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Andy Summers Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Andy Summers.

I would like to play with electronic keyboards again.
- Andy Summers

I don't have a great nostalgia for the past.
- Andy Summers

I am pretty embroiled in moving on and moving forward with music.
- Andy Summers

I was totally into jazz in my teens.
- Andy Summers

 

It's hard to avoid the past but one goes forward.
- Andy Summers

I don't like playing standards.
I like to do my own cutting edge work.
- Andy Summers

My favorite sounds are the high, spacey ones that are very ambient.
- Andy Summers

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For me, the guitar synthesizer is a great writing instrument.
- Andy Summers

I think we are coming to a new era where people will record much faster.
- Andy Summers

I actually think I play better now than I've ever played.
- Andy Summers

I think rock records tend to be very expensive.
- Andy Summers

I've got four or five records in my head at a time
that I try to work on and I would like to do a guitar trio record next -
since The Police I've mostly made records with keyboards.
- Andy Summers

It is not very practical in today's world when you
tour all over the place having a big band.
- Andy Summers

It's been very hard for the guitar as a serious synthesizer
to compete with keyboards.
- Andy Summers

There was a period when I'd just come out of college
where I'd been playing classical guitar and I suddenly
realised that it wasn't what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
- Andy Summers

Of course the playing is important but writing and
the establishing of what you are going for is prime too.
- Andy Summers

It accumulates over the years and I've led so many
bands of my own now and forced myself into new situations...
You would hope that you play better and better -
until you just get too feeble to do it anymore.
- Andy Summers

What I wanted to do was play the guitar but I don't like instrumental rock.
I think it is tripe.
- Andy Summers

I'm just trying to avoid any sort of generic kind of music -
I don't want to do generic jazz or fusion.
- Andy Summers

More recently, I used guitar synthesizer extensively
on the two albums I did with Robert Fripp.
- Andy Summers

If you're a guitarist, you should not be intimidated
by using your instrument as a synthesizer,
but you shouldn't feel that you have to own one,
either.
- Andy Summers

The most obvious thing you can't do with a guitar synthesizer
is to really sound like a guitar.
- Andy Summers

Actually, I think my hands are in the best shape they've
ever been in terms of what I can do.
- Andy Summers

If I'm playing a violin thing, for instance,
I tend to respond to that sound with the way I finger.
- Andy Summers

I spend a lot of time working as a painter and in my
studio I go from upstairs where I paint to downstairs where I play and record,
so I get this thing crossing over.
- Andy Summers

I like to play with someone who can cover a lot of
ground and someone with whom you can discuss the language at a reasonable level;
otherwise it gets a bit frustrating.
- Andy Summers

I'm better for it and I prefer to keep things simple
and see what sounds I can get out of my head and hands
rather than relying on a sound that someone else created.
- Andy Summers

In The Police, in a trio situation -
which I've come back to now -
it's just so wide open that it does actually provide
this arena where you can play with a certain freedom.
- Andy Summers

If the guitar synthesizer is really going to stand
as a synthesizer on its own,
it needs to develop a more characteristic sound;
I don' think it's gotten there yet.
- Andy Summers

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

Expressing gratitude seems like a cosmic invitation
for all kinds of thankfulness and appreciation to pour in.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado

Time expands like a brightly colored balloon
when it is filled with joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We are most like God when we forgive.
- Anonymous

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.
- Anonymous

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Worrying is like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do,
but it gets you nowhere.
- Glenn Turner

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

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

If we fail to plan, we merely bob helplessly -
like a cork on the sea of life.
If we resist whatever life delivers to us,
we create untold misery for ourselves.
If we act with vision and commitment,
and then accept whatever Spirit provides,
we live a life of purpose and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like a Chameleon, I Adapt to Changing Circumstances.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like a Cat, I am Independent, Patient, Alert, and Decisive.
When the time is right, I pounce on opportunity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

Like a Rose, I Thrive -
Blessed With Both My Thorns and My Blooms.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Like a Dolphin, I am Graceful, Powerful, and Compassionate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

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

The greatest lovers are like twin blooms,
each reflecting the passion and the glory of the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Act the way you'd like to be
and soon you'll be the way you act.
- Leonard Cohen

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes


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