Singers and Musicians about Creativity


Singers about creativity

I don’t know what happens to me on stage. Something else seems to take over.
Maria Callas (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977), American-born Greek singer

Singers come and go, but if you’re a good actor, you can last a long time
Elvis Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), American singer

Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.
Tina Turner (born November 26, 1939), American singer, dancer and actress

The real power behind whatever success I have now was something I found within myself — something that’s in all of us, I think, a little piece of God just waiting to be discovered.
Tina Turner

Being on tour is like being in limbo. It’s like going from nowhere to nowhere.
Bob Dylan (born May 24, 1941), American singer-songwriter

I don’t really count myself as a very sophisticated businessperson. I’m a creative artist. All I know from business I’ve picked up along the way.
Mick Jagger (born July 26, 1943), English singer-songwriter

Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!”
Bob Marley (February 6, 1945 –May 11, 1981), Jamaican singer-songwriter

My mother was the most creative, fantastic person and would come up with great things for us to do. She’d buy art supplies and all of us would sit around painting. I was lucky.
Cher (born May 20, 1946), American singer and actress

Don’t be afraid to let her into your heart and when your down, don’t try to carry the whole world on your shoulders.
Elton John (born March 25, 1947), English rock singer-songwriter, composer

If you write great songs with meaning and emotion, they will last for ever because songs are the key to everything. Songs will outlast the artist and they will go on for ever if they are good.
Elton John 

Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.
Elton John 

I don’t have to compete in the charts. I can just be myself as a musician, a songwriter and play with the musicians that I really love.
Elton John 

I’ve only been interested in the artistic side of life.
Elton John 

I do work a lot. I mean, most of my income, I would say, comes from live performances. And then you’ve got publishing, you’ve got record royalties.
Elton John 

I don’t need to manufacture trauma in my life to be creative. I have a big enough reservoir of sadness or emotional trauma to last me.

Sting (born 2 October, 1951), English singer-songwriter

Over the years, I was never really driven to become a solo artist, but I was curious to find out who I was as an individual creative person. It’s taken some time, but now I feel I’ve truly paid my dues. I guess I’m at a point now where I’m more comfortable in my own skin.
Annie Lennox (born 25 December 1954), British singer-songwriter

As a creative person, you just put something out into the consciousness of the society you live in.
Annie Lennox

No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.
Madonna (born 16 August, 1958), American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman

I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.

If you’re going to be an artist, real life is your inspiration.

Having children made me go down a road of serious introspection and self-examination. I think it’s informed and hopefully enhanced my creativity.

To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don’t want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.

I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.

Beauty is where you find it.

I’m encouraging other people, whether they’re professionals or not, to use their creativity to express themselves, to get a conversation going, to get the party started, really.

The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.
Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009), American singer-songwriter

My goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive: the ecstasy of divine union through my music and dance.
Michael Jackson

I’ve always tried to do my best on the ball field. I can’t do any more than that. I always try to give one hundred percent; and if my team loses, I come back and give one hundred percent the next day.
Shania Twain (born August 28, 1965), Canadian country pop singer-songwriter

It’s important to give it all you have while you have the chance.
Shania Twain

I find that the very things that I get criticized for, which is usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, is the very thing that’s making me successful.
Shania Twain

Writing is very much a playground – an artistic playground. It’s the most fun thing I do.
Shania Twain

My parents always pushed creativity on us, but they made it seem like the fun thing to do.
Gwen Stefani (born October 3, 1969), American singer-songwriter

Before, I was really passive, all I cared about was being in love with my boyfriend. I didn’t have any creative power, nothing. I don’t know that person any more.
Gwen Stefani

I’m lucky to not have a real job, to be able to express myself, be creative and be relevant.
Gwen Stefani

I have to be creative to be happy.
Gwen Stefani

Well, my type is obviously creative. Creative, with burning eyes and a pretty mouth.
Vanessa Paradis (born December 22, 1972), French singer and actress

There hasn’t been one moment in my career where I felt I didn’t have any control over the creative aspects of my records.
Enrique Iglesias (born May 8, 1975), Spanish singer-songwriter

I love reading about history. Sometimes, I feel I was born in the wrong era. There was more creativity in the air when people were still discovering new worlds.
Shakira (born February 2, 1977), Colombian singer-songwriter

I’m experimental by nature… always exploring my creativity.
Christina Aguilera (born December 18, 1980), American singer-songwriter

I’m a bit of a night owl because that’s when I feel the most creative and alive.
Christina Aguilera

I try to stay focused on my creativity.
Christina Aguilera

When I’m traveling on tour, one of my favorite things to do is to throw a baseball cap on and go to a Target. The company has always been good to me. They’ve got such a great creative team.
Christina Aguilera

I don’t really have time to sit down and write. But when I think of a melody, I call up my answering machine and sing it, so I won’t forget it.
Britney Spears (born December 2, 1981), American singer-songwriter

I always wanted to be a singer, it’s what I wanted to do since I was little. I’m doing it now and I couldn’t be happier.
Britney Spears

I think what it really is, is that I date creative people. And I think that what intimidates them is not my purse; it’s my mind.
Lady Gaga (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) (born March 28, 1986), American singer-songwriter

When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time.
Lady Gaga

Then, when I’m in these relationships with people who are also creative, or creative in their own way, what happens is the attraction is initially there and it’s all unicorns and rainbows. And then they hate me.
Lady Gaga


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