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Brian McKnight Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Brian McKnight.

It's just exciting to be part of something that is brand-new.
- Brian McKnight

I don't care how small the game.
I want to win.
- Brian McKnight

Jazz is all about improvisation and it's about the moment in time,
doing it this way now, and you'll never do it this way twice.
I've studied the masters.
Why would I want to play ball after the guys who sit
on a bench? I want to play like Michael Jordan.
- Brian McKnight

You can't listen to what people who aren't musical have to say.
When Anytime was released, I had bad reviews,
and at first I was hurt.
Your songs are like your children.
You don't want to hear, 'Your kid is ugly.'
But I knew the record was good and it would sell.
- Brian McKnight

 

I was a nerd academically.
But I was also an athlete and a musician.
I never wanted to be shut out of any situation.
I think it was that more than anything.
- Brian McKnight

The guy comes up to the plate, there's always a chance
where he can get a grand slam and everybody forgets
about all the times he missed.
- Brian McKnight

Most of the stuff I learned to play,
I learned in high school.
I had a band in high school, a jazz-fusion thing,
and I was the keyboard player.
I was interested in how the instruments worked and
the theory behind playing with them.
- Brian McKnight

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Lionel Richie told me forget about the critics.
But if you come back with hit after hit,
you don't have to worry about anything.
- Brian McKnight

Every little kid that steps on the court or the field
has aspirations to go pro.
I think being a pro basketball player is the best job.
The thing I had to realize was that I can't do every dream that I have.
- Brian McKnight

When it's your chance to step up to the plate,
just hit it out of the park, and everybody will forget
about everything that came before.
- Brian McKnight

I think they can co-exist.
You don't have to put one down for another.
I've been bitten by the acting bug, and where it takes me,
it won't take away from the music.
- Brian McKnight

I keep these songs in my head until I get behind the microphone.
I never spend more than 30 or 40 minutes singing the
vocal or it will sound mechanical.
There are always mistakes, but it's about feeling more than being perfect.
- Brian McKnight

I watch my contemporaries, and they love to live in the studio and I don't.
I have a life.
I treat it as a 9-to-5.
I try to create something new every day,
and then I get on with my life.
- Brian McKnight

Whenever I fill out the job description I put 'songwriter,'
never 'singer' or 'artist.' Singers come and go.
- Brian McKnight

Stevie didn't use the technology to drive the song.
He used it to enhance.
I use the tools to further my work, I don't use my
work to further the tools.
- Brian McKnight

He knows I rip him off every day.
He's the godfather for me.
Nobody can say they aren't influenced by what Stevie Wonder has done.
- Brian McKnight

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

One must know not just how to accept a gift,
but with what grace to share it.
- Maya Angelou

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

Just another cold, misty morning inviting,
"want to go again?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

And just dance a little.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Without zest, what is life?
Just waiting for death?
- Osho

Mind exists as a Principle in the universe,
just as electricity exists as a principle.
- Ernest Holmes

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire,
men cannot live without a spiritual life.
- The Buddha

Death is just life's next big adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

You're just left with yourself all the time,
whatever you do anyway.
You've got to get down to your
own God in your own temple.
It's all down to you, mate.
- John Lennon

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

Holding-on does not have to be a desperate
teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Grace isn't just a little prayer
you say before receiving a meal.
It's a way to live.
- Jackie Windspear

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

If you believe in forever,
then life is just a one night stand.
- The Righteous Brothers

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
- Mother Teresa

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happiness comes when I remember that others' opinions of me
are just their opinions - nothing more.
I find happiness in moving toward my goals
regardless of the applause or the jeers of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

You just have to have a simple faith.
- Jimmy Carter

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

A friend is someone who understands my past,
believes in my future,
and accepts me just the way I am.
- Anonymous

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

To the uneducated an A is just three sticks.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

I have not failed.
I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison

We'll be friends until forever, just you wait and see.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)


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