Inspirational Quotes from Jamie Lawson

Skype is a wonderful invention. It might be my favorite thing because I get to see my family and the ones that you love.

Jamie Lawson

I asked for a guitar when I was 8 years old for Christmas. I have no idea why. I never had any guitar heroes. I still don’t. But there must have been something in me because I’ve been playing for 30 years.

Jamie Lawson

If you can have Ed Sheeran on your record, you may as well.

Jamie Lawson

There’s a band in the U.K. called Elbow. They’re not that big in the U.S., but I think they’re genius.

Jamie Lawson

I worked in a record store, but I realised I didn’t want that. I still wanted to pursue a career – or a life – that my songs provided for me.

Jamie Lawson

I’m not striving for fame, that’s for sure. I don’t particularly like the idea of celebrity. I would like to be successful with my music, so I realise that there’s a balance to be made there.

Jamie Lawson

I love skinny-dipping. Night swimming as well; that’s my favorite.

Jamie Lawson

R.E.M.’s ‘Automatic for the People’ – that’s probably one of my favourite records – Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ – that’s some record – Crowded House’s ‘Together Alone’ – that’s brilliant, fantastic record.

Jamie Lawson

The thing with One Direction songs is that you can probably break them all down to an acoustic guitar and vocal.

Jamie Lawson

I was in a band at school, and almost from the day we started, I started writing songs, just because that seemed what you did.

Jamie Lawson

I have no nerves at all about singing or playing stuff… and if I can have a cup of tea nearby, then I’m very much at home.

Jamie Lawson

There’s no real music on television unless it’s music television, and then it’s expensive videos, which people like me can’t do.

Jamie Lawson

I’ve gone periods of maybe four months without writing anything, but it’s not a problem. It just means something’s building inside you, and it’ll build and it’ll build, and at some point it’ll come out, and it does, and it usually comes out in three or four songs, and you play it that way, really.

Jamie Lawson

I think in every industry you need to have a lot of talent; you need to have a lot of drive, but you need a little bit of luck.

Jamie Lawson

Because of ‘Wasn’t Expecting That,’ I’ve had a lot of people come up to me and say how I’ve written their lives or their grandparents’ lives. It means the world to me that I helped in the tiniest way.

Jamie Lawson