Linda Ronstadt Quotes
I don't think you can look for love. All you can do is get yourself in a situation where you don't discourage something that may be rather nice.
I can remember sitting at the piano. My sister was playing, and my brother was singing something, and I said, 'I want to try that.'
The constant fear of a performer is to become what is reflected back at you.
I always say if music can't make you cry, you're a hopeless case. I don't cry very much myself, but it's my job to make you cry.
You don't forget you have Parkinson's disease, believe me, especially in the shower. If you are not paying attention, you fall down.
I got to sing with Placido Domingo... I got to sing with Aaron Neville, who is one of my favorites. Got to sing with Brian Wilson, one of the great high tenors. And Ricky Skaggs, a bluegrass tenor. I'm also proud of my musical friendship with Emmylou Harris.
I wanted to sing when I was little. That's what I liked doing. It didn't occur to me that you became famous or anything like that.
Full disclosure here - I had a terrible crush on Smokey Robinson, like every other female on the planet.
I listen mostly to live music, and mostly my musical experience was playing music with other people.
Art is for healing ourselves, and everybody needs their own personal art to heal up their problems.
I didn't know why I couldn't sing - all I knew was that it was muscular or mechanical. Then, when I was diagnosed with Parkinson's, I was finally given the reason. I now understand that no one can sing with Parkinson's disease. No matter how hard you try. And in my case, I can't sing a note.
I love everything soft, cashmere and down. I don't like anything scratchy.
The music that I chose during my life, it wasn't arbitrary. It was all in my family home when I was growing up. I never tried to record anything I hadn't heard before the age of 10. Otherwise, I couldn't do it authentically.
I never thought of myself as a rock singer. I was interested in songs like 'Heart Like a Wheel,' and I liked the others for about 15 minutes.
Everywhere you go, there's a soundtrack. You can't really quite hear it. It's just a little out of the range of hearing.
I admire people's marriages, and I think it's a wonderful thing to have, but I don't think it's the only way to live. I think there are many ways to live and many ways to establish intimate support in your life that can be from family or friends or great roommates that you like.
I've never been happy with the quality of my work. I always felt as though my musicianship was lacking and that I should have worked harder at it when I was younger. As I sang and sang, I improved.
The thing you have to be prepared for is that other people don't always dream your dream.
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