Norah Jones Quotes

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Born: March 30, 1979, New York City, New York, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Music artist

1.
A lot of my music is slow and subtle. The subtly is what I enjoy about making music.
- Norah Jones

2.
A lot of pop people out there are cool, but they overdo it.
- Norah Jones

3.
For me making music is part social, part interaction, part collaboration.
- Norah Jones

4.
I became a musician so I wouldn't have to get up at 6 in the morning.
- Norah Jones

5.
I could do without 'cool' publications calling me 'mom jazz.' But I laughed all the way to the bank, baby.
- Norah Jones

6.
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

7.
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

8.
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

9.
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

10.
I hope there are some audiophiles still out there.
- Norah Jones

11.
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

12.
I just want to make my music, and I want it to stand on its own.
- Norah Jones

13.
I love my dad and we have a very good relationship now.
- Norah Jones

14.
I love slow music.
- Norah Jones

15.
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

16.
I try to just make music that I love, and if I believe in it that's all that matters.
- Norah Jones

17.
I wasn't very aware of pop music because I attended an arts school. For me, it was all about jazz.
- Norah Jones

18.
I'm always going to do that - record and make music.
- Norah Jones

19.
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

20.
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

21.
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

22.
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

23.
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

24.
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

25.
Sometimes when you're trying to do a record too close to home, you can get really distracted.
- Norah Jones

26.
Success and the art of making music are two different things for me.
- Norah Jones

27.
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

28.
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

29.
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

30.
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

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