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Brett Somers Quotes

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Am I sounding better or am I just getting used to my voice?
- Brett Somers

I had to give up martinis - I enjoyed them too much.
- Brett Somers

In fact, people have been very complimentary about
my act and very tolerant of my singing ability.
- Brett Somers

You know, I'm a television personality.
It's not like I'm a famous hooker or something!
- Brett Somers

 

Anything that loosens you up and makes you freer is good,
because that's what acting and performing is all about -
being free.
It gives you a better connection to the audience.
- Brett Somers

My musical director, Mark Cherry, is the most wonderful
person who ever lived on God's good green Earth.
He's my director, he does the arrangements.
Really, he does everything - including certain janitorial chores!
- Brett Somers

You know, when it was done originally,
they always had to fight to keep it going at the end of each season.
Now, The Odd Couple has become part of our language and culture.
- Brett Somers

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

My sense of divine brings with it a strange sound of music with its glories,
a marvellous melody sounding like a multitude of flutes.
- Paul Twitchell

At risk of sounding foully pompous I think that writers'
groups are probably very useful at the beginning of a writing career.
- Bernard Cornwell

I thought if Oasis could get away with sounding like The Beatles,
I could get away with sounding like Abba.
- Pete Waterman

I think the potential for the program at the risk of
sounding self-serving is large,
some would say even limitless, so I'm excited about
it and I think it can even pass next year.
- Harold Ford

A statesman...
must wait until he hears the steps of God sounding through events,
then leap up and grasp the hem of His garment.
- Otto von Bismarck

I think now, more than anytime I can remember,
bands are sounding pretty similar whether they're English or American,
from Manchester or London...
or Leeds or Welsh or Irish.
- Graham Coxon

The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you,
the better you will hear what is sounding outside.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Look at any inspired painting.
It's like a gong sounding; it puts you in a state of reverberation.
- Philip Guston

Be able to sneeze without sounding ridiculous.
That means neither stifling yourself or spraying your immediate vicinity.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Some things don't wind up sounding like you'd expect,
which is just as well.
- Fred Frith

In serial music, the series itself is seldom audible...
What I'm interested in is a compositional process and
a sounding music that are one in the same thing.
- Steve Reich

Hearing, which, by the motion of the air,
informs us of the motion of sounding or vibrating bodies.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

At the risk of sounding hopelessly romantic,
love is the key element.
I really love to play with different musicians who
come from different cultural backgrounds.
- John McLaughlin

I don't find the business easy.
The moment you start talking about the business,
you start sounding like someone in Spinal Tap.
- Robert Wyatt

If you have any trouble sounding condescending,
find a Unix user to show you how it's done.
- Scott Adams

I think there is always room for a timeless sounding rock band like us.
- Steve Brown

I never liked mellow sounding guitar.
- Tom Verlaine

The reason my voice is sounding more passionate is
because I'm singing directly from the heart.
- Sammy Hagar

Well, they put me in a booth and then did some nice
things to the speaker to make it come out sounding ok.
- Don Knotts

Musicians always come off sounding a little bit pretentious,
and a little bit...
I don't know, hypocritical, from what they do,
talking about strong issues.
- James Iha

Without sounding pompous, I really do feel that I have
a set of standards that I must adhere to,
even leaving aside considerations of what the readers expect.
- Jonathan Kellerman

It is quite annoying that we have to change the sound
we invented just to avoid sounding like people who simply copy us,
but...
it is flattering and of course challenging.
- Jonathan Davis

We have too many high-sounding words,
and too few actions that correspond with them.
- Abigail Adams

Aside from rabid Islamists, no one who wishes to be
taken seriously can publicly say anything bad about
the old Jews of Europe without sounding like reactionary troglodytes.
- Jack Schwartz

It is difficult to write about any form of mental disease,
especially your own, without sounding as if you were
examining a bug under glass.
- Gene Tierney

The Band is sounding real good.
We've been doing some dates together and they've been going well.
- Rick Danko

It's not enough to hit the notes.
There is no point in the singers just standing there
and sounding wonderful if they're not connecting with
the characters they are portraying.
- Bruce Beresford

I do to keep things sounding fresh.
Sometimes just changing the running order of the show is a good idea.
- Mick Taylor

If it comes out sounding like Dixieland jazz or classical
or punk or rock or even slightly metal,
that's because that's where I'm going to find inspiration.
- Ben Harper

There's a focus that hasn't been there for ages and
ages and some American bands are sounding quite English
like they did in the late 70s and early 80s.
- Graham Coxon

At noon, on the Fourth of July, 1826,
while the Liberty Bell was again sounding its old message
to the people of Philadelphia,
the soul of Thomas Jefferson passed on;
and a few hours later John Adams entered into rest,
with the name of his old friend upon his lips.
- Allen Johnson

I think we did a pretty good role, linking,
being a sounding board really and a driving force,
especially from the bottom up.
I think that part of this is bottom up as well as top down.
- Richard Rogers

Another night I dreamed I heard heavenly music sounding in my ears,
and a flock of sheep was gathering round it.
When the music ceased, the sheep leaped for joy,
and ran together, shaking their heads;
and one shook his head almost off,
and seemed to have nothing but ears.
- Joanna Southcott

The old jazz singers or old blues singers,
you always just saw them kind of sitting down and singing.
They weren't worried as much about their voice sounding perfect.
They would make the song kind of fit their voice.
- Lucinda Williams

Without sounding too pretentious, I was sort of a slave to the narrative.
When the narrative cracks in, I have to go where it takes me.
I had to go to the Bohemian Grove.
It was the obvious end to the book.
- Jon Ronson

A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery;
and this is best done by saying over the lines to yourself again and again,
till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense,
and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice.
- Anthony Hecht

The decision came from the publisher.
It certainly was cleared by Chicago.
And then they come out with these fine sounding words
about relation to readers and their obligation.
It has nothing to do with that.
- Robert Scheer

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

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

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

I am certainly not an authority on love because there
are no authorities on love,
just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.
- Bill Cosby

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Everyone who got where he is,
had to begin where he was.
- Richard L. Evans

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

I recognize that the person I was in my past
is not the person I am today.
That person did the very best they could,
given the knowledge, emotions, and prior experience
they had to draw upon at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If someone had told me I would be Pope one day,
I would have studied harder.
- Pope John Paul I

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

If the tongue had not been framed for articulation,
man would still be a beast in the forest.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci


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