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Alex Lifeson Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Alex Lifeson.

At the same time, I've never been afraid of death or the concept of death.
- Alex Lifeson

And on top of that, when we work together we have a
wonderful working relationship we push each other we
challenge each other we laugh 80% of the time that
we are together we're very fortunate.
- Alex Lifeson

Rush has never been a spontaneous group.
We may be spontaneous in our writing,
we may be spontaneous as individuals in our day to day lives...
certainly I think am and always have been,
but I think when it comes to Rush and our presentation
of our music it's quite controlled.
- Alex Lifeson

The shock of any trauma, I think changes your life.
It's more acute in the beginning and after a little
time you settle back to what you were.
However it leaves an indelible mark on your psyche.
- Alex Lifeson

 

Both Neil and I had done solo projects where we were
the boss and I just thought that if he was willing to get into it,
it would really be a good experience for him.
- Alex Lifeson

I think we're quite unique in that we do have our own
sound and approach and we don't really care what's going on elsewhere...
we've never wanted to be part of another trend or movement.
- Alex Lifeson

I mean, you go to the internet and you can see all
these conversations and arguments that our fans have
about our music and that's wonderful to know,
that people would take the time to be that involved.
- Alex Lifeson

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If there was any one achievement, it would be that
we've have done it on our own terms.
- Alex Lifeson

But I think the credit has to go to Geddy...
he spent a lot of time in the studio with Paul,
I think he needed that kind of focus to be in there
to be a part of the whole thing,
and for the most part he made all the major decisions.
- Alex Lifeson

When we signed our deal in 1974, we'd already been together for six years.
When they lowered the drinking age in Ontario in 1971 to 18 years,
we went from playing two or three high schools in a
month to playing clubs two or three times a week.
- Alex Lifeson

I'd say we do reach somewhat of a younger audience,
but I think for the most part that younger audience
is picking our music up from a brother or sister or even parent,
who is turning them onto the band.
- Alex Lifeson

Certainly after the tragedy in Neil's life,
we were holding out hope for his recovery.
It wasn't too promising at the time and obviously you
get to the point of thinking that that is it.
- Alex Lifeson

We've managed to have a long career that is still quite vibrant,
yet we've never had to kow-tow to record companies
who said we weren't commercial enough.
- Alex Lifeson

But when Neil called, I have to say that my heart soared.
And the reason was, because it said so much about his recovery...
that he was coming back to the world of the living.
- Alex Lifeson

When I look out at the audience at some of our shows,
I think we are reaching a younger audience...
I see lots of people in their 30s and 40s,
but I also see a lot of people in their young and middle teens,
and that's definitely reassuring.
- Alex Lifeson

I think that's given inspiration to other musicians.
I know, particularly through the 90s,
a lot of bands would cite Rush as an influence.
I don't think it was so much our music,
but more the way we really stuck to our guns.
- Alex Lifeson

You know, we have a long history of covering different
periods of this band's development with a live record...
a sort of live thing that would be done for three or four records,
and that was the intention with this particular package.
- Alex Lifeson

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

We may have all come on different ships,
but we're in the same boat now.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Sadness is nothing more than the absence of joy
in the same way that darkness
is nothing more than the absence of light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Celebration has many different outfits
but she always wears the same beautiful dancing shoes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note.
- Doug Floyd

Miracles are a retelling in small letters
of the very same story
which is written across the whole world
in letters too large for some of us to see.
- C. S. Lewis

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

The intellect is a cold thing
and a merely intellectual idea
will never stimulate thought
in the same manner that a spiritual idea does.
- Ernest Holmes

Love does not consist in gazing at each other,
but in looking outward together in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Life and death are one thread,
the same line viewed from different sides.
- Lao Tzu

All paths are the same, leading nowhere.
Therefore, pick a path with heart!
- Carlos Castaneda

Every day is a new beginning -
a day for a new plan and new action.
If today, in conscious awareness, you choose
the same plan as yesterday, you are wise.
If you choose a different plan, you are equally wise.
Whatever you choose, choose with intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beyond a doubt, truth bears the same relation
to falsehood as light to darkness.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

Whenever a man or women is truly inspired,
it is because the same One Universal Spirit
is doing the inspiring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To have a right to do a thing
is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

All people know the same truth.
Our lives consist of how we chose to distort it.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein (attributed)

What is it about sameness that so draws me,
and how could I begin to have
that same kind of attraction to change?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There are only four questions of value in life...
What is sacred?
Of what is the spirit made?
What is worth living for,
and what is worth dying for?
The answer to each is the same: only love.
- Johnny Depp as Don Juan in the movie Don Juan De Marco

Most of us are prisoners of habit,
and don't even notice that we do the same things,
think the same things, want the same things each day -
mostly without conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands:
not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
- Colin Wilson

Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil.
If they would only expend the same
amount of energy loving their fellow men,
the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
- Helen Keller

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

We cannot solve our problems with the same
thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
- Abraham Lincoln

The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of
you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns,
then your marriage is a gift from the gods.
- Bill Cosby

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

Problems cannot be solved at the same level
of awareness that created them.
- Albert Einstein

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

We try to realize the essential unity of the world
with the conscious soul of man;
we learn to perceive the unity held together
by the one Eternal Spirit,
whose power creates the earth, the sky, and the stars,
and at the same time irradiates our mind.
- Rabindranath Tagore

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered
with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
- Winston Churchill

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

Our creator is the same and never changes
despite the names given Him by people here
and in all parts of the world.
Even if we gave Him no name at all,
He would still be there, within us,
waiting to give us good on this earth.
- George Washington Carver

I am not the same having seen the moon shine
on the other side of the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times,
always with the same person.
- Germaine Greer

People sort themselves into groups
of happy people and unhappy people
through two different, but complementary mechanisms,
influence and affinity.
I influence those around me
with my emotional state, either happy or unhappy.
At the same time, I feel an affinity
for others who are like me in some way -
in this case by sharing my emotional outlook on life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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