Inspirational Quotes from Adnan Sami

By | September 10, 2016

I am blessed to be a proud father of a daughter.

Adnan Sami

I have had an extraordinary life, but it’s been one incredible roller coaster ride.

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I have gone to many beautiful places across the globe, but I must say that the northeast of our country is the best-kept secret in the world.

Adnan Sami

Grateful’ is a small word to express my gratitude, as God has blessed me with so many opportunities to restart my life.

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Terrorism doesn’t have a border. Terrorists attack Mumbai, Peshawar, and also Paris.

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My father was a diplomat and served as Pakistan’s ambassador to 14 countries. I was born in London and grew up there and studied and lived in a hostel throughout in London and became a barrister.

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I am an incurable romantic. I am even in love with the idea of being in love, and hence, I write a lot of love songs.

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I genuinely believe that, physically and emotionally, women are far stronger than men. The amount of pain they have to endure for a childbirth, a man cannot take an ounce of it. A toothache or a stomach upset is the end of our world at times.

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I am like a child when it comes to gizmos and gadgets.

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I like to greet anyone who comes to my house with a lot of positivity and peace.

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Music does not have colour or religion. If I listen to a song, I don’t care about the colour, religion, or country of the singer. It doesn’t matter, even if it is in another language, because I love the music.

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Sometimes it’s a beautiful face, sometimes it’s a place. I am inspired by everything.

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I do not think classical music faces any threat because new music is being made through computer, as the real charm of classical is its purity, and one who is seeking purity will surely find classical music in spite of so many alternatives.

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Pakistan doesn’t value its artistes. I will get trolled for what I have said, but that is the reality. It is unfortunate.

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When Indians have loved and embraced Pakistani artistes, why can’t the latter come out in their support when injustice has been meted out to the people? No one wants these artistes to wage a war against their government. People didn’t demand that they condemn their own country. They just expected them to say something for the sake of humanity.

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I had to make lifestyle changes and stick to them for the rest of my life. For instance, I’ve had to give up bread, rice, sugar, and oil completely.

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There’s a famous saying: ‘Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.’ I want to change it to ‘Hell hath no fury like a nation scorned.’

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I’m grateful to God that I’m able to praise his glory through my music.

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I remember my father playing a cassette for me when I was fifteen – Amjad Ali’s ‘Durga.’ He said, ‘This is from our part of the world. You must listen to it.’ And I continued rewinding it and listening to it from early evening until midnight. By the end of it, I was nearly in tears.

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My songs are my girlfriends. I have a secret romance with all of them. I romance with them year after year.

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I have always believed that there is no such thing as coincidence, and I have always believed in destiny.

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The only relationships I wish to honour and keep are with my family and my dear loved ones.

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My father was a great admirer of music and the arts, so there was always a lot of culture in the house. As it happened, while my father was the ambassador in Portugal, the ambassador’s residence had a piano, and so I started learning how to play it at the age of five.

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Northeastern folk music influenced me from a very young age. Sachin Dev Burman is one of the inspirational musicians in Indian film music. The way he fused folk music with his signature style is amazing. So, I am aware of the beauty of northeast folk music.

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Being a public figure, you cannot make everyone happy. Some people will criticise your actions, and I cannot stop expressing my opinion based on that.

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Sufis were always spreading love with their music, and if some kind of extremism is a threat to it, it is a threat to all humanity.

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Mumbai is home to us. Medina was born in Munich because Roya’s family lives in Germany and she had five sisters to help her while I was travelling for work.

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I am not scared of anyone except the Almighty.

Adnan Sami

If it is written in my destiny that I will go back to Pakistan, then I will. I won’t be scared of going back.

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Whether it was the 9/11 attacks, Paris shooting, or the attack on the Taj, people across the world mourn the collective loss.

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While artistes do want peace, it is not their preserve alone. Everyone wants peace just as much.

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Pakistan never valued Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan saab until English songwriter Peter Gabriel started collaborating with him. After that, the country suddenly realised that they have an amazing talent. This is the story of a lot of artistes there.

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The way the Pak government treated me is only testimony to the ill treatment meted out to artistes. There was outrage against me. People were amazed that I had applied for citizenship in India. I don’t give a damn about getting trolled. I have earned immense respect and love in India.

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I am a singer; my job is to create music and harmony. Wherever I see harmony, I would go towards there.

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There is nothing more beautiful for a musician to listen and see harmony.

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When my first album came out, it wasn’t Bollywood. The love that I received from people was everything, and it still is everything for me.

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I love the classic marble inlay work of Arga.

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I suppose I am more comfortable with jazz because I have been playing it that much longer, and also because classical music is a much more disciplined genre.

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I started playing music when I was about six and didn’t discover Indian classical music until I was fifteen. So, essentially, I had a lot of catching up to do.

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My love for my wife Roya is so intense that I gave up alcohol. My love for my father was so great that when he made me promise him that I’d lose weight, I did and lost 167 kg.!

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Film songs have so many creative limitations, but a private album is like an autobiography that reflects your state of mind.

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Every human being is unique and reacts differently to different food items. A diet that works for you may not necessarily work for your friend.

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I believe that sugar is just as important for our body as salt is, and other natural foods.

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I was too big to even contemplate exercise. I had to use a walking stick and a wheelchair to get around.

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My independent songs are actually about me, so if you really want to know me, listen to my songs and know what I have been through in my life.

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God has blessed me with the in-born talent for which I pour my heart out in the form of music.

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I can never stop thanking God because my music influences people in their respective lives.

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If my life and music brings a smile or makes a difference in any individual’s life, then there is nothing beyond for me as a god’s gift.

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I am a Mumbaikar. It has a special place in my heart.

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India fell in love with me, but I fell in love with India even more.

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Whenever I have asked something from God and worked hard for it, I have always got it, be it my Indian citizenship or my weight loss.

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While my mother is from Jammu, my father was originally from Afghanistan, as my grandfather was the governor of five provinces there, including Herat.

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