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Alex Chilton Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Alex Chilton.

It's been like a bad dream I never woke from.
- Alex Chilton

I guess that my life has been a series of flukes in the record business.
The first thing I ever did was the biggest record that I'll ever have.
- Alex Chilton

Drugs were pretty easy to quit taking.
I was never addicted to anything to begin with.
But then, liquor - I had to wait about another six
years before I finally got around to quitting that.
I'm sure glad I did.
- Alex Chilton

The more alone I am, the more focused I can get.
I've written things with people, some of which I liked
and others I think are total travesties.
Collaborating is trying to make a piece of music and
get someone else to come up with the ideas.
What's the fun of that?
- Alex Chilton

 

I never thought of myself as being a good songwriter.
There are a ton of other people that are good songwriters,
but I don't think I'm in the club.
What I do well is perform, sometimes sing pretty good,
and accompany myself well and arrange fairly well.
- Alex Chilton

Sometimes I'll come up with a lick that I really love,
and I'll try to put the right words to it for years.
Suddenly something comes to me that works just right.
- Alex Chilton

If you're writing anything decent, it's in you,
it's your spirit coming out.
If it's not an expression of how a person genuinely feels,
then it's not a good song done with any conviction.
- Alex Chilton

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I spent a few years here in Memphis,
in the late '70s and early '80s,
where I was studying a lot of country blues players and their styles.
So it seems like every record I'll do,
I will appropriate these blues styles that I remember.
- Alex Chilton

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

Your innermost core has always been pure.
Purity is intrinsic to you,
it cannot be taken away.
- Osho

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I accept everything that ever has been,
with no regrets, no resentments, and no call for vengeance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Like a Butterfly, I have been Reborn
with Bold Colors and Strong Wings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have not been abandoned.
You are never alone, except by your own choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price.
May He be so to every one of us.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

When we see the face of God
we shall know that we have always known it.
He has been a party to, has made, sustained
and moved moment by moment within,
all our earthly experiences of innocent love.
- C. S. Lewis

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

One may as well dam for water tanks
the people's cathedrals and churches,
for no holier temple has ever
been consecrated by the heart of man.
- John Muir

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness
with which one must look and listen,
record in astonishment
and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
- Margaret Mead

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I have been all things unholy.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

I do not fear death.
I had been dead for billions and billions
of years before I was born,
and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
- Mark Twain

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

If the tongue had not been framed for articulation,
man would still be a beast in the forest.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

One never notices what has been done;
one can only see what remains to be done.
- Marie Curie

I forgive everyone for every "wrong"
that I believe they have ever inflicted upon me.
I forgive them for my own sake,
that I may release the venom -
the anger and resentment within myself -
and regain my joy and serenity.
I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature,
and it has often been said by philosophers,
that nature is the will of God.
And I prefer to say that nature
is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world has always been in an uproar,
and it always will be.
Choose Peace. Choose to live with Peace.
Choose to interact peacefully with everyone -
especially those whose instinct is not to be peaceful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I
should have been more specific.
- Lily Tomlin

When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth
you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
- Khalil Gibran

All the Buddhas of all the ages have been
telling you a very simple fact:
Be - don't try to become.
Within these two words, be and becoming,
your whole life is contained.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

If I had known what it would be like to have it all -
I might have been willing to settle for less.
- Lily Tomlin


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