Quotes by Valerie June (Musician/American).

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As I try to get around with a guitar, a banjo and a suitcase of high heels and dresses, I treasure that little ukulele.
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I don't care if you're Muslim or Christian or Buddhist or whatever your religion is, when you listen to a spiritual song and you really open your heart, you can feel it. You can feel the message of it. Just a simple story.
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When you listen to my music, you hear that there are all these voices going on in different parts of the song. That's because I was always around so many voices in church.
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I like performing live more than anything. I get a little bit afraid in the studio.
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When I first moved to New York, I was still returning to Tennessee every few months to perform.
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When I was writing 'Shotgun,' it's one of the first songs that's come to me as an image.
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I must stay true to myself and take my own path all the way.
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When I was really little, I loved Whitney Houston. I thought she was the prettiest thing in the world.
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My music confuses people because they think I will sound a certain way because I look a certain way with the dreads.
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My number one style requirement is to have fun getting dressed. Nothing is too old, expensive, cheap, cute or ugly for me.
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If I have something inside me that I want to get out, I'll just beat it out on the banjo right then and there.
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I try to write down every song that comes to me, even though I know that every song that comes to me isn't a song that I need to sing.
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I am a boring loner. I enjoy Friday nights at home in my rocking chair with no arms, rocking and relaxing. It's not uncommon for Netflix to be involved. Records are a possibility, but most of it is spent in silence.
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I'm constantly being inspired by the old days and taking things from the past and allowing them to lift me up where I am now.
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When I was teenager, Britney Spears was it - that was the pop world that was happening, and I knew I wasn't in it.
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My signature fragrance would be herbal - basil mixed with rosemary and coriander. Some big stars have got perfume lines that smell really bad. They've got it all wrong.
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The challenge is how strange and different my voice sounds, so I have tried to sound like other people and tried to be something I wasn't. I have tried to be a soul singer because someone else thought that a good idea. Not because I did.
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Amalgamation is a good word that I like to use - musically and in every way.
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When I was 15, I begged my grandfather to give me this guitar he'd always had in the back of his closet. I promised him I'd learn to play it, but I never did. Then my grandfather died, and I felt so guilty. So I started playing.
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Saturdays are set for antique shops. Williamsburg in Brooklyn has some good ones. I get in there and start meddling around with dusty boxes and rickety, worn-in stuff. I like it when I find something with someone else's name on it.
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I paid my dues. I have crawled to gigs. I have served people coffee. I worked hard selling all these records out the back of my car. Girl, I'm ready to sell one the real way now.
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I don't marry bandmates just to go marrying bandmates.
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It is such a gift to be able to write songs in general, but when you can share it with somebody, it is just such a pleasure. It is such a happy moment when you finish a song, and you are just like, 'Wow - that was great.'
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As soon as I could talk, I was bellowing at the top of my lungs. My parents couldn't get over how weird I sounded - like an old man when I was just a toddler! But no one was gonna shut me up.
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I've been busy and need to slow my little tail down and sit and meditate somewhere. I do my walking meditations every day, but just to sit still. Just to be in one place and just to be quiet.
• Valerie June

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