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It was kind of ridiculous to carry it up to a certain
by Elliott Smith

It was kind of ridiculous to carry it up to a certain
point and then drop the ball or the bomb,
like quitting the band right after we had signed to Virgin.
- Elliott Smith

And I'm not trying to write heavy songs.
- Elliott Smith

I don't think that Dreamworks would have signed me
expecting to really mess around with whatever it is I do.
- Elliott Smith

My girlfriend at the time convinced me to send these songs to Cavity Search.
When they wanted to put out my record I was totally shocked.
- Elliott Smith

 

I actually don't think that I'm gonna sell a lot of records.
- Elliott Smith

There's always that argument to make -
that you're in better company historically if people
don't understand what you're doing.
- Elliott Smith

I can't think of anything off the top of my head that
seems more important than something designed to raise
money to keep something going that keeps IV drug users from dying.
- Elliott Smith

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I don't really like New York better than Portland.
It's just a different place.
- Elliott Smith

It's just that a lot of songs that are popular right now,
they don't have any meaning.
- Elliott Smith

If you play acoustic guitar you're the depressed,
sensitive guy.
- Elliott Smith

I was coming off of a lot of psyche meds and other things.
- Elliott Smith

I'm just writing songs about how I feel or about how people I know feel.
- Elliott Smith

I wondered if I would talk about drug use.
But I guess, why hide it?
- Elliott Smith

I rode on a float in one of the parades in Mississippi.
It's an experience.
- Elliott Smith

Because God only knows why people like what they like
and don't like something else.
- Elliott Smith

I mean people just have a way of - y'know they'll review
your record in two sentences and put you in this little
stupid box that you don't want to be in.
- Elliott Smith

The band's filter, but playing live is a lot of fun.
- Elliott Smith

I was trying to do the same thing that I always do
which is make an interesting record.
- Elliott Smith

I didn't know how many people knew who Ferdinand was.
- Elliott Smith

It's a lot easier to tell the truth usually.
- Elliott Smith

But I was also doing odd jobs around Portland,
like spreading gravel and transplanting bamboo trees.
- Elliott Smith

I watched myself put my paw in the bear trap on that
one because there was this clause about leaving members.
- Elliott Smith

It touches on drug use.
I got caught up in that for almost two years.
- Elliott Smith

I just wanted to move out of Portland to do something.
- Elliott Smith

Well, I try not to think about the general public since
I have no idea what the general public is and I don't think anybody does.
- Elliott Smith

There are lots of things I like about playing in a band,
the things I can't do by myself you know.
- Elliott Smith

I didn't have a hard time making it,
I had a hard time letting it go.
- Elliott Smith

I didn't think I was gonna be playing on the Oscars or anything.
- Elliott Smith

I like home recordings and studio recordings just as much as each other -
I don't think one is better -
but for this record I wanted to see what I could do
in a real studio with real producers.
- Elliott Smith

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

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

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

One can pay back the loan of gold,
but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
- Malayan Proverb

You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
- Philo

When you find peace within yourself,
you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
- Peace Pilgrim

The whole worth of a kind deed is
in the love that inspires it.
- The Talmud

To carry each other is not a burden at all
but a kind of privilege.
- Bono

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
- Walt Disney

Be kind whenever possible; and it is always possible.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you have zest and enthusiasm
you attract zest and enthusiasm.
Life does give back in kind.
- Norman Vincent Peale

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

Words are also actions,
and actions are a kind of words.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friends... they cherish one another's hopes.
They are kind to one another's dreams.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

What is it about sameness that so draws me,
and how could I begin to have
that same kind of attraction to change?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In the long history of humankind (and animal-kind, too)
those who learned to collaborate and
improvise most effectively have prevailed.
- Charles Darwin

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

The easiest kind of friendship for me
is with ten thousand people.
The hardest is with one.
- Joan Baez

The finest kind of friendship is between people
who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
- Anonymous

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 Eye-of-the-Storm.
Surrounded by the winds and the rain,
yet peaceful in its own unworldly way -
an unnatural ruddy-cloudy misty-bright kind of way.
Whatever comes next, the eye of the storm is
a moment of serenity among the challenge -
a time for repose and contemplation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like a Manatee, I am Peaceful, Respectful,
Gentle, Kind, and Self-Healing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
- Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens
reflect the kind of care they get.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a deeply religious nonbeliever -
this is a somewhat new kind of religion.
- Albert Einstein

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All differences in this world
are of degree, and not of kind,
because oneness is the secret of everything.
- Swami Vivekananda

I wish you a tea and jammies kind of day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I wish you a magical white rabbit kind of day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

When you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

Life is about more than today, and more than yourself.
What will your legacy be?
What will your great-grandchildren be told about you?
Creating a legacy does not have to be a burden,
it can be your joy and can create
your satisfaction with living each day.
What kind of world do you want to leave your great-grandchildren?
What can you do today to help create that world?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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