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Beth Orton Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Beth Orton.

Heaven is what we spend our lives trying to find.
- Beth Orton

The way I write, words can means lots of different things.
- Beth Orton

I'd say my greatest fear is fear itself.
- Beth Orton

From the beginning, I wanted to make dance music with a human element to it.
- Beth Orton

 

I don't believe in trouble.
Because I think that trouble is sometimes good,
sometimes bad.
I've been known to be called trouble,
which I think is quite a compliment.
But I suppose, thinking about it, that my best and
worst trouble has always had something to do with a man.
- Beth Orton

The upside to smoking is that you get to be social.
I was looking for a light when I bumped into Ben Harper's manager.
A couple of days later, Ben and I were in the studio.
- Beth Orton

We're all like little ants who scurry around with the
materials that are at hand right now.
Each generation finds new materials.
Its just evolution, isn't it?
- Beth Orton

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You can have all sorts of relationships,
but there's something with musicians working together
where you can have relationship that can just continue
to grow in a beautiful way.
- Beth Orton

Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

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)

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Heaven means to be one with God.
- Confucius

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

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Heaven is within us, and we experience it
to the degree that we become conscious of it.
- Ernest Holmes

It is better to conquer yourself
than to win a thousand battles.
Then the victory is yours.
It cannot be taken from you,
not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
- The Buddha

Without stirring abroad,
One can know the whole world;
Without looking out of the window,
One can see the way of heaven.
The further one goes, The less one knows.
- Lao Tzu

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
- Henry David Thoreau

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.
Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor
for helping us to love God better because of them.
- Mother Teresa

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

All religions must be tolerated...
for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
- Epictetus

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

There's a big difference between a handout and a helping hand.
One's charity, the other's friendship.
- Little Joe' Cartwright in Bonanza - Rain from Heaven

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell,
it is simply purgatory.
- Abraham Lincoln

I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell -
you see, I have friends in both places.
- Mark Twain

Thy Return is as another Sun to Heaven;
a new Rose blooming in the Garden of the Soul.
- Omar Khayyam

The things that have acquired unity are these:
Heaven by unity has become clear;
Earth by unity has become steady;
The Spirit by unity has become spiritual;
The Valley by unity has become full;
All things by unity have come into existence.
- Lao Tzu

Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind,
going and coming like ourselves,
traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day,
and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
- John Muir

Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.
- Emily Dickinson

I can't tell you if genius is hereditary,
because heaven has granted me no offspring.
- James Whistler

One does not need buildings, money, power,
or status to practice the Art of Peace.
Heaven is right where you are standing,
and that is the place to train.
- Morihei Ueshiba

A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven.
- Boethius

Love him and let him love you.
Do you think anything else under heaven really matters?
- James A. Baldwin

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven,
and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton

The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
- William Shakespeare

To see the world in a grain of sand,
and to see heaven in a wild flower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hands,
and eternity in an hour.
- William Blake

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
- William Congreve

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Heaven must be an awfully dull place
if your best friends end up elsewhere.
- Anonymous

Home interprets heaven.
Home is heaven for beginners.
- Charles Henry Parkhurst

I am better able to imagine hell than heaven;
it is my inheritance,
I suppose.
- Elinor Wylie

God did not intend the human family to be wafted to
heaven on flowery beds of ease.
- Frank Knox

Software comes from heaven when you have good hardware.
- Ken Olsen

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in.
Aim at earth and you get neither.
- C. S. Lewis

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.
- Plautus

There exists a species of transcendental ventriloquism
by means of which men can be made to believe that something
said on earth comes from Heaven.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Not in purity or in holiness merely,
for in Paradise man was holy,
and he shall be holy when redeemed through the sacrifice
of Christ and made an heir of heaven.
- Matthew Simpson

Remorse: beholding heaven and feeling hell.
- George A. Moore

Order is heaven's first law.
- Alexander Pope

The doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven,
which was the main teaching of Jesus,
is certainly one of the most revolutionary doctrines
that ever stirred and changed human thought.
- H. G. Wells

I'm fighting so I can die a martyr and go to heaven to meet God.
Our fight now is against the Americans.
- Osama bin Laden

I feel no need for any other faith
than my faith in the kindness of human beings.
I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it
that I cannot think of heaven and angels.
- Pearl S. Buck

Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins
lying about us pretty soon afterward.
- Ambrose Bierce

A lawyer's dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his
property at the resurrection,
and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
- Samuel Butler

They say marriages are made in Heaven.
But so is thunder and lightning.
- Clint Eastwood

And because we are, somehow, better than they,
we get to go to heaven and they don't.
Christians will tell you outright that they believe that.
- Neale Donald Walsch

We are as near to heaven by sea as by land.
- Humphrey Gilbert

This wretched brain gave way, and I became a wreck at random driven,
without one glimpse of reason or heaven.
- Thomas More

It came from God, and so is Christ true,
and Christ is thy God, who is in heaven and awaits thee.
- Girolamo Savonarola

Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth,
the only art of earth we take to Heaven.
- Walter Savage Landor

That a marriage ends is less than ideal;
but all things end under heaven,
and if temporality is held to be invalidating,
then nothing real succeeds.
- John Updike

When the Christians, upon these occasions,
received martyrdom, they were ornamented,
and crowned with garlands of flowers;
for which they,
in heaven, received eternal crowns of glory.
- John Foxe

Women love always: when earth slips from them,
they take refuge in heaven.
- George Sand

If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven,
I don't want to go there.
- Martin Luther

Heaven have mercy on us all - Presbyterians and Pagans alike -
for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head,
and sadly need mending.
- Herman Melville


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