Songwriter Quotes

As a songwriter, if you touch people and make them feel less alone in the world, then you’ve done your job.

~Tom Cochran


Write from where you are. From the place you are feeling at this moment. Happy, sad, pissed off.. start there. What you write will be real.

~Clay Mills


Songs can sound good and make sense!

~Marty Dodson


Commercial success does not make someone a songwriter.

~Marty Dodson


Great songs open doors.

~Clay Mills


I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could.

~James Taylor


All is fair in love and songwriting.

~Norah Jones


For a songwriter, you don’t really go to songwriting school; you learn by listening to tunes.

~Tom Waits


Country music is three chords and the truth.

~Harlan Howard


Songwriting is like therapy; it’s a connection that you have to another person, and I’m not scared of it at all for some reason.

~Colbie Caillat


Songwriting is too mysterious and uncontrolled a process for me to direct it towards any one thing.

~James Taylor


I enjoy songwriting, it’s slow motion improvising.

~Julian Casablancas


Songwriting is therapy for the writer and the listener.



For me, songwriting is like breathing; I just do!

~ Unknown


Songwriting is an art unto itself, not to be confused with performing.

~Jo Safford


Isolation is a big part of songwriting.

~Natalie Imbruglia

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