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Arthur Godfrey Quotes

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

I know how I like to be treated, so I always start by saying,
'Could you give me a moment of your time,
I know you're very busy,' and usually,
they will.
- Arthur Godfrey

As corny as it may sound, my true goal was to crack the Americana market.
- Arthur Godfrey

You get a letter from her agency embracing you into the family that says,
'It is our goal now to help you achieve your dream of being a songwriter,
in John's memory.'
- Arthur Godfrey

I'm proud to pay taxes in the United States;
the only thing is,
I could be just as proud for half the money.
- Arthur Godfrey

 

It's not an act, it's just my way.
- Arthur Godfrey

You know, if you don't do nothin, you don't do nothin.
- Arthur Godfrey

You know, it sounds corny, but I believe in myself.
And I work hard.
- Arthur Godfrey


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The biggest deal for me was that all 24 winners are
placed on the Billboard CD of the Year,
which went out to 500 of the biggest Music Reps in the business,
from radio and press to management and booking.
- Arthur Godfrey

If I go to a seminar and someone like you or someone like him is talking,
I'm never part of the group that rushes him directly afterward.
I always wait in the back corner with my head down until everyone is gone,
and then I go up and do my thing.
- Arthur Godfrey

I liked the way they treated the first,
second, and third place finishers equally.
It was an amazing year.
I only entered two song contests this year;
I won one and placed second in the other.
And I entered each of them a day or two before the deadline.
- Arthur Godfrey

I've been playing music all my life,
from being a choir soloist at Symphony Hall as a youngster
to playing in bands through high school and college at Kent State.
Went in the service at 17, out before I was 21.
- Arthur Godfrey

Married and divorced, three beautiful daughters,
two in college.
The other one is 16, lives with her mom.
I'm 46, I've worked for the Post Office for 18 years,
seven facilities in three states.
- Arthur Godfrey

I explained to the lady my love for John and his work,
and she made it possible for me to purchase one of the 24 proofs,
the one for 'I'm So Tired,' which I have on my piano at home.
- Arthur Godfrey

I'd just hit the Billboard thing, and I had a good feeling.
About a month ago, I received a call that said I was in the running,
that I'd made the final 25.
So I just wanted to place.
- Arthur Godfrey

Now I'm fortunate to have a good band in CA,
and play many solo gigs as well.
My point is that I stopped playing in bands and played solo for four years,
to get back into the groove and pulse of writing and
singing and who I am on stage.
- Arthur Godfrey

I really believe in myself.
I'm the hardest worker I know, and one of the best songwriters.
There's a craft to it, and it takes a long time to hone it,
and I work really hard at it.
- Arthur Godfrey

He asked if I was a songwriter, and I said yeah,
that I was in town because I'd won this contest.
He said, okay, then he was gonna play me his hit,
and started singing 'When it's time to relax,
one beer stands clear...
'
- Arthur Godfrey

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you want to know who you are?
Don't ask. Act!
Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you know what to do to reach your goal,
it's not a big enough goal.
- Bob Proctor

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

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)

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work,
and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

We are wiser than we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

Know that the darkest night is often
the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- 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

Know that your life is designed to be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you sail the seas of life
as the master of your own ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

Know that you can gather strength from life's storms.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

To know everything is to know nothing,
but to know nothing is to know everything.
- Confucius

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

I feel the need to express something,
but I don't know what it is I want to express.
- the movie Interiors

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

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

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

Have enough sense to know, ahead of time,
when your skills will not extend to wallpapering.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Yeah I called her up. She gave me a bunch of ...
about me not listening to her, or something.
I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention.
- the movie Dumb & Dumber (1994)

The years teach much which the days never know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

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

Know that rainbows and butterflies are God's gift to your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that your true self,
a spiritual being,
is always perfect.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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