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Quotes by David Foster on art, love, empathy, sacrifice, freedom, life, and music.

24 Motivational Quotes By David Foster That Will Make You Tap Your Feet

Famous As: Musician
Born On: November 1, 1949
Born In: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Founder / Co Founder: 143 Records

David Foster is an eminent Canadian composer, music executive, arranger, musician, and record producer. He has been nominated for ‘Grammys’ forty-seven times and won sixteen. From 2012 to 2016, he served as the chairman of ‘Verve Records.’ He was a member of pop group ‘Skylark,’ as the keyboardist. Some of his noteworthy works include ‘Hit Man: David Foster & Friends,’ ‘An Intimate Evening with David Foster,’ ‘The Christmas Album,’ ‘The Symphony Sessions,’ ‘Dream With Me In Concert,’ ‘Love Lights the World,’ ‘Hit Man Returns: David Foster & Friends,’ besides many others. Following is a collection of famous sayings by David Foster which have been curated from his interviews, thoughts etc.

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You get to decide what to worship.

David Foster

You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn't.

David Foster

Ya' know, these days kids seem to be getting younger and younger.

David Foster

Whitney Houston was a laser beam ... She always gave me better than what I asked for in the studio

David Foster

We are who people think we are.

David Foster

We all suffer alone in the real world; true empathy's impossible.

David Foster

Try to let what is unfair teach you.

David Foster

The really important kind of freedom involves...being able truly to care about other people...

David Foster

Tennis's beauty's infinite roots are self-competitive. You compete with your own limits to transcend the self in imagination and execution. Disappear inside the game: break through limits: transcend: improve: win.

David Foster

Lightfoot's voice is such a part of the fabric of Canada, I know it almost as well as I know my own voice.

David Foster

It looks like you can write a minimalist piece without much bleeding. And you can. But not a good one.

David Foster

It is unimaginably hard to do this, to stay conscious and alive, day in and day out.

David Foster

I don’t really mean what I’m saying.

David Foster

How totally banal of you to ask what I really mean.

David Foster

Fiction either moves mountains or it's boring; it moves mountains or it sits on its ass.

David Foster

Don't do what you're taught to do, do what you love to do.

David Foster

Don't be too precious about your craft... there's only 26 letters and 12 notes, and Shakespeare and Beethoven said it all better than any of us ever will

David Foster

CPR to those elements of what’s human and magical that still live and glow despite the times’ darkness.

David Foster

An ad that pretends to be art is – at absolute best – like somebody who smiles warmly at you only because he wants something from you.

David Foster

A U. S. of modern A. where the State is not a team or a code, but a sort of sloppy intersection of desires and fears, where the only public consensus a boy must surrender to is the acknowledged primacy of straight-line pursuing this flat and short-sighted idea of personal happiness.

David Foster

Gentlemen, welcome to the world of reality – there is no audience. No one to applaud, to admire. No one to see you. Do you understand? Here is the truth – actual heroism receives no ovation, entertains no one. No one queues up to see it. No one is interested.

David Foster

I've noticed that, while I can't help but respect and sort of envy the moral nerve of people who truly do not care what others think of them, people like this also make me nervous, and I tend to do my admiring from a safe distance.

David Foster

It seems like the big difference between good art and so-so art lies somewhere in the art's heart's purpose, the agenda of the consciousness behind the text. It's got something to do with love, with having the discipline to talk out of the part of yourself that can love instead of the part that just wants to be loved.

David Foster

The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and discipline, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them over and over in myriad petty, unsexy ways every day. That is real freedom. That is being educated, and understanding how to think. The alternative is unconsciousness, the default setting, the rat race, the constant gnawing sense of having had, and lost, some infinite thing.

David Foster