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Bootsy Collins Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Bootsy Collins.

We are all human and I want to relate that message to all people.
- Bootsy Collins

Catfish is not playing guitar no more,
he's doing like a home-front thing.
He had been in the business around ten years before I got in it,
so I guess he's had enough of it.
- Bootsy Collins

I wanted to get my recording and become a musician again,
work; with other people, do that kind of thing because
I kind of got away from that for a while once we started happening,
you know, selling records, sold out concerts.
- Bootsy Collins

But I'm always trying to plan ahead too and in doing so,
and in working on this album, I've met a lot people
that I hope to be involved with,
on their records and in their situations.
- Bootsy Collins

 

You have to get up and plant the seed and see if it grows,
but you can't just wait around, you have to water it and take care of it.
- Bootsy Collins

Nowadays, it's like two different arenas,
recording and touring.
When I started way back in the day, doing both was nothing,
you didn't have to think about it, the road and recording.
- Bootsy Collins

It's a whole other ball game and I am glad that I fit into that space where,
whatever it is that you want to do and you are doing
as long as you are happy with it,
then you know What the Heck!
- Bootsy Collins

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I guess some of today's programming has rubbed off
on me because I find myself having to set time around for touring,
putting that together and then setting time around for recording.
- Bootsy Collins

When I was coming up, we weren't trying to get a hit or get paid,
we were just trying to do our thing.
The only thing we were really trying to do was to be
recognized for our originality.
- Bootsy Collins

We were brash young fellows'.
I was always hanging with the older crowd anyway.
The musicians were the Hip Cats, and I was hanging with them anyway.
I Just started out real early.
- Bootsy Collins

I like being out front, doing what I do,
but then I also like playing in a band too.
I'd like to do stuff like I did with Deee-lite.
I went out and played with them and they were the stars,
that was cool.
- Bootsy Collins

When we got with George, he didn't care what was happening.
He liked how crazy we were looking and dressing.
I kinda liked being with George more so at the time,
because George let us do what we wanted to do.
But I needed both lessons.
- Bootsy Collins

I've thought maybe of getting younger artists out doing stuff,
like I used to do a lot of.
I don't wanna do it day in and day out like I used to,
but I still wanna do it.
- Bootsy Collins

Yeah, because what it all boils down to is at the end of the day,
we are all riding on the same boat and we have to learn
how to deal with each other.
I think that the music and what we do in our actions
is what can kind of bring us together,
hopefully.
- Bootsy Collins

A roast is like a get-together where people come down
and talk about you and dog you out,
the way you came up, the knucklehead things that you did,
stuff like that.
- Bootsy Collins

Well actually, we are working on the live album from the shows in Japan.
I'm trying to get that finished.
- Bootsy Collins

I wanna keep creating those situations for myself so
I don't have to be out front all the time.
Then when I do have to be out front,
I can do it to the max.
- Bootsy Collins

To me, you go through things like that and you learn from it.
You add it on to your life, to try to make your life better.
Instead of dogging people, learn something from it.
And keep stepping.
- Bootsy Collins

But by us doing a lot on the road, we were able to
afford things like videos on the tours,
cartoons that we'd open up the shows with.
We were doing that way back when and now it's the hippest thing to do.
We're just coming back around, I guess trying to play catch-up.
- Bootsy Collins

I try to bring it across on my record,
in my dress, in what I do and what I say because to me humor is important.
You should have a dose of that and I guess giving it is what I'm here for.
- Bootsy Collins

Usually when I'm out doing stuff, I'm just out in the wild,
doing the wild thing.
I don't really get a chance to just chill out until I come here,
in my creative space.
- Bootsy Collins

When you're used to playing with people,
when you're in a band, then you're used to playing with each other.
People nowadays aren't used to playing with each other
because they don't have to.
- Bootsy Collins

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing
a human being to a purpose.
- Albert Schweitzer

Whenever I look at a human face,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
- Carl Jung

Each and every human being on Earth
has both the responsibility and the privilege
of viewing themselves as Divine beings
with the power to bring about peace.
- James Twyman

The greatest force in the human body
is the natural drive of the body to heal itself -
but that force in not independent of the belief system.
Everything begins with belief.
What we believe is the most powerful option of all.
- Norman Cousins

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

My own gratitude list begins with health, family, friends,
and the beauty around me - from the butterflies and rainbows,
to the dolphins, to the birds, to the works produced by the human hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

Divine love will meet all human needs
- Mary Baker Eddy

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious,
one should preserve it.
- Anais Nin

To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake
is to be continually thrown out of the nest.
- Pema Chodron

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

It's humbling to think that all animals,
including human beings,
are parasites of the plant world.
- Isaac Asimov

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature is not human hearted.
- Lao Tzu

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain


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