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I guess any time you believe in God you've got to be
by Jules Shear

I guess any time you believe in God you've got to be
considered a spiritual person.
That would make me a spiritual person.
But I don't really know what that means.
- Jules Shear

The same people who never did their homework in high
school are still doing that to this very day out in the real world.
- Jules Shear

Why do it, just because I can? That's kind of crazy.
- Jules Shear

I made this record without a record label.
- Jules Shear

 

I love to get people to sing and play together.
- Jules Shear

I taught myself how to play when I was about 13.
I'm a lefty.
- Jules Shear

Doing this James Brown thing for the last couple of days has been ideal.
But it's a different kind of fun.
- Jules Shear

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A person like Carole King could make up something,
change it, and actually improve it.
- Jules Shear

I don't know too many people because I stay at my house,
I write songs, I go to the store.
- Jules Shear

Things kind of happen organically with me.
- Jules Shear

I'm not really getting too involved.
My position is, Here's the record.
I'm at your disposal.
- Jules Shear

I'm going to play as much as they want me to,
as long as I can put up with what they book me.
- Jules Shear

I saw Krishnamurti speak one time.
And I thought, I'm not going to live here.
- Jules Shear

I just sat down and thought, I'm going to write a song today,
I'm going to give it a try.
So I just stuck it on a tape like everything else.
That was just another song.
- Jules Shear

People don't come to Asheville very often,
and they don't know I'm there.
I enjoy it.
I like it.
- Jules Shear

You could put this record on and not get jarred half-way through.
I wanted it to be all cut from one cloth,
and that was the way we took it through the whole production process.
- Jules Shear

If you're asking me to compare myself to other people,
I don't really know what other people are like.
- Jules Shear

Shouldn't the low strings be at the bottom?
- Jules Shear

I had 25 or 30 songs.
Sequencing the record, I left that to the producer.
I'm not into doing that stuff.
- Jules Shear

Some gigs will go great.
I figure you do a gig, and as many as can get there will get there.
- Jules Shear

Rewriting to me means, if I work on it for three days,
I've rewritten it.
- Jules Shear

It took a bit of talking through administrative people,
but only once did an attorney try and get in the way
of the process and say their artist couldn't do it.
- Jules Shear

I tend to think of all the songs the same -
I give them all kind of equal rights.
- Jules Shear

I was living in Woodstock for a long time,
and I thought, I got to get out of here,
man.
- Jules Shear

Some people just come in, do it and they know it's right.
It turns out better than you imagined it was going to sound.
When that happens, you take it as a gift.
- Jules Shear

Every one of the songs was based around picking an acoustic guitar.
That was part of the concept from the beginning,
that the tempos were going to go from slow to almost mid-tempo.
- Jules Shear

I'm becoming more and more myself with time.
I guess that's what grace is.
The refinement of your soul through time.
- Jewel

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

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

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

Still, things could be a lot worse.
Oh, that's right... I'm falling to my death. Guess they can't.
- the movie Megamind (2010)

I don't like formal gardens.
I like wild nature.
It's just the wilderness instinct in me,
I guess.
- Walt Disney

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door,
leaving those who look through to guess about what
is seen during the moment.
- Carl Sandburg

I am not quite sure where home is right now.
I do have places in London and Milan,
and a house in Spain.
I guess I would say home is where my mother is,
and she lives in Spain.
- Sarah Brightman

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't design your own life plan,
chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan.
And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
- Jim Rohn

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.
- Will Rogers

I guess I was a mom so late in life,
my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
- Candice Bergen

Every spirit makes its house,
and we can give a shrewd guess
from the house to the inhabitant.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Catfish is not playing guitar no more,
he's doing like a home-front thing.
He had been in the business around ten years before I got in it,
so I guess he's had enough of it.
- Bootsy Collins

I guess when somebody offers you a movie,
you don't say no.
That's what I've learned.
- Colleen Haskell

The past is an old armchair in the attic,
the present an ominous ticking sound,
and the future is anybody's guess.
- James Thurber

When he brought it to me four years ago,
Rodney King had just arrived, I was involved in the clean-up of L.A.
and I guess it was part of my experience.
- Kathryn Bigelow

It's easier to learn things for life by the age of
12 and not the age of 18.
This is just my guess.
- Luc Montagnier

I don't know much about modern art, but I guess I am modern art.
- Gloria Trevi

Yes, hard is good.
When I was in high school, I spent a lot of time on
my knees playing with balls.
I guess it was only natural that I became a catcher.
- Mike Piazza

There is a healthy fraternal rivalry,
but nothing serious and we both have been looking for
a project to do together.
I guess he may direct me in a project some day.
- Mackenzie Astin

I don't know if anybody can second-guess what they will do on Capitol Hill.
- Montel Williams

Well, I guess the sexual abuse by Mel Phillips in a sense,
he had a fetish for feet.
He used to play with my feet and other kids' feet,
and that was his thing.
- Tom Cole

And I tried it and I felt, I guess I must have been
pulled in by the red light of television and now I've been on TV since 1992.
- Star Jones

I just talk, and I guess some of my views came out.
- Sandy Duncan

Many are the things I guess we'd like to go back in
time and rectify the things we didn't do right,
eh?
- Julius Schwartz

I guess I'm like Roger Miller who used to say that
he didn't have as many jokes as he thought he did.
- Glen Campbell

I wanted to be a pianist but it just wasn't my thing.
I guess I wanted to stand up rather than sit down.
- Steve Lacy

I guess I watch more MTV than you do.
I'm a junkie for it.
- Sebastian Bach

Now, I guess, people want stars.
People are trying to invent stars.
- Oscar Robertson

I had that stubborn streak, the Irish in me I guess.
- Gregory Peck

You can no longer buy commodities at Merrill Lynch.
My guess is many analysts and even executives are too
young to know how profitable a hot commodities market can be.
They will soon.
- Jim Rogers

I guess I started too early because I just thought
it was something fun to do.
- Arthur Ashe

I guess my enthusiasm kind of rubs off on people.
- Margaret Murray

I guess if I wrote a book one day, it would be about hair.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

The whole thing of weight, I guess it's because there
is a wider fascination we all have with weight.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish
books and make a living from writing poetry.
That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess.
- Robert Adamson

Yeah.
I've been pretty fortunate to travel I guess,
all around the place.
- Ben E. King

In a way I guess I'd be a bad judge of what it was
like because it just seemed perfectly normal to me.
- Susan Olsen

Chelsea Morning is a great Joni Mitchell song and I
guess I'm partial to her lyrics because they show me
a slightly different perspective on life.
- Neil Diamond

I just think Australia tends to make very good movies,
so if someone hands me an Australian or an American
film script I would guess the Australian film would be more intriguing.
- Barbara Hershey

My agent was ambitious for me.
But going out and chasing it? No, I'd rather work in
my vegetable garden or play with my kid.
I guess I'm kind of boring.
- Kathleen Quinlan

All my life I wanted to be a bank robber.
Carry a gun and wear a mask.
Now that it's happened I guess I'm just about the best
bank robber they ever had.
And I sure am happy.
- John Dillinger

Well, I guess my unease with that is...
I'm always a little uneasy with that phrase -
smooth jazz,
as opposed to what?
- David Sanborn


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