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

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

 

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
- Milton Berle

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
- Kyle Chandler

How strange that nature does not knock,
and yet does not intrude!
- Emily Dickinson

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people
couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
- Kin Hubbard

Perseverance is a great element of success.
If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate,
you are sure to wake up somebody.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Above all things, I must not get angry.
If I do get angry I knock all the teeth out of the
mouth of the poor wretch who has angered me.
- Franz Schubert

I've got the recording process down,
and I can knock it out very quickly.
- Neil Schon

The fight will last as long as I allow it to last,
and then I will knock him out.
- Lennox Lewis

The Babe was a great ballplayer, sure,
but Cobb was even greater.
Babe could knock your brains out, but Cobb would drive you crazy.
- Tris Speaker

Just knock hell out of it with your right hand.
- Tommy Armour

I believe success is preparation, because opportunity
is going to knock on your door sooner or later but
are you prepared to answer that?
- Omar Epps

To my sick little pal.
I will try to knock you another homer,
maybe two today.
- George Herman

If I want to knock a story off the front page,
I just change my hairstyle.
- Hillary Clinton

As a result of my philosophy, I wasn't even upset about Hitler.
I was willing to go to war to knock him off,
but I didn't hate him.
I hated what he was doing.
- Albert Ellis

In a way, certain sections of the media always wanted
to knock me because I had captained my country and
been skipper at Old Trafford.
It was all a bit odd really.
- Bryan Robson

Do I have to use my feet? Can I knock the window out with my head?
- Wendy O. Williams

It was lovely to do The Knock because I haven't done
anything really significant since Doctor Who.
- Colin Baker

I'm not the greatest; I'm the double greatest.
Not only do I knock 'em out, I pick the round.
- Muhammad Ali

You have a row of dominoes set up;
you knock over the first one,
and what will happen to the last one
is that it will go over very quickly.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every two or three years I knock off for a while.
That way I'm constantly the new girl in the whorehouse.
- Robert Mitchum

To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle,
is a deep delight of the blood.
- George Santayana

Well I guess I like variety pretty much,
but I do enjoy this work very much.
Particularly with Buddy on the gig, we get a chance
to knock each other out It'just wonderful.
- Gene Krupa

Since we have to speak well of the dead,
let's knock them while they're alive.
- John French Sloan

However much you knock at nature's door,
she will never answer you in comprehensible words.
- Ivan Turgenev

Why do you knock yourself out? Take it easy.
- David O. Selznick

Truth is a demure lady, much too ladylike to knock
you on your head and drag you to her cave.
She is there, but people must want her,
and seek her out.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational -
but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?
- Judith Viorst

Hollywood people want to build you up and make you
famous only to knock you off you're the pedestal they built for you.
- Morgan Brittany

I've got a right to knock down anybody holding a bat.
- Early Wynn

Should doubt knock at your doorway, just say to those skeptical,
disturbing, rebellious thoughts, I propose to stay with my faith,
with the faith of my people.
- Thomas S. Monson

Why waltz with a guy for 10 rounds if you can knock him out in one?
- Rocky Marciano

If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate,
you are sure to wake up somebody.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The sad truth is that opportunity doesn't knock twice.
- Gloria Estefan

I would never let myself knock out a journalist.
- Gerard Depardieu

I think you can have moderate success by copying something else,
but if you really want to knock it out of the park,
you have to do something different and take chances.
- Lee Ann Womack

I have no ego investment in being on the air.
I don't knock others for whom that kind of attention is like oxygen,
but I don't miss anything about it.
- Hugh Downs

A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow.
- John Dryden

I had not yet gotten into the world of light.
But I felt as one who, standing outside,
could knock against the wall and hear an answering knock from within.
- Simon Newcomb

There will always be a few people who just want to
knock you down or are jealous or just want to be horrible for the sake of it.
I don't know what drives someone to be nasty.
- Geri Halliwell

Why should we strive, with cynic frown,
to knock their fairy castles down?
- Eliza Cook

Knock the 't' off the 'can't'
- George Reeves

We will not go.
The only way to get us there is to come in here with
clubs and knock us on the head,
and drag us out and take us down there dead.
- Morning Star

There is nothing in the world more stubborn than a corpse:
you can hit it,
you can knock it to pieces, but you cannot convince it.
- Alexander Herzen

Marriage hasn't been my thing.
But gay people, knock yourselves out!
- Ben Affleck

And the woman who could win the respect of man was
often the woman who could knock him down with her bare
fists and sit on him until he yelled for help.
- Agnes Smedley

As we celebrate Recovery Month, it is time for Congress
to knock down the barriers to treatment and recovery
for 26 million Americans suffering the ravages of alcohol and drug addiction.
- Jim Ramstad

Stories come from other shows at other studios where
only 2,000 rounds were actually used and the money
for the other 3,000 went right into the studio pockets.
Corners were cut and that production suffered.
Knock wood, that hasn't happened to us.
- Vic Morrow

One thing about these storms, we know how disruptive
things can be when we depend on the system to keep working.
What would happen if the terrorists do it? Knock down the power,
destroy bridges, cut the water supply?
- Geraldo Rivera

Being on the run, having to change the way that you do business,
being unable to plan in a safe and secure environment,
always looking over your shoulder, knowing that some
day somebody's going to knock on your door and it's going to be your last.
- John Abizaid

Building walls isn't going to work in the long run.
Some people are happy with the wall in Israel,
but somebody will get a weapon someday and knock it over or something.
Walls aren't the answer between countries,
though.
- Arlo Guthrie

The only difference between the Republican and Democratic
parties is the velocities with which their knees hit
the floor when corporations knock on their door.
That's the only difference.
- Ralph Nader

Just because I haven't yet had any project surgery,
I'm not going to knock it, because I think women have
the right to do whatever they want to their bodies
that make them feel good about themselves.
- Susan Sarandon

One way to bring down crime in the state of California
and every state in the union is to have an enforceable border.
That means let's build that border fence.
When people want to come into this country,
let's ask them to knock on the front door.
- Duncan Hunter


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