"What I was going for in the first two albums I didn't necessarily achieve. Because I was young and because it was my first time out. And the second album was such a 'quickie' sort of 'Let's just get it over with!' But the kind of music I make, there's a lot of subtlety in it. And I think it takes a couple of listens to actually really get it."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Norah Jones on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Norah Jones on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Norah Jones on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Norah Jones on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Norah Jones on Ray Charles
"Success and the art of making music are two different things for me."
"A lot of pop people out there are cool, but they overdo it."
"The pop world is cool, but I never really thought of myself as part of it or wanting to be a part of it because I'm on a label that's not really like that. They're not trying to dress me up, they're not trying to do things like that. I feel like I'm sort of separate from that, actually."
"I could do without 'cool' publications calling me 'mom jazz.' But I laughed all the way to the bank, baby."
"There are absolutely no problems between me, my dad and my sister. Obviously I grew up with just my mum, but my relationship with my dad is just fine."
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