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Norah Jones – 30 Quotes

 

30 Quotes by Norah Jones

 

I love slow music.

– Norah Jones


I hope there are some audiophiles still out there.

– Norah Jones


I’m always going to do that – record and make music.

– Norah Jones


I love my dad and we have a very good relationship now.

– Norah Jones


A lot of pop people out there are cool, but they overdo it.

– Norah Jones


I just want to make my music, and I want it to stand on its own.

– Norah Jones


Success and the art of making music are two different things for me.

– Norah Jones


I became a musician so I wouldn’t have to get up at 6 in the morning.

– Norah Jones


For me making music is part social, part interaction, part collaboration.

– Norah Jones


A lot of my music is slow and subtle. The subtly is what I enjoy about making music.

– Norah Jones


I try to just make music that I love, and if I believe in it that’s all that matters.

– Norah Jones


Sometimes when you’re trying to do a record too close to home, you can get really distracted.

– Norah Jones


I wasn’t very aware of pop music because I attended an arts school. For me, it was all about jazz.

– Norah Jones


I could do without ‘cool’ publications calling me ‘mom jazz.’ But I laughed all the way to the bank, baby.

– Norah Jones


I just want to keep making music, recording and trying different things. I don’t want to do the same thing all the time.

– Norah Jones


When I moved to New York, I fell head over heels back into country music and probably ’cause I missed something about Texas.

– Norah Jones


Maybe I’m genetically more inclined to music – but the music I make is so far removed from Indian classical music. I grew up in Texas!

– Norah Jones


I’ve been told the weirdest things: ‘Yeah, I love taking a bath to your music!’ or ‘I gave birth to my daughter while listening to your music.’

– Norah Jones


My first two records are so simply constructed. The reason isn’t because I wanted to make simple music. It’s because I don’t really have the chops.

– Norah Jones


There are absolutely no problems between me, my dad and my sister. Obviously I grew up with just my mum, but my relationship with my dad is just fine.

– Norah Jones


I don’t actually have a lot of discipline. I’ve worked hard at music. But I feel like you know, I felt like kind of natural at it. I always had a knack for it.

– Norah Jones


I genuinely don’t feel that anything that’s been written or said about me has overshadowed my music, and that’s the most important thing as far as I’m concerned.

– Norah Jones


I think it’s important for people who love music to retain physical CDs or even vinyl, because it sounds so great and so much warmer than music over the internet.

– Norah Jones


My mom and I have always been very close. She is my best friend. She had to make a lot of sacrifices early on in my life to make sure I got to do what I wanted to do.

– Norah Jones


I didn’t think it was fair to my music to label me as the daughter of somebody – I didn’t think it described me very well and I didn’t think it had anything to do with my music.

– Norah Jones


I don’t think I’m a great songwriter, but I think I’ve learned a lot about it, and I don’t think there’s any one way to do it. I don’t think I can control it at all. I can just kind of hope that it happens.

– Norah Jones


It’s true, there’s a lot of melancholy in my music. I don’t know why, I’m not a melancholy person. I’ve always been drawn to it. Ever since I was a kid, if I had an album I would play the ballads on repeat.

– Norah Jones


Nobody was listening when I learned how to play music. But there’s something about being on stage, talking to the audience, looking at them and smiling, that’s always been difficult for me. I’m a lot more comfortable now, but there are still moments of awkwardness.

– Norah Jones


The pop world is cool, but I never really thought of myself as part of it or wanting to be a part of it because I’m on a label that’s not really like that. They’re not trying to dress me up, they’re not trying to do things like that. I feel like I’m sort of separate from that, actually.

– Norah Jones


What I was going for in the first two albums I didn’t necessarily achieve. Because I was young and because it was my first time out. And the second album was such a ‘quickie’ sort of ‘Let’s just get it over with!’ But the kind of music I make, there’s a lot of subtlety in it. And I think it takes a couple of listens to actually really get it.

– Norah Jones