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It's more important for me to have a good record with
by Aimee Mann

It's more important for me to have a good record with
good music and be part of a movie that's good and where
the music is used in a really great way.
That's the important thing.
The other stuff you want to say about it,
I don't care.
- Aimee Mann

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann

For me, there's a fine line between telling a story
that's fictional with lots of details and then removing
yourself too much from it,
so it's bloodless, a little too fictional.
- Aimee Mann

Everyone's just extracting meaning and feeling and
emotion from almost every aspect of music,
and I think that for me, it's a huge antidote to that to have a concept album.
- Aimee Mann

 

The knock-out punch is always the one you never see coming.
- Aimee Mann

It really doesn't matter to me what people say about me anymore.
- Aimee Mann

Listen, I'm out of this system, man,
I'm out...
I'm doing better than ever.
I couldn't be more happy.
- Aimee Mann

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I wanted to try to write songs on the piano to get a different flavor.
- Aimee Mann

I didn't want to play these people any more songs and
have them say that they weren't good enough.
So my response was to just not be able to write anymore.
I know that's not the healthiest of responses.
- Aimee Mann

One of the things I've really gotten past in the last
couple of years is the idea of being made uncomfortable
by the way things appear,
rather than how things are.
Clearly in this business you have to contend with a lot of that.
- Aimee Mann

I have a 6-year-old, and his thing is to turn on Radio Disney in the car,
and I get such an allergic reaction to listening to
that music and the context into which it falls.
I'm really working on him about that.
- Aimee Mann

Everybody kind of understands, Oh yeah you take drugs
and it does something to your brain and then you can't stop.
It's easier to describe that shame, that horrible feeling
of not being able to control your own life.
- Aimee Mann

In the '70s, everybody thought drugs were just good times.
People didn't really know about drug addiction,
or that such a thing existed.
When I grew up in the '70s I thought you had to take drugs.
It was almost like I didn't think you had a choice.
- Aimee Mann

You know what, the drummer is my manager.
He's busy.
And I'm busy.
I don't need the dough, though.
But having said that, there's a limit to how much bad music I wanna play.
I did it when I was young, and some of the music was OK,
but it wasn't great.
- Aimee Mann

I certainly understand that we're all trying to make a living,
but I'm not thinking about that when I'm making it.
And if that's your sole motivation, it's going to reflect that narcissistic greed,
and you're going to hear it in the music.
- Aimee Mann

It's funny, because my last record was a lot about
isolation and people living in separate worlds that
other people can't even understand,
which drug addiction is the perfect negative example of.
- Aimee Mann

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make your important choices in life
based on your values and your long-term objectives
rather than on a need for approval.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
- Abraham Lincoln

An idea that is developed and put into action
is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
- The Buddha

Remember that nurturing yourself is as important
(if not more so) as nurturing others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals.
- Henry David Thoreau

Make Today count. Today - each Today -
is the most important day of your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be alert. The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The practice of forgiveness is our most important
contribution to the healing of the world.
- Marianne Williamson

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you,
but it is most important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Believe in yourself. Dream big dreams.
Set important goals. Take action on those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Courage is not the absence of fear,
but rather the judgement that something else
is more important than fear.
- Ambrose Redmoon

The truth is more important than the facts.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Know that you are a gift to the world.
Your life is important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters
cannot be trusted with important matters.
- Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

"It's not that important,
don't worry about it" is the answer,
now what was the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Nearly everything you do is of no importance,
but it is important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is a fine thing to be honest,
but it is also very important to be right.
- Winston Churchill

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

It's fine to celebrate success
but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
- Bill Gates

Never give up on the most important goals in your life.
Never give up on your life purpose.
Never give up on your core values.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Confidence is the most important thing,
more important than gold or currency.
- Wen Jiabao

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

It is not what we choose that is important;
it is the reason we choose it.
- Carolyn Myss

It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.
- Albert Einstein

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

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important promises are
the ones we make to ourselves.
The promises we makes to ourselves
are the things that assure us
we have the capacity
to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A life is not important except in
the impact it has on other lives.
- Jackie Robinson (baseball player)

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

However carefully we plan our future,
we are always climbing the steps to nowhere.
While it is important to our happiness
that we have an intent for our lives,
it is equally crucial to accept in advance
that we truly have no idea how our lives will turn out -
and that is good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...
there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we're apart...
I'll always be with you.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)


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