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Alex Chilton Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Alex Chilton

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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

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

 

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

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

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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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well, it seems to me that the best relationships -
the ones that last -
are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship.
You know, one day you look at the person
and you see something more than you did the night before.
Like a switch has been flicked somewhere.
And the person who was just a friend is...
suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.
- Dana Scully

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

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

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

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

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

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

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

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

When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth
you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
- Khalil Gibran

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

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)

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

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

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

I do not fear death.
I had been dead for billions and billions
of years before I was born,
and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
- Mark Twain

If the tongue had not been framed for articulation,
man would still be a beast in the forest.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A person isn't who they are during
the last conversation you had with them -
they're who they've been
throughout your whole relationship.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Lovers who have been left, lose confidence and become afraid.
They learn to leave relationships first.
The broken hearted become the heart breakers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show
the world that when one has the will one can succeed
in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
- Francois Mitterrand

My father was an Episcopalian minister,
and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer.
- Anna Lee

Remote villages and communities have lost their identity,
and their peace and charm have been sacrificed to that worst of abominations,
the automobile.
- James Norman Hall

Time has been transformed, and we have changed;
it has advanced and set us in motion;
it has unveiled its face,
inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.
- Khalil Gibran

My weaknesses have always been food and men -
in that order.
- Dolly Parton

We have been travelling through a cloud.
The sky has been dark ever since the war began.
- Black Kettle

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

Our deeds still travel with us from afar,
and what we have been makes us what we are.
- George Eliot

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have been dairy free for several years,
and I started because I felt it was going to reduce my allergies,
which it did, and help me lose weight,
which it did.
- Fran Drescher

My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been
across the street at work for a while,
they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

We have to be able to grow up.
Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life.
They are what we have been through and who we want to be.
- Lauren Hutton


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