Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach

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Author Profession: US Composer
Born: May 12, 1928
Age: 88 years old
Birth Sign: Taurus

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Knowing when to leave may be the smartest thing anyone can learn.

It's not getting any better, is it? I don't want my 19-year-old boy going into the army. I love these little kids. They understand how passionate I am.

A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.

A small town is a place where there's no place to go where you shouldn't.

Never be ashamed to write a melody that people remember.

I recorded the song live in front of an orchestra, and yes, I was very moved, I was in tears.

I've always had a problem with people who couldn't tell the truth or admit a mistake and say they're wrong.

I was blown away by the standing ovation. I've had tributes before, sure, but I don't retain that feeling, and I wasn't prepared for it on Tuesday. But maybe you shouldn't retain these things or you'd be on a permanent high.

Because I was small, I was getting the hell kicked out of me playing football.

I felt alienated at school, and I never did well with girls.

The music is the last thing I'm thinking about right now, in order of what's important.

I started playing piano with a little band in high school. I was terrible. I thought I had absolutely no talent. I couldn't keep time. I only got into McGill, which was a lousy music school, because they were taking American music students.

I'd met Dr Dre, he was thinking about his next album, we talked a little and he said, 'Let me give you some of these loops and see what you come up with'.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

I believe that if you'll just stand up and go, life will open up for you. Tina Turner

You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like, people who have a nice conversation. There are so many positive things to think about. Sophia Loren

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