Debbie Harry Quotes:
I mean I think that Blondie’s influence is a little bit in a way more eclectic than those bands.Debbie Harry
I think it’s a Blondie tradition that all of our albums sort of have a wide spread of styles.Debbie Harry
I really, really like writing songs.Debbie Harry
I thought I’d live to a ripe old age, because I always felt there was a lot to do. I had a driven feeling. I always thought in the present.Debbie Harry
The word ‘iconic’ is used too frequently – an icon is a statue carved in wood. It was shocking at first, when I got that reference. It was a responsibility, and it’s impossible to live up to – you’re supposed to be dead, for one thing.Debbie Harry
If I were to do a foundation, it would be to promote solar energy. And I’m worried about drilling for oil. I think it is harming the earth, ‘cos it drains the layer of oil under the surface, and that could be causing earthquakes. It’s like we’re giving the earth arthritis. I don’t know if that sounds crazy.Debbie Harry
Music has its own emotional embodiment. It carries an emotion with it. When you associate a lyric with the music, it’s much easier; but when you’re standing there completely dry in front of the camera with no musical background, just a fine-tuned, get-this-emotional-story across, it’s a very, very intense kind of focus.Debbie Harry
Music does not carry you along. You have to carry it along strictly by your ability to really just focus on that little small kernel of emotion or story.Debbie Harry
New York has always been a city of change and a city about change, and it is a back-leading development. Nobody’s going to want to come to New York if it looks like another strip mall.Debbie Harry
I guess people assume I have some sort of totally magical life, but I’m a working musician, fortunately. I’ve worked on my craft, and I’m very fortunate I’ve been able to survive in a very competitive industry and enjoy my success. It’s not easy.Debbie Harry
It’s amazing to me to see how bands evolve and how they take all their influences and come up with their own sound.Debbie Harry
I could be a housewife… I guess I’ve vacuumed a couple of times.Debbie Harry
The only person I really believe in is me.Debbie Harry
Being hot never hurts!Debbie Harry
I don’t mind if my skull ends up on a shelf as long as it’s got my name on it.
I love the ACLU and I’m concerned now, especially when it comes to our rights, with current politics and the religious community and the Conservative majority or minority – I don’t know who they are.Debbie Harry
But, you know, the issues of humanity and what is fair treatment and good treatment of a fellow human being should not really be based on a personal sense of right and wrong or judgment.Debbie Harry
I have a lot of regrets, but I’m not going to think of them as regrets.Debbie Harry
That was the impetus for me to do music or art, because I knew if I didn’t try when I was young, then I would get to be in my 40’s and I’d be really unhappy that I hadn’t.Debbie Harry
And I wasn’t convinced that I was the most talented person in the world.Debbie Harry
Capote wrote every day. He said that’s the only way, you have to sit down every day and do it.Debbie Harry
I do know the effect that music still has on me – I’m completely vulnerable to it. I’m seduced by it.Debbie Harry
I’m a culture vulture, and I just want to experience it all.Debbie Harry
Lately I’ve been believing that music predates speech.Debbie Harry
We probably, as primitive people, made music before we actually had a language, and that’s where language comes from.Debbie Harry
Music is wonderful. Especially if there’s some kind of content to it.Debbie Harry
And living in a metropolitan area which is ethnically diverse, our lives are very complicated, so our emotional experiences are going to be varied like that.Debbie Harry
I always say the new album is the best one yet. I always feel that – I really do, because it’s the latest and it’s the newest and it’s a little bit better.Debbie Harry
You always fall for the rascal or the guy who’s got a little bit of the devil in him. You can’t help it.Debbie Harry
I turned on VH1 this morning just to get a little warm-up before I came over here, and I think it’s just terrific. There’s so much great stuff: diverse and wonderful music, good performances, great looking girls, great videos, the whole thing.Debbie Harry
Christina Aguilera is an incredible musician and singer.Debbie Harry
I feel like I have to have a voice.Debbie Harry
Something’s that written out is okay, but it’s not always a clear indication of what a person means.Debbie Harry
But as a writer and performer, I want to get paid for what I do.Debbie Harry
But computers have changed the world for everyone, so there will be some way of working it out.Debbie Harry
We wanted to enjoy what we were doing and we had business things we had to straighten out and personnel problems and it sort of took a little time to do it.Debbie Harry
And New Year’s Eve is very, very important to me.Debbie Harry
I always work on New Year’s Eve, no matter what.Debbie Harry
I get myself a gig somewhere, whether it’s in a club, whether it’s in a bar, it doesn’t matter, and I just work on New Year’s Eve because I always feel it’s very symbolic for me for the next year, for the new year.Debbie Harry
I’ve had some lovely extraordinary experiences on New Year’s Eve.Debbie Harry
Who is Debbie Harry ?
Deborah Harry was born on 1 July 1945, in Miami , Florida, to Angela Tremble. She was adopted by Catherine and Richard Smith Harry at three months, and grew up in Hawthorne, New Jersey.
She worked as a Playboy Bunny in the 1960s, and hung out at Max’s Kansas City, a popular night spot owned by Warhol. Her professional singing career began with a folk band named The Wind in the Willows in 1968.
On her first (and only) album, She sang backup. Soon after struggling to achieve commercial success or critical recognition the band split up. She met Chris Stein in 1973, who had been her lifelong husband.
They formed Blondie in 1974 after they were both in the Stilletoes, a “girl group” band in theatre.
\Blondie struggled for a few years, but became one of the late 1970s and early 1980s’ most popular bands, but the band split up in 1982.