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Bernie Worrell Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Bernie Worrell.

Providence School of Art students used to sneak into P Funk concerts.
- Bernie Worrell

I was born with a natural gift.
My mother recognized the talent.
- Bernie Worrell

I talk by playing, not by words.
- Bernie Worrell

You can be enticed by food, wooed by food,
sex, money, or instruments.
- Bernie Worrell

 

I don't listen to a lot of radio today.
It's not really music to me.
- Bernie Worrell

Prince presented us at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- Bernie Worrell

Usually, I just do what I want, because I got it that way.
- Bernie Worrell

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I was known around the college for jamming in the lounge.
- Bernie Worrell

My mother wanted me to be a concert pianist.
- Bernie Worrell

As far as arrangements after the basic track is cut,
if I'm writing a horn arrangement or playing strings,
I might arrange that, plan that out.
Other times, I'll just sit and roll tape.
- Bernie Worrell

People like my voice and say I can sing,
but I don't like microphones in front of my face:
it distracts me.
- Bernie Worrell

Woo means the ability to entice someone or something to get what you want.
My first solo album was called: All the Woo of the Universe,
which was titled by George Clinton.
- Bernie Worrell

I got private lessons in keyboard at Julliard,
before New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.
- Bernie Worrell

We used to have a main female vocalist.
But she had a baby.
Now we do the singing ourselves.
- Bernie Worrell

The radios are going to dictate.
That's another fight.
That's another story there.
I wish they just let it be.
- Bernie Worrell

I was born in Long Branch, New Jersey,
and no one had ever taught anybody that young,
back in those days.
- Bernie Worrell

Providence has its appointed hour for everything.
We cannot command results, we can only strive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Who can love to walk in the dark? But providence doth often so dispose.
- Oliver Cromwell

Under the benignant providence of Almighty God the
representatives of the States and of the people are
again brought together to deliberate for the public good.
- James K. Polk

I go the way that Providence dictates with the assurance of a sleepwalker.
- Adolf Hitler

The ultimate triumph of philosophy would be to cast
light upon the mysterious ways in which Providence
moves to achieve the designs it has for man.
- Marquis de Sade

I do here speak it before the court.
I look that the Lord should deliver me by his providence.
- Anne Hutchinson

My dear sister, I hope, when God Almighty in his righteous
providence shall take me out of time into eternity,
that it will be by a flash of lightning.
- James Otis

Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs,
but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

The efficiency of God may be understood as either creation or providence.
- William Ames

I don't believe in providence and fate,
as a technologist I am used to reckoning with the formulae of probability.
- Max Frisch

Providence has nothing good or high in store for one
who does not resolutely aim at something high or good.
A purpose is the eternal condition of success.
- Thornton Wilder

It is impossible that anything so natural,
so necessary, and so universal as death,
should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind.
- Jonathan Swift

Oh, the ignorance of us upon whom Providence did not
sufficiently smile to permit us to be born in New England.
- Horace Porter

When good befalls a man he calls it Providence,
when evil fate.
- Knut Hamsun

Providence was well aware what lay ahead for me,
and my Capuchin training was to prepare me for it.
- Abbe Pierre

Experience join'd with common sense,
To mortals is a providence.
- Matthew Green

There is a Providence that protects idiots,
drunkards, children and the United States of America.
- Otto von Bismarck

It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals,
in states, and in Providence, than to see their real import and value.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Because men believe not in Providence,
therefore they do so greedily scrape and hoard.
They do not believe in any reward for charity,
therefore they will part with nothing.
- Isaac Barrow

Through the humbling dispensations of Divine Providence,
men are sometimes fitted for his service.
- John Woolman

Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and
most of thought believe in providence.
- David Viscott

Let us hope, that a kind Providence will put a speedy
end to the acts of God under which we have been laboring.
- Peter De Vries

I believe God rules all by his divine providence and
that the stars by his permission are instruments.
- William Lilly

I am most thankful to Almighty Providence for mercies received,
and determined still to press the case into public
notice as a token of gratitude.
- William Banting

The longer I live, the more faith I have in Providence,
and the less faith in my interpretation of Providence.
- Jeremiah Day

He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end,
may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright.
- Blaise Pascal

We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent
failure often proves a blessing.
- Robert E. Lee

It may be assumed as an axiom that Providence has never
gifted any political party with all of political wisdom
or blinded it with all of political folly.
- John George Nicolay

I cannot, if I am in the field of glory,
be kept out of sight: wherever there is anything to be done,
there Providence is sure to direct my steps.
- Horatio Nelson

A God without dominion, providence, and final causes,
is nothing else but fate and nature.
- Alexander Pope

All the forms of civil polity have been tried by mankind,
except one, and that seems to have been reserved in
Providence to be realized in America.
- Ezra Stiles

What gift has providence bestowed on man that is so
dear to him as his children?
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

You will certainly not doubt the necessity of studying astronomy and physics,
if you are desirous of comprehending the relation between
the world and Providence as it is in reality,
and not according to imagination.
- Maimonides

About the twenty-third year of my age,
I had many fresh and heavenly openings,
in respect to the care and providence of the Almighty
over his creatures in general,
and over man as the most noble amongst those which are visible.
- John Woolman

I cannot but be grieved to go from my native land,
and especially from that part of it for whom and with
whom I desired only to live;
yet the dreadful apprehensions I have of what is coming
upon this land may help to make me submissive to this providence,
though more bitter.
- Donald Cargill

I once asked a hermit in Italy how he could venture to live alone,
in a single cottage, on the top of a mountain,
a mile from any habitation? He replied,
that Providence was his next-door neighbor.
- Laurence Sterne

We just did a show in Providence, Rhode Island,
and we got three puppy shots before we even got on the air,
which was great.
Although sometimes you get flashed by some puppies
that you'd rather not see.
They're more like mongrels.
- Jerry Lawler

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder,
as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence,
for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation
of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
- John Adams

You have the highest of human trusts committed to your care.
Providence has showered on this favored land blessings without number,
and has chosen you as the guardians of freedom,
to preserve it for the benefit of the human race.
- J. Reuben Clark

The superior man is the providence of the inferior.
He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak,
and a shield for the defenseless.
He stands erect by bending above the fallen.
He rises by lifting others.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Most Modern Orthodox are religious Zionists.
Despite all differences and nuances among us,
we consider the founding of the State a historic change.
We accept it as something that came from Providence.
- Norman Lamm

For it would have been better that man should have been born dumb,
nay, void of all reason, rather than that he should
employ the gifts of Providence to the destruction of his neighbor.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

When blithe to argument I come, Though armed with facts,
and merry, May Providence protect me from The fool as adversary,
Whose mind to him a kingdom is Where reason lacks dominion,
Who calls conviction prejudice And prejudice opinion.
- Phyllis McGinley

A committee is a group of the unprepared,
appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary.
- Fred Allen

Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those
who complied with the injunctions of the laws,
Socrates considered the government to be an aristocracy.
- Xenophon

Being appointed Elder Professor meant very much taking over the shop,
in that the professor in those days controlled all the moneys.
- John Henry Carver

My appointed work is to awaken the divine nature that is within.
- Peace Pilgrim

The other was the best recovered in his condition;
and being now pretty well,
was appointed nurse to the rest of the sick.
Next to oranges, I thought the cyder had the best effects.
- James Lind

I was appointed Poet Laureate.
It came totally out of the blue because most Poet Laureates
had been considerably older than I. It was not something
that I even had begun to dream about!
- Rita Dove

If a chairman sacks the manager he initially appointed,
he should go as well.
- Brian Clough

The time has come to stop beating our heads against
stone walls under the illusion that we have been appointed
policeman to the human race.
- Walter Lippmann

Judges are appointed often through the political process.
- Stephen Breyer

The best security for civilization is the dwelling,
and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends,
more than anything else, the improvement of mankind.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I was the United States Attorney for Maine for three years,
and then was appointed a federal judge.
- George J. Mitchell

A lot of my reading over the next few months will be
the works of Hans Christian Andersen -
I have been appointed an ambassador for the bicentenary
celebrations of his birth next year.
- Roger Moore


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