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Back then, I, most rockers loved Chuck Berry,
by Joe Cocker

Back then, I, most rockers loved Chuck Berry,
Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis...
you know in the '60s.
- Joe Cocker

God, I'm just a fat bald guy, 60 years old,
singing the blues, you know?
- Joe Cocker

I love songs that have a rocking and grooving feeling.
- Joe Cocker

I had a job when I was 16 at a gas fitter,
which was a bit like a pipe fitter.
- Joe Cocker

 

Yeah, one of the main ways is for songs that make me want to move.
- Joe Cocker

Some of the songs I do once in a while that I kinda...
my set list is basically like my hits,
there is a good reason why they are there;
people really like them.
- Joe Cocker

I was in Germany when the wall came down.
- Joe Cocker

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It's nice to get a response from the artists that I cover.
- Joe Cocker

I would like to be able to do a song with Ray Charles,
before we both get too old.
- Joe Cocker

Unfortunately I was in New York when 9/11 happened.
- Joe Cocker

I've been touring now since about '68.
- Joe Cocker

Well, over the years, I've developed a stable of songs
of which I'm known for and never get tired of singing.
- Joe Cocker

Once you get into entertaining a quarter of a million people,
it's a very weird place to be.
- Joe Cocker

It's all a matter of hearing what I like and seeing
if I can make it fit into my style.
- Joe Cocker

Don't go on American Idol, I think you'll spend the
rest of your life living it down and I think it's getting kinda scary,
isn't it?
- Joe Cocker

Well, we have this place in Telluride,
Colorado.
It's somewhere I can just get away and relax and think.
- Joe Cocker

I have always been a sucker for ballads,
but you have to be careful these days,
you can't overload people.
- Joe Cocker

Europe is usually where I am usually galloping around.
- Joe Cocker

For me, the focus are songs, which really get the audience moving.
- Joe Cocker

The world is a tougher place to live in than it was back then,
as we come into the computer age.
- Joe Cocker

Over the years, I've worked with just about everybody.
- Joe Cocker

I have sung to large crowds since then,
and there is a feeling that once you get over 100,000 people,
you kind of lose the control element,
you don't know if you are really getting through or not.
- Joe Cocker

It's interesting, as I said on the last tour in America,
the audience actually came out, they had to have been
the kind of fans who listened to my music via their parents,
you know what I mean?
- Joe Cocker

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

Life is a mirror, and will reflect back
to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
- Henry David Thoreau

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

What I know for sure is that
what you give comes back to you.
- Oprah Winfrey

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

Who forces time is pushed back by time;
who yields to time finds time on his side.
- The Talmud

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do.
- Phyllis Diller

If we are to go forward, we must go back
and rediscover those precious values -
that all reality hinges on moral foundations
and that all reality has spiritual control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must build dikes of courage
to hold back the flood of fear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself -
your own thinking coming back at you.
- Byron Katie

One can pay back the loan of gold,
but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
- Malayan Proverb

If you have zest and enthusiasm
you attract zest and enthusiasm.
Life does give back in kind.
- Norman Vincent Peale

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Every moment wasted looking back
keeps us from moving forward.
- Hilary Clinton

I have accepted fear as a part of life -
specifically the fear of change...
I have gone ahead despite the pounding
in the heart that says: turn back.
- Erica Jong

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated,
it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- Washington Irving

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

Know that anger is always fear and frustration.
What if we could lean back into the arms of Spirit
and trust the future?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever the World Frowns, I Smile Back.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

Throw your dreams into space like a kite,
and you do not know what it will bring back,
a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
- Anais Nin

You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

Impart as much as you can of your spiritual being
to those who are on the road with you,
and accept as something precious
what comes back to you from them.
- Albert Schweitzer

Laughter gives us distance.
It allows us to step back from an event,
deal with it and then move on.
- Bob Newhart

When it hurts to look back,
and you're scared to look ahead,
you can look beside you
and your best friend will be there.
- Anonymous

Front yards are not made to walk in, but, at most, through,
and you could go in the back way.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

May the road rise up to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
- Irish Blessing

Life was meant to be lived,
and curiosity must be kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason,
turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Unexpected events can set you back or set you up.
It's all a matter of - perspective.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply
about what you believe in.
When you stumble, keep faith.
When you're knocked down, get right back up.
And never listen to anyone who says
you can't or shouldn't go on.
- Hilary Clinton

He's my friend that speaks well of me behind my back.
- Thomas Fuller

When the World Frowns, I Smile Back.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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