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Arthur Godfrey Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Arthur Godfrey.

As corny as it may sound, my true goal was to crack the Americana market.
- Arthur Godfrey

It's not an act, it's just my way.
- Arthur Godfrey

You know, if you don't do nothin, you don't do nothin.
- Arthur Godfrey

You know, it sounds corny, but I believe in myself.
And I work hard.
- Arthur Godfrey

 

I'm proud to pay taxes in the United States;
the only thing is,
I could be just as proud for half the money.
- Arthur Godfrey

Now I'm fortunate to have a good band in CA,
and play many solo gigs as well.
My point is that I stopped playing in bands and played solo for four years,
to get back into the groove and pulse of writing and
singing and who I am on stage.
- Arthur Godfrey

I really believe in myself.
I'm the hardest worker I know, and one of the best songwriters.
There's a craft to it, and it takes a long time to hone it,
and I work really hard at it.
- Arthur Godfrey

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You get a letter from her agency embracing you into the family that says,
'It is our goal now to help you achieve your dream of being a songwriter,
in John's memory.'
- Arthur Godfrey

I know how I like to be treated, so I always start by saying,
'Could you give me a moment of your time,
I know you're very busy,' and usually,
they will.
- Arthur Godfrey

I liked the way they treated the first,
second, and third place finishers equally.
It was an amazing year.
I only entered two song contests this year;
I won one and placed second in the other.
And I entered each of them a day or two before the deadline.
- Arthur Godfrey

He asked if I was a songwriter, and I said yeah,
that I was in town because I'd won this contest.
He said, okay, then he was gonna play me his hit,
and started singing 'When it's time to relax,
one beer stands clear...
'
- Arthur Godfrey

The biggest deal for me was that all 24 winners are
placed on the Billboard CD of the Year,
which went out to 500 of the biggest Music Reps in the business,
from radio and press to management and booking.
- Arthur Godfrey

I've been playing music all my life,
from being a choir soloist at Symphony Hall as a youngster
to playing in bands through high school and college at Kent State.
Went in the service at 17, out before I was 21.
- Arthur Godfrey

I'd just hit the Billboard thing, and I had a good feeling.
About a month ago, I received a call that said I was in the running,
that I'd made the final 25.
So I just wanted to place.
- Arthur Godfrey

If I go to a seminar and someone like you or someone like him is talking,
I'm never part of the group that rushes him directly afterward.
I always wait in the back corner with my head down until everyone is gone,
and then I go up and do my thing.
- Arthur Godfrey

Married and divorced, three beautiful daughters,
two in college.
The other one is 16, lives with her mom.
I'm 46, I've worked for the Post Office for 18 years,
seven facilities in three states.
- Arthur Godfrey

I explained to the lady my love for John and his work,
and she made it possible for me to purchase one of the 24 proofs,
the one for 'I'm So Tired,' which I have on my piano at home.
- Arthur Godfrey

I'm trying to learn how to tap into the power of my own being.
I know it sounds corny.
- Lucinda Williams

I had to try and find a way to express happiness without sounding corny.
- Daniel Johns

There is an element of truth in every idea that lasts
long enough to be called corny.
- Irving Berlin

I think older people can appreciate my music because
I really show my heart when I sing,
and it's not corny.
I think I can grow as an artist, and my fans will grow with me.
- Justin Bieber

We're gonna try and bring on all the different aspects
of horror movie making and bring on guests and show
all these old '50's B movies.
Not the real corny ones, the real cool ones.
- Jerry Only

It sounds corny, but I've promised my inner child that
never again will I ever abandon myself for anything or anyone else again.
- Wynonna Judd

It's perfectly okay if you don't understand every single one of them.
For one thing, I make a lot of corny jokes,
and you have to be 40 years old to get some of them.
- Brian P. Cleary

I know this is kind of corny, but we thought about
renewing our vows again because I think my mom would
really love it if we did that in Arkansas,
where I came from.
- Mary Steenburgen

You see, money isn't everything - I know it sounds
corny but I really mean it -
success means a lot more.
- Glynis Johns

High Noon is a pretty corny movie.
- Robert Duvall

I want to keep - this seems so corny -
I want to keep growing as an artist.
- John Glover

Very often some of the religious miracle plays you
see on television can be very corny,
I find.
And so simplistic.
- Robert Duvall

We all feel love, and that might sound kind of corny,
but I really feel that's what joins musicians together around the world.
- Enrique Iglesias

Corny answer is of course is that everyone who wants
musicals are children in different ways,
aren't they? So you think of them in different ways.
There are things of mine I'm sorry haven't come here.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

After Watergate, which happened when I was in college,
I became increasingly inspired by journalism as a way to change the world.
It sounds corny, but to wake the public up,
to serve a higher cause.
- David Talbot

It's funny because I think it also goes very well with the show.
It has this reputation as being this love city where
everyone goes to get married,
but when you get there, it's very corny and tacky.
- Caroline Dhavernas

This happens to be that the power of laughter and love
would beat out the power of fear every time.
You know, I hate to sound corny about it but it's true,
and I think that's what this movie is about.
- John Goodman

I don't know the vast majority of you personally,
and it may sound kind of corny, but I really feel as
if we've become friends through the years.
And you've been with me during a lot of good times
and some very difficult ones.
I can't tell you how grateful I am.
- Katie Couric

This was basically the first time I got to act in action scenes,
with things blowing up all around me.
It sounds corny, but I think every actor would like to -
at least once in his or her career -
play the person who saves the entire world.
- Lukas Haas

Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

To be yourself in a world that
is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

How far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Spirit is always waiting to rush into us,
but we are too full of worldly things.
It is like trying to pour fine wine into a cup filled with mud -
the wine is waiting, but the mud must be removed first.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed,
but nature does not depend on us.
We are not the only experiment.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If you begin to understand what you are
without trying to change it,
then what you are undergoes a transformation.
- J. Krishnamurti

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs
and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
- Abraham Lincoln

How could youths better learn to live
than by at once trying the experiment of living?
- Henry David Thoreau

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

The trouble with having an open mind, of course,
is that people will insist on coming along
and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest roadblock to a great relationship
is trying to force a partner to change through bribes or threats.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The fastest way to destroy love
is to make a goal out of it,
because people who are trying to be loved
come from a place that they're not loved.
- Werner Erhard

You can close more business in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

I intend to live forever, or die trying.
- Groucho Marx

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying
as to put the right man in the right place.
- Thomas Jefferson

The church is always trying to get other people to reform;
it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little,
by way of example.
- Mark Twain

Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood,
the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become.
- Coretta Scott King

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
- Thomas A. Edison

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man
looking through a keyhole,
the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying
to get back to where it was.
- Toni Morrison

The problem in defense is
how far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

O man you are busy working for the world,
and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
- Abu Bakr

Adolescents are not monsters.
They are just people trying to learn how to make it
among the adults in the world,
who are probably not so sure themselves.
- Virginia Satir

Trying to force creativity is never good.
- Sarah McLachlan

Doing linear scans over an associative array is like
trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.
- Larry Wall

It's a never ending battle of making your cars better
and also trying to be better yourself.
- Dale Earnhardt

There is no use whatsoever trying to help
people who do not help themselves.
You cannot push anyone up a ladder
unless he is willing to climb himself.
- Andrew Carnegie

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health
of the body is that it is so difficult to do without
destroying the health of the mind.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like
trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
- Joe Adcock

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan
trying to play the violin.
- Honore de Balzac


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