Top 26 Chantal Kreviazuk Quotes

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“I’m learning a lot about myself being alone, and doing what I’m doing.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“To be honest, I’m not as goal oriented and ambitious as I once was.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“The flattery is nice, but awards don’t add up to writing quality songs.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“When I was 21, I got into a motorcycle accident while traveling in Europe and I had to lie around a lot in the aftermath, which was really the first time in my life that I became really focused and inspired to write.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“Well, Winnepeg has everything to do with my music in the sense it was where I was born and raised, cultured and all that sort of thing. A lot of my experiences come from Winnepeg.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“Well, I actually first got into music as a small child, and as I became a teen, I sought out making money from music, weather that was singing lounge gigs, backup in studios, or weddings.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“Once I got a record contract, and I took my songs which weren’t quite finished, or maybe they were a good idea, maybe they weren’t. I took them into the studio and developed them. They came to life and they evolved… and they’re great.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“Of course, I would be depressed sometimes, and my Mom would be worried about me because I would just sleep to escape. Cause I was so scared of being a musician or artist, or whatever you want to call it.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“Maybe in past years, perhaps women didn’t feel quite as comfortable with revealing themselves, and their skills and their crafts… and now we are, so we’re out there, just like the guys.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“Making sleep happen is a must – anytime, anywhere, from a plane to a train to an automobile. Ideally, I like to get eight to ten hours a night, though I’ll take it broken up in two segments if I have to.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“If I’m writing strictly for others, how does that show what I’m experiencing or thinking? I just got to a point where I realized I could be as personal as I wanted to be and people could relate to those situations if they so choose.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“If certain songs become popular enough to the point where I’ll be playing them the rest of my life, I don’t want them all to dwell on the same down moment that I’ll have to keep reliving.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“I’ve found that in now having experienced what it’s like to make records and just through growing up in general that you should be expressive about what’s affecting you instead of trying to sing about a subject just for the sake of other people getting something from it.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“I’ve built a solid career there, but America’s ten times the size. Now that we’re onto the third record, I feel like the stars have aligned and American audiences are embracing my music even more.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“I’m not writing just about melancholy stuff anymore, I made a point to cover a wide range of emotions.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“I think it’s important to really press on with the song writing and just go with it. There’s no code, there’s no craft… it’s just let yourself shine through your music. If it’s meant to be loved and heard, it’ll happen.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“I seem to have secured some place in world of music and that’s kind of all that really matters to me.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“I listened to my record and hear lots of influences. And it’s very rich… it’s got a wide spectrum.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“I can’t say I want to earn a particular award or sell a certain number of records, because even if I do that, the satisfaction only lasts five minutes.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“Generally my feeling is that I think women are just in a universal way coming out, coming to their own more. And they have more opportunity, and basically we’re equal.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“And I think it’s a real challenge to be up there sometimes with only a keyboard if they don’t have a grand piano… and to try to win people over that way. It’s really hard.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“Actually, no, because awards don’t spark sales as much as you’d think.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“What I try to steer my kids away from is any time there’s a pattern, and you can slap any other track on that track, and it would still work.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“I really see that socio-economic constraints and pressure contribute to our mental health in a big way. You come to realize that it’s all mental health.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“The thing I love about hip-hop is that it’s so creative. It’s so creatively rewarding. When you hit it, and you hit it big, there are no words.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“I don’t like to listen to my older albums. They frighten me. I can’t explain it. It’s so subjective. It’s so personal. I cannot listen to my first album, ever. Never, never, never.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk
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