Mark Knopfler Quotes

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Mark Knopfler Quotes

I dont like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You cant really ask for more than that.
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The music just tends to be a vehicle for that poetry.

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I just want to be able to play and make people feel good with what I do. When you're thinking that way, anything can happen. And, usually, what happens is good.

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Each song has its own secret that's different from another song, and each has its own life. Sometimes it has to be teased out, whereas other times it might come fast. There are no laws about songwriting or producing. It depends on what you're doing, not just who you're doing.

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I was into playing American music, especially the blues.

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After a while, though, the group just wasn't a good vehicle for the songs I'd written.

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As far as being a 'player's player,' you've only got to go to Nashville or Argentina and you can forget about it. The world is full of amazing guitar players, and you know it, and I know it ... it's a humbling experience ...

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Sometimes you gotta be an s.o.b., you wanna make a dream reality

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The music you make is shaped by what you play it on ... if you feel that you're not getting enough out of a song, change the instrument - go from an acoustic to an electric or vice versa, or try an open tuning ... do something to shake it up ...

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I shoulda learned to play the guitar.

— Mark Knopfler

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