, have weddings to – like, it isn’t your song anymore.”

“I think I need to accept the fact that I am where I am today because fans have shared my music illegally and legally, but I wouldn’t be here today without the internet, so I can’t speak out against it.”

“I think I’ve been around for a while.  But I still have to pay my dues.”

“I want to have a career that evolves as I go on.”

“I’d like to say that I’m a rock star, but I’m not – I’m honestly more of a relationship kind of guy.  I’m a guy you could take home to meet your mum rather than a guy your mum wouldn’t like.”

“Being a pop star doesn’t last.  It’s: do your time, earn your money, buy some property, and when it all goes to sh*t you’ve got something to fall back on.”

“You want to make sure someone is there for you when you really need them and not just there for you for the good times.”

“Try to find someone with a sense of humor.  That’s an important thing to have because when you get into an argument, one of the best ways to diffuse it is to be funny.  You don’t want to hide away from a point, because some points are serious, but you’d rather have a discussion that was a discussion, rather than an argument.”

“One of the main points of being in a relationship with me, you have to be really f*cking sociable and good at talking to people, because I will be dragged away loads at parties and events.”

“Go ahead and just live it up.”

“And I’ll say it again… living life on the edge with a close handful of friends.”

“Loving can hurt sometimes but it’ the only thing that I know.  When it gets hard, you know it can get hard sometimes, it is the only thing that makes us feel alive.”

“Pain is only relevant if it still hurts.”

“It’s alright to cry.  Tears remind you you’re alive.”

“A life with love is a life that’s been lived.”

“Success is nothing if you have no one left to share it with.”

“I’d like to have kids and a wife, and you know, drop them off at school and like, do normal things rather that constantly being on tour.  Because I’m young now and I haven’t really got a social life.  This is all I do.  It’s the best job in the world, but I’ll get to the point where there’s more to life than work.”

“The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is, just be nice to everyone and always smile and appreciate things because it could all be gone tomorrow.”

“Everything will be okay in the end.  If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.”

“What didn’t kill me… it never made me stronger at all.”

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