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Born: 1970-12-09
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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Good new songs are the backbone of the music industry. There isn't an artist out there who could survive without hit songs.

Tags: Artist, Good, Music

I can sing in front of people. I can go on a TV show, live, and not feel like I'm going to throw up.

Tags: Front, Show, Sing

I don't go to record stores to look at my albums, but it's always a thrill to see them.

Tags: Albums, Stores, Thrill

I felt like I got more comfortable on 'Idol' when I just started being myself and not trying to be what I thought I had to be.

Tags: Started, Thought, Trying

I was a pop-music junkie. My parents were into Frank Sinatra and Doris Day. They weren't too excited when I had Aretha or the Stones pumping.

Tags: Excited, Parents, Weren

I'm a native New Yorker, so I'm edgier; I kind of tell it like it is.

Tags: Native, Tell, Yorker

I've never been fired in my life.

Tags: Fired, Life

Listen to the Bee Gees and you can learn to be a great writer.

Tags: Great, Learn, Listen

Some of the best songs that artists perform year after year are ones they hated.

Tags: After, Best, Year

Songwriters tell the truth.

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When I look at myself, I'd like not to have hair on the top of the ceiling.

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Yeah... I was a singer as a kid. I had a lot of stage fright, and what's happened with 'Idol,' it has got me past so much of that.

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A great song should make you stop everything that you're doing. You should be so into it that you just can't imagine doing anything else for that moment. You wouldn't even dream of picking up the phone.

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I can make the argument that people who don't have the biggest ranges but have very unique voices, even if they may be pitchy at times... with the right record that's really unique and distinct, they can have big hits.

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I don't think people really understood what I did. And you know, in my book, 'A Helluva High Note' deals with my back story, that I was a songwriter, that I spent years trying to hone my craft and being rejected and then finally becoming a successful songwriter, record executive and publisher.

Tags: Book, Successful, Trying

I have breakups that I can credit to every song. In my twenties, I picked people who would create that dysfunction and drama, so I could draw upon it.

Tags: Create, Drama, Song

I think Bruno Mars is a great example of a great voice and classic songwriting with a twist that makes it contemporary. I think he's done a great job of it. I think Katy Perry has undeniable songs for what she does, for that pop market. And, if we're talking in the truly pop market, I would say those two.

Tags: Done, Great, Job

I wanted a child, and there was no way I could get pregnant under the stress of 18-hour work days and live TV. When you're somebody who's used to making a decision about what they want to do and getting it and achieving it, when your body fails you, it's a whole other experience.

Tags: Experience, Stress, Work

I've never in my life bought a big piece of jewelry - like, 'I'm gonna get myself a big piece of jewelry!' Songwriters' lives are unstable and up and down. Even though mine has sort of has followed more of a going toward the sky trajectory.

Tags: Big, Life, Lives

Just because you're a star on television doesn't mean that you can be a music phenomenon or an artist. You have to have the material to back it, and it's all about hit songs. I can name you every 'Idol' winner and why they didn't go on to have success - their songs. The ones who have - their songs.

Tags: Mean, Music, Success

Look at someone like Ke$ha. I wouldn't say she's got the most rangy, incredible voice, but she's got a thing. She stands for something, and people are buying into that.

Tags: She, Someone, Voice

The thing that's tricky is sometimes the best voices - just because someone hits the big notes and sounds amazing - it doesn't necessarily mean they make the greatest artists.

Tags: Amazing, Best, Greatest

There's a lot of craft that goes into achieving a hit song - at the beginning of your career, you're usually more inspiration than craft, and you get great when those intersect. A skilled songwriter can get you to that intersection.

Tags: Career, Great, Song
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You need to understand that a skilled professional songwriter can accelerate your success as an already talented musician. These people are writing every single day, so their craft is really sharp, and it's the best songwriters who consistently get on the radio.

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The sun, too, shines into cesspools and is not polluted.

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The mob is the mother of tyrants.

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The sun too penetrates into privies, but is not polluted by them.

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He has the most who is most content with the least.

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We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.

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As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.

Tags: Friends, Good, Him

Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.

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Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.

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The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.

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A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.

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I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance.

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I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

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I have nothing to ask but that you would remove to the other side, that you may not, by intercepting the sunshine, take from me what you cannot give.

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What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.

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When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man.

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Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.

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Stand a little less between me and the sun.

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It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.

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Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad.

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The great thieves lead away the little thief.

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Blushing is the color of virtue.

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Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.

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It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little.

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It was a favorite expression of Theophrastus that time was the most valuable thing that a man could spend.

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The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust.

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I am called a dog because I fawn on those who give me anything, I yelp at those who refuse, and I set my teeth in rascals.

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I do not know whether there are gods, but there ought to be.

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I threw my cup away when I saw a child drinking from his hands at the trough.

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I was not a good-lookin' girl. I was extremely skinny. I wasn't pretty. I wasn't cool.

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I wasn't good at school.

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I'm very comfortable in my skin.

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In terms of music, I can try anything I want, even something that doesn't work at all, because I'm not putting my career in jeopardy.

Tags: Career, Music, Work

It seems strange to say this, but it is true: Coming back to Vegas to work is like going on vacation for me.

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It's really all about family, love and the children for me. I work at that every day.

Tags: Family, Love, Work

My child was not only carried by me, but by the universe.

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My feet are definitely more grounded than before. And I know that I'm not holding onto a dream. I'm holding onto my life.

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On her son Rene: Oh my God, when he's 20 years old what's going to happen to me? I'm gonna marry him.

Tags: God, Happen, Him

Since I was a little child, my nose - I think it's too big.

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The first song that I ever recorded was written by my mother.

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There's been nothing but discipline, discipline, discipline all my life.

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There's no such thing is aging, but maturing and knowledge. It's beautiful, I call that beauty.

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I didn't have any of those good assets to have successful teenage years. It was hard. And what saved me was definitely my whole family. I knew where I was coming from and where I was going to.

Tags: Family, Good, Successful

I have to say that when you tour the world, obviously, the jetlags and different hours and ways of living and traveling, a lot of hours in the plane, and you wake up in the morning and you're not quite sure where you are, and it is very tiring.

Tags: Living, Morning, Sure

Never say that your life is to be a singer. You want to sing because it's a part of your life. But if you don't succeed as a singer, it doesn't mean you don't have a life and it's over.

Tags: Life, Mean, Succeed

The craziest thing I've done is cut my hair blonde and short a couple of years ago. And people reached out to me saying, 'Celine, you're one of the most stable things we have in our lives, don't do that. We want you the way you are.'

Tags: Done, Saying, Short

My kids give me the balance to live right.

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I have become a housewife and there is no better job.

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I often buy myself presents. Sometimes I will spend $100,000 in one day in a posh boutique.

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Golf is a search for perfection, for balance. It's about meditation and concentration. You have to use hand and brain.

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Don't be so familiar and so much into the details. Keep people dreaming. Close the window, and make them wonder.

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Everything that I decide to do means something, otherwise I don't do them.

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I knew it was going to be the most extraordinary thing in my life, but how powerful it is, you can never know until you have a baby.

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I think it bothers people to see people that are happy and successful. So they try to find what's wrong with them.

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I will perform My Heart Will Go On for the rest of my life and it will always remain a very emotional experience for me.

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I've never been cool - and I don't care.

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The hardest thing to find in life is balance - especially the more success you have, the more you look to the other side of the gate. What do I need to stay grounded, in touch, in love, connected, emotionally balanced? Look within yourself.

Tags: Life, Love, Success

I love to sing and perform. It is what I do and love. It completes my life.

Tags: Life, Love, Sing

I started at 5 years old in the kitchen table with my family supporting me. I know where I'm from and I know exactly where I'm going.

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I'm so centered in feeling great about me that I can give great things to my son and my husband and my family.

Tags: Family, Great, Husband

At home, we don't listen to our music-we listen to other people's music. It keeps you attached to the show business world.

Tags: Business, Home, Music

I definitely would never go back to my 20s. The best is yet to come.

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I don't know if the camera likes me, but I do like the camera.

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I don't listen to my own music at home.

Tags: Home, Listen, Music

I gave life, and that is beautiful.

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I have a wonderful husband. I have three amazing kids.

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I have records in gold, in platinum, I have two Oscars, I have Grammys and so on.

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I have shared my whole life. My private and my show business life. It helps me actually to feel my songs and to go on with my dreams.

Tags: Business, Dreams, Life

I looked in the audience. There were no strangers. Everybody was singing and cheering and hugging. That was a beautiful picture to look at.

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I think that life has a secret, and children they hold that secret. Maybe it's not given to everybody to discover this thing.

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I want to be more successful as a mother than I am in show business.

Tags: Business, Mom, Mother
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