Search my Quotes DataBase - Enter one or two keywords and/or author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain




Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Daily Inspiration - Quotes to Live By
Inspiration  |  Motivational Articles  |  Being Strong  |  Being Positive  |  Links  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

I've been doing a lot of studying singing,
by David Friedman

I've been doing a lot of studying singing,
and I'm thinking of recording an album containing all
my old war horses and putting out a songbook at the same time.
- David Friedman

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

I was talking to my spiritual advisor.
I got a letter from somebody who said that they were
about to kill themselves,
but they listened to a song of mine and it saved their lives.
- David Friedman

I've written several deeply personal songs this year,
which I really love.
Some of them came out of intense sadness.
This has been an extremely difficult year for me.
- David Friedman

 

I think of my songs as there to be something to move people emotionally.
- David Friedman

As a person, I'm not that hopeful, but somehow the
hopeful part of me reveals itself through my songs.
- David Friedman

I have a musical called Goodbye and Good Luck,
based on a Grace Paley short story.
I also have King Island Christmas, and there are 20
different productions of it this year.
- David Friedman

Please sign-up for my Free Inspirational Daily Email on the form below.

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.


I'm not comfortable singing in front of people yet.
That's going to take another 100 performances.
- David Friedman

It's an interesting line that I walk.
The AIDS crisis has done a lot for my songs and made them proliferate,
and my songs have contributed a lot to that cause as well.
- David Friedman

When I got to Broadway, I conducted five Broadway shows.
- David Friedman

I wanted to produce Nancy LaMott's albums,
so I created my own record company.
- David Friedman

My career keeps shifting; I keep doing the next thing and it keeps growing.
- David Friedman

It sometimes feels like I'm not doing anything.
- David Friedman

I fought for years and spent a fortune fighting and never got anywhere.
- David Friedman

I'm trying to have everything that I put into the world
be something that makes a difference in the way I want to make a difference.
- David Friedman

There is no seam between my songs and myself-they really are me.
It's not like I'm performing; I'm just singing stuff that I really believe.
- David Friedman

As time goes by, I realize that I do trust the wind.
And I often write my songs for myself.
- David Friedman

I may not be the most famous songwriter in the world,
but you know a David Friedman song when you hear it.
It took me a long time to appreciate that.
- David Friedman

My first career was as a coach and a teacher.
- David Friedman

I publish my own music.
I'm creating my own songbook.
It works that way for me; I'm very independent.
- David Friedman

I've been doing my big theater projects,
which take years, and writing a song here and there.
- David Friedman

Composition is definitely what I'm born to do,
and it came last.
- David Friedman

I write and direct the Duke University Children's Hospital Benefit every year.
- David Friedman

Corn ethanol can help in the short term,
but it has serious limitations, and none of this is
going to work if we don't dramatically improve the
efficiency of our cars and trucks.
- David Friedman

I don't like to produce albums.
I hate producing albums, as a matter of fact,
because I'm an obsessed mixer and I can't leave it alone.
- David Friedman

Songwriting is the most terrifying thing to me,
because you are really laying your heart out there.
- David Friedman

I have been writing since I was about 20,
and at first I wrote in secret and never showed anybody.
I was very concerned about making a living,
so I conducted.
- David Friedman

I know a lot of people who have tremendous commercial
success and they go directly for it.
There's something that has always been difficult about that for me.
- David Friedman

When my writing really started to take off was when
I made a decision that I would write only what I wanted to write,
and if 10 people wanted to hear it, that's fine.
- David Friedman

In the music industry, we value large success.
I realized that while I would like that,
that it's not what my writing is about.
And if I start making it about that,
it becomes impure.
- David Friedman

I'm not totally altruistic.
I've always had great career ambitions.
But it has to come out in an organic way.
If you push yourself out beyond where you are supposed to be,
there's this pressure.
- David Friedman

For Hunchback, we needed this live, gigantic choir.
So we went to London and said, This is Disney!
I need singers who can sing high D's,
hold them for 18 seconds, and do it 60 times!
- David Friedman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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

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

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

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

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

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

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

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

I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Quotes and Sayings

---------


Thank you for visiting: I've been doing a lot of studying singing, by David Friedman.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

You can also search my large collection of Quotes and Sayings.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 


Sign-up to receive Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
free via email

Daily inspirational quotes and motivational messages of self-worth, choice,
positive attitude, happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Inspiring motivational sayings plus Jonathan's insights into life,
relationships, and joyful living.

Enter Your E-Mail Address:
Enter Your Name (what you want to be called):
To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.
Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Or Subscribe to the Feedburner feed for Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes.



All materials & writings are copyright ©. You may read about our disclaimer, our privacy policy, our copyright policy, terms of use, participation in affiliate programs, and the list of all our websites.