Rufus Wainwright Quotes

Rufus Wainwright Quotes: I don't know if it will be my big comeback, but I think it is a statement - that I am a self-sustaining, vibrant, long-term artist, and I'm not going away! And if you don't give me credit, then the musical gods will!
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Rufus Wainwright Quote: I basically have needed to go to the piano and give voice periodically to, you know - I'm always afraid to describe it as a kind of therapeutic process, but nevertheless it was a type of unloading that had to occur due to my personal life with my mother's health or just my professional trials and tribulations.
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Quotes about Rufus Wainwright: My mother had a lot of parties when I was a child. There'd always be a moment when she would place me on the upright piano and have me sing Somewhere 'Over the Rainbow'.
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Quote about Rufus Wainwright: I wish I could just relax sometimes and make some money, but I always feel like I have to prove some kind of big, profound point.
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Rufus Wainwright Sayings: The operas I listen to aren't in English, and I want to listen to my opera after I'm done with it. I want to have the desire to play it on the stereo. To me, the language is part of the mystery.
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Rufus Wainwright Saying: Wouldn't Ponochio II be a great musical, now that he has to face the real world and get a wife... job. Now he wants to be a toy again.
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Sayings about Rufus Wainwright: One of the main destructive forces within our family has been these runaway egos. I think if you look at any show business family, that struggle exists.
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Saying about Rufus Wainwright: The mind has so many pictures Why can't I sleep with my eyes open? The mind has so many memories Can you remember what it looks like when I cry? I'm trying, trying to tell you All that I can in a sweet and velvet tongue But no words ever could sell you Sell you on me after all that I have done.
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Rufus Wainwright Quotes: I'm 33 and in my
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Rufus Wainwright Quote: I've always gravitated towards opera, and the Royal Opera House is quite possibly the greatest opera house on earth.
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Quotes about Rufus Wainwright: I definitely consider 'Poses' - the whole album in fact - to be kind of a miracle. Like the last breath of that moment when decadence is healthy, 'Poses' encapsulates that feeling. It's a kind of song and a kind of album that I'll never be able to repeat.
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Quote about Rufus Wainwright: The moment something happens to one you love, it's twenty times more intense. You experience pain and enlightenment on a much vaster scale.
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Rufus Wainwright Sayings: Writing an opera and premiering in England, you could say I was going right into the eye of the storm and I came out successfully. A little tattered and bruised, but so what, I made it.
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Rufus Wainwright Saying: The song is about knowing the end result of every situation you're in, and being able to play it out in your mind and see it before it happens. It's about addiction, really, about knowing how it's all going to end up. In that sense, you're watching a movie of yourself all the time - and then you want out of that movie.
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Sayings about Rufus Wainwright: I've had my ups and downs, and I definitely have a sense - in America, especially - that once you've made your mark and gotten your Rolling Stone piece and your Grammy nomination, that they're on to the next piece of meat, and they don't necessarily like to follow the twistsand turns of an artistic career. Throwing an opera at them is something they have to notice. There's nothing subtle about it.
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Saying about Rufus Wainwright: I'm definitely a fan of juxtaposition. Using the most beautiful line to say the most horrific thing - I think one of the main things in songwriting is definitely friction between the words and the melody.
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Rufus Wainwright Quotes: When I wrote the opera, I made a deal with myself that for at least an hour a day I would work on it, even if it meant just sitting on my piano bench, staring into space and thinking about it. It's about keeping it regular, like your bowel movements - let's get real: it's your bodily artistic movements! It comes from the same place.
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Rufus Wainwright Quote: As an artist, you put so much into what you do and it can all be torn down in a nanosecond.
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