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Barry McGuire Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Barry McGuire.

Hate your next-door neighbor, but don't forget to say grace.
- Barry McGuire

Marches alone won't bring integration when human respect is disintegratin'
- Barry McGuire

I did about a 100 concerts this year.
All over the United States.
We're cutting back next year to about 40.
We generate money for an organization called Mercy Corps.
- Barry McGuire

But times changed, and I changed, and I didn't feel that way anymore.
The Beatles were happening.
I think that was probably the main thing.
The Beatles just changed the whole world of music.
- Barry McGuire

 

And there was a real shedding of the old dogma,
like boundaries of morality were being broken down
and everybody was into the new party mode of just loving on each other.
Which destroyed thousands of us.
I lost 16 of my personal friends through that lifestyle.
- Barry McGuire

I was very laced with drugs myself, but Fred seemed
to be even more so than me.
That might have had something to do with it.
That might have had something to do with nobody wanting to play my records,
too, I don't know.
- Barry McGuire

It was really fun.
Well, Bobby was just basically a folk singer.
He didn't play with any bands or anything,
like all the rest of us.
Just played his guitar and sang his songs.
- Barry McGuire

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That's why I had to leave Hair on Broadway,
because I did it for about a year, and one night I was doing the show,
and I realized, well, this is not real.
I told the director.
He says, man, it was a killer show tonight.
- Barry McGuire

There was a report that used to come out back in those days,
I don't know if it was the Gavin Report or something like that.
And they said, no matter what McGuire comes out with next,
we're not gonna play it.
- Barry McGuire

So gradually, and then I had an Italian roadster that I built,
it took me five years to build it, it was stolen from me and stripped.
I said, well maybe we should have another where we
shouldn't steal from each other.
- Barry McGuire

If you listen to the left track on their album,
if you get The Best of the Mamas and Papas,
you listen to the left track, you can still hear a little bit of my voice.
My son discovered that once.
- Barry McGuire

And a friend of mine in the Christys,
we used to sit up at night and talk and read and wonder if reincarnation,
and if it wasn't reality, what would happen to the
human spirit when the body dies? Is there an afterlife?
Just questions like that.
- Barry McGuire

My buddies worked with me for weeks,
and I went up to take my test,
and started crying because I couldn't remember the words.
I can remember songs.
If you put it to a melody, I would have sung it to 'em in a minute.
- Barry McGuire

I remember we woke up one morning at Denny's house
and John Phillips called.
He said, you guys okay? We said, yeah,
what's wrong, what's going on? He said,
well, everybody's dead over at Sharon's house at Terry Melcher's place.
- Barry McGuire

There's only one drummer.
We all travel to his beat.
Well, I couldn't sing his song.
Because for me, it wasn't a truthful statement.
Well, Linda sang it, and it was a monster for her.
- Barry McGuire

The big turning point, really, was the Beatles' influence on American folk music,
and then Roger took it to the next step,
and then along came the Lovin' Spoonful and everybody else.
- Barry McGuire

I know great songwriters.
Fred Neil would come up when he was in L.A.,
we all used to hang out.
He would sit there and sing, and we would just melt.
I mean, we would go to his recording sessions.
- Barry McGuire

Ah, you may leave here, for four days in space,
but when you return, it's the same old place.
- Barry McGuire

You know, the music business is like the Lotto.
Just put your numbers down and sometimes they hit,
and sometimes they don't.
There's just no rhyme or reason.
- Barry McGuire

To have a songwriter that wrote so specifically what I felt to be true...
I've never been much of an actor either.
If something is real for me, then I can do it.
- Barry McGuire

When I wrote "Green, Green," it was like a really a
statement of where I was at philosophically in my life.
- Barry McGuire

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Hate destroys, Love builds.
Hate tears down, Love renews and creates.
Hatred holds no hope for the future.
Love creates Today as its own better future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike;
there is but one step from envy to hate.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Hatred freezes hearts, while love warms them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hatred does not cease by hatred,
but only by love;
this is the eternal rule.
- The Buddha

Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Return love for hate.
- Anonymous

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
revenging one make you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am the wizard. I transmute fear and hate into love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That which you hate to be done to you,
do not do to another.
- Ancient Egyptian Proverb

Hatred is blind, as well as love.
- Oscar Wilde

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am a Master of Alchemy; I Transmute Fear and Hate Into Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Envy breeds hate.
- Yiddish Proverb

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man,
and I hate people like that!
- Tom Lehrer

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you and persecute you.
- Matthew 5:44

I hate to see complacency prevail in our lives
when it's so directly contrary to the teaching of Christ.
- Jimmy Carter

(Jesus on Love)
You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
- Osho

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

Hate generalizes; love is particular.
- Erica Jong

I hate the giving of the hand
unless the whole man accompanies it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others,
and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
- George Washington Carver

I'm sure we all agree that we ought to love one another
and I know there are people in the world
that do not love their fellow human beings
and I HATE people like that.
- Tom Lehrer

We hate in others what we most fear in ourselves.
- Anonymous

Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world
without having an effect on the rest of it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Mind Chatter...
"I'm too fat; I'm too thin; and my hair is a fright;
And I'm never enough; and my world is not right;
I'm not smart; I'm not cute; I'm not strong; I'm a bust
I earn scorn; I earn hate; I'm no good; I disgust."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Those who have come here to hate should leave now;
for in their hate, they only betray themselves.
- Terry Goodkind

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel


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