|2007-02-27 17:34 (UTC)
Similar quotes have been attributed to Mark Twain, William Purkey, ancient Chinese proverb(of course) among others so recently it could not have been them. Guy Clark, who recorded the song, Come from the Heart, says his wife Susanna wrote these lyrics.
You got to sing like you don't need the money
Love like you'll never get hurt
You got to dance like nobody's watchin'
It's gotta come from the heart if you want it to work
Although "write like you'll always sell" is one way of looking at it, I like changing the first line to "write like you don't need the money" even better. Of course I also like "fart, like you're the only one in the elevator" or even "reboot, like you think windows will work" but that's just me.