TOP 20 Mark Knopfler Quotes

TOP 20 Mark Knopfler Quotes.
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“Then came the churches, then came the schools, then came the lawyers, then came the rules.”
— Mark Knopfler (00:00)

“There’s so many different worlds, so many different suns. And we have just one world, but we live in different ones.”
— Mark Knopfler (00:07)

“I don’t like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can’t really ask for more than.”
— Mark Knopfler (00:14)

“Sometimes you’re the windshield; sometimes you’re the bug.”
— Mark Knopfler (00:21)

“My playing is fairly straightforward, really, and everything’s pretty much standard no frills or special effects.”
— Mark Knopfler (00:28)

“What I always try to do is to respond to the song; I’ve always rebelled against theory.”
— Mark Knopfler (00:35)

“Each song has its own secret that’s different from another song, and each has its own life. Sometimes it has to be teased out, whereas other times it might come fast. There are no laws about songwriting or producing. It depends on what you’re doing, not just who you’re doing.”
— Mark Knopfler (00:42)

“My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.”
— Mark Knopfler (00:49)

“There’s so many different worlds…”
— Mark Knopfler (00:56)

“I just want to be able to play and make people feel good with what I do. When you’re thinking that way, anything can happen. And, usually, what happens is good.”
— Mark Knopfler (01:03)

“I love Gibsons, and Nationals, too. There’s something magical about them.”
— Mark Knopfler (01:10)

“I shoulda learned to play the guitar.”
— Mark Knopfler (01:17)

“When you point your finger ’cause your plan fell through You got three more fingers pointing back at you!”
— Mark Knopfler (01:24)

“Well, I was born in Scotland and spent the first six years of my life there. Then I went to Newcastle-On-Tyne in northeast England, close to Scotland.”
— Mark Knopfler (01:31)

“While listening, to things like western swing, for instance, I’d work something out in my head, then play it on my National; not the same song, but one that captured the feeling of the original tune.”
— Mark Knopfler (01:38)

“I’m also getting an Ovation Legend, because I like them so much.”
— Mark Knopfler (01:45)

“I don’t really think of Dire Straits as a sound, you know. It. just depends on the song, and the stuff we’re doing is so varied.”
— Mark Knopfler (01:52)

“I bad a piano long before I bad a guitar, and the practice I got just playing those three chords in a basic 12-bar blues song was very important.”
— Mark Knopfler (01:59)

“I’m not a collector, however, and I have no desire to own 50 or 60 guitars.”
— Mark Knopfler (02:06)

“I even played bass for a while. Besides playing electric guitar, I’d also get asked to play some acoustic stuff. But, since I didn’t have an acoustic guitar at the time, I used to borrow one from a friend so I could play folk joints.”
— Mark Knopfler (02:13)

Music credit: Easy Day – Kevin MacLeod


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