Melissa Manchester Quotes


A Grammy is a wonderful thing; all of a sudden you're given a new audience but like anything you have to be able to grow with these songs if you really want a long artistic career.

I do love to perform. And I'm ever so grateful that this has turned into a job with a future.

I tried to please people instead of believing in my own strength until the only thing I could do was walk away.

Don't cry out loud keep it inside learn how to hide your feelings. Fly high and proud and if you should fall remember you almost had it all.

I was part of the first wave of singer/songwriters but I was also in that first wave of singer/songwriters who experienced the music industry when technology started to take over.

You know somebody mentioned that I was sort of a jazz-pop singer. And I'm thrilled that somebody would find that at last in my presentation because it's such a part of where I live.

I left because I could no longer make records that sounded less and less like me. I tried to please people instead of believing in my own strength until the only thing I could do was walk away.

Everybody wants to write a hit song but in Nashville people want to write the best song which was my original intention as a singer/songwriter.

I didn't not perform.