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Alan Lomax Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Alan Lomax Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

And the thing that I always tried to do with important
singers when I met them was to sit down and record everything they knew,
give them a first real run-through of their art.
- Alan Lomax

He learned through the way that my father and I felt about his songs,
his country songs, that they were great songs.
And then he went out and sang them for the audiences that we found,
and he found a tremendous reaction to that.
- Alan Lomax

I knew Bobby Dylan back in the days when he lived in the village.
He used to come and see me and sing songs for me,
saying they ought to go into my next collected book on American folk music.
- Alan Lomax

The British ballads became a new kind of form in their hand.
And out of them came the blues, a new kind of song
of commentary and satire,
a song form which, after all, has become the main musical
form of the whole human species.
- Alan Lomax

 

You could hear him, literally, half a mile away when he opened up.
He was at his peak then.
He was, naturally, dying to get out of the place he was in,
and he recorded for us his appeal for pardon to the governor.
- Alan Lomax

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein (attributed)

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Example is not the main thing in influencing others.
It is the only thing.
- Albert Schweitzer

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing.
- Vince Lombardi

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

Confidence is the most important thing,
more important than gold or currency.
- Wen Jiabao

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing.
You don't win once in a while,
you don't do things right once in a while,
you do them right all the time.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Life is not easy for any of us.
But what of that?
We must have perseverance
and above all confidence in ourselves.
We must believe that we are gifted for something
and that this thing must be attained.
- Marie Curie

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do the thing you fear,
and death of fear is certain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whenever you do a thing,
act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The only thing to do is to hug one's friend tight and do one's job.
- Edith Wharton

Oh no, I can't do anything to the death.
Doctor's orders. You see, I have this ulcer condition,
and death is the worst thing for it.
- the movie Love and Death

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

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

The most difficult thing is the decision to act,
the rest is merely tenacity.
The fears are paper tigers.
You can do anything you decide to do.
You can act to change and control your life;
and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
- Amelia Earhart

Between believing a thing and thinking you KNOW
is only a small step and quickly taken.
- Mark Twain

One great thing about getting old is that
you can get out of all sorts of social obligations
just by saying you're too tired.
- George Carlin

I do not wish to treat friendships daintily,
but with roughest courage.
When they are real, they are
not glass threads or frost-work,
but the solidest thing we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's a funny thing about life;
if you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
- Bertrand Russell

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most astonishing thing about miracles is that they happen.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

The highest proof of the spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Don't expect me to get excited over
another damn thing we need to find.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

The only real valuable thing is intuition.
- Albert Einstein

We cannot change our past.
We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me
and 90% how I react to it.
- Charles R. Swindoll

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

The intellect is a cold thing
and a merely intellectual idea
will never stimulate thought
in the same manner that a spiritual idea does.
- Ernest Holmes


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