Quotations by Don Henley

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Born: Tuesday, July 22, 1947
Profession: Musician
Nationality: American


A man with a briefcase can steal millions more than any man with a gun.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Man)

Between each album I try to gain a new insight that I didn't have before and perhaps write a song about something that I've written about before, but from a fresh viewpoint.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Gain, Song)

I could have played more complex stuff. I could have been a busier player. But that's not what I wanted to do. I played what I wanted to play.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Play)

I could stand out front and sing Eagles songs that I sing in my set, but I think people enjoy watching me sing and play the drums. It seems to fascinate people. I don't know why.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: People, Eagles, Play, Songs)

I don't care what anybody says about Ringo. I cut my rock-n-roll teeth listening to him.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Care, Listening)

I don't mind doing two or three Eagles songs and playing the drums. I'm not one of those artists who's going to sit here and deny the past.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Artists, Eagles, Mind, Past, Songs)

I have a bad back partially from playing the drums and singing. I used to have to hold my body in such a position that my spine got out of alignment.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Body, Singing)

I have a certain pool of subject matter that I like to write about, things that interest me: politics, religion, ecology, and relationships between men and women. And that's usually what I focus on.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Men, Politics, Religion, Women, Ecology, Focus, Interest, Relationships)

I played drums on Keith Carradine's first record.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: First)

I think my first instrument was a ukulele that they gave me. I used to know how to play that pretty well.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: First, Play, Pretty)

I try to write conversationally; I try to write like people speak and put the emphasis on the right syllable.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: People, Right)

I'm always jotting things down on pieces of paper. I've got pieces of paper all over my house.
- Don Henley

I'm blessed with a pretty good voice. So just sitting back there banging on the tubs wasn't enough.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Pretty, Voice)

I'm certainly not thrilled with everything the Eagles did, but there are some things I'm quite proud of.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Eagles)

I'm fortunate that I've been in this business long enough that I've earned the right to be left alone by my record company.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Business, Company, Right)

I'm not on any crusade.
- Don Henley

It was pretty frightening because as we all know, when large, famous groups breakup, a lot of the members don't survive in solo careers.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Careers, Famous, Pretty)

Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and independent distribution system. The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Lies, Solution)

Let hope inspire you, but let not idealism blind you. Don't look back, you can never look back.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Hope, Blind, Idealism)

Mick Jagger can't even make a successful solo album, and the Stones are the biggest rock group that ever was.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Successful)

Playing the drums hurts my back.
- Don Henley

Selling eight million copies of your first album will mess you up.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Selling, First, Will)

Some records with drum machines on them sound phony and plastic. It all depends on how you use the tools.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Machines, Sound, Tools)

Sometimes songwriters and singers forget that. They get a melody in their head and the notes will take precedence, so that they wind up forcing a word onto a melody. It doesn't ring true.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Forget, Will, Wind, Word)

Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Light)

The Eagles and the critics were not the best of friends.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Eagles, Friends)

The Eagles ended on a rather abrupt note, although in retrospect I realize now that it had been ending for quite some time.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Time, Eagles, Ending, Now)







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