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Alex Chilton Quotes

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It's been like a bad dream I never woke from.
- Alex Chilton

I guess that my life has been a series of flukes in the record business.
The first thing I ever did was the biggest record that I'll ever have.
- Alex Chilton

Sometimes I'll come up with a lick that I really love,
and I'll try to put the right words to it for years.
Suddenly something comes to me that works just right.
- Alex Chilton

Drugs were pretty easy to quit taking.
I was never addicted to anything to begin with.
But then, liquor - I had to wait about another six
years before I finally got around to quitting that.
I'm sure glad I did.
- Alex Chilton

 

If you're writing anything decent, it's in you,
it's your spirit coming out.
If it's not an expression of how a person genuinely feels,
then it's not a good song done with any conviction.
- Alex Chilton

The more alone I am, the more focused I can get.
I've written things with people, some of which I liked
and others I think are total travesties.
Collaborating is trying to make a piece of music and
get someone else to come up with the ideas.
What's the fun of that?
- Alex Chilton

I spent a few years here in Memphis,
in the late '70s and early '80s,
where I was studying a lot of country blues players and their styles.
So it seems like every record I'll do,
I will appropriate these blues styles that I remember.
- Alex Chilton


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I never thought of myself as being a good songwriter.
There are a ton of other people that are good songwriters,
but I don't think I'm in the club.
What I do well is perform, sometimes sing pretty good,
and accompany myself well and arrange fairly well.
- Alex Chilton

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I
should have been more specific.
- Lily Tomlin

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

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

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

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

When you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

You have not been abandoned.
You are never alone, except by your own choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

If I had known what it would be like to have it all -
I might have been willing to settle for less.
- Lily Tomlin

One never notices what has been done;
one can only see what remains to be done.
- Marie Curie

She's been diagnosed as a paranoid hypochondriac.
Doctors think she may be faking.
- the movie Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your innermost core has always been pure.
Purity is intrinsic to you,
it cannot be taken away.
- Osho

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'd never been in play long enough for the flowers
to die in the dressing room.
- Mercedes McCambridge

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price.
May He be so to every one of us.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

The day I made that statement, about the inventing the internet,
I was tired because I'd been up all night inventing the Camcorder.
- Al Gore

Like a Butterfly, I have been Reborn
with Bold Colors and Strong Wings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I've never been married, but I tell people I'm divorced
so they won't think something's wrong with me.
- Elayne Boosler

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off
until the day after tomorrow what should
have been done the day before yesterday.
- Napoleon Hill

I accept everything that ever has been,
with no regrets, no resentments, and no call for vengeance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have never been hurt by what I have not said.
- Calvin Coolidge

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

The world has always been in an uproar,
and it always will be.
Choose Peace. Choose to live with Peace.
Choose to interact peacefully with everyone -
especially those whose instinct is not to be peaceful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we got into office, the thing
that surprised me most
was to find that things were just as bad
as we'd been saying they were.
- John F. Kennedy

Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The road to perdition has ever been
accompanied by lip service to an ideal.
- Albert Einstein

It has always been a mystery to me
how men can feel themselves honored
by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man.
They die up to a point.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

The attempt to combine wisdom and power
has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
- Albert Einstein

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

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

So far, this is the oldest I've been.
- George Carlin

I was only the servant of my country and had I, at any moment,
failed to express her unflinching resolve to fight and conquer,
I should at once have been rightly cast aside.
- Winston Churchill

One may as well dam for water tanks
the people's cathedrals and churches,
for no holier temple has ever
been consecrated by the heart of man.
- John Muir

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government,
except all the others that have been tried.
- Winston Churchill

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature,
and it has often been said by philosophers,
that nature is the will of God.
And I prefer to say that nature
is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness
with which one must look and listen,
record in astonishment
and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
- Margaret Mead

I forgive everyone for every "wrong"
that I believe they have ever inflicted upon me.
I forgive them for my own sake,
that I may release the venom -
the anger and resentment within myself -
and regain my joy and serenity.
I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My theory has always been, that if we are to dream,
the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter,
than the gloom of despair.
- Thomas Jefferson

When we see the face of God
we shall know that we have always known it.
He has been a party to, has made, sustained
and moved moment by moment within,
all our earthly experiences of innocent love.
- C. S. Lewis


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