Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I don't know where my songs come from... If I knew, I'd know too much, more than we are allowed on this plane. Judy Collins

When I went on cruise in October one of the female singers sang an old Judy Collins song that I had forgotten about. The song was Both Sides Now. It's one of those songs that the lyrics and the melody become more than just song.

Here are some quotes from Judy Collins....
I don't dream songs. I'm more apt to write dreams down and then to be able to interpret them into a song. I also tend to get up and write prose in the morning from which will come songs.
Judy Collins

I don't think you get to good writing unless you expose yourself and your feelings. Deep songs don't come from the surface; they come from the deep down. The poetry and the songs that you are suppose to write, I believe are in your heart.
Judy Collins

I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something Greater than You, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world. Judy Collins

Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world. Judy Collins


  1. Agree that creative people are luckiest people and also for the most part content with their discontent.

  2. Those are some great and inspiring quotes!

  3. Judy's quote about good song writing coming from exposing yourself and your feelings can apply to to fiction writing as well.

    You know I can't think of one Judy Collins song.

  4. @ Wendy - I felt the same way when I read the quote!