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Annie Lennox Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Annie Lennox.

Dying is easy, it's living that scares me to death.
- Annie Lennox

Related topics: Death

Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness
your daily modus operandi and change your world.
- Annie Lennox

The future hasn't happened yet and the past is gone.
So I think the only moment we have is right here and no,
and I try to make the best of those moments,
the moments that I'm in.
- Annie Lennox

I want to branch out.
I want to write.
I write poetry.
I want to see my children grow up well.
- Annie Lennox

 

It's a very telling thing when you have children.
You have to be there for them, you've got to set an example,
when you're not sure what your example is,
and anyway the world is changing so fast you don't
know what is appropriate anymore.
- Annie Lennox

Music is an extraordinary vehicle for expressing emotion -
very powerful emotions.
That's what draws millions of people towards it.
And, um, I found myself always going for these darker places and -
people identify with that.
- Annie Lennox

Over the years, I was never really driven to become a solo artist,
but I was curious to find out who I was as an individual creative person.
It's taken some time, but now I feel I've truly paid my dues.
I guess I'm at a point now where I'm more comfortable in my own skin.
- Annie Lennox

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I was perceiving myself as good as a man or equal to
a man and as powerful and I wanted to look ambiguous
because I thought that was a very interesting statement
to make through the media.
And it certainly did cause quite a few ripples and
interest and shock waves.
- Annie Lennox

I mean, I'm 48 years old and I've been through a lot in my life -
you know,
loss, whether it be death, illness, separation.
I mean, the failed expectations...
We all have dreams.
- Annie Lennox

A lot of music you might listen to is pretty vapid,
it doesn't always deal with our deeper issues.
These are the things I'm interested in now,
particularly at my age.
- Annie Lennox

When you're that successful, things have a momentum,
and at a certain point you can't really tell whether
you have created the momentum or it's creating you.
- Annie Lennox

I would say that although my music may be or may have
been part of the cultural background fabric of the gay community,
I consider myself an outsider who belongs everywhere and nowhere...
Being a human being is what truly counts.
That's where you'll find me.
- Annie Lennox

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal.
- From a headstone in Ireland

Momma always said dyin' was a part of life.
I sure wish it wasn't.
- the movie Forrest Gump

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

Get busy living or get busy dying.
- Stephen King

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

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

We are all so much together,
but we are all dying of loneliness.
- Albert Schweitzer

A man's dying is more his survivor's affair than his own.
- Thomas Mann

Dying is a wild night and a new road.
- Emily Dickinson

No one has been barred on account of his race
from fighting or dying for America,
there are no white or colored signs
on the foxholes or graveyards of battle.
- John F. Kennedy

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and
never of killing for their country.
- Bertrand Russell

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- although attributed to St. Francis of Assisi,
this prayer first appeared (written in French) in 1912

A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep,
and there comes a time when it is wrong,
as well as useless, to resist.
- Stewart Alsop

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness
in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn
sunsets exquisitely dying.
- Langston Hughes

The question of whether it's God's green earth is not at center stage,
except in the sense that if so, one is reminded with
some regularity that He may be dying.
- Edward Hoagland

I only really cast people who are desperate to be in it -
who were dying to be in it,
whose talent I believed in and were dead ready to do
the work that was necessary.
- Kenneth Branagh

A number of cases have been reported in which a dying
individual has a vision of a person about whose death he or she did not know.
- Stanislav Grof

The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and
to go on with one's life as if it were interminable.
I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when
he was dying of tuberculosis.
- Leon Edel

President Bush says he is concerned about the Iraqi people,
but if Iraqi people are dying in numbers,
then American policy will be challenged very strongly.
- Peter Arnett

I really connect with those moments of doing missionary
work down there and just seeing the people that are
dying from disease and hunger and malnutrition.
- Deborah Cox

The comic page is dying; I didn't want to go with it.
- Berke Breathed

Europe, which gave us the idea of same-sex marriage,
is a dying society, with birthrates 50 percent below replacement.
- Maggie Gallagher

If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting,
I know that the violence will be in the thought and
the action of the assassins,
not in my dying.
- Indira Gandhi

I preached as never sure to preach again,
And as a dying man to dying men.
- Richard Baxter

Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying?
- Arthur Helps

Whoever lives among many evils just as I,
how can dying not be a source of gain?
- Sophocles

With Guard and Reserve units, you can end up with a
lot of people from one part of the country dying in one day,
and that gets people's attention.
- Lawrence Korb

It goes back to all of us wanting to be in Hollywood.
We're all dying to win an Oscar.
- Jerry Della Femina

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

People always say things like, Oh, well,
he was suffering so much that he was better off dying.
But that's not true.
You're always better off living.
- Dashiell Hammett

Young people have a marvelous faculty of either dying
or adapting themselves to circumstances.
- Samuel Butler

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.
- Oscar Wilde

I'd rather be dead than dying.
- Stephen Evans

Patients reported that their psychedelic sessions were
an invaluable experiential training for dying.
- Stanislav Grof

With the newspaper strike on, I wouldn't consider dying.
- Bette Davis

I always want to learn but I am sure on my dying day
I will feel like I left something in the bucket.
- Tim McGraw

One thing about being successful is that I stopped being afraid of dying.
Once you're a star you're dead already.
You're embalmed.
- Dustin Hoffman

Piano playing is a dying art.
I love the fact that I can be one guy with one instrument
evoking an emotional and musical experience.
- Jon Bon Jovi

Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself;
if all it does is maintain itself,
then living is only not dying.
- Simone de Beauvoir

People are scared to death of dying.
I am the opposite.
- Taylor Caldwell

I know as I'm taking my dying breath,
the ambulance guy will ask me why they cancelled Action.
- Illeana Douglas

I've played almost every lead character from Henry VI to Othello.
I'm dying to tackle Richard III sometime.
- Ted Lange

Dying is an art, like everything else.
I do it exceptionally well.
I do it so it feels like hell.
I do it so it feels real.
I guess you could say I've a call.
- Sylvia Plath

To die is but to leave off dying and do the thing once for all.
- Samuel Butler

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

Dying is easy; comedy is hard.
- Donald Wolfit

Living is what scares me.
Dying is easy.
- Charles Manson

I can't forgive my friends for dying;
I don't find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Dying people in pre-industrial cultures typically died
in the context of an extended family,
clan, or tribe.
- Stanislav Grof

Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of
a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
- Otto von Bismarck

I am dying of hunger.
- Klaus Kinski

People are dying who haven't had that opportunity to say yes to the Lord.
- Michael Scott

I watched children dying.
That will be the image that will stay with me.
- Ian Botham

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday,
lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
- Redd Foxx

If the truth be known, we are on the verge of losing
an entire generation of our young people,
killing and dying in the streets of America.
- Ron Dellums

Dying is not difficult, yielding is impossible.
- Jane Grey Swisshelm


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