Top 765 Studio Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Studio Quotes from famous people such as Todd Solondz, Al Jarreau, Robert De Niro, Martin Mull, Deborah Cox, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Storytelling is the only studio movie where the censors

Storytelling is the only studio movie where the censorship is perfectly clear, the only studio movie with a big red box covering up a shot. I take pride in that – and, of course, in having avoided the fate of Eyes Wide Shut.
Todd Solondz
More live recording. I have missed the boat over my career by not doing every second or third CD live because things happen onstage that don’t happen in the studio.
Al Jarreau
When I was 15, 16, I studied with Stella Adler at the Conservatory of Acting, then I stopped again and went to the Actors Studio when I was 18.
Robert De Niro
To be able to get up and be in my studio and work all day is a great joy.
Martin Mull
I had this instinct and I just knew it. It was a very strange thing and as soon as I finished recording it, we were all in the studio saying we have something really special here.
Deborah Cox
I am one day going to be working openly in the motion picture industry. When that day comes, I swear to you that I will never sign a term contract with any major studio.
Dalton Trumbo
Working on ‘Nightmare Before Christmas,’ I had endless arguments, like the studio saying, ‘You can’t have a main character that’s got no eyeballs!’ ‘How is anybody going to feel for somebody with just eyesockets?’ You know? So, it’s those kind of things that really wear you down.
Tim Burton
Well, especially now I come to realize – and then – I would do my schooling which was three hours with a tutor and right after that I would go to the recording studio and record, and I’d record for hours and hours until it’s time to go to sleep.
Michael Jackson
Writing screenplays is not my business. I’ve written half a dozen, and maybe half of those were made. But it was never a satisfying experience. It was just work. You’re an employee. You would be told what to do. Studio execs would cross out my dialogue and put in their dialogue.
Elmore Leonard
I was very empty after my father passed away. It was an emotional time, as it would be for anyone, but to be in the studio every day was kind of cathartic and healing and it just seemed very natural to continue.
Dhani Harrison
Writing on a contract for a major studio you get the very best.
Terry Southern
I’m not prejudiced about what type of movies I’m in, what form they take or whether they’re studio or independent. I just want to make films that are going to be good.
Michael Pitt
Most bands have a sound that they’re already identified with, so for the producer it becomes a process of helping them find their muse in the studio to make a record that will not only satisfy them artistically, but will also do something in the marketplace.
Jerry Harrison
You could just do independent movies, but I like bigger kind of studio movies, at least some of them.
Ray Liotta
Somehow, magically, I’ve become an electronic musician, and I have a recording studio that looks like the bridge of the Enterprise.
Moby
Randy Newman and I grew up together in Los Angeles. We are both products of the film studio era. Randy is one of the great songwriters of our time and one of the fun people to be with.
Leonard Slatkin
Personal songs take a little more to record, definitely. We had to bring our souls into the recording studio. It was us being very vulnerable. We heard that our fans can kind of feel that.
Rose
I find it quite difficult on studio films because there are so many different executives and things like that that you have to go through, so very often getting that definitive opinion is actually quite difficult.
Keira Knightley
Locations are all tough, all miserable. I never left the sound stage for 18 years at Warners. We never went outside the studio, not even for big scenes.
Bette Davis
I have got an anthology album out. The American version has got the same mixes but the European version, I remixed them in the studio and added a couple of things that I have always wanted to add.
John Entwistle
Being a former theater student, of course, there is a part of me that is fascinated with stage crafts and what you can do with illusions and working within the confines of the studio.
Francis Ford Coppola
We were telling everybody we weren’t getting back together when we were in the studio actually recording. We wanted to try it on, to see how it would fit.
Nikki Sixx
That’s when we decided to stop in ’66. Everyone thought we toured for years, you know, but we didn’t. I joined in ’62, and we’d finished touring in ’66 to go into the studio where we could hear each other… and create any fantasy that came out of anybody’s brain.
Ringo Starr
A great dream of mine would be to run a design studio full of scientists who think about science as creatively as if they were doing art.
Neri Oxman
I ran into Snoop one night. I was in the studio later, and I got this beat and thought he would sound great on it. I called him and he came right through that night.
Angie Martinez
I had to go into a studio and compose and write and press up 12 songs in 14 hours. When you’re recording a song from scratch it takes you 14 hours to do just one song.
Grandmaster Flash
And no again: My studio is not a first or any step toward becoming any type of businessman on my part.
Billy Sheehan
When it comes down to it, it’s about who you know, and who’s a fan. It’s about whether you’re the right age, whether you’re hot or not, whether the studio is into you or not.
Marlee Matlin
I phoned Joe Roth, who was head of the studio at the time, and told him how beautiful the film was, and that I was fully ready to support it, that Michael’s work was wonderful and I imagined that Daniel would feel the same. He listened quietly and read between the lines.
Madeleine Stowe
Me and John Mayer met via a mutual connect, we were by the studio and he asked If I could play him my music. When he heard ‘Under The Influence,’ he asked if he could be a part of the track and of course, we made that happen.
Snoh Aalegra
I suspect that a lot of studio executives still think of me as ‘what’s-his-name’.
Chris Cooper
I write in the studio.

I write in the studio.
Macy Gray
Actually, because of new technologies, my full studio is on my laptop. And I have a little keyboard in my bag. I can make everything I do come from my laptop. Even when I go to a big studio, all I do is to plug in my laptops. That’s they way I do it.
David Guetta
I spent two weeks prancing around a studio in Queens in my underwear with nine other guys. They were long days. But what the hell, it was Calvin Klein.
Michael Bergin
When you in the studio you don’t need everybody calling your phone telling you about what’s going on outside the studio. I don’t need those distractions.
Lil Durk
I walk by studio heads and they actually look and put their hand out now, like maybe I should be on their radar.
Robert Downey, Jr.
I was scared to do anything in the studio because it felt so claustrophobic. I wanted to be somewhere where things could happen and the subject wasn’t just looking back at you.
Annie Leibovitz
As a member of the often maligned fourth estate, it is so refreshing to have a conversation instead of a buttoned up interview in a stifling studio.
Margaret Brennan
The magic can happen in a studio. Special things can happen in a recording studio, even though it may seem like a clinical environment from the outside looking in.
Benny Green
I hear actors complain about being stereotyped, and a lot of the time, you have yourself to blame. Just don’t take the part if you feel like it’s a stereotypical part for you. You have control over your life. We don’t have the old studio system, where you have to do what they tell you.
John C. Reilly
Actually, because of new technologies, my full studio is on my laptop. And I have a little keyboard in my bag. I can make everything I do come from my laptop. Even when I go to a big studio, all I do is to plug in my laptops. That’s they way I do it.
David Guetta
On everything I do I’m always taking someone’s money, whether it’s a movie studio or a record label. Somebody’s paying for it, and I’m always respectful of that. But I’m never going to compromise.
Spike Jonze
What turns me on about the digital age, what excited me personally, is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing. You see, it used to be that if you wanted to make a record of a song, you needed a studio and a producer. Now, you need a laptop.
Bono
What turns me on about the digital age, what excited me personally, is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing. You see, it used to be that if you wanted to make a record of a song, you needed a studio and a producer. Now, you need a laptop.
Bono
My studio was on 9th Street between University and Broadway.
Lee Krasner
My dad heard of a studio on the radio, and it was advertised as a place for kids to meet kids, and it was actually a studio, and that’s where I met my manager and agent.
Mila Kunis
I’m on this eternal quest to get the best guitar sound in the world, but my vision of what is ‘the best’ changes every time I go into the studio. Sometimes my goal is to make my guitar jump out, and sometimes I want it to lay back.
James Hetfield
Every time I went into the studio some engineer tried to impress me with how they’re going to capture my sound with all kinds of tricks. But they limited the sound and never allowed me to play how I felt.
Dick Dale
New York had a big influence on me growing up, and I was really part of the club scene – the Mudd Club and Studio 54. When you’re living in New York, you are just bombarded with style, trying to figure out how to be cool and how to feel relaxed at the same time.
Dylan McDermott
There are times pop music is the end result when I’m in the studio, but I don’t really go in and say, ‘Today I am going to make a pop song,’ but it can happen.
Post Malone
But I think the credit has to go to Geddy… he spent a lot of time in the studio with Paul, I think he needed that kind of focus to be in there to be a part of the whole thing, and for the most part he made all the major decisions.
Alex Lifeson
If the interview was done in the studio, Frank McGee would automatically do it. But if I went out and got it, then the interview was mine. So I was considered a pushy cookie, because I would get the interview.
Barbara Walters
Songs really are like a form of time travel because they really have moved forward in a bubble. Everyone who’s connected with it, the studio’s gone, the musicians are gone, and the only thing that’s left is this recording which was only about a three-minute period maybe 70 years ago.
Tom Waits
I like being in a recording studio. I like watching a song go from the simplicity of the original music.
Grace Slick
If you want a studio to back you, you want to be doing something that’s been done to death!
Ben Lewin
Independent film is film that has thought in it. There’s no independent thought in studio films. It’s collective thought.
Seymour Cassel
We allow no geniuses around our Studio.
Walt Disney
I’ve done a few studio films in the last few years where I feel like I’ve done good work, and then I only end up in two scenes. That’s been very disappointing.
Illeana Douglas
If you’re a studio writer, the funny better be on the page.
Thomas Lennon
I was in school with Dweezil Zappa, Frank Zappa’s son, and we had a band. Only in L.A. could stuff like that happen. We would hang out in Frank Zappa’s studio, and we released a single in 1982 on his label. I was 12, and that was the first recording experience I had. To top it off, Eddie Van Halen produced it.
Greg Kurstin
I’m not one for walking the beaches humming a melody. I love the discipline of sitting in the studio, writing and listening. That is my domain.
Enya
If you can’t categorize a film for a studio, it’s really difficult for them to wrap their heads around it and give you the money.
Sandra Bullock
For years it never occurred to me to question the judgm

For years it never occurred to me to question the judgment of those in charge at the studio.
Gene Tierney
When I was a kid and I bought a record, I ripped that thing open, I wanted to know who was playing what, what studio it was cut at, who was the string arranger, who was the engineer.
Lenny Kravitz
There really is a certain magic that happens when you’re in the studio. And it’s important in life to feel that magic: to feel that there is something greater moving all this along.
Jeff Ament
I have nothing against these big CGI movies, but there are not enough of the other ones – the ones with stories about character that have a beginning, a middle and an end. I said that to a couple of studio heads and they said, ‘That’s novel.’
James Caan
I like making black and white films in natural surroundings, but I much prefer shooting a color film inside a studio where the colors are easier to control.
Claude Chabrol
I’ve had the luxury of owning my own studio, 24 analogue, 48 digital, endless effects, endless hardcore gear, that I don’t have to rent, I don’t get stuck with the bills, it’s all mine.
Billy Sherwood
I was showing up at the studio all the time with no bag, being like, ‘I don’t want to have a backpack. I’ve had backpacks my whole life, and I’m a grown man now. I should have something better.’
Mike D
Decline III, I funded myself, from the studio money. That, and I sold a lot of drugs. Kidding. Don’t print that.
Penelope Spheeris
When I usually go to my studio to work, I start with something that is going to take two minutes just to put some idea down and the next thing I know, ten hours have gone by and my family is screaming at me because they want me to come up to have dinner with them.
Geddy Lee
Studios were just run differently. There really was a head of a studio. There were people who loved their studios. Who worked for their studios and were loaned out to other people and everybody sort of got a piece. Well now there’s a handful now.
Sharon Gless
I’m hyperactive, and I went in the studio and I would just start making records, for no reason.
Sean Combs
I have never had a studio, and I do not understand shutting oneself up in a room. To draw, yes; to paint, no.
Claude Monet
I get so fed up with the making of an album taking over my life – it’s all I can think about or talk about. You find yourself in a rut and lacking inspiration and it’s hard to get out of that because I’m working alone in the studio.
Imogen Heap
Growing up, I was obsessed with Disney movies like ‘The Little Mermaid,’ ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Beauty And The Beast.’ I was always singing the songs from these movies, so to find myself in the studio with Alan Menken was an amazing experience. In fact, it was a dream come true.
Mandy Moore
I was 23 years old. It was a wild time. I was covering everything that blew up – blackouts, Studio 54, son of Sam killer, and all of that stuff.
John Tesh
Well, once I did ‘Grease,’ everyone was offering me studio pictures in a similar vein – you know, popcorn movie.
Randal Kleiser
In the studio, I don’t do a lot of work that requires repetitive activity. I spend a lot of time looking and thinking and then try to find the most efficient way to get what I want, whether it’s making a drawing or a sculpture, or casting plaster or whatever.
Bruce Nauman
We’ll see if we ever do another Ministry gig again or not. I’m not saying yes or no yet. All I’m saying is I know there’s no new Ministry studio CDs coming ever again. I promise.
Al Jourgensen
Black Sabbath was written on bass: I just walked into the studio and went, bah, bah, bah, and everybody joined in and we just did it.
Geezer Butler
If the night’s right and the people are right, of course I want to be out, I want to be socializing. I don’t want to be in my studio 24 hours a day for the whole rest of my life.
Imogen Heap
It wasn’t a problem for me drawing humans although I had originally come to the studio with the idea that what I had to offer them was my knowledge in the drawing of animals.
Marc Davis
I just want people to hear the music the way it’s suppose to sound, the way we meant for them to hear it. You sit in the studio all this time and make the music, tweak it, try to get it perfect. They should be able to hear it that way.
Dr. Dre
And I like being able to go back and forth, and I don’t really care if it’s a small budget or big budget or studio or independent, as long as it’s got a story that’s compelling and there’s enough money to make the picture.
Griffin Dunne
My parents weren’t actors or studio executives.
Dwayne Johnson
I met Fredo Santana three days before he passed. We were in the studio in Los Angeles, actually, listening to ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin,’ and he’s a great human being.
Yung Lean
To walk into a studio, for me, is just like walking onto a beach or something.
Steven Van Zandt
I acted in theater and I took film classes when I was 12 and just obsessed over it. I loved it and spent hours and hours in the film studio learning and watching.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
I looked at films as a career from necessity but all I have really wanted is my home and children. The two things just do not work out together when one has to leave home at 5.30 am in the morning to go to the studio.
Dinah Sheridan
I like rock music because it’s always sonically fascinating. There’s never a method to what it needs to sound like. It’s just however that instrument comes out that day, whatever the humidity level was in the air, what studio you were at. All that makes that tone that you can’t re-create, so each song is like a person.
B.o.B
Success is created in studio apartments and garages, at kitchen tables, and in classrooms across the nation, not in government conference rooms in Washington.
Tim Scott
I got out of high school, bought a recording studio and started operating it as an engineer and a producer.
T Bone Burnett
I don't watch the movies I make, so I haven't seen 'Foo

I don’t watch the movies I make, so I haven’t seen ‘Footloose’ since it came out. You see this young, hungry actor, it’s pretty fun. I was the only one they screen tested. It was an attempt by the director and producer to talk the head of the studio into hiring me because they didn’t want me.
Kevin Bacon
Let me tell you something about Tunechi – about that boy. That boy comes to the studio every day and grind as if he doesn’t have a dollar in his pocket.
Kevin Gates
I have a rough idea when I walk into a studio though.
Tom Jenkinson
I’ve always been blessed with confidence. I am a glass-half-full person. My first movie, ‘Private Benjamin,’ got turned down by every studio until the very last one, but I just kept thinking, ‘Why are you people not seeing that this is a hit movie? What is wrong with you?’
Nancy Meyers
Back in the day, I used to be in the studio recording 20 hours a day. And that was all of the time. I still record a lot of hours, but I don’t go as long as I used to.
Roy Ayers
I’m proudest of the fact that I’ve been able to make a few movies in the studio system that are slightly unorthodox and personal. But it’s never quite as easy as you dream that it could be.
Cameron Crowe
I’m doing lots of interviews and stuff. I’m longing for the days of getting up, not having to put on makeup and do my hair and just going to the studio.
Stevie Nicks
I built a studio in L.A. for me and my brother to just write every single day. And it’s been great, man.
Joel Madden
My job of being a musician in a recording studio has nothing to do with being a musician being on tour performing.
Moby
The Walt Disney Animation studio is the studio that Walt Disney started himself in 1923, and it’s never stopped and never closed its doors and never stopped making animation, and it keeps going as kind of the heart and soul of the company.
John Lasseter
My studio’s always in my house. I want to wake up and be like, ‘You know I’m gonna make music today in my underwear. You know what, I’m gonna be in my pajamas. You know what, I’m actually just gonna stay inside for the next three days so I can make music.’
Benny Blanco
Our studio is kind of built into our home, so it’s a place you can ramble, and we can do a pretty good recording here. The band is really comfortable her.
Chris Frantz
When I was starting out, young actresses had the studio system to protect them. Now you have a host of sharks, from your agent to your publicist to your lawyer.
Francesca Annis
What is generally referred to as American-style films are, in fact, studio productions.
Wim Wenders
Singing is something that I’m always happy to do it and going in the studio I never felt any pressure. I just feel like I get to sing, you know. It’s fun.
Chris Isaak
When we came into the studio I became more and more me, making the tracks and choosing the musicians, partly because a great deal of the time during Bridge, Artie wasn’t there.
Paul Simon
More and more, I’ve started to understand that no show is dead unless somebody decrees it’s dead at a studio.
Jim Beaver
I have just returned from the dubbing studio where I spoke into a microphone as Severus Snape for absolutely the last time.
Alan Rickman
When you do a writing job for a studio, one of the things you want to do is satisfy the expectations of your employer. That’s a little bit different than when you sit down and write something to satisfy yourself, because then you’re the employer.
Joel Coen
I loved to dance and went to Studio 54 at least twice a week. But I always felt nervous around the people there. I was in awe of that whole Halston-Liza Minnelli crowd. To me, they were the real celebrities, and I was just a girl from Idaho.
Margaux Hemingway
It would be a dream come true if I could just go from studio to studio and play solos.
Michael Schenker
We’ve been working with the very best in the business. The studio really just let us alone to make the films.
David Heyman
My studio cube is an experiment in solar heating and design. The south wall is covered with glass planks that collect and distribute heat naturally to my work studio on the second level.
Steven Holl
Why are we talking about talking? Why negotiating about negotiating? It’s very simple. If you want to get to peace, put all your preconditions on the side, sit down opposite a table, not in a studio, by the way.
Benjamin Netanyahu
Sometimes I don’t go into the studio for quite a while because I haven’t found enough good songs. They have to have a certain caliber and connect with me because I’m going to be playing them for the rest of my life. I start off with a circle of friends whose songs I love anyway.
Bonnie Raitt
I am racing to the studio the moment that God affords me the opportunity to hear again.
Foxy Brown
I guess, you make a big studio film, you spend a lot of money on it and you hope people go see it. It’s really risky.
John Slattery
When making any record, a producer has a list of things you hope an artist brings to the studio. Songs that are strong even without the bells and whistles.
Linda Perry
It is possible to have a pretty good life and career being a leech and a parasite in the media world, gadding about from TV studio to TV studio, writing inconsequential pieces and having a good time.
Boris Johnson
Later on, when I signed with Sony, we wanted to re-release ‘Fade’ as ‘Faded’ with a brand new mix and with vocals by Iselin Solheim. I think Iselin was the first person who sung demo vocals for ‘Faded.’ And it worked out great! The way I got in touch with Iselin was through a guy that I work with in the studio.
Alan Walker
I was practically born and raised at 20th Century Fox studio, started to work there selling papers when I was around seven years old, and every summer vacation from school I would work in a various department at the studio. So I was an old-timer when I was 15.
Richard D. Zanuck
In my off-time, I do record. Once in a while, I'll just

In my off-time, I do record. Once in a while, I’ll just go into the studio if there’s a really good song that I have in my head and want to do. I think, as artists, you’re constantly in creative motion. If I stopped writing songs, then that’s a part of me that would stop in my life, and I need constant motion.
Britney Spears
Hollywood wouldn’t suit me. In L.A. it’s all about work – studio people have their five minutes with you and they go, ‘Oh mah Gahd, I love your movie.’ You just feel very self-conscious there.
Eva Green
I don’t think that a company should own a studio and the network, and program for their own network. It hurts the creativity – it is not a level playing field.
Scott Bakula
Even though I studied in New York and I know the American system, I come from France where I learned that with movies in France where the director is king. There’s no such thing as a studio edit. It’s the director’s cut, period.
Louis Leterrier
Art was always my main focus; I fell into writing by accident in the 1980s, writing magazine articles to pay for my studio. I have to put myself into the position of writing; sometimes it doesn’t work, and sometimes it works great.
Douglas Coupland
I’m the type of person that doesn’t like to wait for people to do things for me, and I never want to feel stuck. Why sit around and be like, ‘I wish my label would book me some studio time,’ if I can just buy my own studio equipment and figure out how to run Pro Tools and record it myself?
Tinashe
To get my sound in the studio, I double guitar tracks, and when it gets to the lead parts, the rhythm drops out, just like it’s live. I’m very conscious of that.
Dimebag Darrell
Since Star Wars, that film’s success led to bigger budgets, more hardware, that the great movies like the ones I did, which were studio movies, are now independent movies. They range from half a million to several million, and a lot of those have very interesting roles.
Faye Dunaway
I can never remember what I do even in the studio.
Ritchie Blackmore
Yeah, anybody can go in with two turntables and a microphone or a home studio sampler and a little cassette deck or whatever and make records in their bedrooms.
David Byrne
The Hadley Street Dream is a tribute to making a vision come to life. My father built a compound on a dessert city block, he saw something in that space we couldn’t see. It was years later the album was born right there on Hadley St. He built the studio I started recording the album at.
Solange Knowles
We’re told that independent film lovers… folks that are used to watching art house films, won’t come out and see a film with black people in it – I’ve been told that in rooms, big rooms, studio rooms, and I know that’s not true.
Ava DuVernay
For me now, it’s about what you would write and what you wouldn’t write, and that’s how I select what I am going to do. It can be quite nice being brought a concept by a studio for me to work on.
Neil Jordan
In a way, I was spoon-fed, if you will, a career. It was fully manufactured by a studio that believed that they could put me on their posters and turn me into their bottle of Coca-Cola, their product.
Heath Ledger
The first four and a half years was me in the studio every day, writing songs for other people. I had jobs, too – eleven jobs. I worked at Kinko’s, Fatburger, Subway – I was a sandwich artist – and I was a claims processor at Allstate Insurance.
Frank Ocean
Ampeg made incredible guitar heads in the early Nineties and then stopped. And I don’t know why. The one we used had a nice clean, warm sound, and it blended well with the other amps that were in the studio.
Kirk Hammett
Andy Warhol was a good friend of mine. We used to go to the Studio 54 nightclub together with the likes of Liza Minnelli, and we’d dance through the night.
Neil Sedaka
All my vocals were recorded at home, which was great for me. You can actually have a studio in a computer program called ProTools. I did half the record with ProTools.
David Coverdale
You can tell the difference between songs that were created in a garage and songs that were created in the studio.
Gary Cherone
When you’re playing in front of people, everything is external. It’s all going from you out to an audience. When you’re in a studio, it’s very internalised, it’s going from the air through you into this meticulously crafted, layered piece of work.
Daryl Hall
My live sound does not work in the studio, which is a completely different animal. Every little thing is detrimental to the sound. And if someone moves a mic, you’ve lost it. It’s pretty much a case of ‘lock the door and set up a police line.’
James Hetfield
I think all the great studio filmmakers are dead or no longer working. I don’t put myself, my friends, and other contemporary filmmakers in their category. I just see us doing some work.
Martin Scorsese
If I had a choice about going to a meeting at a studio or changing a nappy, I’d choose the nappy.
Tim Burton
I create women characters by watching the female staff at my studio. Half the staff are women.
Hayao Miyazaki
There’s too much insecurity on studio sets, with all the people standing around, whispering.
Illeana Douglas
I’m trying to work in studio movies, but they won’t hire me.
Parker Posey
I’ll take a shot of vodka if I want it to be raspy… I tell whoever’s in the studio to get boiling hot water, like super boiling, that they’re afraid to give it to me. I put it exactly on the back of my tongue to shock my body. That cleans it up.
PartyNextDoor
Maybe I should have taken a few chances. That’s not to say I want to go make ‘Star Wars’, but I need to shift my career into the studio world. That’s where my head was at when I thought of the original plot.
Edward Burns
There is a difference between a great producer and somebody who is a big advocate of your music. Just because you’re a big advocate for a band doesn’t mean you need to be in the studio with them, and at the same time – we don’t need to get into this conversation – you can write a hit, but it might not hit.
Ben Harper
I’m very lucky to work in so many different arenas of the entertainment industry and I do enjoy them all, but making music – original music – in the studio or live onstage is definitely my favorite thing to do.
Bill Mumy
I love doing third albums. A group makes its first album, and then the record company rushes them into the studio to make their second album. After that, they go, ‘Whoa, wait a second.’ They get a little more confident. They step back and say, ‘Okay, now we’re gonna do it.’
Jimmy Iovine
When I'm in the studio, I'm strictly thinking about the

When I’m in the studio, I’m strictly thinking about the beats, the rhymes and the song. The decision I make once the songs are created, and there’s a barcode put on the package, and I’m out there in the street selling it, those decisions as a businessman are different than the creative decisions you make.
Talib Kweli
I wrote ‘Actor’ all on the computer. I didn’t touch any instruments until I was in the studio. So while I had all these ornate arrangements, I didn’t have any songs.
St. Vincent
The first time I went to Abbey Road and put those headphones on, I discovered I had two voices. I no longer had to shout in the studio, but I can’t knock the Cavern or the other clubs because they gave me my strong voice.
Cilla Black
I always wanted to be a full-time musician. Every television job I had was a means to buy a grand piano, or to put in a recording studio, or something like that.
John Tesh
You see a Clint Eastwood movie, and you might not know if it’s from Universal or Warner Bros. or another studio. He has affiliations with so many studios now, but there was a time when you’d just look at a movie and think, ‘Oh, that’s a Warner Bros. film.’
Robert Osborne
We are just at the studio, me and my choreographers, we are spending like 30 nights and we are thinking, what is my next dance move? Because in Korea there are huge expectations about my dancing. So it was a lot of pressure.
Psy
If Miles Davis hadn’t died it would have been interesting to do an album with him, but there wasn’t much else that would have got me into the studio… although Herbie Hancock has just been in touch about doing something and that would be an interesting combination.
Phil Collins
We were all ruled by the studio system. I signed a contract for seven years.
Leslie Caron
In 1977, I had Paul Rivera hotrod six Fender Deluxes for me. At that time, a lot of studio guys in L.A. were using those – not so much live guys but studio guys. They had terrific tone and great technique, and I was like, ‘Well, I like having terrific tone even though I don’t have any technique.’
Rick Nielsen
Good soul music should make you feel something in your heart, in your body, and in your spirit. That’s what I try to do both in the studio and on stage.
Goapele
When I go into the studio I just want to make something that feels good.
Bea Miller
Some people say I appeared on the Phil Donahue show to tell ‘my’ sex change story but I’ve never appeared on his show for any reason… not even as a member of the studio audience.
Eileen Davidson
I guess in the independent market, I’d be getting offers, but in terms of big studio films, I still have to audition. I don’t think my name is that well-known, I don’t have much of a following to guarantee box office success yet.
Michael Fassbender
I lived in a studio apartment until my mid-30s. I don’t have an extravagant lifestyle.
Craig Kilborn
It’s big production. It’s huge. It’s using studio technology to your benefit. You don’t go in and play live and then just take the tapes and get them mastered. You have to create.
Joe Elliott
The studio rented a house for my wife in Los Angeles under a phony name to keep reporters away. Whenever I wanted to visit her and my children, I would have to sneak in the back door after dark.
Max von Sydow
I have nothing against these big CGI movies, but there are not enough of the other ones – the ones with stories about character that have a beginning, a middle and an end. I said that to a couple of studio heads and they said, ‘That’s novel.’
James Caan
There’s no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist.
Shia LaBeouf
When you worked in a studio it was the studio system that you kind of missed because it was a big, big family. I mean MGM had 5,000 people working a day there. You miss it.
George Sidney
In the 1960s when the recording studio suddenly really took off as a tool, it was the kids from art school who knew how to use it, not the kids from music school. Music students were all stuck in the notion of music as performance, ephemeral. Whereas for art students, music as painting? They knew how to do that.
Brian Eno
I think the challenges for me was to go into the studio with these incredible jazz players and come up to their level of excellence. That’s always a challenge.
Rita Coolidge
I enjoyed so much working with the guys from Wilco, and riffing off of them, and having someone come up to me with ideas, because normally in the studio it’s me who has to come up with all the ideas.
Billy Bragg
One of the amazing things about the Internet is that the content creators are the gatekeepers. We can think of an idea and execute it quickly, and we didn’t have to pitch the idea to a major network or convince a studio head to sign-off on the concept.
Ray William Johnson
When I’m in the studio, I’m looking for creativity I haven’t matched yet, a feeling I haven’t felt. It’s a high.
Kendrick Lamar
Warner Bros. is just this amazing historic studio that does great movies.
Kevin Kwan
I love getting into a studio with a bunch of friends. When the day’s done, we’ve made something. We recognize that we’re from different walks of the music industry, and there’s no reason we shouldn’t be collaborating. That’s what I’m trying to create with thenewno2 – a sense of community.
Dhani Harrison
Well, I think on second units it’s all about execution. Because you come in there, you don’t have to worry so much about the studio and all the other actors and all that.
David R. Ellis
You know, they just don’t make big movie stars the way they used to, maybe because the system has changed, the studio system, but it’s sad to see people like Jimmy Stewart go, all the giants of the past.
Tom Atkins
I park two blocks away from Nickelodeon studios and I hop on my skateboard and I skateboard the rest of the way to the studio.
Greg Cipes
Right when I moved to L.A., I started writing. I wrote some screenplay. I’m sure it’s terrible. But I wrote a screenplay by myself. When I first moved to L.A., I had no friends. I didn’t know anybody. I just sat in a little studio apartment, and I wrote a screenplay.
Dan Schneider
If you start out trying to achieve a specific thing – like doing stadium shows or going into the studio and doing an album – the end result is what counts.
George Strait
I am blessed to perform in the studio and on the concer

I am blessed to perform in the studio and on the concert stage.
Jodi Benson
The thing that’s characteristic of my performance is that I literally do drag the whole studio onto the stage.
Laurie Anderson
Every Vacation movie didn’t just make the studio money. They each made the studio a lot of money.
Chevy Chase
Disney was a family film studio. I was supposed to be their young, leading man. After they found out I was involved with someone, that was the end of Disney.
Tommy Kirk
‘Firepower’ is the eighteenth full-length studio album for Judas Priest. That’s a lot of metal songs over the decades, and the writing process is always the same, really.
Rob Halford
Growing up, I was obsessed with Disney movies like ‘The Little Mermaid,’ ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Beauty And The Beast.’ I was always singing the songs from these movies, so to find myself in the studio with Alan Menken was an amazing experience. In fact, it was a dream come true.
Mandy Moore
And the general opinion is we are much better on stage than in the studio.
Stewart Copeland
I love being in the studio.
Neil Finn
When I’m in the studio, there are no boundaries.
Justin Timberlake
There’s something fun about the road because there’s no 9 to 5. But I do find myself making the effort to take some time off. As much as I don’t want to, I have to. I need to reset. I love weeks off, because I can go in the studio and just be creative again.
Hunter Hayes
Each multiplex has screens allocated to each studio. The screens need filling. Studios have to create product to fill their screen, and the amount of good product is limited.
Orson Welles
If Miles Davis hadn’t died it would have been interesting to do an album with him, but there wasn’t much else that would have got me into the studio… although Herbie Hancock has just been in touch about doing something and that would be an interesting combination.
Phil Collins
We seem to do better in the studio than we do in a live environment.
Josh Silver
I’m a little more comfortable in that role. I love being in the studio.
Keith Urban
I worked three and then six hours a day in my studio with strict discipline and emotion. I obtained awards usually granted to other foreigners during the end-of-year admission tests.
Ralph Allen
When it began I wrote this passionate letter to people I knew, studio members, of course, and other people with whom we have worked over the years and I said come and teach our students.
James Lipton
It’s much easier to have a diversified career as an electronic musician than it is as a drummer. Nothing against drummers. If you’re a drummer, you just wait around for people to ask you to play drums. But if you have your own studio and can make music, you have the ability to approach music a lot differently.
Moby
Having a studio tell you when to jump and how high eight months of the year for six years is not a relationship I want to get into again.
Matthew Fox
I found my sound through exploring. I was in the studio yelling, going low, trying things, and that’s how I found that I have a lot of sounds.
A Boogie wit da Hoodie
They studio were flabbergasted when they discovered how interested everybody was in ‘those old people.’ And now many upcoming projects feature older people; it’s become a trend.
Daniel Petrie
I had done another show called ‘United States of Cars,’ which was a pilot that didn’t get picked up. And they said, ‘You know, we’re doing ‘Top Gear,’ and would you like to meet the guys?’ It was the wild – most wild audition I ever had because I never went to a studio or a producer’s office.
Adam Ferrara
I only made two studio movies, that was a long time ago and obviously I removed myself. I think some of that is geographical. I live in New York and I want to work there, it’s as simple as that.
Campbell Scott
Sometimes, I make 50 songs and pick out the best 10. I’ve been in the studio all day, all night, making the beat, writing the raps. You never know what’s gonna be a hit.
Juicy J
I like to explore a lot of textural, arrangement aspects in the studio.
David Sylvian
I am a night painter, so when I come into the studio the next morning the delirium is over.
Philip Guston
I try to find the right director who won’t compromise his or anyone else’s integrity, and yet be political enough to give the studio what they want, yet put up a fight to maintain that integrity.
Mickey Rourke
There was a recording studio in my school, and I knew this kid who had a key, so I’d write lyrics in school while I was in class, and then, in a 10-minute break, I recorded the song ‘Hurt’ in one go at the school studio.
Yung Lean
I work very hard on getting the songs as direct and examined as I can before I go in the studio.
Nick Lowe
I don’t think that a company should own a studio and the network, and program for their own network. It hurts the creativity – it is not a level playing field.
Scott Bakula
I’ve just built a studio in my mama’s old bedroom, which I thought was fitting; she died last year. We’ve recorded nine songs recorded in there already; we’re sort of just chipping away.
Stephen Stills
We met Ferg at one of our shows in L.A. She gave us her number. For the song ‘Shut Up’ on Elephunk, we needed a vocalist. Someone said ‘yo, remember that white girl – we should get her in the studio.’ Since then, we’ve become friends. She’s one of the guys now, she isn’t just a girl.
apl.de.ap
I love being in the studio, and I am a huge fan of live

I love being in the studio, and I am a huge fan of live music. Without writing good stuff in the studio, you have nothing to play live.
Anthony Hamilton
I created a show called ‘Crash’ for Starz, which was their first original drama, and that was not a good experience. I had a great time working with the cast and crew, but it was a young network and an intrusive studio, and to be honest I didn’t really enjoy the movie ‘Crash.’
Glen Mazzara
When I went into the studio I created a sound that I wanted to hear.
Phil Spector
In the studio, if they need to come down to the floor, things are a bit pushy, although it is easier for them to say things directly rather than through about five people.
Sarah Sutton
I really just like making music. People call that ‘work.’ Like, ‘Oh, you’re going to the studio to work?’ No, that’s even what I do in my off day. I love recording.
Juice Wrld
Records have never really been my strong suit. I’ve always been a much better live act. I didn’t understand the language of the studio. You sing differently in a studio. The language, the craft – it’s just a whole different deal. I avoided the problem on my first record by doing a live album.
Jewel
I don’t believe in making pencil sketches and then painting landscape in your studio. You must be right under the sky.
William Merritt Chase
I’m not tied to budgets. I’m tied to the story that I want to tell, and how much it’s going to cost is up to whatever the economic situation of the studio is.
Brett Ratner
Multiplicity was a movie that tested really well. People seeing the movie really liked it, but then the studio couldn’t market it. We opened on a weekend with nine other films.
Harold Ramis
In the studio the director controls the actor’s every move, every inflection, every expression.
Bela Lugosi
There’s a lot of different parts to me, so it makes total sense to me that I would do a big TV show or studio movie and then do a free comedy show the next day. They both feel equally important to me.
Jenny Slate
Now on the other hand, if someone is selling a product, opening a dance studio, or has some other aim to help themselves, then I tend to look askance at some of these strange stories from outer space.
Robert Stack
At the end of the day, if you don’t have a record contract, a studio or a guitar, you can still write songs. You’re still an artist. That’s something no one can take away.
Janis Ian
Women were real box office stars in the ’40s, more so than men. People loved to see women’s films. I think it was better then, except for the studio system.
Gwyneth Paltrow
I’d do a demo recording by myself, layering instruments on top of one another, and while that’s fun, it doesn’t have the same impact as getting some great players together in a great studio with a great engineer and producer, then waiting for the magic.
Bernie Leadon
A powerful studio boss doesn’t want to be bested by a woman, even in chess. And a successful agent steps on a lot of toes. You lose actors jobs so you can get them for your own clients.
Sue Mengers
I’ve made three studio albums and one live one with my brother. It’s melodic singer-songwriter acoustic-rock music.
Kevin Bacon
I used to work in Macon, Georgia and Spartanburg, South Carolina where the studio was about half the size of your living room.
Ernie Johnson Jr.
Even though I build buildings and I pursue my architecture, I pursue it as an artist. I deliberately keep a tiny studio. I don’t want to be an architectural firm. I want to remain an artist.
Maya Lin
I consider the recording studio where I was born.
Jimmy Iovine
The problem is, when you’re making an animated movie, the studio has an illusion in their minds – and it’s really not true – that because it’s a drawing, it can be changed at any time.
Zack Snyder
I use the studio as my drug. That’s where I relieve everything at – the studio.
Lil Durk
The magic can happen in a studio. Special things can happen in a recording studio, even though it may seem like a clinical environment from the outside looking in.
Benny Green
We wanted it more live and raw. We didn’t want a studio sound.
Alice Cooper
The early years of Hanna-Barbera were more fun than the later ones. I was working more in the creative areas of timing and direction then. But as the studio grew, I became more involved in administration and got away from the creative aspects.
William Hanna
We bled writing these songs, we bled in the studio, and now we’re out bleeding getting them right live.
Zac Brown
What one does in the studio is to pose a series of problems to oneself. I’ve got to look for some deeper meaning, for some reason for this thing to be in the world. There’s enough stuff in the world.
Anish Kapoor
I’d like to work with Bjork if I could get in the studio with her. We could probably travel to a different planet, you know what I’m saying?
B.o.B
When I write in the studio, I tend to gravitate toward the ability to play really loud, aggressive, post-punk stuff, with big, heavy guitars and a big rock drum sound.
Tom DeLonge
By the time I’m in the studio recording my parody, 10,000 parodies of that song are on YouTube.
Al Yankovic
Recording at home enables one to eliminate the demo stage, and the presentation stage in the studio, too.
Warren Zevon
I never walked the streets of New York hoping to be a m

I never walked the streets of New York hoping to be a musical comedy star. For one thing, they would have thought I was too tall, because l was five feet eight and a half, and they were all little bitty things running around in the studio at that time.
Esther Williams
I hate studio. For me, studio is a trap to overproduce and repeat yourself. It is a habit that leads to art pollution.
Marina Abramovic
When we were in the design studio I always was pretending like I was in a closet asking my friend before I step out into the world what do I look like? And everybody wants that honest friend before they go and go to dinner or go to an event.
Nicole Richie
So when bands work with me and it’s 10 o’clock, usually you’d have to be getting out of the studio, we could go on until 2 in the morning cause it’s my place!
Billy Sherwood
I spend six to seven days a week in the studio making records. I don’t have time to go do a lot of things that you have to play the political game to get recognition with the Grammy crew.
Scott Storch
Tim Conway was a little different from the rest. He was always in the back of the studio building something with the prop man, rewriting his lines, or plotting our demise.
Vicki Lawrence
Often, equipment can as easily function as a security blanket for musicians unwilling or unable to risk anything personal in the studio. Whether one catches the feeling on a record is a subjective matter. How can you be sure? The machinery can hold out the promise of at least mechanical perfection.
Jon Landau
I started on ‘Saturday Night Live’ the same time Conan started on Late Night. We just had a relationship because I would be upstairs in the studio and whenever he couldn’t get a guest – which was often back then since he was just starting out – he would just call me down to be a guest.
Norm MacDonald
If you can sell that you’re the King of Scotland, or Henry V on a tiny stage in a studio theater somewhere, then you can probably sell that you’re a starship captain or a time traveler.
David Tennant
Most days, we don’t get to the ‘SNL’ studio until noon. On Monday, we pitch the host, and that’s our shortest, lightest day. Tuesday is our longest day – some people don’t leave until Wednesday night. It’s just a long, long day.
Aidy Bryant
I do a lot of performing, but don’t get a chance to go to the studio and write good music.
Bobby McFerrin
I think I’m the only singer who doesn’t have a temper. The only time I got angry was at a music studio when I was made to wait for three hours without being informed about the delay in the recording.
Sunidhi Chauhan
Social media is a double-edged sword. I’ve gotten in trouble for announcing, too soon, something that the network or the studio wanted to do, and it steals some of the thunder, so to speak.
Charisma Carpenter
The studio is not the place to write. You need to be 75% ready when you go into the studio, and then the music can develop to the next stage.
Rick Wakeman
One of my earliest memories is being inside the recording studio and I see the shadow of a figure that looks an awful lot like Walt Disney. Then the door opened and Mr. Disney walked in and said, ‘Hi Clint.’ I won’t ever forget that.
Clint Howard
I’ve become a workaholic. When the shows slow down and there’s no press and I can get my time to myself in the studio with my music, I get into this zone, man. I enter this incredible space where I’m just making music. And I feel like I can work with anybody – with Elton John, with Hanson – and I can make something incredible.
Wale
In most of the stuff that I’ve done over the years as a sideman, I wasn’t really a session musician, because to me, a session musician is a guy who makes his living in the studio, and I never really did that.
David Sanborn
If you’ve noticed that I don’t use long takes, it’s not because I don’t like them, but because no one gives me the necessary means to treat myself to them. It’s more economical to make one image, then this image and then that image, and try to control them later, in the editing studio.
Orson Welles
The ‘Aladdin’ thing – that’s not work; that’s just fun. Three days in the recording studio going mad, then the animators do all the work. Not a bad way to cash a large check, my friend.
Robin Williams
On Letterman and Leno, it always bothers me when they go outside the studio and it’s daytime.
Jimmy Kimmel
As you know, in America there’s no rights for the artist, so whatever films I’ve made kind of belong to the studio, so if they want to remake it they can.
Norman Jewison
I used to record but just in my own studio or in my friend’s back when I toyed with the idea of being a rapper.
Don Cheadle
I was the first wrestler ever in the history of wrestling to star in a major motion studio picture that became #1 box office of the weekend, and that gave the itch to I don’t know how many wrestlers.
Roddy Piper
To me, there is nothing better than me going into the studio with a live band and hearing those violins and that echo and that sound. I mean I loved it.
Bobby Vinton
I joined the Actors Studio and began to work with Lee Strasberg, and that changed my work.
Sally Field
I feel like I’m stepping into a place of spiritual contemplation every time I enter a studio; it’s always had a certain magic to me that has never worn off with familiarity.
David Knopfler
We’ve never performed the song live outside of recording it in the studio. That was a dream come true because Whitney, she’s an icon and she’s been one of my main mentors in this business.
Deborah Cox
The actor that taught me the most was Bernie Mac. I did my first big budget studio film with he and Angela Bassett, ‘Mr. 3000’ for Disney. Bernie taught me by example what creates success is humility and hard work.
Brian J. White
I played in front of every conceivable audience you could face: an all-black audience, all-white, firemen’s fairs, policemen’s balls, in front of supermarkets, bar mitzvahs, weddings, drive-in theaters. I’d seen it all before I ever walked into a recording studio.
Bruce Springsteen
I’ve never really had a problem with the imagination level of an audience. They’re always smarter and savvier than any studio exec will give them credit for.
James Van Der Beek
And going into my studio at night, particularly at night when everybody’s asleep, is just a total pleasure for me.
Yanni
I loved the medium of TV from the first moment that I g

I loved the medium of TV from the first moment that I got into a studio.
Sophie Aldred
Once I got a record contract, and I took my songs which weren’t quite finished, or maybe they were a good idea, maybe they weren’t. I took them into the studio and developed them. They came to life and they evolved… and they’re great.
Chantal Kreviazuk
Being in the studio is like painting, you know, you can really take your time, and try different things, and kind of go deep into it.
Rosanne Cash
We shot on location in our very first weeks, in our very first shows. I would like to go on location again, Hawaii would be good!! But normally, we tape five days a week in the studio starting at about 8:00 a.m. and continuing until about 8:00 p.m.
Juliet Mills
When you start out as a filmmaker, you do parodies, because you can’t really compete on a studio level.
Bill Paxton
In my early teens, I knew I wanted to do television production. I loved cameras, editing and producing, anything that had to do with television production. My friend had a production studio across town, and we’d go over there at night and shoot and edit. I produced my father’s televised service for 17 years.
Joel Osteen
I like to come and go as I please which means I’m not anxious to dash back from the studio to fix dinner for a man.
Amanda Blake
I think the line is where you’re in the studio, you’re creating. That belongs to you as an artist. Nothing should taint that. I shouldn’t be thinking about what the fans want, I shouldn’t be thinking about what the radio wants, what the label wants, what your manager wants, a song for the chicks, a song for the street.
Talib Kweli
I was in a movie with Marlon Brando. Now, I didn’t have any scenes with Marlon Brando, but I had scenes with Martin Sheen and was around Dennis Hopper, who was a child actor in the studio system and was enamored of James Dean, as was Martin, and they were all sort of disciples of Brando.
Laurence Fishburne
My most heartfelt thank you goes to Impact Future Media and Cartoon Monkey Studio. Their dedication to the truth is very uncommon in the world we live in today. I am now, and will always be, grateful to their organizations.
John McAfee
In the studio you can auto tune vocals, and with drums, you can put them on a grid and make them perfect. I hate that sound. When someone hands me a record and the drums are perfectly gridded and the vocals are perfectly auto tuned, I throw it out the window. I have no interest in rock music being like that.
Taylor Hawkins
I met Jack Bruce, one of my heroes, in a studio while doing some recording. England had just beat Scotland in a big football match and I saw Jack trying to break into this refrigerator in the lounge, drunk out of his brain, and I didn’t know what to say.
Andy Partridge
We allow no geniuses around our Studio.
Walt Disney
Well, I think one of the problems with ‘Birds of Prey’ was there were too many cooks in that kitchen. The studio, the producers, the network, all had very different visions of what that should be. They should have just let Laeta Kalogridis control that. Instead they decided to try to get their hands in the mix.
Melissa Rosenberg
When you record an album and it goes platinum… yeah, you’re in the studio and you work hard for months, but it’s not like your whole body hurts. Maybe you get a little hoarse and tired. But on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ everything hurts.
Donny Osmond
I’ve built an 8-track studio in my house that’s virtually identical to what they used at Abbey Road, and I also own the 16-track set-up that Led Zeppelin used to record ‘Houses of the Holy.’ I’m interested in producing, but I’m mostly recording my own stuff.
Lukas Haas
The thing with me. I can’t stick musicians. I’ve thought about this. I can’t stand them, and being stuck in a studio with them I think that’s my strength I can hear what they can’t.
Mark E. Smith
I still like to keep tapes of the few minutes before the final take, things that happen before the session. Maybe it’s superstitious, but I believe if I had done things differently – if I had walked around the studio or gone out – it wouldn’t have turned out that way.
Ray Davies
There’s not a lot of thinking that I need to do away from the studio on Broken Bells stuff.
James Mercer
I’ve been in enough films where the studio wanted that extra little cuteness to make it sellable.
Sandra Bullock
My ideas come when I least expect it, so I’ve always got to have a studio nearby or close by somewhere.
Akon
In the studio system, things are expected of a film. By the first, second, third act, there’s a generic language that comes out of the more commercial system.
Ralph Fiennes
If I have a male protagonist, it’s a studio movie, and if it’s a female protagonist, it’s an indie movie. That’s just how it is. It’s not about the studios. It’s about America and who goes to see movies. Women are interested in men and women, and men aren’t interested in the woman’s story. They just aren’t.
Mike White
For the most part, studio movies have huge budgets. They don’t do anything under 30 to 40 million. When you have that much money at stake, you have so many people breathing down your neck.
Penelope Spheeris
Now it really is, believe it or not, 90% of the films are green lit, not by the studio heads, but by the marketing department.
Sylvester Stallone
I can’t leave the studio until everything is as it should be. And I can’t put a record out unless I am completely happy with it. I never want to be at a signing and hear my album playing and think, ‘Oh no, I could have done that top note better.’
Katherine Jenkins
Most people when they rap usually have their homies in the studio who rap with ’em, but they homies don’t usually be producers.
Tay Keith
The studio system collapsed only when Elizabeth Taylor charged $1 million for Cleopatra.
Leslie Caron
I’m not a guy to go in the studio and spend months, let alone years, like some people do. I cannot even be in the studio for a month, it will drive me nuts.
Neal Schon
It’s easy to gain weight when you’re in the studio.
Sean Kingston
I’m working on a snow scene right now, and it’s summer. It’s hot, and I will get chilly. I’ll have to turn on the heat. My wife walks in, and it’s 95 degrees in the studio. I know it’s nutty, but it’s a projection you have where you step into the painting.
Thomas Kinkade
We love food. After our studio session, we devour dal m

We love food. After our studio session, we devour dal makhani, butter chicken, and butter naan.
Armaan Malik
I just go in the studio and write on the spot and see what comes out.
Beck
The process is always the same. I get an inspiration for a new song, I put it down on paper immediately so I won’t lose it. When I am ready to go to the studio with it, I play it a few times on the piano and edit, add, and type the lyrics and take it to the studio. Sometimes I don’t have anything on paper.
Yoko Ono
I booked my first studio at like 12 or 13. Somewhere in that season of my life, singing along with the radio became me wanting to be on radio, you know.
Frank Ocean
But in marketing, the familiar is everything, and that is controlled by the studio. That is reaching its apogee now.
Nicolas Roeg
I’m such a fanatic about exercise that I opened my own gym, 3Sixty Cycling Studio, and I exercise almost every single day.
Bobbi Brown
It takes a week to do a sitcom in Hollywood. I do a show a day in my studio, three or four shows a week.
Tyler Perry
I walk into the studio and we’re all so happy to see each other.
Kylie Minogue
I do real paintings, you know. I’m a little messy in the studio, so I’m a bit of a danger. But I just adore it.
Jaron Lanier
Terry said he had this new kid and his wife didn’t want to live in England. He wanted to tour. He hated being in the studio. Terry liked seeing various bars the world over and getting smashed out of his brain. He was a sort of latent Keith Moon.
Andy Partridge
I cannot tell you how many people, powerful people, come to my studio and they are in tears they are so moved by what they see.
Richard MacDonald
I’m working on a screenplay right now for the BBC, but I hope to have the decks cleared soon so I can get into the studio with my pals and put down some more tracks, try to get a strong dance single together.
Irvine Welsh
My studio is a laptop. Everybody I work with is the same. We make computer music, we’re the laptop generation.
David Guetta
That’s a different side of the brain going into the studio, as opposed to doing a live show, obviously.
Charles Kelley
Carefully execute every instruction given to you by the director, producer, and studio. But that would be a life not worth living.
Carter Burwell
I love good film, whether it’s an independent or studio film. The independent films, I think the good ones aren’t necessarily eccentric ones but they’re the more specific ones.
Matthew McConaughey
Johnny was great in the studio; he was there to make the music that he wanted to make. We lived right beside each other and had a rehearsal studio that was just ours, with nobody else using it, it was part of Johnny’s house, so we could rehearse every day.
Rick Derringer
During my seven-year contract with RKO, there were seven different studio presidents, from David O. Selznick to Charles W. Koerner. You literally had to check the name on the door so as not to call the new boss by the former boss’s name.
Ginger Rogers
The studio didn’t ask them to learn their trade, they just worked them, and when that personality or that gimmick or whatever they had ran dry at the box office, they were dropped and out.
Jackie Cooper
That’s what so great about making movies. It’s that you get to do stuff you never would be able to do in real life. You get to go to a recording studio, you get to go to Navy ships and fly all over the world for press. And it’s just a great job.
DJ Qualls
In 1995, I had been chosen to make a short presentation about the state of the TV business at a company retreat in Santa Barbara. At the time, I felt we were not real competitors in network television. The studio wasn’t prolific; we didn’t have much of a brand.
Dana Walden
The role of a modern studio chief is much different to how the old studio chiefs used to operate. It’s not so much a position of power anymore, but a position of influence.
Ronald Meyer
I mean, even my dressing room at the studio has candles and cushions and cashmere rugs and things.
Joan Collins
I don’t typically work that late into the night in a studio, I’m more productive during the day.
Amy Ray
Some groups get started too fast, and they’re in the studio before they’re ready to record.
Randy Meisner
I want to keep on working. The only way they’ll get me to quit is to carry me out of the studio feet first.
Amanda Blake
Every single time I step into the studio, I say, ‘Can I still do this? Do I still have it? Have I ever had it?’ I suppose there’s a good amount of self-loathing that goes into any form of artisanship.
Ben Harper
As soon as I can afford a studio space, I’ll paint again.
Max Cannon
I think it was probably down to the fact that we weren’t together personally as a band. We weren’t pulling in the same direction. I always feel if you’re having a good time in the studio it actually comes across on the tape and that was a bit of a miserable album for us.
Roy Wood
I needed an opportunity to get back in the studio and get my recording chops back together.
Pat Travers
I was put under contract. A major studio. I got nominated for an Academy Award. Isn’t that ridiculous? I mean, at the age of 18!
Angela Lansbury
I always admired Walt's optimism. He seemed to know the

I always admired Walt’s optimism. He seemed to know the direction he was going to. When I was at the studio, I remember he kept driving all of us back down to a more fundamental level all the time.
John Hench
It’s different playing in a studio than it is playing live, of course.
Levon Helm
I am always locked in my design studio.
Valentino Garavani
Now, you can just get a laptop, get some software, put a microphone on it and make a record. You have to know how to do it. It does help if you’ve had 35 or 40 years of experience in the studio. But, it still levels the playing field so artists can record their own stuff.
Roger McGuinn
I tour more than I need to, more than is good for you. But it’s my favorite part of music. I much prefer it to studio work.
Gil Scott-Heron
I’ve been blessed in my career to be able to do studio and independent films.
Jackson Rathbone
It depends on the time of the year and who I’ve been talking to, I try to put people in the studio I like.
Leo Kottke
Honestly, I feel like I am a leading man, and it’s just going to take the right project, the female and the right studio. It’s got to all gel together, you know what I mean?
Mike Epps
Coming from my bedroom in San Antonio to this big world and going from singing covers off my laptop to making music in this nice studio, making professional-sounding music – it’s just weird.
Austin Mahone
I look at my paintings for a very long time before letting them out of my studio. I like to get on the treadmill and look around at all of my paintings while I exercise. I try to stare them down to make them reveal their weaknesses. If they reveal weaknesses, they get repainted.
Sean Scully
The main thing in measuring integrity is someone’s motive and intent, not how many records they sell. Our intent in Ministry was never to be big. We just wanted to make enough money to live and to buy a studio, which we have done in Austin.
Al Jourgensen
I’m right on the edge of getting another movie. It’s between me and a famous person. The studio said they’re thinking about going with somebody with a name. I said, ‘That’s great! Because I have one!’
Bonnie Hunt
I would like to see more Bollywood films! The more stylized musicals are a new trend in the U.S. We are beginning to make musicals again after a long break, practically since the days of the studio structure, so perhaps we can learn a few things from Bollywood about this fun style of film-making.
Maggie Grace
I’ve never had anyone put on a puppet show to convince me of anything. And I’ve done a lot of stuff. I don’t know that I would put the puppets on when I was pitching a show. This was the head of the studio putting a puppet show on. And I’ll tell you, he wasn’t bad.
Garry Shandling
I had two ambitions: One was to be in The Actors Studio, and the other was to walk into a bar where actors hung out, and everyone would know that I was a professional actor and I would be accepted.
Peter Falk
I’m never tired of going to the studio. I enjoy recording and documenting everything and trying new things.
Aretha Franklin
Many rock musicians are excellent cooks, I’ve found, and those that are prefer to eat their own cooking in the studio. I encourage this behavior as I also enjoy the benefits of fresh food.
Steve Albini
I go to the studio every day, but I don’t paint every day. I love playing with my architectural models. I love making plans. I could spend my life arranging things.
Gerhard Richter
There was absolutely no intention of splitting up. We had so many great ideas to use on the new album. John Paul Jones was incredible, coming to the studio each day with new instruments to play.
John Bonham
The film, even when we were making it in that budget range, which was really a coup – we got it made because we pitched it to the studio head, Joe Roth.
Alex Winter
One of the reasons I wanted to do a show about Nashville in Nashville was because when I lived here, the hardest thing to go out and hear was country music. Country was taking place inside the studio and it was an export.
Callie Khouri
I’d do a demo recording by myself, layering instruments on top of one another, and while that’s fun, it doesn’t have the same impact as getting some great players together in a great studio with a great engineer and producer, then waiting for the magic.
Bernie Leadon
While I was with Procol Harum, the only time I’d see my guitar was either when I walked onstage or in the studio.
Robin Trower
I danced a little as a kid here in Canada: in Ottawa at the Elite Dance Studio and at the Top Hat Dance School in Cornwall where I grew up. So I had some experience of having to learn routines.
Ryan Gosling
I’ve got my own studio, so I sit in my studio writing and if I get a great take, that’s the take.
Kid Rock
I love being in the studio. If I’m at home, I will go to the studio pretty much every day anyway. It’s just something that I like to do.
Martin Gore
I love to study the many things that grow below the corn stalks and bring them back to the studio to study the color. If one could only catch that true color of nature – the very thought of it drives me mad.
Andrew Wyeth
A studio allows me more freedom. You can create your own sort of reality which is actually more exciting than shooting on location. You can conjure up a complete atmosphere of escapism for the public.
Ken Adam
A Hank Cochran song in the studio is spiritual. It’s like singing a hymn in a church.
Jamey Johnson
I would have been content to just do studio work, making it on my own never really entered my mind.
Glen Campbell
The Buggles was much more a studio environment idea, which we never actually took on the road.
Geoff Downes
When I get in the studio the idea is just to work and b

When I get in the studio the idea is just to work and bang out as many as I can.
Pitbull
Up until the time Turner Broadcasting bought Hanna-Barbera, it was essentially an independent studio whose planning cycle had to be nine months. You got a pickup in January, and you put it on the air in September. That’s been the cycle.
Fred Seibert
I don’t like getting up in the morning, getting in a car, driving on a freeway, and stopping at a gate where two guards are standing there, then walk into a studio that looks like a bunch of airplane hangars.
Peter Falk
I knew de Kooning and I went to his studio so I knew about de Kooning’s work. But only a little handful knew about it, you know. Maybe there were ten people that knew about it.
Lee Krasner
I always feel I could be like Toni Collette, going between big studio things and indie films. That would be feasible.
Chloe Sevigny
There is some sampling on my records and a lot of what I call replays, where I’d have musicians come in the studio and replay the sample from the original record. But mainly, we’d come up with our own music.
Dr. Dre
When you go into the studio or get up on the stage with people who have more experience or knowledge, you learn.
Jake Shimabukuro
The studio thought I was crazy to perform all of my own fencing stunts, but I loved it.
Maureen O’Hara
Because I work so much, people think that I have a team writing for me, but that’s not why I chose to write music for films. I chose to write music because I like to write music. So every single note that comes out of my studio is written by me, and I wouldn’t be able to do two movies at the same time.
Alexandre Desplat
When you see people who are really good at game shows, the one common attribute is a cool head under pressure: an ability to perform as well in the studio, surrounded by lights and noise, as you do on your couch.
Ken Jennings
My family is full of musicians, and a couple of times a year we get together and jam at my cousin’s studio. We improvise and have a great time.
Gabriel Macht
I’m in the studio for hours in that tiny little box, and really, the performing part is what I’m most excited about.
Bella Thorne
I was an original member of the Actors’ Studio.
Eli Wallach
I thought I’d do everything on four-track, and then I’ll record every instrument myself in a studio, and then I’ll have a solo album released by spring.
Kim Deal
Just writing and being in the studio was like therapy for me.
Justin Timberlake
Social media is a double-edged sword. I’ve gotten in trouble for announcing, too soon, something that the network or the studio wanted to do, and it steals some of the thunder, so to speak.
Charisma Carpenter
I just go in the studio and write on the spot and see what comes out.
Beck
In L.A., unless you’ve just won an Oscar or you’re Mr. Studio Head, no one talks to you. Even at parties.
Rachel Weisz
I spend at least a couple hours a day in the studio, every day, whether I’m dancing or not.
Mikhail Baryshnikov
By the mid-’60s, recorded music was much more like painting than it was like traditional music. When you went into the studio, you could put a sound down, then you could squeeze it around, spread it all around the canvas.
Brian Eno
I pay two full-time assistants in my studio, plus consultants who are architects, engineers, and landscape architects, as well as lighting designers.
Janet Echelman
I’m never gonna go into a studio and work for a whole year non-stop. Just every day on my own in the studio working, it’s just too damn hard.
Imogen Heap
I didn’t go to school for illustration. I did larger pieces, mostly drawings and paintings, and minored in video, but when I moved to N.Y.C., I didn’t have a studio space anymore and downsized to my desk and started illustrating. I started a greeting card company and sold cards all over the city.
Abbi Jacobson
You always try to work for your audience, to entertain them, but that being said, obviously, within the studio system you feel the sense of responsibility to the bank.
Phillip Noyce
But it’s like the horror of being in a studio with a blank canvas. I used to always run out of ideas because there are so many possibilities and I would just think, well what am I going to do now!
Damien Hirst
I wish I was born in that era: dancing with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, going to work at the studio dressed in beautiful pants, head scarves, and sunglasses.
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Yes, the first job I had at the studio was Snow White. I don’t like the term particularly, but I got stuck with the human characters. They just didn’t have that many people who could draw humans.
Marc Davis
‘Family Ties’ was a very successful situation comedy. And, in almost every respect, it functioned on a day to day basis like a well-run, well conditioned basketball team. The show was performed live each week in front of a studio audience on Friday night.
Gary David Goldberg
Man, I wanna be there for everybody. I wanna make everybody happy, and I can’t… That’s why I stay in the studio.
Future
I just play intuitively and work the same way in the studio. I don’t have any magical effects or anything that helps me to get my particular sound.
David Gilmour
I wish I could make music about politics. I feel like it’s such an art and a talent that I admire tremendously, but when I step into the studio, I step out of the real world, and it’s therapeutic.
The Weeknd
Stories come from other shows at other studios where on

Stories come from other shows at other studios where only 2,000 rounds were actually used and the money for the other 3,000 went right into the studio pockets. Corners were cut and that production suffered. Knock wood, that hasn’t happened to us.
Vic Morrow
The studio is just a labor. Getting on stage is the reward.
Cliff Burton
I just want to be in the studio. When you’ve got all the gear you want in your own house, it’s difficult to go out and do something else, you know?
Jeff Lynne
I went from a guy, kind of a working actor, a supporting player, to magazine covers and being offered the studio pictures really quickly. Nobody was comfortable with it. I wasn’t really comfortable with it.
David Caruso
We’re actually thinking about distributing ‘Moon Over Broadway’ on-line. It’s tempting, because when you go to a major studio, it’s sort of like a farm, you know? They make all the money, since it’s kind of a buyer’s market.
D. A. Pennebaker
When I’m in the studio, there are no boundaries.
Justin Timberlake
It really does take a lot of time to make records, to be in the studio and do all that stuff.
Vince Gill
I thank my mum, dad, and home for keeping me in touch with my own country and my own land. I can be in the studio with Snoop Dogg or singing for Oprah, but I’m still me.
Jessica Mauboy
I’ve been involved with some huge studio projects that have been bloody awesome. It all starts with a great script, doesn’t it?
Juno Temple
I think every cute girl is told to move to L.A. someday. So I do like the drive over from my house to the studio.
Blake Shelton
It is possible to have a pretty good life and career being a leech and a parasite in the media world, gadding about from TV studio to TV studio, writing inconsequential pieces and having a good time.
Boris Johnson
Tame Impala’s music revisits a time when guitar effects and studio tricks were music’s newest frontiers; when rock was barely old enough to drive and violently threw conventional ideas out the window.
Anthony Fantano
Music itself is a great source of relaxation. Parts of it anyway. Working in the studio, that’s not relaxing, but playing an instrument that I don’t know how to play is unbelievably relaxing, because I don’t have any pressure on me.
Jackson Browne
I hate formal stuff. I love looking like a doll and all that stuff and playing dress up, but when I’m home, sweat pants, t-shirt. When I’m in the studio, sweat pants, t-shirt.
Nicki Minaj
I really feel there’s no limitation on what this band can do in the studio or on the stage. That’s an empowering feeling – that we can bring a song to life.
Ben Harper
I suspect that a lot of studio executives still think of me as ‘what’s-his-name’.
Chris Cooper
If the studio wants to spend money on making your movie better, let them.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura
There wasn’t an episode of ‘Will & Grace’ that didn’t begin with my voice saying, ‘Will & Grace’ is taped before a live studio audience.
Eric McCormack
Bantam Press. And they commissioned me to write it. And when that was completed, they sold it to Harper and Row. And then I put it out to every movie studio in town. And they all turned it down.
William Peter Blatty
The studio that we mix in is still in Chicago.
James Young
My influences change all the time; they have to remain current, because they’re the things that capture your imagination and make you want to go into the studio.
Wayne McGregor
But after this last year and dealing with the studio, the rest of us are closer than we’ve ever been.
Bruce McCulloch
I find I’m not one of these composers that are, you know, walking along a beach or walking on the mountainside in County Donegal that’s, you know, ‘Oh, a melody.’ It’s more a matter of eventually taking that moment with me to the studio, and it begins to evolve.
Enya
The thrill of hearing your own voice recorded is still there, I still love it, going into the studio and thinking how can I sing this song and between the producers and the musicians you find a way of doing it.
Cliff Richard
Sometimes there’s a sense of closing yourself off on a shoot, and I try not to do that. Sometimes you have to, like when you’re in a studio and you’re doing fashion shooting, but I don’t even do it then.
Bruce Weber
If you come every day or every month to my studio, you won’t see that much change, but if you come once a year, you’ll see big new categories opened up.
Caio Fonseca
I wrote two novels about a yoga studio in Los Angeles published by Penguin under the pen name Rain Mitchell.
Stephen McCauley
I’m a serious student of music, a perfectionist in the studio, and I take the arrangement and production of it very seriously, down to the mixing and mastering even. But at the same time I’m having so much fun with it. I try not to take myself so seriously.
Mayer Hawthorne
When you’re on tour, you’re trying to get the crowd involved and really sing and perform to them. When you’re going to write and be in the studio, it’s like, ‘Now I have to think about me.’ That’s the mind-set you have to work with.
Kris Allen
Walt Disney had always tried to get more dimension in his animation and when I saw these tapes, I thought, This is it! This is what Walt was waiting for! But when I looked around, nobody at the studio at the time was even halfway interested in it.
John Lasseter
If you do a film with a studio, agents step in, they start saying, ‘My actor has to get this amount of money’, and it becomes about deals.
Robert Rodriguez
I'm big on the studio. I like to stay in it 24/7.

I’m big on the studio. I like to stay in it 24/7.
Lil Durk
I’ll audition for something and then the feedback has been, ‘The director wants you, the creative people want you, but the studio is saying no.’ It’s depressing, but I understand. People are investing a lot of money and they want somewhat of a guarantee; they want someone who’s been on the cover of magazines.
Melanie Lynskey
I’m always working. If I’m not in my studio I become quite nervous.
Jeff Koons
I lived with them in my studio in New York. And of course if I were doing that book today or even ten years, fifteen years later, I would have gone to where the wild ducks were and where I could study them – I would have gone to the country somewhere.
Robert McCloskey
Wintertime for me is a time when I do a lot of my writing in the studio. It’s a time I enjoy. And it’s very reflective and a very calming time of the year. Throughout the year I gather a lot of musical inspirations, and this is where I bring them to the studio and see what will evolve musically.
Enya
With songwriting I spend a lot of time living life, accruing all these experiences, journaling, and then by the time I get to the studio I’m teeming with the drive to write.
Alanis Morissette
I learned so much about playing and touring being on the road and in the studio with Jeff, but I’d always played a lot of gigs in Seattle even prior to joining the Fusion.
Kenny G
I have a studio at home, and do 3 hours a day that way.
Wink Martindale
The studio is a laboratory, not a factory. An exhibition is the result of your experiments, but the process is never-ending. So an exhibition is not a conclusion.
Chris Ofili
We’re gonna release a studio album probably a year from now and we’ve got these recordings that we did with Coco Taylor and Johnny Johnson, who was Chuck Berry’s piano player.
James Young
Atlantic has been great to me. They didn’t flinch when I told them I was self-producing, and nobody was popping their head in the studio.
Sturgill Simpson
I was amazed and upset by the looks I got just walking around the studio… It illuminates the ugliness and the beauty that exists within each of us, and that’s what this story represents to me.
Gerard Butler
With an independent film, you have a little more freedom, and you also have less money, so you’re sort of struggling to get it done, to get something that works. With a big studio, everything is there for you, and it’s easier.
Ryan Eggold
If I had all the money in the world, I don’t think I’d want to be in the studio for longer.
Lisa Hannigan
Nine Inch Nails was born out of Cleveland, Ohio, with me and a friend in a studio working on demos at night. Got a record deal with a small, little label, went on tour in a van, and a couple years later found that somehow we touched a nerve, and that first record resonated with a bunch of people.
Trent Reznor
Being in a recording studio is a very different feel from performing onstage. I mean, obviously, you can’t just go in and do what you would do onstage. It reads differently.
Megan Hilty
I want to build a studio in my backyard. The interest rates are low now, so who knows.
Paul Taylor
I love working with different musicians in the studio, that’s a real joy working with someone for the first time.
Bob Seger
The only thing I’d ever done with news was to read copy sitting at the microphone in the studio.
Ed Bradley
Then, as now, the Disney studio buzzed with activity. You had a strong impression of being at the center of something very exciting.
Annette Funicello
I think you get in trouble if you make experimental big studio films.
Richard Linklater
I’m a portrait photographer that’s used to shooting celebrities, and I usually need time and all kinds of lights and a studio to set up my shots.
Platon
The moment I got a very big studio, everything took off.
David Hockney
I also have a recording studio that I use to produce bands.
Steve Brown
Being in the studio is a really romantic time.
Alison Krauss
So when it was my turn to start developing projects, I knew the writers I wanted to work with, and I had met every head of studio, every executive and a lot of producers. I started finding things, little crumbs off other people’s tables that I would make my own.
Rupert Sanders
I just go into the studio, look at the lyrics for the first time when I put them on the piano, and go. If I haven’t got it within 40 minutes, I give up. It’s never changed, the thrill has never gone, because I don’t know what I’m going to get next.
Elton John
I want to make 20, 30, 50 studio records.
Dean Ween
I made my entire first tape using Beats headphones – the studio headphones and halfway through the second one, because I finally started making a home studio. But I record and make all my beats with the Beats headphones.
PartyNextDoor
I’m most comfortable when I’m in the studio and music playing.
Future
Oftentimes, when you have a huge studio film and you have big names attached, they like to keep attaching big names.
Taraji P. Henson
You don't just go to the studio and say, 'I'm going to

You don’t just go to the studio and say, ‘I’m going to write a hit.’ It becomes a hit when people like your compositions.
Chuck Berry
My studio is designed for atmosphere. I have a really cozy, comfortable room that has a great, huge glass door that views my backyard.
Geddy Lee
Berry Gordy turned his house into a studio and discovered over 30 acts in the city. And we’re famous all over the world.
Martha Reeves
Nothing’s more exciting than a day in a studio with a string section – or more ruinously expensive. So it’s good to feed that habit away from the band, especially if it means more experience for the next Radiohead string day.
Jonny Greenwood
A studio is like a meditation room where music is created. And a live performance is the place where the creation of the studio is taken ahead. I love both.
Shreya Ghoshal
With ‘Believe’ bringing really big success for me outside of the U.K. for the first time, it meant I have been touring around the world and that led to a gap from the studio. I really feel like the gap has done me the world of good. Throughout that time I was able to collect songs that I really loved.
Katherine Jenkins
My taste changes radically all the time, and I listen to whatever feels good. Another thing is that I’m in the studio so much of the time, and I listen to so much loud, aggressive music for work, that for pleasure, I’ll listen to something else.
Rick Rubin
The real test of a musician is live performance. It’s one thing to spend a long time learning how to play well in the studio, but to do it in front of people is what keeps me coming back to touring.
Neil Peart
I did a couple songs with this hip-hop guy named Tim Dark. He was working in the same studio I’ve been working in, he heard my music and he said, aw man, I’ve got to do something with you.
Alan Vega
I write R-rated action dramas, and every year that goes by, that gets to be a smaller and smaller world you have to work in. You have to think of how to get the studio excited and sell them something.
Brian Helgeland
Even though the museums guarding their precious property fence everything off, in my own studio, I made them so you and I could walk in and around, and among these sculptures.
George Segal
I love music and hopefully I’ll be able to do something with it – I just have to find time to get into the studio and record a few songs.
Adrian Dunbar
I think the studio gave me that series on purpose, because they knew perfectly well that Robert Riskin was ill and that I needed to go to work. They gave me that series to do.
Fay Wray
Let me create great music, go in the studio, and possibly become a memory and a time stamp in people’s lives – and just give the best performances, because I know that’s all that really matters.
Craig David
Playing live is my natural element. It’s too hard to relax in the studio because there are too many options. It’s just not as exciting.
Rory Gallagher
It irritates me so much the way people talk about soaps because it is far more difficult working on a soap than it is on a big studio film.
Margot Robbie
I can’t get that live and I don’t have the time to take the tape, after I’ve finished recording it, into a little studio somewhere else where I can get a different kind of percussion sound.
Danny Elfman
If a studio sees that a female can bring in audiences, then they’re going to make movies with that person.
Sandra Bullock
Despite the fact the studio looks out of five windows onto a picture perfect view of sky, hills and wide open spaces, I work with my blinds firmly drawn, daylight filtered through their white canvas, a painterly northern light falling through two big skylights above my table, and nothing visible outside to distract me.
Debi Gliori
Walking into the studio making ‘Scared Hearts Club,’ it was important for us as artists to write a joyful record, but using joy as a weapon because joy is the best weapon against oppression; it’s the best weapon against depression.
Mark Foster
They’re mostly done before we went into the studio, although I do like writing in the studio.
Keith Urban
Madonna is her own Hollywood studio – a popelike mogul and divine superstar in one. She has a laserlike instinct for publicity, aided by her visual genius for still photography (which none of her legion of imitators has). Unfortunately, her public life has dissolved into a series of staged photo ops.
Camille Paglia
You always want to look your best at events like the Globes, Emmys, or Oscars. It’s a part of the business that I am not particularly comfortable with. I would prefer to turn up in a pair of jeans and an old shirt, but it’s all about image – the studio wants you to look your best.
David Harewood
I thought I was attractive when I shot ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding.’ Studio executives and movie reviewers let me know I had a confidence in my looks that was not shared by them. In other words, they labeled me with words like overweight, unattractive, unappealing.
Nia Vardalos
There’s this index that tallies up how much your movies have made, and if they haven’t grossed a certain amount, then you’re not bankable. I know I’m not Will Smith but, you know, my ranking’s pretty low. The only studio picture I’ve done is ‘Zodiac,’ and that didn’t perform that well.
Chloe Sevigny
It was exactly what was released two months later with the exception of a couple of reaction shots which we went back in to get. I liked the movie very much and asked him what the studio’s problem was. I felt that he was at a point where they might have worn him down.
Madeleine Stowe
Back 20 years ago, I was recording with Bruce Springsteen, and his producer called me and said I had to be in the studio the next day to finish the sessions, and I couldn’t. I had to be in court, in California. All this took like 10 years out of my life.
Ronnie Spector
I made many studio albums and I think the danger of studio recording is that if you do not watch out, you come out with a perfectly sterile performance.
Chuck Mangione
When you are in the studio, you don’t have anybody to feed off of; meanwhile, when you are playing live, you interact with people and you feel the energy in the room. When the crowd is going crazy, that definitely impacts your vocal performance. I prefer to sing live.
Marina and the Diamonds
All my writing, I always do it in the studio, ’cause everything sounds good. The piano’s there, the keyboards; if you want to put strings on something… And everything sounds good when it’s in the cans; it sounds killer.
Zakk Wylde
I have no philosophy, my favourite thing is sitting in the studio.
Arne Jacobsen
What producers did was mostly recording in the studio,

What producers did was mostly recording in the studio, so it never changed our sound just that much.
Stephen Malkmus
It was rehearsing in the studio, at which point they were setting up the sound, and once we’d got the thing together they’d actually record it, without us knowing sometimes!
Noel Redding
By the time The Band did The Last Waltz, the chemistry had changed, and it wasn’t a thrill anymore to live that studio kind of life.
Levon Helm
‘Black Hole Sun’ was written in a car when I was driving home from the studio one night. Pretty much everything that you hear was written in my head.
Chris Cornell
I just like to do covers, every once in a while. If someone pays me to go into the studio, I’ll do it.
Amanda Seyfried
Then in college, besides economics, I also majored in studio art and got involved in photography and making short films and acting. But I didn’t know you could make a living that way.
Brit Marling
I don’t want to spend a month and a half in a studio with music I don’t like, and fortunately I don’t have to.
Mark Hoppus
I’ve been in enough films where the studio wanted that extra little cuteness to make it sellable.
Sandra Bullock
Every time I get in the studio, I feel like I wanna have some fun. My fun is not doing the easy work. My fun is doing what’s me.
Nas
I guess I’ll just slip into the studio after the next time with the Muses, and then just keel over and die.
Kristin Hersh
I’ve been in a recording studio enough times to know that it is not the best place to multitask. Doing a couple of takes of a song and running out to check your email to talk to someone about video production really is not good.
Amanda Palmer
I thought I was attractive when I shot ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding.’ Studio executives and movie reviewers let me know I had a confidence in my looks that was not shared by them.
Nia Vardalos
I hate going out for lunch during a workday because it slows down my pace and ruins my rhythm. I prefer to eat at my desk. Actually, I wander around the design studio with a plate in my hand as I dine on, for example, salmon sashimi and a salad of tomatoes and mozzarella. I often have a bit of dark chocolate after lunch.
Tom Ford
I thought I was going to be a rapper as a kid and used to hop the train down to Jazzy Jeff’s studio for, like, six months straight waiting outside of the studio for the big break, and one day we got in the studio and played our demo for Will and Jeff and quickly learned that we weren’t that good.
Troy Carter
I always used to develop a cold going into the studio.
Roger Daltrey
Today, it’s very tempting to create songs by cutting and pasting in the studio.
Huey Lewis
I love to go into the studio on days when I’m not even doing anything. It’s like my senior club. Some people go to senior centers, well I go to my senior center.
Robert Morse
In studio films, everything has to be boxed in, everybody needs to know beforehand – this is comedy, this is sci-fi, this is drama – and what’s the point of independent film if you don’t get to experiment?
Famke Janssen
Plus, we spend most of our time writing music. Most of the time is spent in the studio in my house.
Warren Cuccurullo
‘The Golden Compass’ became a bad experience because the studio didn’t have faith in the strength of the ideas of the novel, which is ironic because it’s one of the greatest fantasy novels ever written, if not the greatest, and they took the religion out of it and tried to turn it into a popcorn movie.
Chris Weitz
When I was 15, 16, I studied with Stella Adler at the Conservatory of Acting, then I stopped again and went to the Actors Studio when I was 18.
Robert De Niro
I feel like when I’m on stage, when I’m writing songs, singing songs, I’m in the studio, I’m shooting videos, I kind of get to become this character, and I can make that whatever I want to make that.
Carrie Underwood
In overseeing both Disney and Pixar Animation, each studio has a unique culture.
John Lasseter
The ‘Aladdin’ thing – that’s not work; that’s just fun. Three days in the recording studio going mad, then the animators do all the work. Not a bad way to cash a large check, my friend.
Robin Williams
My cameraman and I devised a method, which we started using from my second film, which applies mainly to day scenes shot in the studio, where we used bounced light instead of direct light. We agreed with this thing of four or five shadows following the actors is dreadful.
Satyajit Ray
There is some sampling on my records and a lot of what I call replays, where I’d have musicians come in the studio and replay the sample from the original record. But mainly, we’d come up with our own music.
Dr. Dre
I always gravitate towards the independent side of things, just because those are the stories I always fall in love with, but you don’t really get paid, and living in Los Angeles is expensive, and I have a mortgage to pay. So it’s good to jump onto a studio film and then in all my other time do small passion projects.
Aaron Paul
I’m old fashioned. I really think you should know how to draw before you start painting. I use charcoal and graphite; I put a skylight in. In my house, I turned the garage into an art studio. So I’m awash in art studios.
Peter Falk
I’ve got my own studio, and I’ve got four- to five-hundred unreleased tracks. I’ve got stuff that’s electronic, orchestral, jazz, I’ve got rock, I’ve got metal, you know, I don’t have polka.
Serj Tankian
We’re the Tom Tom Club and our studio is the Clubhouse. It a way of making it a little more personal.
Chris Frantz
I’m getting in the studio with everybody I’ve always wanted to work with. That’s the amazing thing.
WizKid
The plain truth is, 'Fruitvale Station' was made totall

The plain truth is, ‘Fruitvale Station’ was made totally outside the Hollywood studio system, and every ounce of the picture feels authentic. The lives of the people involved in the movie will never be the same.
John Singleton
I was at the end of the studio system so when I walked into movies, I had a magnificent suite in which I had a living room and a kitchen and a complete makeup room. I had everything just for me. With the independents, you’re kind of roughing it, literally.
Tippi Hedren
One of the things I like enormously about Bob Weinstein is that that he’s the only studio head I have ever known who will change his mind and say he was wrong.
Dean Koontz
I’ve always said I’m not the kind of designer who likes to lock himself away in a studio and let the rest of the company deal with it. I work very closely with everyone on the team.
Alexander Wang
We used to go to Studio 54 – an amazing place.
Jerry Hall
Choreography is mentally draining, but there’s a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music.
Alvin Ailey
Dore Schary was then head of the studio and he wanted to change my name.
Rod Taylor
When I sit down to write a song, it’s a kind of improvisation, but I formalize it a bit to get it into the studio, and when I step up to a microphone, I have a vague idea of what I’m about to do.
Paul McCartney
Success is created in studio apartments and garages, at kitchen tables, and in classrooms across the nation, not in government conference rooms in Washington.
Tim Scott
I consider the recording studio where I was born.
Jimmy Iovine
I realised that the only time I really enjoyed music was when I was in the studio writing. So even though it was a six album deal, they saw quite early on that I wasn’t enjoying it as I should be. I didn’t feel there was anything behind it.
Adam Rickitt
I was about 11 when my mother brought me this karaoke machine and I was really into it back then, but about 4 or 5 years ago is when I started printing up my own music, going to the studio and doing my own thing.
Obie Trice
When we finish this tour we are going to begin writing and go into the studio to hopefully have a brand new Foreigner album out in early spring next year. This will be the first Foreigner album out in about ten years.
Lou Gramm
I believe a great performer is someone who sounds just as great live as they do in the studio and vice versa. They should know how to work the stage.
Haley Reinhart
The studio part, to me, can be pretty laborious. You’re inside for hours on end and can be pretty frustrating to get the sound you hear in your head to come out of those speakers.
Mike Love
I can make everything I do come from my laptop. Even when I go to a big studio, all I do is to plug in my laptops. That’s they way I do it.
David Guetta
I’ve always tried different stuff in the studio. I use rakes, spoons, cans… I’m a surround-sound type of guy.
Timbaland
Often, I find it really hard to see what I’m doing when I’m in the thick of things. I can get too precious and have to force myself to put my paintings aside. There’s a wall in my studio where I hang paintings that I think are done or nearly done. Over time, I’ll realise which ones are working and which aren’t.
Cecily Brown
You know, Tupac would go into the studio and make like six or seven songs in one day. That’s how he operated. He was real quick with his pen.
E-40
For me it was perfect, because it wasn’t a very competitive environment, and it was a studio program. They basically send you off, and say, bring us some work, and we’ll help you improve it. It really rewarded self-discipline.
Anthony Doerr
I have a studio in a barn at home – we rehearse there, we film there and we record there. It’s fun to hang out with my guys and see what comes out next.
James Taylor
Walt gave me a VIP tour of the studio. I remember people doing voices.
Paul Winchell
I came from a dance background, so that’s what I did my whole teenage years. I was at the dance studio a lot. It just becomes your social scene and part of your life.
Felicia Day
On record dates like that I never felt too nervous because everything was really overdubbed. When we did that album, we were in the studio for probably a week, so you had a lot of opportunity to fix things.
John Abercrombie
Some people are the greatest people on Earth with good hearts and will get in the studio and make the most negative music in the world for the sake of success. That’s what the music business does to you. That’s what capitalism does to you.
Lupe Fiasco
I would love to do a big studio movie, just because they’re going to put the money into distributing it. A lot of times you do these little movies, you love them and they never get seen by anyone.
Gina Gershon
I love to study the many things that grow below the corn stalks and bring them back to the studio to study the color. If one could only catch that true color of nature – the very thought of it drives me mad.
Andrew Wyeth
I always say that candy is the perfect studio food – it keeps your energy going.
Nick Cannon
The ‘All My Children’ studio was near Lincoln Center, and I used to see all the ballerinas and the dancers, and I thought, I don’t want to bulk up; I want to have long, lean, toned muscles. And I found out that through Pilates, you can achieve those strong, lean dancer muscles.
Susan Lucci
I started a recording studio. I started producing people and doing remixes.
James Iha
I always think I don’t have any songs, I don’t have anything I’m working on, and I get in the studio and realize there are 20 things I’m thinking about. It’s just kind of second nature.
Jeff Tweedy
I have only one loyalty - to my writing. I never wanted

I have only one loyalty – to my writing. I never wanted to be the head of a studio or a producer.
Joe Eszterhas
And I remember going to the record studio and there was a park across the street and I’d see all the children playing and I would cry because it would make me sad that I would have to work instead.
Michael Jackson
I think especially in a world where you have so little say about what goes on in your life, or in the politics of the world around you, it is wonderful to go into that studio, and tell yourself what to do.
Suzanne Farrell
There was a time when my mum would sew costumes for the dance studio so we could keep doing our classes because we couldn’t afford them.
Julianne Hough
I’m not interested in making a $60-million studio film with a bunch of 24-year-olds telling me what to do.
Bruce Campbell
Recording studios are interesting; a lot of people say – and I agree – that you should have a lot of wood in a recording studio. It gets a kind of a sweeter sound.
Paul Allen
Since this was the first and only series I had ever produced, I was unaware of what the ‘Normal’ environment was for a studio. I tried to run it as I did in my SF studio.
Joe Murray
Some very famous directors have started in the mail room, which is just getting inside the studio, getting to know people, getting to know the routine.
Kenneth Anger
All of my books have the potential to become movies, it’s just a question of finding a studio who wants to get behind me and put up the money to make the movie.
Jackie Collins
It varies from song to song, although Buck Owens and I recently collaborated on writing a duet together and am looking forward with a great deal of anticipation to recording that track for the new studio album.
Dwight Yoakam
Most films I work on, the people making the film are constantly second-guessing the executives of the studio, the producer, and the audience. It is very hard to accomplish anything in that situation.
Carter Burwell
Democracy in the studio is overrated. What you wind up getting is compromise on everybody’s part, which means that nobody has their way, and that means nobody wins, including the fans.
Paul Stanley
Usually when I start a new project there’s a fear of the unknown; maybe it’s a band I’ve never been in the studio with before. People are so different. It’s almost like you need to go through the process, discover and unlock what it is that makes that band that band. And a lot of times they don’t know it.
Rick Rubin
If you can play well in the studio, you can play well on stage.
Ritchie Blackmore
I created a successful outdoor youth festival – the Liverd festival – against all good advice. It was a great way to explore and investigate social sculptures. Having that as my kind of studio, outside of a museum or precious white-cube gallery, that was a kind of education.
Natalie Jeremijenko
The photoshoot glitz and TV studio make-up isn’t the real me. I spend most days at home in Bristol in jeans and a T-shirt running around after the kids or shopping in the Co-op.
Carol Vorderman
While I was making my solo films, RKO was busily trying to get me and Fred Astaire back together. The studio wanted to capitalize on the success of ‘Flying Down to Rio’ and realized that the pairing of Rogers and Astaire had moneymaking potential.
Ginger Rogers
There’s two facets to writing a song. There’s you sitting in your room writing the sentiments of the song; the lyrics, the melody and the changes, and then there’s the part where you go into the studio and you put clothing on it.
Nuno Bettencourt
If I’m not on tour or in the studio, I’m in nature somewhere, usually some kind of ocean. Playing music has afforded me that. It’s not lost on me that it’s a tremendous opportunity to be able to spend your life being surrounded by nature.
Eddie Vedder
I write by myself and then deliver the song. Everybody knows, ‘Leave Ester alone when she’s in her zone.’ Give me a studio and the tracks, and I’ll call you when the doctor is done.
Ester Dean
The thing is, it really did take us too long to get these recordings done. We’ve had our rough times in the studio in the past, but after four weeks most of the material would have been recorded. This time it seemed like it just goes on and on.
Ed O’Brien
I’m always on tour, so I’m always trying new tracks out live before they’re released. That’s more necessity than anything, because I don’t get a proper chance to sit in a studio and work on tracks like other producers do.
Skrillex
When I get into the studio, it’s not about trying to get a good song, it’s about whatever comes naturally.
Jessica Mauboy
I do love being in my studio. Especially at night.
Brian Eno
You should learn to be happy with what you have. Besides, the fact that I’m not a huge star has allowed me to pick and choose the roles I want to do, not the ones some person sitting in a studio office thinks I should do.
Aidan Quinn
The game is No. 1. You are an adjunct to the game. In a studio, there is no game. You are the star. That’s why you are there. For the game, you can’t go away from the game and beat your chest. People are there to watch the game. You are there to supplement, not to override or overwhelm.
Al Michaels
A lot of big studio films, which are fun and great, tend to have a formula, and you’ve seen it before, and it’s a new version of it.
Malin Akerman
An album is a whole universe, and the recording studio is a three-dimensional kind of art space that I can fill with sound. Just as the album art and videos are ways of adding more dimensions to the words and music. I like to be involved in all of it because it’s all of a piece.
Bat for Lashes
When I’m working in the studio, I like to be on my own because I don’t know where I’m going; I want to be completely free to spend lots of time on songs.
Yann Tiersen
There are a lot of characters that you can get into that don’t exist in the studio world.
Josh Hutcherson
It’s good to wander into the studio and walk out with something that’s better than you’d imagined it to be. If everything was as you imagined it to be, it just wouldn’t be as much fun.
Dave Grohl
Lately I've been a workaholic. I'm in the studio all th

Lately I’ve been a workaholic. I’m in the studio all the time and I’ve helped to produce a couple of artists.
Duncan Sheik
When I work alone, and I’m in my studio, and I’m playing a lot of the stuff myself, I think the style of it becomes something a little different.
Lindsey Buckingham
Every morning, I go off to a small studio behind my house to write. I try to ignore all email and phone calls until lunchtime. Then I launch into the sometimes frantic busy-ness of a tightly scheduled day.
Daniel Goleman
No, if it was up to me every record would be brand new studio material but Atlantic records asked me to put out a full live record because my tour really did do well last year.
Sebastian Bach
I used to sit near Marilyn Monroe in the Actor’s Studio. She’d get dressed up because that was her identity. Sad. Those cameras wouldn’t leave her alone. She didn’t know where to hide.
Doris Roberts
It’s the formulaic studio movies the make money, and when they do, the actors in them are automatically movie stars.
Mickey Rourke
I’m in the studio 24 hours a day. It’s true that once you get a certain level of success, you become a target. Talk magazine should be ashamed of themselves.
Sean Combs
Once we get them in the studio, you interview a person the same way you would interview another. You ask them a question. You let them answer. You try to listen closely and then ask a follow-up.
Bob Schieffer
I don’t have a formal home recording studio, but I can record tracks on my computer upstairs in my office.
Huey Lewis
A big budget studio film is slower, they’ve got so much to create around you. Everything is more complicated.
Iain Glen
Money’s not important to me. Movie star acknowledgement is not important to me. I don’t want to be a big studio actress. I don’t want to be in the limelight.
Moira Kelly
I’ve been messing around in the studio the last couple of years. But I don’t want to worry about being taken seriously as a singer. It just really feels good to do it.
Rebecca Romijn
We still spend more time chasing funds than we do in the studio in creative work.
Alvin Ailey
I work out in a studio. Every day, regardless where I am, at least two hours. I need it. I can’t cease it.
Gabriela Sabatini
I record all of my music with authentic instruments in a studio before we start editing, doing many, many versions. The music shapes the film as we edit so it has an organic relationship to the content.
Ken Burns
You go into any recording studio in the world, and you see candles, lights, and that Apple light from a Mac.
Jimmy Iovine
But at the same time, never having final cut before, I really learned an interesting thing for any studio executive who is reading this: that if a director has final cut, it’s actually easier and more interesting to listen to notes.
Griffin Dunne
I was certainly a better actor after my five years in Hollywood. I had learned to be natural – never to exaggerate. I found I could act on the stage in just the same way as I had acted in a studio: using my ordinary voice, eliminating gestures, keeping everything extremely simple.
Walter Huston
If I had a place with a studio where I could paint I’d be happy.
Bruno Tonioli
I was 27, an unemployed actress living in a really crappy studio apartment. I had just moved to Los Angeles alone, away from my family. I had cervical and uterine cancer and I was told that I would never be able to carry a baby.
Marissa Jaret Winokur
In my final year at Bristol University, I wrote a play called ‘White Feathers.’ It was produced in the studio theatre at the students’ union in early 1999, when I was 21. It’s 100 pages long: a very traditional play, with an interval, about deserters in the First World War.
Laura Wade
No studio in Hollywood wanted ‘Cold Mountain.’ None. No one wanted ‘Ripley,’ no one wanted ‘The English Patient.’ That tells you there isn’t really an appetite for ambitious movie-making out there.
Anthony Minghella
When we did ‘The Jewel In The Crown,’ we filmed in India first so the actors had an idea of what the heat was like, what it did to you – it slows you down; it’s weighty: the air that you breathe is full of humidity. You are aware of the fact that you’re not in a studio in Manchester.
Art Malik
I spend a lot of time working as a painter and in my studio I go from upstairs where I paint to downstairs where I play and record, so I get this thing crossing over.
Andy Summers
Chris is the engineer down at the studio where we do these things. And he’s just such an integral part and he has such a marvelous ear. Also it turns out, we didn’t know, but he’s a pretty good fiddle player.
Guy Clark
Even in China. Children there, next to the Great Wall, who had never seen Mickey Mouse responded. So the studio did have that skill to communicate with images.
John Hench
Music as background to me becomes like a mosquito, an insect. In the studio we have big speakers, and to me that’s the way music should be listened to. When I listen to music, I want to just listen to music.
David Lynch
If I could, I would not do anything else. I’d just be in the studio for my whole life. I would never go to parties, events, and red carpets. I would rather just be in the studio for the whole time. I don’t even care. Nobody has to know what I look like. I just want to make music.
Ariana Grande
I find I’m not one of these composers that are, you know, walking along a beach or walking on the mountainside in County Donegal that’s, you know, ‘Oh, a melody.’ It’s more a matter of eventually taking that moment with me to the studio, and it begins to evolve.
Enya
There’s a band of studio session – hot players – that play on my albums… They’re an eclectic bunch of misfits that I’ve worked with for years and years.
Toby Keith
As opposed to touring for three years and then going into the studio and writing an album, I think this record is representative of a lot of everyday people.
Nuno Bettencourt
It's an amazing feeling to go into a studio and really

It’s an amazing feeling to go into a studio and really be alone.
Joaquin Phoenix
But I don’t like working on lyrics publicly in the studio – I prefer to take them away and work on them in my bedroom.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
A great dream of mine would be to run a design studio full of scientists who think about science as creatively as if they were doing art.
Neri Oxman
When I’m traveling, I always look for a dance studio. It’s a great workout and a wonderful way to meet new friends in the community.
Rachel Boston
I look forward to the future – and going into the studio to make new music.
Diana Ross
My favorite is still the one that I started off with, which is a Les Paul Standard. I’ve played that at every gig I’ve ever had. And that’s my starting point in the studio.
Dan Hawkins
The problem with doing a schlocky or big budget studio film is that it wouldn’t actually be fun for me. It wouldn’t be exciting.
David Cronenberg
I do feel most at home playing live, but the feeling of getting into the studio to see the new songs take shape was really incredible.
Jason Mraz
Well, Hollywood isn’t made up of individual studio heads anymore. It’s made of corporations. And corporations are looking for the bottom line. They don’t want to take chances. They want the money back for stockholders.
Frank Oz
If I’m not on tour or in the studio, I’m in nature somewhere, usually some kind of ocean. Playing music has afforded me that. It’s not lost on me that it’s a tremendous opportunity to be able to spend your life being surrounded by nature.
Eddie Vedder
I have my dream job! As a young person training as an actor, walking on the WB studio lot is a dream in itself.
Keegan Allen
Generalised anger and frustration is something that gets you in the studio, and gets you to work – though it’s not necessarily evident in anything that’s finished.
Bruce Nauman
In my studio, it is unkempt and unattractive. Once I’m in my work, I don’t notice where I am.
Paul Auster
I’m just looking for the best story being told by the best people and the best part that I can find. If those things add up, I want to be a part of it whether it’s a studio film or, more likely in that instance, an independent film.
John Hawkes
At any one time, I’ll have 30 to 40 pieces going on in the studio, so this is not economically driven at all.
Richard MacDonald
In the studio, I do try to have a thought in my head, so that it’s not like a blank stare.
Cindy Crawford
Coke Studio is a big platform for music in Pakistan and I really feel honored to be a part of it.
Momina Mustehsan
It’s a weird thing when you make records. You try to hear it before you make it, so you walk into the studio with this idea of what you expect to happen, and that usually changes. That usually turns into something else, and that’s a good thing.
Dave Grohl
I used to empty the studio out and throw stuff away. I now don’t. There will be a whole series of dead ends that a year or two down the line I’ll come back to.
Anish Kapoor
I would make tea for Joni Mitchell or clean her car, anything to be in the studio and watch her work.
Sheena Easton
In the studio, I’m always throwing people on different instruments.
Beck
You’re in front of an audience, but you’re playing for a camera. There’s this huge adrenaline rush, because you know that besides the audience in the studio, there are millions of people watching at home.
Jon Lovitz
I enter my studio at 9 a.m. I have lunch here, I return right away to my work and I go out to dinner at 8 p.m. My daily tasks vary very much.
Oscar Niemeyer
It doesn’t matter if you’re doing a studio movie or you’re doing an independent movie. When you get to set and you’re doing a scene, it’s always going to be the same job. I really don’t think about my career, in terms of planning it out and what this does for me.
Kristen Stewart
You go to a studio with a guitar, people are like, ‘Oh this girl’s going to write this song on a guitar.’ Or wants to, or whatever. You go with a ukulele, people are just like ‘Eh, well, whatever.’ They don’t really care. It’s a very non-threatening kind of instrument.
LP
I was in the studio so much, it was about the search for air in a metaphoric sense, and the breathing has more to do with travel for me, about the search musically for open air.
Keren Ann
I think people are tired of fake music, man. And there’s a lot of it. Technology has reached the point where any boob can walk into a studio and with a little AutoTuning you can have a hit song. I think it’s pathetic.
Corey Taylor
A lot of actors said they hated the studio system, but I loved it. It was like a college; it was a great place to learn.
Richard Widmark
The upside to smoking is that you get to be social. I was looking for a light when I bumped into Ben Harper’s manager. A couple of days later, Ben and I were in the studio.
Beth Orton
I was never that into the movies. Never. Even as a youngster. I became interested in movie music only because of the studio orchestras in Hollywood.
John Williams
If you think of movie studio executives, say, as society, then I root for the independent producers.
Donald E. Westlake
Hopefully, I can play both sides of the fence. That's p

Hopefully, I can play both sides of the fence. That’s probably what winning the Oscar gives me, the chance to do something with a studio and do other things that I really want to do.
Benicio Del Toro
So for my studio purposes, I know that I’m in my studio with technicians who’ve done amazing things to my board and to my power amps and I know what I can deliver out of my studio.
Billy Sherwood
The way I work on music is that I go into my studio, and I start playing music, and I see what happens, and… I never think about it.
Moby
You simply cannot do a sitcom by committee. It will not work. You’ve got to have one or two clean, creative voices in charge, and there’s got to be some faith by the studio and network in those people to make the right choices.
Amy Sherman-Palladino
The fans are very, very loyal. They’re always saying, ‘When is the next album?’ They know when I finish in the studio it’s got to be a few years before the next album.
Enya
It’s nice because success has allowed me to have a blast on stage, to be in the studio with amazing people, but I find it all a bit bizarre.
David Guetta
Songs really are like a form of time travel because they really have moved forward in a bubble. Everyone who’s connected with it, the studio’s gone, the musicians are gone, and the only thing that’s left is this recording which was only about a three-minute period maybe 70 years ago.
Tom Waits
I always wanted to be a full-time musician. Every television job I had was a means to buy a grand piano, or to put in a recording studio, or something like that.
John Tesh
I do have electric guitars, because I’ve always believed, especially when I’m working in the studio with other bands as producer, that there should be a really nice Strat around.
Nick Mason
There’s something really nice about not sitting separate from the crew in some massive trailer away from the studio. To actually be there with them, it’s more of a creative process.
Neve Campbell
I stay in the studio. I’m a studio junkie.
Lil Durk
I have ambitions to do a Broadway record one of these days and get in the studio with like, a real orchestra. I’m a big musical theatre geek.
Mandy Moore
The way we structure our deals is to work closely with the director. It is imperative to work with a studio because the way the film is marketed is crucial.
Ronnie Screwvala
If I am writing a movie and I am stuck, I can call the studio and tell them it’s delayed. You can’t do that with television – you have air dates to meet.
Aaron Sorkin
I prefer playing in the studio because you have much more control over things.
Michael Schenker
The studio is just a labor. Getting on stage is the reward.
Cliff Burton
I met will.i.am in the studio and played him a couple of songs and he liked them. We’re similar but there’s nobody in my lane doing what I’m doing.
B.o.B
The recollection of how, when and where it all happened became vague as the lingering strains hung in the rafters of the studio. I wanted to shout back at it, Maybe I didn’t write you, but I found you.
Hoagy Carmichael
I keep waiting for a paradigm shift to happen that will let network and studio execs see that sci-fi is the same as any other genre in terms of how you approach it – logically, character-based, with challenging ideas and forward thinking – but I worry that it might never happen in my lifetime.
J. Michael Straczynski
Money’s never an issue. I can go and work for a small studio theatre somewhere if it’s a play I really care about, or do TV or a big commercial West End show.
Conleth Hill
Daffy, of course, wants to go on the journey with him but the studio decides they want Daffy back, so Bugs and a young studio executive heroine have to go out and try to bring him back.
Joe Dante
When I left Van Halen, I went in the studio and made a CD called Marching to Mars with all studio musicians. I did it immediately. With the disappointment riding on my shoulders of the breakup of the band.
Sammy Hagar
Personal songs take a little more to record, definitely. We had to bring our souls into the recording studio. It was us being very vulnerable. We heard that our fans can kind of feel that.
Rose
I think it’s the most extraordinary studio around. I would love to do my next project with Pixar.
Brad Bird
Exploitation films were famous for taking an issue an exploiting it because they could move much faster than a studio could. If there was any hot topic, they would run out and make a quick movie and make a buck on it, by changing it around and using it, in some way, to give some relevance.
Robert Rodriguez
I never saw myself so much as an actor. I wanted to be a cartoonist like Charles M. Schulz and create my own world and be able to have a studio at home and not commute and be able to be with my family.
Mark Hamill
The ‘All My Children’ studio was near Lincoln Center, and I used to see all the ballerinas and the dancers, and I thought, I don’t want to bulk up; I want to have long, lean, toned muscles. And I found out that through Pilates, you can achieve those strong, lean dancer muscles.
Susan Lucci
T Bone and I grew up together in Fort Worth, Texas. He had his own recording studio by the time he was seventeen years old. When we were both nineteen he made the first archival recording of my voice.
Betty Buckley
It’s hard to shape glass. It took me years of practice, and as a result, I’ve never gotten bored with it. It’s difficult. Every time I come into the studio, I’ve got some sort of new challenge. And something that I would like to learn how to do better, and the material never disappoints me.
Jim McKelvey
‘Chronicle 2’ has become this question of, ‘How do we all make a movie that we all respect?’ And that’s true to what ‘Chronicle’ is. There’s no one at the studio who wants to make a bad movie. They all want to make a good movie just as much as I do.
Max Landis
A studio recording is perfection, but emotion and passion come only when you turn on the machine and go for the groove. If you do that with no mistakes, it sounds beautiful.
Chuck Mangione
I don't believe that an animation studio should be an e

I don’t believe that an animation studio should be an executive-driven studio.
John Lasseter
My experience is that there’s absolutely a correlation between the enthusiasm within an animation studio for a given character and the enthusiasm the audience feels when seeing the movie.
Chris Meledandri
I’m very committed to and interested in CNN’s journalism and our magazines and our movie studio, not just HBO, where I grew up. But I do have a fondness for subscription television.
Jeff Bewkes
The real test of a musician is live performance. It’s one thing to spend a long time learning how to play well in the studio, but to do it in front of people is what keeps me coming back to touring.
Neil Peart
In the studio, I don’t do a lot of work that requires repetitive activity. I spend a lot of time looking and thinking and then try to find the most efficient way to get what I want, whether it’s making a drawing or a sculpture, or casting plaster or whatever.
Bruce Nauman
Viral don’t mean I’m outside wilding. I can go viral in the club or in the studio.
Fivio Foreign
I produce some of my music videos on a $200 budget. But I produce most of my videos on zero budget. I have a studio in my apartment – which is actually just a green screen I have tacked on my wall and some lamps to light everything.
iJustine
One does afford oneself the luxury to come into the studio and all day, every day, spend one’s life making aesthetic propositions. What an immense luxury.
Anish Kapoor
I think that songwriting changed when groups started spending more time in the studio.
Ray Davies
The most calmest place I can be is the studio. And like, I stay in there ’cause I know, when I come out, it’s back to reality. Man, if you’re angry all day, man, stay in the studio.
Future
Some people are denizens of the studio. I’m more of a denizen of the live appearance. I love the live thing.
Mike Love
I knew that I could be more creative onstage, to state my own case and deliver my own interpretation of the role much more aggressively than in the recording studio.
Kiri Te Kanawa
The size of a studio film lets you see technology in a way that you wouldn’t on an independent film, like the gadgets and the angles and all that.
Juno Temple
Normally, you go into the recording studio, make a record and then take it on the road and you think… wow… I could have done THIS to it, or something.
Brian Setzer
I watch my contemporaries, and they love to live in the studio and I don’t. I have a life. I treat it as a 9-to-5. I try to create something new every day, and then I get on with my life.
Brian McKnight
A lot of artists go in the studio and say, ‘OK, whaddaya want me to do? Is it gonna be a hit? I’ll do it. Is it gonna get played on the radio? I’ll do it.’ So they start makin’ these songs, and they fall in the same tempo, same category, same this, same that, and it’ll just all sound the same.
B.o.B
But when I record my next studio album, of course I’ll do the lead vocals.
Lita Ford
I love working with different musicians in the studio, that’s a real joy working with someone for the first time.
Bob Seger
Of course, it gave the studio an enormous power, because I don’t know any other place who had that skill with images to communicate with. And the need of these kinds of images are even greater now than they ever were because we are losing our life symbols.
John Hench
Let me tell you something about Tunechi – about that boy. That boy comes to the studio every day and grind as if he doesn’t have a dollar in his pocket.
Kevin Gates
I had a really good time working with Jim Cameron. A lot of people didn’t, but I did as I got on with him really quite well. For a director who spends most of his time looking down a lens or in the digitisation studio or working out some graphics, he is actually very good with actors.
Bernard Hill
Which is why I felt I was truly blessed this year, with leads in two nice films, and also the luxury of being able to do a studio film and an independent afterwards was fantastic.
Rachel True
I now have a home recording studio, which I can operate entirely on my own, as well as a portable version of the same which allows me to record anywhere I like and simply swap out the hard drives for use in the home studio.
Clint Black
My favorite hobby is writing and recording songs at my studio. I like to surf, but I don’t get a chance to do that as much as I’d like. I don’t live close to the beach. I also like to ski, but I don’t get to do that much, either.
Scott Weiland
I was never a part of the Actor’s Studio, because two friends of mine started it in 1947 and by that time I’d gone to California.
Richard Widmark
Imagine the first time you are about to rap in a studio and you find yourself in a booth with Redman and KRS!
Angie Martinez
I don’t think that Simon and Garfunkel as a live act compares to Simon and Garfunkel as a studio act.
Paul Simon
In America there’s no rights for the artist, so whatever films I’ve made kind of belong to the studio.
Norman Jewison
I think taking design out of the studio and really having a relationship with the people that you’re making it for really convinced me of how powerful a thing design is. It’s not just an aesthetic decoration.
Genevieve Gorder
Living and working for four decades in a Bologna apartment and studio he shared with his unwed sisters, Morandi painted little but bottles, boxes, jars, and vases. Yet like that of Chardin and the underappreciated William Nicholson, Morandi’s work seems to slow down time and show you things you’ve never seen before.
Jerry Saltz
You can’t get tired in the studio. It’s really tough. But you just gotta keep on going.
Post Malone
Whenever I'm home, I haven't got any makeup on. But eve

Whenever I’m home, I haven’t got any makeup on. But even in the studio, before I do vocals, I put makeup on.
Robert Smith
We played all of the songs on the first Johnny Winter AND every day before we recorded them, so that when we got in the studio, it was totally easy, as we knew exactly what we wanted to do.
Rick Derringer
My earliest professional musical experiences were really as a session player, and every day was an adventure. Three sessions a day, every day, and you never knew who you would be working with until you arrived at the studio.
Rick Wakeman
I was not getting work, even after auditioning for films. So I started working in a studio as a photographer; I assisted a cinematographer for two ads. I was thinking that I will get into photography or cinematography or assist someone. But then the ‘Dangal’ offer came, and I was busy with the auditions.
Fatima Sana Shaikh
If we were truly in the studio making a record, it would have been more time consuming, and certainly I would have been more involved in the writing process.
Taylor Dayne
I am always locked in my design studio.
Valentino Garavani
So it helped me to just let go of all my tensions and feelings about that world and say ‘OK, this is for my fans in Japan. They’ll be nice and get into it and have fun.’ And it was the first record I made at my home studio.
Matthew Sweet
I have a more personal insight into the importance of core strength because my wife Louise runs a Pilates studio in London. I have enjoyed getting into Pilates. I am not the most supple but I enjoy Pilates more than yoga.
Jos Buttler
I’m getting in the studio with everybody I’ve always wanted to work with. That’s the amazing thing.
WizKid
The studio scene in California is sort of ridiculous anyway.
Paul Kantner
Obviously I don’t have a stylist for everyday stuff, but for a premiere or something usually the studio will hire someone.
Teresa Palmer
I’ve tried a few times to depart from what I know I can do, and I’ve failed. I’ve tried to work outside the studio, but it introduces too many variables that I can’t control. I’m really quite narrow, you know.
Irving Penn
When I’m in the studio, I don’t finish the song and say, ‘That’s going to be a big ringtone.’
T-Pain
I try to devote my afternoons to making music in my home studio, but it’s a lot more fun hanging out with musicians and friends, and trying subtly to influence a band than making your own stuff.
David Byrne
I was under contract to Paramount. They wanted to make me into somebody which I was not. So I got so scared and rebelled, so they threw me out of the studio.
Ursula Andress
When I left the band I said Look, I am ready to move on. I was interested in playing with some of the other people that I had bee a studio musician with.
John Sebastian
But I feel that I have a responsibility to help the film and I have relations with the studio and with those who put up the money so that I can tell a story that I believe in.
Kevin Spacey
My studio was lo-fi by necessity; I was fourteen with no reliable income.
Porter Robinson
Studio films are really fun. You have months and months to shoot. With the smaller films you get to be on a much more intimate set and have to get things done quickly.
Emma Roberts
I am a night painter, so when I come into the studio the next morning the delirium is over.
Philip Guston
I wouldn’t go into the studio if I didn’t have a band who’s ready, willing, and able.
Cass McCombs
The Stones were always exemplary of one of the best of all rock qualities: tightness. They have always been economical, the opposite of ornamental. Having a very clear idea of what they wanted to say they could go into a studio and make it all up on a three minute cut.
Jon Landau
I need boundaries. In the modern studio there are a bunch of instruments around me, and I can simulate anything I can’t play, so sometimes the palette feels too big.
Trent Reznor
I like the gritty parts of fashion, the design, the studio, the pictures.
Vera Wang
I used to paint landscapes without any people in them but now I paint people who happen to be in a particular place. They might be outside a pub, or on a beach or in a studio. They might have clothes on or they might not.
Peter Wright
The mini-Moog was conceived originally as a session musician’s axe, something a guy could carry to the studio, do a gig and walk out.
Robert Moog
I booked my first studio at like 12 or 13. Somewhere in that season of my life, singing along with the radio became me wanting to be on radio, you know. And writing Langston Hughes replica poems became me wanting to write like Stevie Wonder.
Frank Ocean
Darrell is really good in the studio. I mean, he has a real working knowledge of how the process works, and what sounds good coming back over tape, and how the stuff works together.
Guy Clark
I am such a gearhead. In my recording studio, I personally engineer and edit everything on computers.
Tommy Lee
We still have that same burn, to get that same kind of laughs. So whether the studio wants us to or not, we’re going to do it. The money is just a byproduct of coming out with good stuff. Our whole thing is building that rapport with the audience.
Shawn Wayans
I like touring, I like being in the studio, a bit of both. I like to have a bit of time at home as well.
John Deacon
Whenever I have time, I try to get in the studio and wr

Whenever I have time, I try to get in the studio and write, whether it’s for me or other artists or my catalog of music. It’s definitely one of my favorite parts of the music industry.
Jesse McCartney
I hate going out for lunch during a workday because it slows down my pace and ruins my rhythm. I prefer to eat at my desk. Actually, I wander around the design studio with a plate in my hand as I dine on, for example, salmon sashimi and a salad of tomatoes and mozzarella. I often have a bit of dark chocolate after lunch.
Tom Ford
I wake up every morning and I feel like I’m juggling glass balls. I live in Los Angeles, my business is run out of London, and most evenings I’m cuddled up in front of Skype, in my dressing gown, speaking with my studio in London. I travel a lot, my team travel a lot, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Victoria Beckham
The big studio era is from the coming of sound until 1950, until I came in… I came in at a crux in film, which was the end of the studio era and the rise of filmmaking.
Charlton Heston
Just when I think I hate fashion, I hate clothes, I’m seized by this crazy thing that I have to do. I have this little studio now where I just draw. I can be in the room for three days and not even look up.
Isaac Mizrahi
I photographed rocks and trees and tide pools and nudes and all that stuff for years and years. Until 20 years ago when I found that I could do it in the studio and never have to travel.
Kim Weston
I’m so hard on myself that when I’m in the studio, I’ll write 10 songs and only use one. So those nine songs that are left over, I always think, ‘Where could these go? Who could they be for?’
Jessie J
When you get into the studio, you never know who is going to fit your energy.
PartyNextDoor
My dad and my uncles used to always be in the studio at my house.
Romeo Miller
I danced a little as a kid here in Canada: in Ottawa at the Elite Dance Studio and at the Top Hat Dance School in Cornwall where I grew up. So I had some experience of having to learn routines.
Ryan Gosling
I’m a studio rat. I like going in there as producer.
Al Jourgensen
No matter how many modern parts I do, people still refer to me as Mrs. Costume Drama. Fight Club is a studio pic, and I’ve done very few of those. I’ve got a feeling it’s going to change things for me.
Helena Bonham Carter
I have mugs of hot water every morning because the studio is cold, and also because it makes my throat sound clearer.
Mika Brzezinski
I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent.
Lucille Ball
All studio movies are the middle of the Bell curve. The only way to do something is to do it yourself. And the only way to do that is to not take any money from anyone or take as little money as possible from anyone and that’s it.
Thomas Lennon
Sometimes I get ideas for lyrics in anyplace, but I work a lot in the studio. So I collect little bits of lyrics. I go through the box of lyrics I have and see if something fits.
David Lynch
So whenever I had some in-between producing time down in my studio I popped a tape in and started working on it. Working a little bit at a time, it actually took almost four years.
Billy Sherwood
Furnishing a home is no different than going into the studio and making music. You want to make sure you’ve pared down all the extra details so that in the end, every stitch has a context uniquely yours.
Adam Levine
A studio is like a meditation room where music is created. And a live performance is the place where the creation of the studio is taken ahead. I love both.
Shreya Ghoshal
I usually enter the studio with a mix of songs that I’ve been listening to that are relevant to the sound I want to achieve.
Sondre Lerche
We work hard when we’re in the studio, but then when we take our breaks, we walk outside and look around.
George Strait