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Alan Jackson Quotes

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He's written some great songs.
I thought that "Blues Man" was a perfect song for me to do as a tribute.
- Alan Jackson

Hee Haw was probably my biggest exposure to live music at a young age,
because there wasn't any live music around my town
and no one in my family played instruments.
- Alan Jackson

My mother kept asking me, 'When are you going to do
a gospel album?' And I've always wanted to do a gospel album.
Everybody was going on about it, so mom started hounding me more.
- Alan Jackson

Probably some of the songs I never even really listened to the lyrics.
Half of them I'd hear off the radio and was probably
singing the wrong words and didn't even know it.
- Alan Jackson

 

For some reason I've been labeled that and it's fine,
but there are a lot of other artists that sing real traditional stuff,
so I don't know why they picked me.
That's what I've always done.
- Alan Jackson

I didn't realize until I was older what a huge music fan my daddy really was,
and actually that my grandma played banjo at one time,
and I didn't even know that until a year or two ago.
- Alan Jackson

I really was a fan of his and always have been -
his writing especially,
you know? I think people a lot of times overlook that part,
because he kind of got into that party character so heavy.
- Alan Jackson


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I could have done a hundred songs, really.
It was hard to narrow them down, because I tried to
pick songs for the most part that actually did have
some effect on me or influenced me in the past.
- Alan Jackson

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Miracles are a retelling in small letters
of the very same story
which is written across the whole world
in letters too large for some of us to see.
- C. S. Lewis

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls.
- Simon and Garfunkel

History is written by the victors.
- Winston Churchill

The very ink with which all history
is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

Life is a moderately good play
with a badly written third act.
- Truman Capote

The history of free men is never really written by chance
but by choice; their choice!
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific
work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to
the gates of the temple of science are written the words:
'Ye must have faith.'
- Max Planck

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet,
though he has never written a line in all his life.
- George Sand

Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland
than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.
- Stephen Leacock

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three
times the written content.
- Alfred de Musset

Every piece of software written today is likely going
to infringe on someone else's patent.
- Miguel de Icaza

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written
in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
- Beverley Nichols

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.
- Horace

If wrinkles must be written on our brows,
let them not be written upon the heart.
The spirit should never grow old.
- James A. Garfield

I've always written songs, even when I wasn't doing
anything with my personal life in music.
- Leif Garrett

There is also poetry written to be shouted in a square
in front of an enthusiastic crowd.
This occurs especially in countries where authoritarian regimes are in power.
- Eugenio Montale

I've written a couple screenplays and half-finished plays.
- Christopher Meloni

Man ceased to be an ape, vanquished the ape,
on the day the first book was written.
- Arthur Helps

I've written only two novels, but they're both long ones,
and they each took a decade to write.
- Donna Tartt

The art of interpretation is not to play what is written.
- Pablo Casals

What should I have known or written had I been a quiet,
mercantile politician or a lord in waiting? A man must travel,
and turmoil, or there is no existence.
- George Byron

Ulysses could have done with a good editor.
You know people are always putting Ulysses in the top
10 books ever written but I doubt that any of those
people were really moved by it.
- Roddy Doyle

I've written songs sober and I've written songs high.
- Barry Mann

I haven't been the kind of writer about whom book-length
academic studies have been written.
- Manuel Puig

When I write, I enjoy myself so much that what is being
written really needs no reader.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Actually, the 14 novels were written over a period of just over 6 years.
- George Stephen

Most criticism of advertising is written in ignorance
of what actually happens inside these agencies.
- Michael Schudson

One never tires of what is well written,
style is life!
It is the very blood of thought!
- Gustave Flaubert

I was gravely warned by some of my female acquaintances
that no woman could expect to be regarded as a lady
after she had written a book.
- Lydia M. Child

If there is a book that you want to read,
but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it.
- Toni Morrison

When I first read the script a few years ago I thought
it was one of the best written scripts I had ever read.
- Victor Garber

I have written two nonfiction books,
I'm embarrassed to say.
- Dirk Benedict

But for me, really, the written word is always stronger than film.
- Terri Windling

The costume that I wear on the show is a little snug
and doesn't leave a whole lot to the imagination.
I don't have a problem with it because of the way this
character's been written.
- Jeri Ryan

All old music was modern once, and much more of the
music of yesterday already sounds more old-fashioned
than works which were written three centuries ago.
- Peter Warlock

They were written in the early '90s when I was strapped for cash.
- Jonathan Coe

I have always written poetry but I have never applied it to songwriting.
- Janine Turner

Well I think after leaving prison, and having written
three diaries about life in prison,
it became a sort of a new challenge to write another novel,
to write a new novel.
- Jeffrey Archer

So: we're all tired.
Now what? Manuscripts written in Club Med?
- Brian Ferneyhough

When you are reading, someone has done a lot of work on your behalf,
someone has had ideas and has then written and corrected
and improved them so that they can be shared.
- Margaret Mahy

Right from day one, you know when you've written a good song.
- Joan Armatrading

You're a song written by the hands of God.
- Shakira

It's interesting to note that all revolutionary literature was written by pastors.
These guys were involved in a revolution against the
mightiest power that the world had ever seen.
- Randall Terry

Great poetry is always written by somebody straining
to go beyond what he can do.
- Stephen Spender

The books one has written in the past have two surprises in store:
one couldn't write them again,
and wouldn't want to.
- Jean Rostand

The reason why so few good books are written is that
so few people who can write know anything.
- Walter Bagehot

Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely,
given the numbers of books that were written because
authors couldn't find anyone to talk to.
- Alain de Botton

Don't ever forget two things I'm going to tell you.
One, don't believe everything that's written about you.
Two, don't pick up too many checks.
- Babe Ruth

The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion,
some place, in the air.
All I must do is find it, and copy it.
- Jules Renard

I'm constantly revising.
Once the book is written and typed, I go through the entire draft again.
- Chaim Potok

At Bloomington, Indiana, I was invited to listen to
music written in quarter tones for four harps and voices.
I had to go out to be sick.
- Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

The traditions of a nation are very important and the
anthem written by Francis Scott Key in the early days
of our nation should always be revered.
- Lee Greenwood

And I think it's very rare to have good stories,
well written comedies.
- Sophie Marceau

I've never written anything that hasn't been in my mind for a long time -
seven or eight years.
- John McGahern

A good book written for children can be read by adults.
- Norton Juster

The musicians recommend that I sing a sing the way
it is written the first time and then start to look
for other notes that aren't in the melody.
- Margaret Whiting

None of my characters seem to have had sex yet -
I haven't written about that.
And I wouldn't want to deal with what's happening in Oregon -
the school shootings.
- Paula Danziger


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