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I did the Broadway album unfortunately in a year ...
by Les Baxter

I did the Broadway album unfortunately in a year when there were no hits.
- Les Baxter

Any good music must be an innovation.
- Les Baxter

I don't know what the problem with Capitol is.
Some one's got to wake 'em up.
Prod 'em a little bit.
- Les Baxter

I write emotional music.
- Les Baxter

 

I was working all the time I was in college.
I was working so much that I could hardly do my college work.
- Les Baxter

I aim my arrangements at what will fit and colorfully
frame the song in the best way possible.
- Les Baxter

You know, they wanted to do a Broadway album and every show was kind of a bomb.
There was no music at all.
- Les Baxter

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When I want 30 musicians in the orchestra,
I get 30.
- Les Baxter

I love doing concert music.
- Les Baxter

I've never believed in cheapening music by going according
to what some people think is public taste.
- Les Baxter

Well, that's the secret of commerciality,
a simple style and you stick with it.
- Les Baxter

That was when the Spanish came in and conquered the Aztecs.
I thought that was a clever thing.
- Les Baxter

Under my contract with Capitol, I have complete freedom
to do just about anything I want in my own way.
- Les Baxter

I'm not an intellectual composer.
- Les Baxter

Regardless of who originally made it popular,
any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and
imagination of other musicians and performers.
- Les Baxter

I don't think the record company is aware of it.
Because they just bury my albums and don't release them.
- Les Baxter

I've been down there 6 times and there's nothing like Brazilian percussion.
- Les Baxter

I don't try to make 15 musicians sound like two each.
- Les Baxter

In a sense, a hit belongs to the person who made it popular,
but if a tune is good enough to attain tremendous success,
then it certainly deserves more than one version,
one treatment, one approach.
- Les Baxter

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

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

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

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time;
it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
- Sydney Harris

Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

Every day I give thanks that I am me,
and that everything that has ever occurred in my life
happened exactly as it did -
however unpleasant it may have appeared at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Guilt says I've done something wrong;
... shame says there is something wrong with me.
Guilt says I've made a mistake;
... shame says I am a mistake.
Guilt says what did was not good;
... shame says I am no good.
- John Bradshaw

I recognize that the person I was in my past
is not the person I am today.
That person did the very best they could,
given the knowledge, emotions, and prior experience
they had to draw upon at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True believers just don't see things the way they are,
because if they did, they wouldn't be true believers anymore.
- Philip Caputo

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

If I hadn't met you, I wouldn't like you.
If I didn't like you, I wouldn't love you.
If I didn't love you, I wouldn't miss you.
But I did, I do, and I will.
- Anonymous

I honor you, Hero, for you do not play to the crowd.
You play to your own soul.
An audience of one fills the house with its appreciation and applause.
Others follow you, and may attempt to emulate you,
but that is not why you are a hero.
Fame may smile upon you, or it may not.
The world may cheer your name, or you may be the unknown warrior
who rescued comrades in battle,
or taught a young girl how to shed tears of joy.
Whatever you did, you did not do for fame.
If you had, you would not be a Hero.
You are a Hero for your bold courageous inspired action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.
- Mitch Hedberg

I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
- Calvin Coolidge

I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes,
I had one thousand and sixty.
- Imelda Marcos

I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did
not reflect positively on my father's life.
- Sidney Poitier

I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through
my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence.
- Brooke Shields

And now, this is the sweetest and most glorious day
that ever my eyes did see.
- Donald Cargill

God did not intend religion to be an exercise club.
- Naguib Mahfouz

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

Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin,
would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know."
Eskimo:
"Then why did you tell me?"
- Annie Dillard

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman
and become successful? The small businessman -
like my father,
or like me?
- Glenn Beck

If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun.
When that happens I tell myself just to go out and
play as I did when I was a kid.
- Thomas J. Watson

Where did you park the invisible car?
- the movie Megamind (2010)

A man who views the world the same at fifty
as he did at twenty
has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

Back in the mid-1970s, we adopted some fairly ambitious
goals to improve efficiency of our cars.
What did we get? We got a tremendous boost in efficiency.
- Jay Inslee

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

I never did very well in math - I could never seem
to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.
- Calvin Trillin

Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study
of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I'm still very professional about my fitness.
I stay in trim as I always did.
- Peter Shilton

I did not become a vegetarian for my health,
I did it for the health of the chickens.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer


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