78 Quotes of Christine McVie About Songs

” I try to say I love you in a million different ways. That’s what I aspire to do. That’s what I do best. “
” As long as I can make a phone call and do a WhatsApp, I’m fine. “
” I wanted to restore an ancient house in Kent, and that’s what I did. It was a heap – this Tudor building with the beams painted lime green, so hideous. And I had this idea that I’d love the small village life, with the Range Rover and the dogs and baking cookies for the Y.W.C.A. But then it got so boring. “
” I was by no means a nun. “
” You can only mend the vase so many times before you have to chuck it away. “
” There’s a whole bunch of unfinished stuff. Then I’ve got books of lyrics. I find it frustrating to finish a song and not be able to record it… so I don’t write a million songs. “
” I couldn’t go anywhere unless there was a security guard with me. That spoiled my life. It was like being in captivity. Those days are gone, and I don’t ever want to see that happen to me again. Now I can wander around the streets of Los Angeles on my own. I like it that way. “
” I had the feeling every time I was on a plane everyone was going to die. It was a horrible phobia. A stupid one. “
” You get into your wellie boots and your Range Rover and, walking around with six inches of mud on your shoes, you get to forget about that more polished lifestyle. “
” I’m quite a domestic person by nature, and the nomad thing had got a bit stale on me, really. “
” I do like my wine. “
” My contribution is the romance and the warmth. The love songs. “
” There were a lot of bad feelings when Lindsey first left the band. But there’s been a lot of healing going on, growing up, maturing. The bond is a great deal stronger than what we first thought. “
” My songs are self-explanatory… somebody pointed out to me that… my songs pretty much speak for themselves. “
” For Stevie, the words are of prime importance; the song moves around the words, rather than the words moving around the song. “
” Some of the best songs I’ve written, I’ve written in 10 minutes. “
” I’m rather old-fashioned about this video business. It’s all relatively new. We really don’t do videos, Fleetwood Mac. We’ve only done two. “
” I find it hard to get excited by just a sound. I have to have a song there, then I’ll find what used I can make of that sound within the song. “
” Learn your instrument. Be honest. Don’t do anything phony. There is so much crap floating around. There is plenty of room for a bit of honest writing. “
” It really comes down to Mick. He’s the one who was constantly trying to get these five people in one room together. This is his love, his baby. It’s his band, and there’s nothing more he loves to do than get up on stage and play with us. “
” I’m looking more like my dogs every day – it must be the shaggy fringe and the ears. “
” The old Fleetwood Mac was much better; they did some beautiful and, to my mind, very authentic blues. Chicken Shack did pretty well in Europe, but after I left, it was over. “
” I still like to play the blues more than anything else. “
” I wouldn’t think a blues album would be that commercially successful, but I don’t really care. I’d do it for the love of blues, not for the money. I’ve got plenty of money. “
” I enjoy my money, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I’d certainly rather be rich than poor. “
” I haven’t turned into some rich monster. I’ve kept my perspective. But I am a bit spoiled. It’s hard not to be a little spoiled by having a lot of money. “
” I haven’t turned into some rich monster. I’ve kept my perspective. But I am a bit spoiled. It’s hard not to be a little spoiled by having a lot of money. “
” I wasn’t raised with money, so I had to get used to having it. I think I’ve adjusted to it pretty well. “
” I was in Tower Records in San Francisco a few weeks ago, buying some cassettes, and a couple of people recognized me and ran up with albums, and I just wanted to cover my face and have a seizure or something. I want people to just go away. “
” We all enjoyed the success of Rumours obviously. “
” I have a lot to be grateful to L.A. for, but I overstayed my welcome by 28 years. I was only meant to be there for six months. “
” If you can’t plagiarise yourself, who can you plagiarise? “
” I bought a house in England in 1990, shortly after my father died, hoping to come home to England and spend time with my family. “
” Schlepping around from city to city is nothing I want to do. “
” I sang and played keyboard, so I was virtually a statue at the back of the stage. I’m not complaining about that; I enjoyed that role. “
” I don’t have the ability to be a diva. I can’t flaunt. I don’t have that kind of stage presence. I think of myself as just a band member. “
” You have to start laughing at yourself at some point. “
” I haven’t lost my blues roots. “
” It’s such a diva thing, but I need one room for my suitcases and one for me. “
” Before shows, we rub elbows and growl. It started once when someone had a cold, and we didn’t want to hug each other. So we started rubbing elbows. And we don’t kiss. We just go, ‘Grrrr!’ “
” I left the band because I developed a terrible fear of flying. “
” I actually enjoyed making ‘Tango In The Night.’ “
” I’d been virtually doing nothing in the country in 16 years of being a retired lady. Being busy walking my dogs – actually not doing anything very constructive. I made one little solo album in my garage. “
” My songwriting, when I’m writing, is nothing like it is in its finished form – but you have to start somewhere. “
” Anyone I don’t know, in my emails or texts, I just delete. If it’s someone legitimate, they’ll send it again. “
” WhatsApp I adore. I use it all the time with my friends. “
” I suffered from some delusion that I wanted to be an English country girl, a Sloane Ranger donning the old Hunter boots and Barbour jacket to slosh around in mud with the Range Rover. “
” I like being with the band, the whole idea of playing music with them. “
” The rock n’ roll lifestyle did have its perks, but it wasn’t all limos and parties in the early days. “
” My writing ability all stems from the blues. “
” ‘Hold Me’ was a nightmare! It was the middle of the desert in Palm Springs, in the height of summer. I don’t know what possessed us to do that. But we sometimes do crazy things. “
” To some extent, I’ve always felt that the music should be the thing that creates the emotion in you, rather than a video. “
” Music left my life for a while, to be honest. It wasn’t that I didn’t like it, but you know, I’m not really a solo player. “
” I have always needed other musicians to bounce off. “
” I did make a solo album in my house when I was there. And because I was just afraid of flying, I wouldn’t promote it, and I wouldn’t tour. Actually, it wasn’t a very good album anyway – it got buried underneath the pits of Hell, I suppose. “
” I don’t think talent or the gift ever goes away. “
” I want to go out and do things… not just stick around having room service for two days. “
” We’ve always connected musically in Fleetwood Mac because we’re the only people who play more than one note. I’m not the best pianist, but I know how to interlace around what Lindsey’s playing. “
” The 2018 tour is supposed to be a farewell tour. But you take farewell tours one at a time. “
” I didn’t open a restaurant, but I did go to a few cooking schools. It was too much like hard work! “
” I don’t know what it is really… I think I’m just good with hooks. “
” I write about unrequited love in a very optimistic way. “
” I tend to like the traditional sound: three-part harmonies, guitar, and piano. I mean, a well-played guitar is a joy forever… or something. “
” I tend to go for these half-little-boy characters. “
” I wouldn’t like to grow old alone. “
” If the right guy pops the question, I’ll say yes. “
” My ears are really good. I’m a good listener. “
” I always did have a kind of candle shining for Peter Green. I mean, he was my god. “
” I dearly remember the old days… Fleetwood Mac had this one-of-a-kind charm. They were gregarious, charming and cheeky onstage. Very cheeky. They’d have a good time. “
” Stevie Winwood played like I’d never heard anybody play before. It just gave me goose bumps. “
” When you’re in the same band as somebody, you’re seeing them almost more than 24 hours a day. You start to see an awful lot of the bad side ’cause touring is no easy thing. “
” Recording ‘Tusk’ was quite absurd. The studio contract rider for refreshments was like a telephone directory. “
” ‘Mirage’ was an attempt to get back into the flow that ‘Rumours’ had. But we missed a vital ingredient. That was the passion. “
” Fleetwood Mac always take a long time to make a record – you know what. “
” I wanted to have a home where I could go home and unlock my door and go in and be settled. I was tired of being a gypsy. “
” I’m pretty low-key. I travel fairly light, especially on the tour. “
” With Fleetwood Mac, it’s an amazing chemistry that we have on stage. “
” I think there’s a reason to go off and do something and experiment – splinter off and do something different. It keeps the nucleus of Fleetwood Mac fresh. “