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By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

Marijuana has a lot of very good medical uses, and I truly believe it should be legal, but for just recreational use it wasn't my drug. I didn't like it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

I think that Frank Sinatra was maybe the greatest pop singer.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

This is an election year, and I think we're in desperate trouble and it's time for people to speak up and not pipe down. It's a real conflict for me when I go to a concert and find out somebody in the audience is a Republican or fundamental Christian. It can cloud my enjoyment. I'd rather not know.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

When the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby, it helps to think we're sleeping underneath the same big sky.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

I love sex as much as I love music, and I think it's as hard to do.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

Music is a work in progress. On a record, it gets frozen in time. And it's oddly unnatural.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

Art is for healing ourselves, and everybody needs their own personal art to heal up their problems.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

Someone once asked me why people sing. I answered that they sing for many of the same reasons the birds sing. They sing for a mate, to claim their territory, or simply to give voice to the delight of being alive in the midst of a beautiful day. Perhaps more than the birds do, humans hold a grudge. They sing to complain of how grievously they have been wronged, and how to avoid it in the future. They sing to help themselves execute a job of work. They sing so the subsequent generations won’t forget what the current generation endured, or dreamed, or delighted in.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

Cocaine made my nose bleed right away. I thought why do I need a nose bleed? It would make me real nervous and talk really fast. I'm already pretty good at talking too fast. I thought, "Why do I need that?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

Even though I know how very far apart we are, it helps to think we might be wishing underneath the same bright star.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

Everybody has their own level of doing their music. ... Mine just happened to resonate over the years, in one way and another, with a significant enough number of people so that I could do it professionally.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

I've got this weird body chemistry that I don't like to get high. I'm not going to say I never tried drugs. I tried most everything. I didn't try injectables. But I didn't like it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

I never thought I'd write, because I'd never written anything in my whole life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

I think there's just a lot of compassion in art. Again, when you're doing something that resonates with somebody else, you're going through an experience another person has had, whether it's been a painful experience or a joyous experience or a happy experience.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

I first knew Laurie Lewis by her considerable reputation as a fiddle player and a writer of songs. When an opportunity came along to sing with her I seized it. Getting to know her as a singer and a person has been pure pleasure. Her voice is a rare combination of grit and grace, strength and delicacy. Her stories are always true.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

You and I, travel to the beat of a different drum, can't you tell by the way I run, every time you make eyes at me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

My feeling about school was that it interfered with my reading.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

There are a lot of aspiring singers who are not paid attention to because they don't look like a fashion model.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

I think the zenith of popular songwriting to the United States of America was that period that started in the '20s and went into the '50s. It was the period of the great American standard song.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

I think if the United States gave anything to culture at large in the 20th century, the most important contribution made was the popular song.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

The marketing geniuses on the corporate side of the country music labels had decided to start using focus groups to test their products before they were developed or released. An example of this would be to ask the focus group whether they liked sad songs or happy songs. “We like happy songs!” the focus group would chirp, and the word would go back to the writers and producers to come up with “happy” songs to record. This made it especially hard on the songwriters, who rarely feel a need to write when they are happy, as then they are busy luxuriating in the pleasure of happiness. When something bad happens, they want to find a way to transcend it, so they write a song about it. When Hank Williams, one of the greatest and most successful country artists of all time, wrote a song like “Your Cheatin’ Heart” or “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” he wasn’t writing “happy” songs, yet they made the listener feel better. The listener could feel that someone else had gone through an experience similar to the listener’s own, and then went to the trouble and effort to write it down accurately and share the experience like a compassionate friend might do. In this way, hearing a song like “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” could make the listener feel better, or “happy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

Ninety-nine percent of singing is listening and hearing, and so then 1 percent of it is singing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

Don't know much, but I know I love you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

Music isn't just for professionals. We delegate all of our music and our dancing and our art to professionals. It's silly. We should be doing our own dancing and drawing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

So goodbye, I'll be leaving, I see no sense in this crying and grieving. We'll both live a lot longer, if you live without me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

I think if you do what's in your heart - Joseph Campbell always says you have to follow your bliss, and if you do, doors open where you didn't even realize there were doors.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

The greatest sin is carelessness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

I was never bored because I always had a book. So I had a doorway into another world or another universe. It was great.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

The government has to spend money during a recession, because their spending is our earning.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

I'm a chameleon. I can change my voice a lot. I always was able to, because in my family's music I was a harmony singer, and harmony singing is really hard.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

I never went to the Beatles' concerts to scream. I never screamed at anybody's show. I was on my feet with the entire, all of the crowned heads of Motown, and we were shrieking our guts out.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

The Mexicans have a fervent appreciation of poetry and make regular use of it. It occupies a high and ancient seat in the Mexican culture. The Aztecs called it “a scattering of jades,” jade being what they valued most, far more than the gold for which they were murdered in great numbers by invading Spaniards. They felt that the more profound aspects of certain concepts, whether emotional, philosophical, political, or artistic, could be expressed only in poetry.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

Somewhere out there, beneath the pale moonlight, someone's thinking of me and loving me tonight.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

I don't record (any type of genre of music) that I didn't hear in my family's living room by the time I was 10. It just is my rule that I don't break because ... I can't do it authentically ... I really think that you're just hard-wiring (synapses) in your brain up until the age of maybe 12 or 10, and there are certain things you can't learn in an authentic way after that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

Being an entertainer, especially in times like these, is really a public service.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

I dont think you can look for love. All you can do is get yourself in a situation where you dont discourage something that may be rather nice.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

I can sing better after shooting smack in both arms than after eating too much.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

The thing you have to be prepared for is that other people don't always dream your dream.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

I wish I had as much in bed as I get in the newspapers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

I get on the airplane and there's a screen in front of everything. You get into a taxicab in New York, there's a screen blinking at you. I think it's going to have a tremendous effect on our brains, because those bright, saturated colors and those strong lines, they do things to your brain.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

The only reason to be with somebody is that they make you a better person and you make them a better person.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

American radio from the '30s through the '60s was just fabulous. There was such a diversity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

Every single year since they invented sound recording it gets better and better. We've always improved it. With MP3, which just sounds awful, it's the first time in the history of recorded music that it sounds worse. It's really - and it's everywhere, it's ubiquitous.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

My feeling is that the beaches should belong to everybody. Nobody should be able to build anything. It causes erosion. It's a bad thing altogether.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

People don't realize that by voting Republican, they voted against themselves....I worry that some people are entertained by the idea of this war. They don't know anything about the Iraqis, but they're angry and frustrated in their own lives. It's like Germany, before Hitler took over. The economy was bad and people felt kicked around. They looked for a scapegoat. Now we've got a new bunch of Hitlers.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

Mainly, when I ran into Emmylou Harris, that was it, you know? We could finish each other's sentences musically, and personally, too. We have a very shared, similar sensibility. And that was a friendship that really opened up a tremendous number of musical doors for me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

A lot of singers that I've heard that I may not like their sensibility, but I see that they're entitled to whatever they get. People don't get there without talent, they really don't.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

When I would be on the stage singing, I would see a movie of something that happened, I would be telling the story. I would be describing the story in sound, but my goal would be to make somebody else run their own movie.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

I had tried marijuana several times, but in the words of my friend and longtime assistant Janet Stark, “When I smoke pot, it makes me want to hide under the bed with a box of graham crackers and not share.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Linda Ronstadt

I have always believed that one learns more from failure than from success.