Quotes by Graham Nash

About nine or 10 years ago, I needed to prepare a show for a gallery in Tokyo. They wanted 75 images, and that wasn't a problem, but they wanted images roughly 3 feet by 4 feet. Who can do that? Even with a large pro darkroom, that's difficult to do. I found a printer I knew along with my friend Mac Holbert, that could actually print great images, and that's what we did. We started the world's first digital fine art press, and we're still rocking, doing the best work possible.
– Graham Nash
After six or seven performances of any song, you begin to perform it rather than feel it.
– Graham Nash
After the lukewarm promotion of our last couple of records, we felt nobody at the company really understood us and cared about us. In days past, record companies were committed to working a band over several singles not just giving up if the first single did not set the charts on fire.
– Graham Nash
All the signs were right. And when I mean all the sings were right, the only signs that we care about when we start a project of making a record is, do we have the songs - it's that simple.
– Graham Nash
As artists, we reacted to our environment and wanted to speak about it. When Crosby handed me the Time magazine with the picture on the cover with the girl crouching over the body of the slain student, I watched him write Ohio.
– Graham Nash
Being in a different band always brings great musical experiences to be able to draw on.
– Graham Nash
Generally, my writing is influenced by living, by absorbing everything that happens to me and my actions.
– Graham Nash
I brought my lamps from the house, you know, so - we tried to make it as comfortable as possible. So, we ended up in an incredibly comfortable place. Crosby was very comfortable because he could just fly on down, you know, he'd land in Burbank and he'd take - you know, it was 10 minutes from the airport.
– Graham Nash
I don't have to ask anyone's permission to do anything. It's nice not have to get decisions out of three, sometimes four people, which can be like pulling teeth. So the amount of control that I have over what I'm doing is better for me as a solo artist.
– Graham Nash
I fail to see the issue that will shock the people of this great country of ours into some decisive action.
– Graham Nash
I find it somewhat difficult to write with other people, although it has happened occasionally.
– Graham Nash
I have tried my best to keep the focus on the music, and not to focus on the stupid things we do as individuals. To me the music is far more important than our own personal relationships. It's going to outlast us, it will be here hopefully long after we're all dead, and we hope that our music will continue to speak to people's hearts and continue to make them feel less lonely and less crazy, even after we're gone.
– Graham Nash
I mean, there's times to rock and roll, and I love that too. But I think my first love is acoustic music.
– Graham Nash
I only do solo albums when songs are screaming at me to be let out of my mind.
– Graham Nash
I plowed myself into listening to about 98% of everything that was ever recorded in the past 20-odd years-I began to fall back in love with why I love David and Steven in the first place. It put us back in touch with what our strengths were, and it was a thrilling process.
– Graham Nash
I realized at one point that David and I had not made a record together in almost 26 years and I thought that that was absurd because, first of all it had gone so fast, I didn't really realize, neither did David, that it had been that long.
– Graham Nash
I spent one morning at breakfast with Neil on Bleeker Street in New York City, and when we were finished I was completely sold on Neil joining. He was incredibly funny and very committed to music. He wanted to be a full member of the band with equal billing etc. This made sense to me and so we became CSNY.
– Graham Nash
I think Stills has been playing better than ever. I know a lot of it sounds self-serving, but he truly has.
– Graham Nash
I truly have a right to think I'm a survivor at this point. I mean, my goodness, I cut my first hit record in 1963 for God's sake. I also think that 9/11 brought everything on the album into focus, even though the album was finished before 9/11. My songwriting about how valuable husbands and wives and children are, and families and friends, is all very relevant and it was all just brought into sharp focus.
– Graham Nash
I wasn't thinking of the longevity of any of my songs, but I am extremely pleased with the lasting effect.
– Graham Nash