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I've just been fortunate to havehad a lot of hit records,
by John Mellencamp

I've just been fortunate to havehad a lot of hit records,
though Human Wheels doesn't qualify as a hit record-but
it's really the best single I've ever had.
- John Mellencamp

We could walk 3 minutes and be on the beach.
I think the music kind of suffered because of it.
It kind of smelled like Jimmy Buffett,
which is a bad thing.
- John Mellencamp

I couldn't have recorded this record 15 years ago.
My voice didn't have the depth to pull these songs off.
- John Mellencamp

I don't want to be a politician.
I don't like politics.
It's petty; it fights dirty.
- John Mellencamp

 

A lot of Woody Guthrie's songs were taken from other songs.
He would rework the melody and lyrics,
and all of a sudden it was a Woody Guthrie song.
- John Mellencamp

I'm the guy who wrote The Authority Song.
Did they think I was kidding? Did they think it was
only a song to entertain?
- John Mellencamp

What's the difference? One guy's the same as the other.
- John Mellencamp

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A lot of record company people, even though they're our age,
want to be perceived as young hip guys,
and they're hurting the business.
- John Mellencamp

I'm using my art to comment on what I see.
You don't have to agree with it.
- John Mellencamp

If fans are going to turn on me because of this,
they weren't my fans anyway.
I couldn't betray a whole 25 years of record making and not do this.
I had to.
- John Mellencamp

In so many musicals today, the story is moved forward by a song.
I don't think we're gonna try to do that.
- John Mellencamp

What is there to be afraid of? The worst thing that can happen is you fail.
So what? I failed at a lot of things.
My first record was horrible.
- John Mellencamp

Natalie from the Dixie Chicks could have said what
she said before 9-11 and no one would have cared.
- John Mellencamp

Bob Dylan's first couple of records in the 60's weren't
considered cover records,
but he only wrote one or two original songs on each album.
- John Mellencamp

I'm your average Joe guy.
I don't really care for politicians.
- John Mellencamp

I would never say John Kerry would be a great president.
I will say that George Bush has divided us;
he has filled this country with hatred.
- John Mellencamp

People have the right to say what they want to.
- John Mellencamp

People in Indiana have known me for 25 years.
They've known George Bush four.
- John Mellencamp

Do I think it's OK to fight authority as long as you're
only talking about the high school teacher? No.
- John Mellencamp

It's my responsibility as a singer-songwriter to report the news.
- John Mellencamp

When politicians use fear, they are playing into the enemy's hand.
- John Mellencamp

I thought I knew a lot about music.
Then you start digging and the deeper you go,
the more there is.
- John Mellencamp

When people are afraid, they make emotional decisions.
- John Mellencamp

I don't have to worry about any pop sensibility.
I can write adult songs, and I don't have to worry
about choruses and hook lines.
- John Mellencamp

I want to sell to people my own age,
because that's the way I write songs.
- John Mellencamp

Unemployment is sky-rocketing; deflation is in our
future for the first time since the Great Depression.
I don't care whose fault it is, it's the truth.
- John Mellencamp

This is not a rock opera.
This is not Tommy.
I can write songs that emote, and that's it.
- John Mellencamp

This is about black people selling out other black people.
- John Mellencamp

When you live in hysteria, people start thinking emotionally.
- John Mellencamp

I think it's ridiculous to try to sell records to teenagers,
because teenagers don't buy my records.
And there ain't that many teenagers out there in the marketplace.
- John Mellencamp

My thought was I should try to stick with names that
people may recognize like Robert Johnson,
Son House, and Hoagy Carmichael, so if somebody cared to research,
they would find a wealth of material.
- John Mellencamp

You cannot expect the guy who drove the car into the
ditch to navigate it out of the ditch.
You have to put a new driver in the seat.
I'm not saying the new driver is going to be any better,
but we need a new driver.
Kerry is the only choice.
- John Mellencamp

I'm wide open and will entertain anything anybody has to say,
but if it's MTV and radio, well, they're great things,
but can't be the only thing.
I don't know that it would work even for the Beatles.
- John Mellencamp

Wait a minute, guys, I have always been on your side.
I have always spoken for you, always tried to put on
a good face for the state of Indiana.
All of a sudden, some of you people think I'm a bad guy?
- John Mellencamp

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

What if we just pretended that life was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

I wrap the potential for bitterness,
resentment, martyrdom in the blanket of forgiveness
and just set it down.
Then it just melts in the warmth. And goes away.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Just Do it!
- Nike ad

And just dance a little.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What you don't do daily, you probably won't do weekly either.
What you make a habit of putting-off
just keeps getting pushed away again and again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
- Dave Barry

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Just another cold, misty morning inviting,
"want to go again?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
- Mother Teresa

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison


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