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I don't know where we got the notion that God wants us to suffer.
by Al Jarreau

I don't know where we got the notion that God wants us to suffer.
Every living thing tends toward the good or we would
have been gone a long time ago.
- Al Jarreau

I have been with the record company and Tommy was there
doing records with other people.
- Al Jarreau

I've been saying for almost 20 years that I need to
do a jazz project and it ought to be either big band
or I should do some jazz songs with a trio or quartet.
- Al Jarreau

I really do see it as the start of the second half of my career.
- Al Jarreau

 

I've thought about doing it as soon as it is possible
with this new CD getting some wings and getting out there.
I don't know how soon that will be.
- Al Jarreau

That's the way I try to live.
I think it's the only way for human beings at this
point in our evolution as souls,
where everyone in their lifetime is going through stuff.
- Al Jarreau

We are just fanatics about using the technology to make it all wonderful.
We laughed at the fact that we were having such a great time working this way.
- Al Jarreau

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More live recording.
I have missed the boat over my career by not doing
every second or third CD live because things happen
onstage that don't happen in the studio.
- Al Jarreau

Learn it well in your head, know it well,
pick things you know and bring the old you and all
the experience you have from singing these various
kinds of feelings that are still related to what I
have done in the rest of my career.
- Al Jarreau

Once you discover that you can, then you must.
And it's not easy.
You have to take direct steps.
You really have to count your blessings and you have
to make a decided effort to not get seduced by the blues.
- Al Jarreau

Al and Tommy and I sharing the biggest laugh because
it was predicted by everything we did in the first
three or four records in my career.
It was predicted in the grooves that we would be here
sometime later on down the road.
- Al Jarreau

I'm really looking forward to it because it will give
me the opportunity to do the whole other kind of approach
to the music live that I haven't had a chance to do -
and I think is important for me to do.
- Al Jarreau

My eyes went blank, and I stared off,
and the music started.
It was raining, and the sun was shining at the same time,
and there were these big bay windows,
and there was the blue in the sky, and the sun on the trees,
and it was drizzling.
- Al Jarreau

That's Tommy, this great producer who comes in contact
with people and must have a mental library of personnel
who are great for this and great for that,
and he brought this whole group of musicians to the
project that I'd never worked with before.
- Al Jarreau

These songs are old friends I have entertained myself
with when I'm washing the dishes,
driving to the store and walking down the aisles.
The ones that you sing when you're driving in the car
and as a singer you always go back to them.
- Al Jarreau

Obviously given good health, and a continuing audience
and a record company that allows me to do music.
So given those things yes, I'm introducing some new
music that people haven't really heard me do in quite this fashion.
- Al Jarreau

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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)

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

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

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

I don't know the meaning of life,
but I know compassion is the key.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that your life is designed to be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

The more I see, the less I know for sure.
- John Lennon

I know that I am intelligent,
because I know that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Do you want to know who you are?
Don't ask. Act!
Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent
of what nature has revealed to us.
- Albert Einstein

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Know the power of perspective.
Be a passionate observer of life.
See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
- Henry David Thoreau

Know that you sail the seas of life
as the master of your own ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

To know the whole world is nothing
when it is compared to knowing your own inner mystery of life.
- Osho

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that life is most joyfully lived boldly -
with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that life's burdens are lighter when you laugh at yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

Know that you are loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that where there is love, nothing is missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Know that love conquers fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that miracles are the natural way of the Universe
Your only job is to move your doubting mind out of the way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power of saying, "Thank you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding
everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.
- Albert Schweitzer


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