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Alexander Downer Quotes and Sayings
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Sheik Hilaly is making a good contribution.
He is making a good contribution.
- Alexander Downer

So this is all part of a free society.
People are entitled to hold whatever view they want,
and the media can report things how they wish.
- Alexander Downer

Well, it's a - I don't want to disappoint you,
but it's a time worn tradition of Australian Governments
over many years not to get into any discussion about
that aspect of intelligence matters.
- Alexander Downer

Well, I'm not going to go into what the letter says,
because the police are looking at that.
But as you say it's in Bahasa.
But of course that's not to suggest that the letter
came from outside of Australia.
It came from in Australia.
It came from Victoria.
- Alexander Downer

 

The sheik is, thank God, still alive and this hurts
Bush who promised to his people to kill Osama.
- Mohammed Omar

So, once I've written a song, you know,
I'm pretty happy with what the song is on its own terms.
- Duncan Sheik

I got a publishing deal with BMG, they were supportive,
and some money to record demos.
- Duncan Sheik

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If I were to do this over I'd play a lot more shows before I made a record.
- Duncan Sheik

I actually think sadness and darkness can be very beautiful and healing.
- Duncan Sheik

I also wanted to make a record that was about other things than romance,
yeah, after two years on the road singing all the songs from the first album,
I got kind of tired of that.
- Duncan Sheik

Happy music doesn't tend to move me much.
- Duncan Sheik

I'm a pretty big P.J.
Harvey record fan and you can really hear New York in his record.
- Duncan Sheik

I actually am always a music first person.
- Duncan Sheik

My first two records were more energetic;
Phantom Moon is subtle,
quiet; so these various reactions are just something I expected.
- Duncan Sheik

I mean, at the end of the day when I'm making a record,
what I want to do is what I do.
- Duncan Sheik

I started playing music at a pretty young age.
- Duncan Sheik

I wouldn't say that I've had a tough life by any stretch of the imagination.
- Duncan Sheik

Simon Hale, the British arranger, does all string and
wood arrangements on my records.
- Duncan Sheik

I try to make sure that the Buddhism is more or less
implicit in the music rather than explicit.
- Duncan Sheik

It's inevitable your environment will influence what you do.
- Duncan Sheik

For my second record I had gotten ProTools (program)
and started to familiar myself with hard disc recording.
- Duncan Sheik

The experiences of promoting my first album were really something;
there is so much illusion in my environment (touring
and pop music) that I wanted to clear away.
- Duncan Sheik

Ultimately, if I'm really moved by something,
it's going to go on the record and that's that.
- Duncan Sheik

Things come to me pretty regularly.
There is never a shortage or a backlog.
- Duncan Sheik

A real foolproof way to do it is play your stuff by
hook or by crook and build up a grass roots following.
- Duncan Sheik

Because of my Buddhist practice, I'm never lacking for inspiration.
- Duncan Sheik

And frankly, when I made that record,
hit songs were not what I was trying to achieve.
- Duncan Sheik

I think my Buddhist practice has a profound influence
on my life and encompasses my creative projects.
- Duncan Sheik

My second record was all about big ideas -
I was trying to make big statements about the culture,
about life.
I think in a certain way, I was a 27 year old kid with a guitar.
- Duncan Sheik

I certainly wouldn't say that my life is a disaster,
but there have been moments where I've felt like that.
- Duncan Sheik

So I started chanting when I was nineteen,
which was about twelve years ago, and it really had
a huge impact on my outlook,
happiness, and general creativity.
- Duncan Sheik

Lately I've been a workaholic.
I'm in the studio all the time and I've helped to produce a couple of artists.
- Duncan Sheik

I make the kind of music I like.
- Duncan Sheik

I feel fortunate about being able to make the music
I want to make and getting away with it.
- Duncan Sheik

But really important, perhaps most important is the craft;
how you make your record,
the creation of these sonic worlds you want your listener to hear.
- Duncan Sheik

But I can't really say there is too much modern music
that I'm blown away by at this moment.
- Duncan Sheik

I think in a way I was probably completely naive about
what it takes to make something become a hit.
- Duncan Sheik

I privilege the music over the lyrics.
- Duncan Sheik

The difficult thing about a pop record is that you're given guidelines:
it has to have 3 choruses,
and then it must be between 3 minutes fifteen seconds
and three minutes forty-five seconds.
- Duncan Sheik

I'm fortunate I have this coterie of musicians around
me to help take music to next level.
Being surrounded by so much creative energy,
so many creative people really feeds that creativity in me.
- Duncan Sheik

I'd have these weird experiences where I'd just be
walking down the street with this chord progression in my head,
this happened more than a few times,
and I'd walk home and find a fax in my machine and
it would match the music in my head.
- Duncan Sheik

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Life is a nurturing mother,
when you just remember to say "thank you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power of saying, "Thank you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a self-centered spoiled-rotten brat,
Thank you for nurturing me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

I thank Spirit for EVERYTHING
that has brought me to this moment,
and entrust my entire being
to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I take every opportunity to articulate to others
the ways that they have blessed and influenced me.
I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity
to thank teachers who have influenced me.
I encourage everyone to seize opportunities
to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Not for nothing is their motto TGIF -
'Thank God It's Friday.' They live for the weekends,
when they can go do what they really want to do.
- Richard Nelson Bolles

It is my choice to care deeply about others.
No kindness is too small to be important -
the smile to the bank teller,
the sincere "thank you" for all kindnesses received,
the reassuring hand on the shoulder of a loved one or friend.
There is compassion in selfless generosity,
but there is also compassion in heartfelt empathy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
- George S. Patton

Thank you for joining me on this journey we call Life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thank you, God, for this good life
and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
- Garrison Keillor

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
The last is to say thank you.
In between, the leader is a servant.
- Max de Pree

I have the New York Daily News to thank for the jeans controversy.
- Calvin Klein

Lionel Richie, love song, OK, thank you very much,
good-bye.
And all of a sudden I realized that,
in my career,
what has made my career has always been the surprises.
- Lionel Richie

I wish to thank my parents for making it all possible...
and I wish to thank my children for making it necessary.
- Victor Borge

Thank you for leaving us alone but giving us enough
attention to boost our egos.
- Mick Jagger

I'm actually an evil bastard in real life.
Fark allows me to vent weirdness.
Thank god for that, too.
- Drew Curtis

I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn't death.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan

Thank you to all for your prayers and good wishes.
It gave me the strength to persevere and warmed my heart.
- Steven Cojocaru

My best efforts were some modern things that looked
like very lousy Matisses.
Thank God I had the sense to realize they were lousy,
and leave Paris.
- Norman Rockwell

I want to thank all the women who have worn my clothes,
the famous and the unknown, who have been so faithful
to me and given me so much joy.
- Yves Saint Laurent

There are very few misanthropes, thank goodness!
- Ivor Novello

I'm getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade.
I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars
for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business.
- Rob Paulsen

I thank the Almighty for the most wonderful 18 years.
Far, far, too short a time.
- John Zimmerman

Film is a lark to me - thank God I don't have to make a living from it.
- Huey Lewis

Let your children be as so many flowers,
borrowed from God.
If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.
- Samuel Rutherford

Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his faults.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank god my wife is neither a Serb nor a Jew.
- Franjo Tudjman

It's very easy for me to thank everyone for the incredible
contribution they've made to my life.
- David Geffen


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