Robert_Haigh's Quotes

Here's the list of quotes submitted by Robert_Haigh  —  There are currently 537 quotes total — keep up the great work!

Everybody should have an equal chance - but they shouldn't have a flying start.

Harold Wilson  Famous Quote

added 6 days ago

I'm an optimist, but an optimist who carries a raincoat.

Harold Wilson  Famous Quote

added 6 days ago

Elvis came along when I was 10. My father gave me a bass ukulele. I taught myself how to play from a book to play some chords, so I was laying down 'Hound Dog' and things like that when I was 10 years old in 1955. That's the way I was. My ear was glued to the radio. I knew right then what I wanted to do.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

I don't have and have never had an email address. I'm old school. But as far as downloads go, my only objection is I like the sound of CDs better, so I buy those. I think the sound quality is better.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

I've covered so much Tom Waits. He's one of my favorite writers. I have a real affinity to how he writes.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

The most famous rumor for me is that I had throat cancer. I never had throat cancer... I don't know why that started... The way I sing, probably.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

I did this thing with Trisha Yearwood, a song called 'The Price.' I had been sitting on it for a while, because I figured, you know, this really needs a good singer.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

My father left us when I was 10, so I had to make enough money for us to be able to live in a house because my brother went in the service during Vietnam and I was sole support of my mother. And she had no skills, really, except to clean other people's houses. So I had to have a bunch of jobs, you know, as well as music.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

For a long time, I thought when you do a box set, you're giving up; you're saying, 'OK, I don't have anything left.' But now I've listened to some of the old stuff I haven't heard in 20 to 40 years with fresh ears. It's like, 'Oh yeah, I can see where people might want to to hear some of this stuff that didn't make it onto the records.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

We've been really lucky. We've gotten a lot of airplay over the years. I guess people keep requesting our songs on the radio, because Lord knows I don't do a whole lot to promote myself.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

Be original. That's my best advice. You're going to find that there's something that you do well, and try to do it with as much originality as you can, and don't skimp on the words. Work on the words.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

You don't know what inspires you. You like to think you know what inspires you, but in the final analysis I don't think you really do. It's great to look at a blank sheet of paper, you know, and walk up to an instrument and not know what's gonna happen. It's the most challenging thing I do.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

When you have kids, you start thinking about their future and you forget about yours.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

Most of the time, I'm here in Michigan and I'm taking out the garbage every Monday.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

I was a runner, a failed quarterback, third-string quarterback, but in track I was a 2-miler.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

It took me a long time to learn how to write a good song.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

I love working with different musicians in the studio, that's a real joy working with someone for the first time.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

You're not going to hear me do a rap song, you're not going to hear me do a jazz song. We have to be true to our roots, do what we do, and try to do it a little better each time.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

You can't get a good crew and a good sound system, and a good light system if you do a small tour. If you want the best, those guys want a commitment of about 4 to 6 months. And I'd want the best people and the best stuff.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

We've got to practice three weeks, get the kinks out, then we've got to practice three weeks with the crew, and then go out for four months. It's just a huge chunk of time out of life.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

If I want to work, I can. If I want to play golf, or ride my motorcycle, I can. But the rest of it is family. Sometimes you're not really needed by your family, but you're there. And my kids like to know I'm there.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

I'm just trying to keep things simple, and just be a little more offhand and not get so deep into things. Enjoy what you got right now, because who knows what's going to happen tomorrow.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

I write a lot of songs people don't hear. I really just enjoy the process. I finish 'em all. I don't think there's a whole lot of difference between the bad ones and the good ones.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

I really like the thing I did with Martina McBride. I had that song sitting around for a long time.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

I had the opportunity to be around my kids a lot. I guess I could have kept working, but I had them when I was 47. You only get to see all this stuff once. I just chose to work at home and watch them.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

Every now and then you'll nail one that's really, really special. And that's what you live for.

Bob Seger  Famous Quote

added 28 days ago

I'm very serious about no alcohol, no drugs. Life is too beautiful.

Jim Carrey  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.

Jim Carrey  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

Whatever your hands find to do, you must do with all your heart.

John Hiatt  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

It's a whole package, singer/songwriter. I like writing but I like performing just as much.

John Hiatt  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

My attitude these days is, if you write a bad song, what are they gonna do, throw you in songwriter jail?

John Hiatt  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

We have always understood that visibility is viability.

Mary Wilson  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

Kudos to Lindsey, for sure, for us not doing a replica of 'Rumours.

Mick Fleetwood  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

All of us... anyone that's been in Fleetwood Mac, as far as I've been aware, has been seemingly pretty well brought up by their parents: not goody two-shoes - God knows we weren't - but there was a level of civility that the lads in the band were aware of, what is over the brink of decency.

Mick Fleetwood  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

Obviously, this is a huge change with the advent of Lindsey Buckingham not being a part of Fleetwood Mac. We all wish him well and all the rest of it.

Mick Fleetwood  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I have a lot of respect for these rock photographers. You realize that some of them were really led into the inner circles of some of these artists and bands. And you see how those photographs really capture the artist, the moment.

Mick Fleetwood  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I have a reverence for great photography, but I don't consider myself in that league.

Mick Fleetwood  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

My template for most songs is 'Is this inspiring?' and with the blues it so often is.

Mick Fleetwood  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

John Lee Hooker became a friend of mine and I love all of his work. He was truly an icon. He lived the life. I miss him.

Mick Fleetwood  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I love wearing a lot of color, and I am majorly into scarves. I'm the Beau Brummell of Fleetwood Mac, no doubt.

Mick Fleetwood  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I keep fit, I work out, I eat pretty damn well, I don't drink like a fish, and all of those things are tempered with a holistic mind-set that you need to damn well respect the vehicle that you're walking around in.

Mick Fleetwood  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

No matter what - rehearsed, under-rehearsed, over-rehearsed, doubts about rehearsing - the first gig is always the first gig, and you put on your little praying hat, batten down the hatch, and do what you do.

Mick Fleetwood  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

Fleetwood Mac has been pretty truthful. Open about what we do. We've always done it from the inside out. Versus being pressured from the outside and changing the inside. And that's our story.

Mick Fleetwood  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

The value of friends has always been a natural thing. I prefer too many to too few.

Mick Fleetwood  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

Fleetwood Mac were really accessible musically, but lyrically and emotionally, we weren't so easy. And it was our music that helped us survive. But all of us were in pieces personally.

Mick Fleetwood  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I just want to play guitar and be in a band. Same as I always did.

Chrissie Hynde  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

In my experience lust only ever leads to misery. All that suspicion and jealousy and anguish it unleashes. I don't want those things in my life.

Chrissie Hynde  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I'm not a figurehead for anything. I was a single mom with two kids. What else was I going to do? It was either be in a band or be a waitress.

Chrissie Hynde  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I don't profess to have music as my big wheel and there are a number of other things as important to me apart from music. Theatre and mime, for instance.

David Bowie  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I've never responded well to entrenched negative thinking.

David Bowie  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

Even though I was very shy, I found I could get onstage if I had a new identity.

David Bowie  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I had to resign myself, many years ago, that I'm not too articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things. But my music does it for me, it really does.

David Bowie  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I grew up listening to country music. I got into traditional stuff later, but I listened to the commercial stuff of the '90s, especially the women who were so strong, like Mary Chapin Carpenter and Kathy Mattea. It's a great art form.

Rhiannon Giddens  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I think it's important that everybody has access to music, and not just people who live in cities or who can afford to drive to the nearest city.

Rhiannon Giddens  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

It's really funny how I've come round to classical music around the back door with my banjo in my hand, and I love it.

Rhiannon Giddens  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

Separation in culture and arts does nobody any favors except for the people in power. That's just it... So I feel like I'm in the business of challenging that narrative.

Rhiannon Giddens  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

For me the bare feet are grounding. I'm connected to the Earth in a way that I cannot be any other way.

Rhiannon Giddens  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

My dad's white, my mom's black, and I've struggled with being mixed race.

Rhiannon Giddens  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I would be thrilled with anybody who cites my work as something that inspired them.

Rhiannon Giddens  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I'm still black in the eyes of America.

Rhiannon Giddens  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

My work as a whole is about excavating and shining a light on pieces of history that not only need to be seen and heard, but that can also add to the conversation about what's going on now.

Rhiannon Giddens  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I'm not gonna force something or fake something to try to get more black people at my shows. I'm not gonna do some big hip-hop crossover.

Rhiannon Giddens  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

Each song has its own way that it likes to be done, but it can be more than one way. If you tap into it, you can feel it.

Rhiannon Giddens  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I'm a North Carolina native. Grew up in North Carolina.

Rhiannon Giddens  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

At some point you have to take responsibility for who you are and where you are and being able to listen to other points of view, whichever side of the tracks you're on.

Rhiannon Giddens  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I decided to study music my last year in high school.

Rhiannon Giddens  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

So my mom's folks are from one side of Greensboro - and, you know, outside of Greensboro. And my dad's folks, the white side, is from another very small town outside of Greensboro. So both sides are coming from the country.

Rhiannon Giddens  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

Well, you know, the original banjos were all handmade instruments. Gourd - it would be made with gourds and whatever, you know, materials would have been around. And, you know, first hundred years of its existence, the banjo's known as a plantation instrument, as a black instrument.

Rhiannon Giddens  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

When I first heard the minstrel banjo - I played a gourd first - I almost lost my mind. I was like, Oh, my god. And then I went to Africa, to the Gambia, and studied the akonting, which is an ancestor of the banjo, and just that connection to me was just immense.

Rhiannon Giddens  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

Getting into the banjo and discovering that it was an African-American instrument, it totally turned on its head my idea of American music - and then, through that, American history.

Rhiannon Giddens  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I love the U.K. folk scene. In the States, nobody knows what to do with me. There's still a very narrow definition of Americana.

Rhiannon Giddens  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

People say, I'm tired of thinking about race, it's a drag. Yeah, well, welcome to my life! I don't care who you are. We have the time and the headspace for this stuff. The least you can do is take a moment.

Rhiannon Giddens  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I started singing as a hobby, but the minute I started, I knew that I loved it.

Mary Wilson  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

We did have some difficult times. Really, there were more good times than bad. I've been honest about a lot of the things that happened and the truth is, I have more good memories than bad ones.

Mary Wilson  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

A child is born to a welfare case/ Where the rats run around like they own the place/ The room is chilly, the building is old/ That's how it goes/ A doctor's found on his welfare rounds/ And he comes and he leaves on the double

Gordon Lightfoot  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

The radio makes hideous sounds.

Bob Dylan  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.

Bob Dylan  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

In 'The Mark' I played a psychiatrist. And in the '50's everybody went to a psychiatrist because if you didn't, you'd have nothing to talk about at cocktail parties.

Rod Steiger  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

We come. We go. And in between we try to understand.

Rod Steiger  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

In the 1800s, one of the MPs in London decided to introduce tax. In those days it was 2p in the pound. I thought it still was.

Ken Dodd  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

The man who invented cats’ eyes got the idea when he saw the eyes of a cat in his headlights. If the cat had been going the other way, he would have invented the pencil sharpener.

Ken Dodd  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

The trouble with Freud is that he never played the Glasgow Empire on a Saturday night after Rangers and Celtic had both lost.

Ken Dodd  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I used to think I was marvellous in bed until I discovered that all my girl friends suffered from asthma.

Ken Dodd  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I used to think I was marvellous in bed until I discovered that all my girl friends suffered from asthma.

Ken Dodd  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

It’s a privilege to be asked to play here tonight on what is a very special anniversary. It is 100 years to the night since that balcony collapsed. (Addressing people in The Gods at a provincial theatre.)

Ken Dodd  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I’ve seen a topless lady ventriloquist. Nobody has ever seen her lips move.

Ken Dodd  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I wanted to take the dog to obedience class but it wouldn't go.

Ken Dodd  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I did 25 minutes running on the spot this morning - I had my braces caught in the banister

Ken Dodd  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I do all the exercises every morning in front of the television - up, down, up, down, up, down. Then the other eyelid.

Ken Dodd  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

Do I believe in safe sex? Of course I do. I have a handrail around the bed.

Ken Dodd  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

(On his marathon live shows) You think you can get away, but you can't. I'll follow you home and I'll shout jokes through your letterbox.

Ken Dodd  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

My act is very educational. I heard a man leaving the other night, saying: 'Well, that taught me a lesson.

Ken Dodd  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

Comedy should never be over-analysed. It's either funny or it isn't. There's a subtle difference between those who say funny things and those who say things funny.

Ken Dodd  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

So it turns out that if you bang two halves of a horse together, it doesn’t make the sound of a coconut.

Ken Dodd  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

How many men does it take to change a toilet roll? Nobody knows – it’s never been done before.

Ken Dodd  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I always feel at home in theatres like this ... because we're about the same age

Ken Dodd  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

How do you make a blonde laugh on a Sunday? Tell her a joke on a Wednesday.

Ken Dodd  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I haven't spoken to my mother-in-law for eighteen months-I don't like to interrupt her.

Ken Dodd  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

Laughter is the greatest music in the world and audiences come to my shows to escape the cares of life. They don't want to be embarrassed or insulted. They want to laugh and so do I - which is probably why it works.

Ken Dodd  Famous Quote

added 1 month ago

I love playing and I love singing, and the writing. There's kind of a symbiotic relationship between the writing and the playing.

Guy Clark  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

All gut strings. That's just the first kind of guitar I played, it was a nylon string guitar. And to me, it's the purest form of guitar making, and I just enjoy doing it.

Guy Clark  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Mary Gauthier's great. Yeah, we've played a lot of gigs together. She's really wonderful.

Guy Clark  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I have no reason to sit home and write songs all day without going out and playing for the folks. And I have no reason to go play for the folks unless I'm writing new songs so they can sort of feed off one another. And I just try to do the best I can.

Guy Clark  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I've gone a year and not written a song just because I couldn't think of anything. But I always come back to it because there's always that little buzz you get when you do something well and sing it out loud to the public. And people clap and tell you how great you are.

Guy Clark  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Anything that happens after I write a song...that's fine with me. It's up to the listener to read into it what they need from it. And that's part of the reason I write like I do, so I can leave the holes in the right places so people can say, 'Yeah, that happened to me,' and they're able to have their own little fantasy about it.

Guy Clark  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Ain't no chance if you don't take it.

Guy Clark  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

If I knew where good songs came from, I'd go there more often.

Guy Clark  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Music is supposed to be entertaining and if it touches you emotionally, so much the better. Sometimes you do it to save your own life, not anybody else's. That's why I write. I'm not trying to change anybody else's life or the world, I'm trying to keep from blowing my own brains out. That's the real point.

Guy Clark  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I had a lot of luck in meeting great musicians who were kind enough to show me things.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

How many BMWs do you need? How many Rolex watches you gonna wear in your lifetime, for crying out loud? What is it about that kind of desire? I don't understand it.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

When I made the first album, I was 24, and at that age, you have nothing to say. I just played the music I loved and tried to do it justice.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

If you're white working with non-white people, you will be branded as a colonialist by some people, regardless of your efforts or intentions.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Nat King Cole - I listen to him a lot.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I like classical music. I especially like the French composers: Ravel in particular. Debussy. That's so soothing in a nervous world.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Musicians understand each other through means other than speaking.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

To me, the essence of the music is the most important thing.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I always think you should push your envelope every chance you get.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

You have to be able to improvise and respond to what's going on around you. Then you might get a good piece of work done.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I just feel that music is a great life because it's very rewarding. It's a gratification. You do this for yourself, and you also do this for other people.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

If you're taught to hate and fear a people or a country, and it works, it's because of your ignorance of that country. You have no contact with it, nor do you know what you're hating and fearing.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I'm a great lover of ballads.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I keep my mind on track, and I don't get mad, and I don't get frustrated. Well, I do... but creative work, it's a way of controlling all that.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Some people have career plans, long-range career plans. I don't know anything about that. I'm no good at it.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I give up on pop music. As far as a commercial entity, as far as pop music goes, I quit; I absolutely throw in the towel. I can't handle it. I can't do it. I can't be what they need you to be.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

People respond to any good you can do in music.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

All I know is, I play the guitar, beat it out, and sing a song that has some damn resonance that we feel as musicians. We send it out and people get it, and that's a good thing.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Having my son on drums has made a huge difference. I can't stress this strongly enough, in terms of the groove space and style that Joachim gave me to instinctively play what I felt in a more free way, rather than feeling constricted. That's true on record and on stage.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

The thing I always found about the gospel music was that it reached further into your being if you like, your mind. It takes hold of you - especially if you sing it and play it.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I think all the music I do, which ties together, as far as I'm concerned, is fun and entertaining.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I can't help what people write or think. If somebody thinks I'm a serious archivist, they're wrong. That's been a problem. It's a shame people take that attitude, because it affects how they listen to the music. It's a big mistake to treat any pop music that way.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

R&B and all that stuff was always very spare and spontaneous. Nobody made those records under solid gold situations. It was just in and out, and you didn't labor over the thing. I like music like that.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

People who aren't as interested in recorded music as they used to be will say, 'Oh, 'Buena Vista?' Loved it.' And I'll say, 'Well, how about any of my other recent records. I've been doing some pretty good ones. You like those?' And they go, 'Huh?

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Music creates complicity, and then you feel less isolated.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Politics runs on power and money and on ignorance.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

After all is said and done and institutions fail, people still have some ability to care for each other.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Travelling is hard. I'm no traveller. I hate flying, and I hate hotels.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

A microphone has a certain range. It's not as good as your ears, but it will capture an enclosed space, the harmonic content in a room. Nice old tube mikes do that pretty well. And that's a good sound.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Music is all starting to sound alike in the modern era. Afro-pop sounds exactly like L.A. pop - there's no difference, no ambience, no real resonance.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

With country, it's hard to penetrate the thick layers of commercialism that have been applied like shellac coatings over the real thing.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I'm a man of peace.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

American global economic imperialism is a fact. It's a known fact. It's a simple fact.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I've done a fair amount of commercials. I did a bunch of Champion spark plug ads and Levi's and Molson Beer. You wouldn't know it. But some of it's damn good.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Film work is a job I like to do because I really love to solve problems.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I think I'm more relaxed; I think I'm more philosophical. I don't get worried as much as I used to about things.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I like the idea that something happens to everybody who comes to L.A. - whether they are Mexican, Irish, black, or hillbillies. You come here, and you leave all your traditions behind. And since there's no traditions here, you just make one up.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I'm not interested in making folkloric records, but I like to push the traditional format around so that familiar patterns get knocked on the head.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I've tended to look at my albums as research and development. I was just trying to get someplace new on each one.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

The blues is so expressive - nostalgic but not sentimental, mournful but not pathetic, so humble and close to the earth. It's a nuance-filled thing.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I've listened to blues my whole life. I know it, I play it, I understand it.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

What kills music in films is when it's done as performance, drawing attention to the fact that someone's in the background playing it.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I'm used to music as a tool, taking the various elements and then making something completely new out of them. And writing film music is the perfect opportunity to do that, because you can look at the film and then just let your imagination soar.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I toured around for years, but the road was always a drag for me. I never made a dime. In fact, I lost a lot of money - it was horrible.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

It all started back in '69 when I worked with Jack Nitzsche on 'Performance.' That was my first experience of doing soundtracks, and I've enjoyed doing them ever since.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Music is fragile: people die, and it's forgotten.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

If something grooves and you like the sound, then that's all you need.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

When the real world intrudes on your musical fantasies, I get put out.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I didn't come from a very rigid background, where there's a clan or a tribe or a religion.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

People have all sorts of expectations which you can't meet. Me, I'm so reclusive I stay away from such things as much as I can. I never go anywhere.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Chavez Ravine is the dawn of Chicano consciousness.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I've been wanting an ice cream truck forever.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

If every song is in the past tense, that's a drag, so you have to predict the future.

Ry Cooder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Oh I don't mind going to weddings, just as long as it's not my own...

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I've been riding on the crest of a slump lately.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I hate Disneyland. It primes our kids for Las Vegas.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I’ve always been a word guy, I like weird words and I like American slang and all that and words that are no longer being used… I like to drag them out of the box and wave them around… this is an interesting one, it’s amazing how in addition to punctuation just a little pause in the wrong place can just completely transform the meaning of something.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Oh, I'm not a percussionist, I just like to hit things.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn't.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

You can learn a lot about a woman by getting smashed with her.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I went to Zimbabwe. I know how white people feel in America now; relaxed! Cause when I heard the police car I knew they weren't coming after me!

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, I wanna grow up and be a critic.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings... and lawyers.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

It's been a struggle for me because I had a chance to be white and refused.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Everyone carries around his own monsters.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Hawaii is the best form of comfort for me. When I die, I want to be cremated, and I want half my ashes spread in the Pacific around the island, the rest on the property.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I realized this is what God has dealt me, and I should be thankful considering all that's happened to me in my life, but MS caused the movies to stop - stop dead - and I miss it.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Imagine people calling you to find out if you're dead. I've led a real crazy life at times, and I've had many strange things happen to me, but that was one of the strangest.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Someone called all the newspapers in New York and told them I'd died. I've been told by almost everyone it was an ex-wife - I've had a few so it's hard to pinpoint which one - but who knows for sure?

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I just don't want to die alone, that's all. That's not too much to ask for, is it? It would be nice to have someone care about me, for who I am, not about my wallet.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I believe the ability to think is blessed. If you can think about a situation, you can deal with it. The big struggle is to keep your head clear enough to think.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Yes, I'm religious. God has shown me things, made certain ways clear to me.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

If I thought about it, I could be bitter, but I don't feel like being bitter. Being bitter makes you immobile, and there's too much that I still want to do.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

What I am for is justice for everyone, just like it says in the Constitution.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

There's a lot more hypocrisy than before. Racism has gone back underground.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I can't just say the words, do a lot of one-liners. I love each person I play; I have to be that person. I have to do him true.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I won't talk about what it was like in prison, except to say I'm glad I'm out and that I plan never to go back and to pay my taxes every day.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Even when I was a little kid, I always said I would be in the movies one day, and damned if I didn't make it.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I became a performer because it was what I enjoyed doing.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I was kicked out of school because of my attitude. I was not assimilating. So I went to work, taking any jobs I could get.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I was a loner and never hung out with anyone. I never had any friends.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

There's a thin line between to laugh with and to laugh at.

Richard Pryor  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

In the early morning rain with a dollar in my hand/ With an aching in my heart and my pockets full of sand/ I'm a long way from home and I miss my loved one so/ In the early morning rain with no place to go

Gordon Lightfoot  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I think I was only divorced once, and the rest were annulments. Or, maybe not. I can't keep track actually, because it's not that important. I just am who I am.

Lana Wood  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I never met another man I'd rather be. And even if that's a delusion, it's a lucky one.

Charles Bukowski  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

How long was I in the army? Five foot eleven.

Spike Milligan  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I thought I'd begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine.

Spike Milligan  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I'm afraid I am a born romantic. I never had any doubt that I could fulfill any man's dream if I chose to. My mother had given me the key: tender, loving care.

Jane Russell  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I am doing things that are true to me. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled.

Johnny Depp  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times. I'm a romantic.

Johnny Depp  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I call it suffering and pain, they call it entertainment.

Ray Davies  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

All you have to do is relax and feel your history, because it will never go away and there is no future without it.

Ray Davies  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Surviving, that's my plan.

Ray Davies  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I think when you write songs, you write about people... People are the source of my material. And London is a wonderful place to be for people. So, the next time you're sitting in a park somewhere, and you see someone like me looking at you, don't phone the police. I'm just writing.

Ray Davies  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I'm walking down a street called hope I'm going to get some satisfaction in my soul I'm leaving that street called fear Throw that negativity right outta here

Ray Davies  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Some guy said to me: Don't you think you're too old to sing rock n' roll? I said: You'd better check with Mick Jagger.

Cher  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I've always taken risks, and never worried what the world might really think of me.

Cher  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Hate crimes are the scariest thing in the world because these people really believe what they're doing is right.

Cher  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I could never begin a poem: 'When I am dead' In case it tempted Fate, and Fate gave way.

Roger McGough  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Yes, you can feel very alone as a poet and you sometimes think, is it worth it? Is it worth carrying on? But because there were other poets, you became part of a scene. Even though they were very different writers, it made it easier because you were together.

Roger McGough  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

If I do a poetry reading I want people to walk out and say they feel better for having been there - not because you've done a comedy performance but because you're talking about your father dying or having young children, things that touch your soul.

Roger McGough  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Listen. I got three expressions: looking left, looking right and looking straight ahead.

Robert Mitchum  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I never take any notice of reviews-unless a critic has thought up some new way of describing me. That old one about my lizard eyes and anteater nose and the way I sleep my way through pictures is so hackneyed now.

Robert Mitchum  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I have two acting styles: with and without a horse.

Robert Mitchum  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

There just isn't any pleasing some people. The trick is to stop trying.

Robert Mitchum  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

This is not a tough job. You read a script. If you like the part and the money is OK, you do it. Then you remember your lines. You show up on time. You do what the director tells you to do. When you finish, you rest and then go on to the next part. That's it.

Robert Mitchum  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

If there is only one thing in my life that I am proud of, it's that I've never been a kept woman.

Marilyn Monroe  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.

Marilyn Monroe  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

You should play with real musicians; the best music comes from real people interacting with each other.

John Fogerty  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I'm now comfortable playing a lot of the old songs, and I've gotten out a lot of the old equipment.

John Fogerty  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I'm like a twenty-two-year-old kid in a new band trying to get noticed and break through, because the vast majority of people have never seen me play live.

John Fogerty  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I went pretty much for one tone, and I knew at that time that I wanted to play a Rickenbacker.

John Fogerty  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I thought what I was good at doing was playing real simple guitar licks, since I'd cut my teeth on what Duane Eddy was doing; licks that were simple but had staying power.

John Fogerty  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Even though James Burton was my idol, I didn't think I could carry his shoes back then.

John Fogerty  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

But I think beautiful is simple and elegant, like a ballad with simple harmony.

John Fogerty  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

And I now think that Stratocasters and Telecasters are way cool.

John Fogerty  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

If you're going to make rubbish, be the best rubbish in it.

Richard Burton  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.

Richard Burton  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Do something you really like, and hopefully it pays the rent. As far as I'm concerned, that's success.

Tom Petty  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I started playing guitar back in '56. I was a teenager, and guitars had just come in, and I had a thing for it and got one. Started learning lead breaks from songs, because that was the easiest thing to do at the time. I had the guitar for two years before I learned any chords. Really.

Roger McGuinn  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

The original Byrds were very much Beatles-influenced, and then we gradually got our own sound. We started mixing things together more.

Roger McGuinn  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I think Wilco is going to definitely stand the test of time - no question - and Uncle Tupelo, and the whole No Depression scene, which is now alt-country. I think that's going to be around a long time.

Roger McGuinn  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

That's one of the things I like best about folk music is the beautiful melodies - and the harmonies - that exist in it. And of course, some of the stories, the story songs.

Roger McGuinn  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I think what makes the Byrds stand up all these years is the basis in folk music. Folk music, being a timeless art form, is the foundation of the Byrds. We were all from a folk background. We considered ourselves folk singers even when we strapped on electric instruments and dabbled in different things.

Roger McGuinn  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Yes, basically, like you said, I'll work out a chord pattern and work out the lyrics over that.

Roger McGuinn  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

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  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I always got a kick out of it when they called it the California Sound because it really came out of Liverpool and Greenwich Village.

Roger McGuinn  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

But in my imagination this whole thing developed and I started mixing up old folk songs with the Beatles beat and taking them down to Greenwich Village and playing them for the people there.

Roger McGuinn  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

The first 12-string guitar I bought was probably around 1957.

Roger McGuinn  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I think music has the power to transform people, and in doing so, it has the power to transform situations - some large and some small.

Joan Baez  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

My father was a physicist and also an activist. My first public protest was with my dad at Stanford. I came by all that honestly.

Joan Baez  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

During the 'ballad' years for me, the politics was latent; I was just falling in love with the ballads and my boyfriend. And there was the beauty of the songs.

Joan Baez  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

The foundation of my beliefs is the same as it was when I was 10. Non-violence.

Joan Baez  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

If people have to put labels on me, I'd prefer the first label to be human being, the second label to be pacifist, and the third to be folk singer.

Joan Baez  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?

Joan Baez  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I've never had a humble opinion. If you've got an opinion, why be humble about it?

Joan Baez  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

We were raised with that discussion about violence and non-violence, and we all pretty much came up on the side of non-violence. That became my foundation with politics and my livelihood.

Joan Baez  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

My father came from a country called Bolivia. He was of Spanish descent. I never went to Bolivia until I was 60 years old, but apparently when he was 17, he had already planned his entire academic curriculum so that he could graduate high school and enter college in the United States. That's how much he wanted to come to this country.

Raquel Welch  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Once you get rid of the idea that you must please other people before you please yourself, and you begin to follow your own instincts - only then can you be successful. You become more satisfied, and when you are, other people will tend to be satisfied by what you do.

Raquel Welch  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I was lucky that one of my first movies, 'One Million Years B.C.' was made in Europe by a British company. The Brits, and a lot of the rest of Europe, seemed to really love exotic women. The fact that I was American and exotic just made me more appealing to them.

Raquel Welch  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

When I first came along in the business, they didn't really like the idea of my name being Raquel.

Raquel Welch  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

My father was Bolivian, which makes me half-Bolivian. It's where I got some of my exotic features and certainly my skin tone.

Raquel Welch  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

We all have a childhood dream that when there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise.

Raquel Welch  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Latinos are here to stay. As citizen Raquel, I'm proud to be Latina.

Raquel Welch  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

You can't fake listening. It shows.

Raquel Welch  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I couldn't stand that my husband was being unfaithful. I am Raquel Welch - understand?

Raquel Welch  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I'm blessed to be able to work at something that I'm good at, and that I love. It's not something I take for granted.

Emmylou Harris  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

In 1974 I was trying to get my first little band together. That year marked kind of a traumatic point in my life, but I had a lot of support from friends and family and a lot of good things ended up coming out of it.

Emmylou Harris  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

As anyone who goes into dog-rescue knows, it is not a for-profit business, but the rewards are priceless for me.

Emmylou Harris  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I'm even able to have kind of a little bit of a second career in dog rescue. Doesn't pay anything, but it's become a real passion for me.

Emmylou Harris  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I was a folk singer who became totally over the edge with country music. I found my voice and style working with Gram Parsons. I learned how to listen to George Jones records and the Louvin Brothers.

Emmylou Harris  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

There's a certain grace in accepting what your life is and embracing all the good things that have been - but there's still an expectation of good things to come. Not necessarily what you expected.

Emmylou Harris  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

You get to a certain point in your life where you get closer to the end of your life than the beginning, and it colors your life, in a way.

Emmylou Harris  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I'm not a trained musician. When folks talk about 'Well, you go to this or that' - the tenor, or the third part - I don't really know what they're talking about.

Emmylou Harris  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

The only time I ever appeared in the 'Enquirer' was for a piece about people who let their hair grow gray. I guess I'm not much of a wild child.

Emmylou Harris  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

To me acting and singing are worlds apart.

Emmylou Harris  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Pretty much all I say politically is I encourage people to register to vote.

Emmylou Harris  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked.

Paul Newman  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you.

Paul Newman  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Every time I get a script it's a matter of trying to know what I could do with it. I see colors, imagery. It has to have a smell. It's like falling in love. You can't give a reason why.

Paul Newman  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I think I've finally, after 72 years, gotten used to my voice, and it sounds like a friend now instead of an enemy.

John Prine  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I thought I was grounded. I thought from my kinda blue-collar outlook on life that I would call myself a grounded person. I was not. I was like a balloon flying around in the air. And as soon as our first child was born, boom - my feet came right down to the ground.

John Prine  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

If I can make myself laugh about something that I should be crying about, that's pretty good.

John Prine  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

My sense of humor has saved me more than a couple of times in my life.

John Prine  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Yeah, early '71 is when I got my record contract. I had a record come out by August of '71. Things happened really fast.

John Prine  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

When I was a boy, my family used to watch a lot of Laurel and Hardy.

John Prine  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I did three club tours before I started playing concert halls, and the clubs were half full the first time around.

John Prine  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

When I'm writing a lyric, things can only get so serious before they start becoming humorous.

John Prine  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I used to read a lot of Steinbeck, and I admired Roger Miller and Bob Dylan.

John Prine  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I sound like that old guy down the street that doesn't chase you out of his apple tree.

John Prine  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I don't need to go onto Facebook and pretend to have friends I've never even met. To my mind, that kind of destroys the meaning of the word 'friend.' I take exception to that. Because I value and respect friendship.

Stefanie Powers  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Animals are very easy to love and be friends with.

Stefanie Powers  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

If you are going to a destination where the food might be more exotic than usual, always err on the side of caution.

Stefanie Powers  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I want to feel that every trip I make has enhanced me as a person.

Stefanie Powers  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

We're so bereft of support of theatre in this day and age.

Stefanie Powers  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

We have to stop thinking about ourselves so much and start thinking about the environment. We have to change.

Stefanie Powers  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

The world that our children will inherit is going to look substantially different, very quickly, than the world we have today. It's alarming.

Stefanie Powers  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

They say that a good cook can ignite sparks by the way he kisses. The way I see, just because a guy can turn on the stove doesn't necessarily make him a good cook.

Stefanie Powers  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.

Charlie Chaplin  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Why should poetry have to make sense?

Charlie Chaplin  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.

Charlie Chaplin  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I had no idea of the character. But the moment I was dressed, the clothes and the make-up made me feel the person he was. I began to know him, and by the time I walked onto the stage he was fully born.

Charlie Chaplin  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.

Charlie Chaplin  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.

Charlie Chaplin  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

Charlie Chaplin  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I get called Jacqueline Bissette in America. In France, I get called Jackie Bisset. And actually, it is Jacqueline Bisset, which is not that easy to say.

Jacqueline Bisset  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

We all lose our looks eventually. Better develop your character and interest in life.

Jacqueline Bisset  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

My view is quite simple. When your dog pees on the carpet, you do not give away your dog. You say, This dog is special. I have to teach him not to pee on the carpet. I feel exactly the same way about men. They need to be taught things.

Jacqueline Bisset  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Marriage has just never interested me.

Jacqueline Bisset  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I've probably understood men too well. I realise they are predatory by nature, and I have a certain acceptance of the male animal.

Jacqueline Bisset  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I've always loved men.

Jacqueline Bisset  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I'm a perfectionist. I need to be needed. I need to do things for a man. But I don't need to do them as much, these days.

Jacqueline Bisset  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I'd like to get my public image nearer to my reality. People have a lot of misconceptions.

Jacqueline Bisset  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I work hard, and I tend to play hard. I very seldom rest hard.

Jacqueline Bisset  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I went to the premiere of The Detective with Sinatra, and perhaps people jumped to conclusions. He was very protective towards me and never came on to me sexually.

Jacqueline Bisset  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I was never any good in the school theatrical productions. I always got a role like the March Hare.

Jacqueline Bisset  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I have never given up on men easily.

Jacqueline Bisset  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I have an intense obsession with making films. I not only love to make films, I perhaps need to make films.

Jacqueline Bisset  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I have always watched the rushes, and have learned more because I have done so, because you can have all manner of ideas in your head, but they have to end up on the screen.

Jacqueline Bisset  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I don't come in with any preconceived ideas, and although I will have done some preparation, I can go which way the director wants.

Jacqueline Bisset  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I can't believe I've been doing it so long. In the last three or four years, I've slowed down. I'm doing only the roles I really want to do.

Jacqueline Bisset  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

At first I was always cast as the girlfriend. It was a long time before I got to play characters who were people.

Jacqueline Bisset  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

A Latin teacher told me I might make a good actress, and that stuck in my memory. I did some modeling, and Polanski gave me that small part.

Jacqueline Bisset  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Ideally, couples need three lives; one for him, one for her, and one for them together.

Jacqueline Bisset  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I cannot follow you, my love, you cannot follow me. I am the distance you put between all of the moments that we will be.

Leonard Cohen  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river You can hear the boats go by You can spend the night beside her And you know that she's half crazy But that's why you want to be there

Leonard Cohen  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

These days I sit on corner stones And count the time in quarter tones to ten, my friend Don't confront me with my failures I had not forgotten them

Jackson Browne  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Blood spilled out from the hole in your heart Over the strings of your guitar The worn down places in the wood That once made you feel so good Drunken Angel

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I heard Woodrow Wilson's guns I heard Maria crying Late last night I heard the news That Veracruz was dying

Warren Zevon  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

We made mad love Shadow love Random love And abandoned love Accidentally like a martyr The hurt gets worse and the heart gets harder

Warren Zevon  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I graduated from high school at 165 pounds, so twice a year, I get back to that number - I never let it get to 172-73. Then I go back to doubling the cardio. This week, I'm on a complete liquid diet, a juice fast. It keeps me lean and hungry.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

When I first left the Eagles, I said, 'That's it. I'm going to play golf.' After 10 days, it was like... there has to be more to life! I can still swing a golf club, and don't forget, Les Paul played until he literally passed away.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I've known those guys for decades and done some charity fundraisers with them in L.A. The response was so great from the Boston/Doobies/Felder package.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I try to balance work and family. As long as I'm able physically and mentally to do it, I will.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

There was no call from anybody in the band to discuss any of the things that had been a problem or what I had done wrong.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Being on the road has about 2 1/2 hours a day that are really great, and that's when you're onstage. The other 21 1/2 hours are very boring... It becomes like a void, and we chose to fill it with all the wrong things.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

My story, is how a kid that's born into really destitute poverty on a little dirt road in Florida winds up in one of the largest bands in history.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I would say 'Bye Bye Love' is one of my favorite influential songs to this day, and ironically, they were so in sync with their harmonies that they sounded like one person. That approach to hearing and formulating harmonies stuck in my head, so when I joined the Eagles, my ear was trained to be able to hear a vocal that way.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Shortly after I moved to Los Angeles, I was looking for work, and I happened to be invited to Ray's studio and sat in and played on a couple of his demos. I didn't charge him a dime for it. I was on cloud nine to be working in the same room as Ray Charles, one of my huge idols.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Early on, one of my favorites was Ray Charles. I remember hearing 'I Can't Stop Loving You' in the early '60s and thinking, 'What an unbelievably soulful voice.' In those days, the Deep South was extremely segregated.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

There were about 400 heads of state from countries all over the world. I walked out and played 'Hotel California,' and everybody in the place gave me a standing ovation, and half of those countries don't even speak English.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I think Don Henley is a brilliant contemporary rock writer. He would have been a fabulous poet if he weren't a musician. He was a literary major, and not only that - he's gifted with a brilliant voice. To me, Don could sing the New York City Yellow Pages and I'd buy it. I just love the sound of his voice.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Within a twelve or fourteen month period, I went through a divorce from my wife of 29 years, which is devastating emotionally and earthshaking as far as your whole world being turned upside-down. And within that same twelve month period, I left the Eagles.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

For every album we worked on, I brought in reels of tape of somewhere between fourteen and eighteen songs - some of them completed, with lyrics and melodies, some of them basic tracks. Things came out of those products. Like, for 'Hotel California', I think I had a reel with sixteen songs on it.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I never challenged control of the band. Basically, all I did was start asking questions. There's an old adage in Hollywood amongst managers: 'Pay your acts enough money that they don't ask questions.' And I started asking questions.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

When the band first formed, everybody had been sidemen. So they said, 'In this band there are no sidemen,' and when I joined the band, it was still the same. There were some power struggles emerging, because Henley and Frey had sung all the hits at that point.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

When you got on the private plane, you had your own private lounge where you could close the door. So there wasn't a lot of friendly conversation; we were in incubators by ourselves. That just bred a void - avoid each other, and avoid the issues.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I especially enjoyed some of the old hairstyles, with my hair down to my shoulders and a beard. And Henley's nickname used to be 'Furry Basketball' because he had that fro. It was fun to just look at what was going on in that era and how we presented ourselves on stage.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Being in a band with three guitar players, one thing you need to do is learn to make each guitar voice sound separate and identifiable.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Tom Petty was one of my guitar students; I knew Duane, and Stephen and I had a band. When he left, Bernie Leadon moved to Gainesville. His father was a nuclear physicist who was sent to the University of Florida to start their nuclear research facility, so he and I became friends.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Don't forget, Stephen Stills and I had a band in Gainesville called the Continentals when we were 15. And, of course, you had Lynyrd Skynyrd in Jacksonville.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

One of the songs we recorded for 'The Long Run' was called 'You're Really High, Aren't You?' Which never really made it onto a record, but later on, it became 'Heavy Metal.' I took that track that wasn't used, and when I was invited to write a song for that movie, I took that track and recorded that song for that movie.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I was constantly in the studio at my home writing ideas that would later become 'Hotel California' or 'Victim of Love.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

If I had a pull on 'One of These Nights,' on the first high note on 'One of These Nights,' that was just a tiny hair flat or something, I could just feel Henley's eyes scouring into the back of my head. No mistakes were allowed, and it really kept the quality at a high level.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

That last record I did, I think I played every guitar on the entire record. I want to do something more fun and exciting.

Don Felder  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Got a whiskey cured guitar and no place is too far

Gordon Lightfoot  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

If you see me smile don't think I'm acting strange I got my just reward for all my pains

Gordon Lightfoot  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

All the lovely ladies in their finery tonight I wish that I could know them one by one

Gordon Lightfoot  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

It seems the songs we're singing Are all about tomorrow Tunes of promises you can't keep

Tim Hardin  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

You look to me like misty roses Too soft to touch But too lovely to leave alone

Tim Hardin  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

There's so many other things to write about than unrequited love.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I can speak for most songwriters - those breakup love songs are so easy to write, as far as the inspiration and all that.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Of course, I'm older now. I'm in a different place in my life than when I wrote the songs for 'Car Wheels' or 'Essence' or whatever. Different things were going on.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

The way I look at life, whatever I'm doing at that time in my life is going to be reflected in my songs, for the most part.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

My approach to recording and all that is pretty organic. It just has to do with all the songs I wrote; go in and record them.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

First thing, I throw on some jeans, a T-shirt and my Keds sneakers and make coffee. That is actually my favorite time of day. That is when I do my songwriting, when I am in writing mode.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I have had to come to terms with wearing glasses.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Back in the 1960s, I saw Peter, Paul and Mary. I was at that age, about 14, and I was mesmerized.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I love Emmylou Harris's version of my song, 'Sweet Old World.' Her intonation is great.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Sometimes I might borrow something from a song I started a long time ago and see if I can grab something.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I'm always coming up with ideas that have been inspired by memories, everyday life and this and that and the other.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I usually have an idea of how I want a song to sound, but I don't always know how to get there.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Some of their best songs don't have bridges and choruses. So that made me think I should trust my instincts. My songs were okay, I figured. I didn't need to change anything.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I'd rather play a few nights at the Fillmore than play one night at an arena.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Just because I'm talking about something that might have been a sad or painful situation doesn't mean that I'm sad or tortured 24 hours a day any more than anybody else is.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I write first for myself as a therapeutic process, to get stuff out and to deal with it.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

The old jazz singers or old blues singers, you always just saw them kind of sitting down and singing. They weren't worried as much about their voice sounding perfect. They would make the song kind of fit their voice.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

You should put time into learning your craft. It seems like people want success so quickly, way before they're ready.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

So few people are truly themselves when they're in the spotlight.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

The more I separate myself from my upbringing, the more I appreciate what it's done for me.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I grew up in a very literate, very independent household where people spoke their ideas and were very supportive of helping each other find their own way.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I don't mean to complain. I wouldn't trade my life for anything.

Lucinda Williams  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

All your life, you will be faced with a choice. You can choose love or hate…I choose love.

Johnny Cash  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I wore black because I liked it. I still do, and wearing it still means something to me. It's still my symbol of rebellion -- against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others' ideas.

Johnny Cash  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

But to do this kind of work, you have to be very strong, otherwise you lose your personality, your identity.

Claudia Cardinale  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I never felt scandal and confession were necessary to be an actress. I've never revealed myself or even my body in films. Mystery is very important.

Claudia Cardinale  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

It is with passion and dedication that I will be attentive to the needs of women and fight relentlessly for their rights

Claudia Cardinale  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

What do we need all that for? “If a picture is psychologically motivated, if there is truth in the relationship in it, then I think that picture will do good. I firmly believe Rebel Without a Cause is such a picture.

James Dean  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

You are who you are meant to be. Dance as if no one’s watching. Love as if it’s all you know. Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.

James Dean  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

An hour or two of learning from the masters is usually enough to recharge my artistic batteries.

James Dean  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Take it easy driving– the life you save may be mine.

James Dean  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I used to fly around quite a bit, you know? I took a lot of unnecessary chances on the highways. And I started racing, and now I drive on the highways, I’m extra cautious because no one knows what they’re doing half the time. You don’t know what this guy is going to do or that one.

James Dean  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

When an actor plays a scene exactly the way a director orders, it isn’t acting. It’s following instructions. Anyone with the physical qualifications can do that.

James Dean  Famous Quote

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I’d rather have people hiss than yawn.

James Dean  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I’m a serious-minded and intense little devil, terribly gauche and so tense I don’t see how people stay in the same room with me. I know I wouldn’t tolerate myself.

James Dean  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Being a good actor isn’t easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I’m done.

James Dean  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Racing is the only time I feel whole.

James Dean  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Trust and belief are two prime considerations. You must not allow yourself to be opinionated. You must say, ‘Wait. Let me see.’ And above all, you must be honest with yourself.

James Dean  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so must be willing to accept all the experiences life has to offer. In fact, he must seek out more of life than life puts at his feet.

James Dean  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

To grasp the full significance of life is the actor’s duty; to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication.

James Dean  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Frankly, I was horrified by life, at what a man had to do simply in order to eat, sleep, and keep himself clothed. So I stayed in bed and drank. When you drank the world was still out there, but for the moment it didn’t have you by the throat.

Charles Bukowski  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I didn't have any friends at school, didn't want any. I felt better being alone. I sat on a bench and watched the others play and they looked foolish to me.

Charles Bukowski  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I wasn't a misanthrope and I wasn't a misogynist but I liked being alone. It felt good to sit alone in a small space and smoke and drink. I had always been good company for myself.

Charles Bukowski  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Some moments are nice, some are nicer, some are even worth writing about.

Charles Bukowski  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I'm a big fan of British journalists like 'The Independent's Robert Fisk, but it's hard to find voices like his in the U.S.

Jackson Browne  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

You can take as much as you can from the generation that has preceded you, but then it's up to you to make something new.

Jackson Browne  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

When I really started liking music was when I could play some of it myself, and after a couple of years of playing folk music, I kinda rediscovered those hits that were on the radio all the time when I was a kid.

Jackson Browne  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

The biggest influence? I've had several at different times - but the biggest for me was Bob Dylan, who was a guy that came along when I was twelve or thirteen and just changed all the rules about what it meant to write songs.

Jackson Browne  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

So what I do, more than play any instrument - I mean, I love to play - but more than that, I write songs. Songs that are about living, about what it's like to be going through all the things that people go through in life.

Jackson Browne  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

So I had a couple of years of playing trumpet. I really enjoyed it, but it was not the kind of instrument you could whip out at a party. Let's face it.

Jackson Browne  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

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  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

It was a great time to be born, because I got to have my own publishing company right from the beginning, so I made more money than somebody would have doing what I did ten or fifteen years before.

Jackson Browne  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I've written many extra verses to songs that I learned to sing - an extra verse about a friend, or just add some verse - and that led to writing my own songs.

Jackson Browne  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I wrote the song For A Dancer for a friend of mine who died in a fire. He was in the sauna in a house that burned down, so he had no idea anything was going on. It was very sad.

Jackson Browne  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I told my father I wanted to play the banjo, and so he saved the money and got ready to give me a banjo for my next birthday, and between that time and my birthday, I lost interest in the banjo and was playing guitar.

Jackson Browne  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I taught myself to play the piano, because I wanted to play it.

Jackson Browne  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I love to read. I love to stretch. In the morning, I get up, and if I'm not in a hurry, I will lie on the floor on a rug, look through some books and magazines, and maybe listen to music and try to do stretching exercises to tune up.

Jackson Browne  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I grew up reading Shakespeare and Mark Twain.

Jackson Browne  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

And my dad wanted me to play the trumpet because that's what he liked. His idol was Louis Armstrong. My dad thought my teeth came together in a way that was perfect for playing the trumpet.

Jackson Browne  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Also, right at that particular time in the music business, because of people like the Beatles, people began owning their own publishing. I'll just say this really quickly - they used to divide the money for the music that was written in two, just equal halves.

Jackson Browne  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

When my dad died a lot of songs came, and they're still coming.

Rosanne Cash  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

And I don't think that success is going to destroy me at this point in my life, like I used to think.

Rosanne Cash  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

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  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

The key to change... is to let go of fear.

Rosanne Cash  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I'm fortunate that I've been in this business long enough that I've earned the right to be left alone by my record company.

Don Henley  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I'm blessed with a pretty good voice. So just sitting back there banging on the tubs wasn't enough.

Don Henley  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I'm always jotting things down on pieces of paper. I've got pieces of paper all over my house.

Don Henley  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I'm always jotting things down on pieces of paper. I've got pieces of paper all over my house.

Don Henley  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I try to write conversationally; I try to write like people speak and put the emphasis on the right syllable.

Don Henley  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I played drums on Keith Carradine's first record.

Don Henley  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I have a certain pool of subject matter that I like to write about, things that interest me: politics, religion, ecology, and relationships between men and women. And that's usually what I focus on.

Don Henley  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

I have a bad back partially from playing the drums and singing. I used to have to hold my body in such a position that my spine got out of alignment.

Don Henley  Famous Quote

added 2 months ago

Nobody had any idea that 'If You Could Read My Mind' would become a hit single.

Gordon Lightfoot  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

If You Could Read My Mind' is a different experience every time I sing it. It's just that kind of a song.

Gordon Lightfoot  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

Every time you wanted to do something, you'd hope it would score. You'd keep trying and trying, and all of the sudden, something would come right out of left field, like 'The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.' No one had any idea about that one.

Gordon Lightfoot  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

I have just a really strong love for people when I perform. I really do.

Gordon Lightfoot  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

I started writing songs in high school. And eventually, I got some songs recorded by some major artists, mostly because I was out there performing, and I was working in coffee houses and lounges, and people came to see me and hear my material.

Gordon Lightfoot  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

Both the Beatles and The Rolling Stones broke on the music scene the summer I was in England. I can vividly remember hearing 'She Loves You' in August 1963.

Gordon Lightfoot  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

I never believed - or knew for sure - if I would be able to make a professional life in music. But it turned out that way.

Gordon Lightfoot  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime.

Alexander Alekhine  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

One must attempt to increase whatever weakness there may be in the opponent’s position; or, if there is none, one or more must be created.

José Raúl Capablanca  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

In order to improve your game, you must study the endgame before everything else, for whereas the endings can be studied and mastered by themselves, the middle game and the opening must be studied in relation to the endgame.

José Raúl Capablanca  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else.

Dolly Parton  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

I didn't want to write for pay. I wanted to be paid for what I write.

Leonard Cohen  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

I don't really understand that process called reincarnation but if there is such a thing I'd like to come back as my daughter's dog.

Leonard Cohen  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

I always considered myself a minor writer. My province is small, and I try to explore it very, very thoroughly.

Leonard Cohen  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

We used to play music for fun. Much more than now. Now nobody picks up a guitar unless they're paid for it.

Leonard Cohen  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.

Leonard Cohen  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

It's always sad when you start to hate what you love. ― Chrissie Hynde, Reckless: My Life as a Pretender

Chrissie Hynde  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

Don't plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months. Before you know it, you got yourself a bad year. Take it from me - choke those little bad days. Choke 'em down to nothing.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

The folks who know the truth aren't talking.... The ones who don't have a clue, you can't shut them up!

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

No matter how long it takes, true love is always worth the wait.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

The only thing worse than being in the Hall of Fame is not being in the Hall of Fame.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

When I was younger, I wanted to be older. Now I am older, I am not quite so sure.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

I always had a great appreciation for jazz, but I'm a very pedestrian musician. I get by. I like to think that my main instrument is vocabulary.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

There's not much difference between what I appear to be on stage and what I am. I think people like that, that I'm not trying to pull a caper.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

I think this whole division between the genres has more to do with marketing than anything else. It's terrible for the culture of music.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

I bark my voice out through a closed throat, pretty much. It's more, perhaps, like a dog in some ways. It does have its limitations, but I'm learning different ways to keep it alive.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

When you're a kid and you're trying to find your own voice, it's rather daunting to hear somebody like Howlin' Wolf, because you know that you'll never achieve that.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

You hope people are going to be listening to you after you're gone. And they like you better after you're gone.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

Don't look back, because someone might be gaining on you.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

Sometimes the magnetism of a song is impossible to ignore, and it demands that it be sung in a certain way.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

As a kid, I did want to be an old-timer, since they were the ones with the big stories and the cool clothes. I wanted to go there. Now, I guess I want to bring that with me and go back in time.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

For a songwriter, you don't really go to songwriting school; you learn by listening to tunes. And you try to understand them and take them apart and see what they're made of, and wonder if you can make one, too.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

George Burns was a Vaudeville performer I particularly loved.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

The big print giveth and the small print taketh away.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

I'd rather have a free bottle in front of me than a prefrontal lobotomy.

Tom Waits  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

When I was 15, I made a solo record. It made Artie very unhappy. He looked upon it as something of a betrayal.

Paul Simon  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

Without Arthur's voice, I never would have enjoyed that success.

Paul Simon  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

I'm fascinated by America...it's so odd.

John Prine  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

Dolly Parton  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

Faith that it’s not always in your hands or things don’t always go the way you planned, but you have to have faith that there is a plan for you, and you must follow your heart and believe in yourself no matter what.

Martina McBride  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

As citizens we have to be more thoughtful and more educated and more informed. I turn on the TV and I see these grown people screaming at each other, and I think, well, if we don't get our civility back, we're in trouble.

Emmylou Harris  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

Animals have a much better attitude to life and death than we do. They know when their time has come. We are the ones that suffer when they pass, but it's a healing kind of grief that enables us to deal with other griefs that are not so easy to grab hold of.

Emmylou Harris  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

Country taught me how to sing, it put me on a path. But I was never going to be locked into a formula. I don't want to be considered a current country artist.

Emmylou Harris  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

I have just enough people paying attention that I have the freedom to be in charge. And I have a great record company - Nonesuch understands what I'm about.

Emmylou Harris  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

I hate just showing up, hitting a mark, doing your work, and going home. It's very boring. But being part of the creation of the whole thing is very exciting.

Ben Gazzara  Famous Quote

added 3 months ago

You achieve because you're lucky to work with people who are very talented.

Ben Gazzara  Famous Quote

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Everything makes me nervous - except making films.

Elizabeth Taylor  Famous Quote

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Is there anything worn under the kilt? No, it's all in perfect working order.

Spike Milligan  Famous Quote

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We had always been a real band; Heart was never a construct.

Ann Wilson  Famous Quote

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People only look at me as a Beatle, but my friends look at me as a whole person. That's how life works, but it's not bugging me anymore.

Ringo Starr  Famous Quote

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It's better to burn out than to fade away.

Neil Young  Famous Quote

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I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens.

Spike Milligan  Famous Quote

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I spent many years laughing at Harry Secombe's singing until somebody told me that it wasn't a joke.

Spike Milligan  Famous Quote

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I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot.

Steve Martin  Famous Quote

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Some actors seek parts similar to their personalities. But, I prefer undergoing a metamorphosis that depends on the role .

Ben Gazzara  Famous Quote

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It's a really bad idea to be in a band and get involved with each other.

Ann Wilson  Famous Quote

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One of the pleasures of being an actor is that it takes you places you wouldn't ordinarily go, and you don't enter as a tourist, you really enter the life of the place. You achieve because you're lucky to work with people who are very talented.

Ben Gazzara  Famous Quote

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A game of chess is not an examination of knowledge; it is a battle of nerves.

David Ionovich Bronstein  Famous Quote

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I might have made a tactical error not going to a physician for 20 years. It was one of those phobias that didn't pay off.

Warren Zevon  Famous Quote

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Painting is with me but another word for feeling.

John Constable  Famous Quote

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Landscape is my mistress - t'is to her that I look for fame - and all that the warmth of the imagination renders dear to man

John Constable  Famous Quote

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I’ve found that sometimes when I get to some of the solos on numbers I’ve been doing since the early 90s, to play it with my normal ‘clean’ sound leaves something wanting. If I crank the amp a little, I get a bit more sustain and can do a little more with it. More voice-like, if you like.

Hank Marvin  Famous Quote

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Some guitarists think of the USA as the only source of quality electric guitars, and for the most part they are correct. However, there are many of us who remember the superb range of guitars designed and made by BURNS GUITARS, a British company.

Hank Marvin  Famous Quote

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I went through my whole life wanting to feel I belonged. I was very, very lonely, so I would marry people that I wasn't really in love with, and who weren't right for me, because I hoped they would be.

Lana Wood  Famous Quote

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I did it because the offer of a record contract came along and it seemed like it might be more fun than being a waitress. Now, I'm not so sure.

Chrissie Hynde  Famous Quote

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Confidence is usually a bluff – if you’re lucky you might have it, but frankly nobody will know the difference.

Chrissie Hynde  Famous Quote

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If you don't become the ocean, you'll be seasick every day.

Leonard Cohen  Famous Quote

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The nice thing about animation, you don't even really have to account for yourself. All of the physical stuff that you work on as an actor, you just throw away.

Paul Newman  Famous Quote

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True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.

Ben Johnson  Famous Quote

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The nicest thing is to open the newspapers and not to find yourself in them.

George Harrison  Famous Quote

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I wanted to be successful, not famous.

George Harrison  Famous Quote

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The House of Lords is like a glass of champagne that has stood for five days

Clement Atlee  Famous Quote

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At that time a lot of young men didn't want to go to the war and kill. This guy that I fell in love with was one of those so he escaped to Canada and I followed him.

Ann Wilson  Famous Quote

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It was darn nigh impossible for women in rock in the 70s. There wasn't a mold if you were a woman and you were in the entertainment in the 70s. You were probably a disco diva or a folk singer, or simply ornamental. Radio would play only one woman per hour.

Ann Wilson  Famous Quote

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I'd have to say that my favorite thing is writing a song that really says how I feel, what I believe - and it even explains the world to myself better than I knew it.

Jackson Browne  Famous Quote

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After five days in hospital I took a turn for the nurse.

Spike Milligan  Famous Quote

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Apéritif: French for a set of dentures.

Spike Milligan  Famous Quote

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Now I'm hiding in Honduras/ I'm a desperate man/ Send lawyers, guns and money/ The shit has hit the fan — lyrics from Lawyers, Guns and Money song. Copyright © Warren Zevon 1978

Warren Zevon  Famous Quote

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There's nothing romantic, nothing grand, nothing heroic, nothing brave, nothing like that about drinking. It's a real coward's death.

Warren Zevon  Famous Quote

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I missed jazz, kind of. And by the time I came to it in life, it was too intimidating to enjoy thoroughly.

Warren Zevon  Famous Quote

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There's more beauty in truth, even if it is dreadful beauty.

John Steinbeck, East of Eden  Famous Quote

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I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.

John Steinbeck, East of Eden  Famous Quote

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Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.

James Dean  Famous Quote

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Turning back the pages of my sweet shattered dream, I wonder if she'll ever do the same; And the thing that I call living is just being satisfied With knowing I've got no one left to blame.

Gordon Lightfoot  Famous Quote

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I was a drummer in the bugle band in cadets. I marched. It's probably quite funny to look back on it.

Gordon Lightfoot  Famous Quote

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I started writing songs in high school, so you had to write this stuff out and register it with the Library of Congress. You had to learn how to do that stuff.

Gordon Lightfoot  Famous Quote

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I did a lot of canoe tripping earlier on. I was on 10 trips, and I would get the feel of the forest and the wilderness, you know, that I always knew was in my soul to begin with.

Gordon Lightfoot  Famous Quote

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If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he's dead, then maybe he was a great man.

James Dean  Famous Quote

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These days I am a teetotal, mean-spirited, right-wing, narrow-minded, conservative Christian bigot, but not a racist.

Jane Russell  Famous Quote

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He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.

Harold Wilson  Famous Quote

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I'm not a facelift person. I am what I am.

Robert Redford  Famous Quote

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I'm not a preacher, and I'm certainly not a good example, but I have my own feelings about God. I'm kind of a nature guy. My cathedral is forests, or the prairies, or the beach.

Neil Young  Famous Quote

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I'm not in it for the money. I like music. I love to write music. I can't imagine myself not playing or singing or writing. It would just drive me crazy if I didn't.

Paul Simon  Famous Quote

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Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.

Paul Simon  Famous Quote

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I love producing! It's so much fun to start with a blank canvas and create the picture you want to create and see it all come together.

Martina McBride  Famous Quote

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There is not a single true chess player in the world whose heart does not beat faster at the mere sound of such long beloved and familiar words as gambit games.

David Ionovich Bronstein  Famous Quote

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Chess is imagination.

David Ionovich Bronstein  Famous Quote

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Chess is infinite and one has to make only one ill-considered move, and one's opponents wildest dreams will become reality.

David Ionovich Bronstein  Famous Quote

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The most powerful weapon in chess is to have the next move.

David Ionovich Bronstein  Famous Quote

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The purpose of human life and the sense of happiness is to give the maximum what the man is able to give.

Alexander Alekhine  Famous Quote

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Chess for me is not a game, but an art. Yes, and I take upon myself all those responsibilities which an art imposes on its adherents.

Alexander Alekhine  Famous Quote

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A good player is always lucky.

José Raúl Capablanca  Famous Quote

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I see only one move ahead, but it is always the correct one.

José Raúl Capablanca  Famous Quote

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Stardom is only a by-product of acting. I don't think being a movie star is a good enough reason for existing.

Natalie Wood  Famous Quote

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I think my first instrument was a ukulele that they gave me. I used to know how to play that pretty well.

Don Henley  Famous Quote

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Of course I'm ambitious. What's wrong with that? Otherwise you sleep all day.

Ringo Starr  Famous Quote

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I'm barely prolific and incredibly lazy.

Tom Petty  Famous Quote

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People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they are not on your road does not mean they have gotten lost.

Jackson Browne  Famous Quote

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Many people die of thirst but the Irish are born with one.

Spike Milligan  Famous Quote

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Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion.

Spike Milligan  Famous Quote

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My father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic.

Spike Milligan  Famous Quote

added 4 months ago

Said Hamlet to Ophelia, I'll draw a sketch of thee. What kind of pencil shall I use? 2B or not 2B?

Spike Milligan  Famous Quote

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