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Neil Innes Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Neil Innes.

I see my role in the Bonzos as being the straight man,
in many ways.
- Neil Innes

And Roger was crazy with his robots and everything.
- Neil Innes

I think most musicians do like to have a laugh.
- Neil Innes

I wasn't aware that Track Records were interested in the Bonzos.
- Neil Innes

 

I used to help Viv with the chords and melodies sometimes.
- Neil Innes

In many ways, Viv and I were the only ones who were really songwriters.
- Neil Innes

But mostly, I wrote songs and Viv wrote songs.
- Neil Innes

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But I mean, again, Zappa's far more musical than the Bonzos ever were.
- Neil Innes

Ladies and gentleman, I've suffered for my music,
now it's your turn.
- Neil Innes

I mean Gorilla was really our first sort of goes at songwriting.
- Neil Innes

I suppose Roger had the license to do anything that fitted the venue.
- Neil Innes

We weren't going to play the show-biz game,
and be obsequious.
- Neil Innes

Eric Clapton always wanted to come out onstage with
a stuffed parrot on his shoulder.
- Neil Innes

But I remember we sold nearly 18,000 records in one day.
- Neil Innes

Because Larry, by then, was a drummer,
who would sort of get bored and tired,
and rather stand up and blow kisses to people.
So we needed the bass to sort of drive along.
- Neil Innes

It was just us lampooning our own peer group,
saying, well hey, where did this stuff come from? And
where does British guys get to be so good at it suddenly?
- Neil Innes

Viv had this kind of stage presence where you couldn't ignore it.
He walked onstage, he looked dangerous.
You just didn't know what he was going to do.
- Neil Innes

We then took a shortened version of what we'd been doing in the pubs,
with the best gags and things like that,
out to cabaret clubs and things in the north of England for six weeks.
And we became a big success.
- Neil Innes

We weren't by any means like the Grateful Dead or something,
who could just roll on and on and on.
- Neil Innes

As I said, when we needed to move over to rock'n'roll,
Sam and Vernon couldn't quite make the shift.
So that's when Larry took over on drums,
and we needed a bass player.
- Neil Innes

When we did Top of the Pops for the third time,
we decided to do it as a television program here called Come Dancing,
which is not as rude as it sounds.
- Neil Innes

I mean in recent years, I think you've only got to
sell thirty or forty thousand to get a #1.
- Neil Innes

But we used to go to flea markets and things,
and look for old 78 records that had silly song titles.
- Neil Innes

So we used to look for funny songs, and learn them and play them.
And we used to play them in pubs.
- Neil Innes

In fact, Moon came on tour with us for a bit just before
a big festival in Brighton,
I think.
- Neil Innes

I suppose we all loved those kind of sci-fi movies
where terrible things came out of swamps and came to Mars.
And there's usually some poor girl.
All the guys are trying to desperately handle levers and saying,
go to something or other.
- Neil Innes

Larry only ever wrote one song, and he wrote that with Tony Kaye,
I think it was, from Yes.
- Neil Innes

But Dennis was a really solid musician,
and we really needed somebody who could play bass like him.
- Neil Innes

There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I see Spirit in everything, Peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

I am a Passionate Observer of Life.
I See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The invariable mark of wisdom is to
see the miraculous in the common.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

To love beauty is to see light.
- Victor Hugo

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted,
every hill and mountain shall be made low,
the rough places will be made straight
and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
and all flesh shall see it together.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I see you.
- the movie Avatar

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

See beauty in the familiar.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

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

We must be the change we wish to see.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I see the miracle in all of life. I am thankful for all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Shine your Light of God wherever you see darkness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Look In The Mirror to See The Face Of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to see myself as the face of god:
my mind sparks, and my soul sparkles;
my peace is counterpoint to the clamor of life;
I am a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

Every decision you make - every decision -
is not a decision about what to do.
It's a decision about Who You Are.
When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes.
You begin to see life in a new way.
All events, occurrences, and situations
turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do.
- Neale Donald Walsch

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw


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