Top 30 Richard Marx Quotes of 2020

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“I’m happy, I would say that I’m one of the happiest people I know but I’ve certainly had periods of profound sadness, depression and heartache and those are the kind of things that are interesting to me to write about.”

― Richard Marx

“I think I do better when things are a little tougher.”

― Richard Marx

“I didn’t want my last chapter to be the guy who sits at the piano and sings love songs.”

― Richard Marx

“Doing my own album provided me the opportunity to say whatever I wanted.”

― Richard Marx

“It’s funny; Luther and I have written many songs together, but we’ve never written songs in the same room.”

― Richard Marx

“But more importantly, I think he remembered how very close I was with my own dad, who had died in 1997.”

― Richard Marx

“As a songwriter, there’s nothing better than winning Song Of The Year. But I couldn’t really celebrate, because it wasn’t right. Luther wasn’t standing next to me, to receive the award.”

― Richard Marx

“One time Robert Plant was set to check into the same room after I checked out, so I removed every light bulb and ordered up a bunch of stinky cheese and put it under the mattress.”

― Richard Marx

“I fell off stage and bruised some ribs. The worst part was that the audience didn’t realize I was gone.”

― Richard Marx

“In the past, there has always been so much pressure about carrying a show and promoting a record.”

― Richard Marx

“I’m now so keenly aware that I have everything to prove and nothing to lose.”

― Richard Marx

“But I’m just having fun playing and giving Botox injections to the older songs.”

― Richard Marx

“I think really what I’m saying is that I thrive on adversity.”

― Richard Marx

“When things are too easy I lose interest in them so I find ways to complicate them to get myself interested.”

― Richard Marx

“I’ve never written a song that I thought was a hit.”

― Richard Marx

“The only thing that’s a little tricky about it is sometimes people assume that if it’s a new song, it’s a reflection of what you’re feeling or going through now.”

― Richard Marx

“I love when people get songs wrong. I love when people take something from a song that’s totally not what I intended!”

― Richard Marx

“People take songs so literally.”

― Richard Marx

“I really didn’t have any plans to record prior to doing My Own Best Enemy.”

― Richard Marx

“So it was just a case of getting a bunch of songs that I had been writing for years but hadn’t recorded together, and the result was My Own Best Enemy.”

― Richard Marx

“I’ve always loved groups like U2 and Coldplay.”

― Richard Marx

“But once you have some success in one style, the business wants to lock you in that vein forever.”

― Richard Marx

“I understand that, but this disc shows the type of music that I’ve always liked and wanted to make.”

― Richard Marx

“I don’t think I’ve ever laid out a batch of songs that pick myself apart the way that these do.”

― Richard Marx

“My joke, which isn’t really a joke, is that there will be one of two tours: the tour for the album that does well, or the tour for the album that stiffs.”

― Richard Marx

“I have complete freedom, and there’s no way to get pigeonholed or bored. What could be better than that?”

― Richard Marx

“I can’t wait to front my band with these new songs and play for fans, but I’ve decided to keep my day job too.”

― Richard Marx

“And to any new fans we made along the way, I say… welcome to our party. It’s just starting to get going.”

― Richard Marx

“It never ceases to amaze me that I get to do this for a living.”

― Richard Marx

“I’ve never, ever in my life enjoyed playing live the way I am now.”

― Richard Marx
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