Yanni Quotes

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Yanni Quotes

My father taught me that one of the most important abilities in life is to be able to take the pain and persevere, and for years this lesson had served me well.
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Yanni Quotes: I tend to avoid writing music about
I tend to avoid writing music about initial reactions to situations, like frustration or anger. I'd rather wait till I go through the problem, and write about the learning that took place.

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Everything great that has ever happened to humanity has begun as a single thought in someone's mind, and if anyone of us is capable of such a thought, then all of us has the same capacity, capability, because we're all the same.

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A simple life is good with me. I don't need a whole lot. For me, a T-shirt, a pair of shorts, barefoot on a beach and I'm happy.

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Yanni Quotes: I dont like to define my music to me
I don't like to define my music. To me, music is pure emotion. It's language that can communicate certain emotions and the rhythms cuts across genders, cultures and nationalities. All you need to do is close your eyes and feel those emotions.

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Actually, with 'Truth of Touch' I wasn't even intending on making an album. I was just having fun. I had about a six-month period of down time, and I'm not very good at sitting around. So I kind of started going into the studio and having fun with new core mendin sounds.

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Truth is the number one element in whatever you do with music.

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When it comes down to music, I have no balance. I am 100 percent. It is like full throttle. Five hundred miles an hour.

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Music is art, and once you become an artist, you need to learn how to accept criticism.

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There is no gender to my music. There's no male or female voice, no trite lyrics or poetry. It's much more abstract, so it lives with you longer.

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While most of the music I write is instrumental, I love to use the human voice as another instrument.

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Not being able to read and write music is not the same as being illiterate in speech and writing.

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You accomplish what you want to accomplish. I just don't ever want to hurt anybody doing it.

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With instrumental music, it is traditionally hard to get exposure.

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Yanni Quotes: I just would use any instrument known to
I just would use any instrument known to man in any combination as long as it describes an emotion.

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I love the road, and I love coming in contact with the fans. They talk to me and that's irreplaceable. But when I get tired, I head to the studio and I am in there for a long time.

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Being an athlete helps me get those grandiose emotions of pleasure and pain that are involved in sports.

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Yanni Quotes: I do listen to a lot of music but i dont
I do listen to a lot of music, but I don't listen when I'm writing.

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When you do music concerts at Taj Mahal and the Acropolis, you have to be careful about your performance being appropriate with the place that surrounds you. It has to be appropriate to the culture - it should fit the building behind you, the environment you are playing it in and the culture of that place.

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And going into my studio at night, particularly at night when everybody's asleep, is just a total pleasure for me.

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Whether a person is spiritual or not, we all seek to get away from the stress, anger, and anxiety of everyday life. Some people drink, do drugs, or do worse to escape, and they hurt themselves in the process. Some people listen to music, mine included, and feel better.

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Focused will is incredible. If you have a dream and you don't give up no matter what obstacles come up, then life's problems will fall away and you will get what you want. It happens. It works.

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The greatest things in life - truth, creativity, imagination, love, kindness, compassion -are already inside us, and they're all free.

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Sometimes we get caught up in our troubles and our problems and we let life slip away, but life is precious, all of life, and one must try to take in as much of it as possible.

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Of all the forces that are exerted on us over our lifetime, at least for me, love has been the most powerful of all.

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Yanni Quotes: All you need is passion if you have a
All you need is passion. If you have a passion for something, you'll create the talent.

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I truly believe greatness is in all of us. Don't let anyone talk us out of our truth.

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As I understand life at different levels, I can use music to express what these levels feel like to me. Hopefully the listener can be transported to this understanding by listening to the music.

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Yanni Quotes: Were all capable if we have faith and
We're all capable if we have faith and passion.

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My new question was, What do you do when your dreams come true? My answer was: Find new ones.

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You need a mind open to possibility, conditioned to love the creative spirit we all have inside ourselves.

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Yanni Quotes: The most important battle is one to
The most important battle is one to conquer yourself.

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Yanni Quotes: I believe were responsible for
I believe we're responsible for everything that happens to us.

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Music is like creating an emotional painting. The sounds are the colors.

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I believe that having an open mind is one of the most important qualities we can possess. Once our minds close, we stop evolving.

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Yanni Quotes: A little bit of fear means you are doing
A little bit of fear means you are doing something worth doing
you are stretching ... You are going outside your immediate grasp.

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Yanni Quotes: Ever since i left greece more than two
Ever since I left Greece more than two decades ago, it has been my dream to return and perform at the Acropolis. This project took more than a year and a half to plan and accomplish, and I would like to thank my band and crew and the scores of people involved in helping my dream become a reality.

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I'm an optimist by choice not by stupidity.

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That adage about genius being 5 percent inspiration and 95 perspiration - it's true.

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Well, besides being entertained, I'd like to move them emotionally. I mean I really want to uplift them. I want to look down at the audience, and this is personal experiences now I'm going to tell you. It's like you look down at the audience and see people smiling, crying, hugging each other. I want them on their way home to feel empowered like they can do anything.

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Yanni Quotes: Its like flight youre flying when youre
It's like flight, you're flying ... When you're hitting something that's turning you on, you get goose bumps. It's a rush. It's very exciting and that's what I'm hoping to do to the audience.

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It's really strange, but they speak to me - the notes and the chords. So when I hear other people's music, I can feel the composer. Whoever created that, I can see in their soul.

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I really and truly believe that music represents humanity's soul.

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Yanni Quotes: When i create music it is a reflection
When I create music, it is a reflection of my soul, my experiences in life and my relationships with other people and cultures. Psychology, and understanding who we are as people in this world, is present in almost every creative thought I have.

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I don't dwell in the past; I don't wallow in old events and emotions. I don't waste time on regret. No use going over and over the details of what already happened.

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Maybe we didn't have many possessions, but we never went hungry, were cold, or lacked love.

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Yanni Quotes: Sometimes the knowledge youve been given
Sometimes the knowledge you've been given in school or by an elder - 'this is just the way it is' - keeps you from accomplishing because it traps you in a box in your mind and limits your freedom to deliver.

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I'd decided to take the risk, and either I'd succeed or else.

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You do good work for a long-enough time, I believed, and you'd get noticed.

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