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I've known Shawn for several years.
by Guy Clark

I've known Shawn for several years.
And he's just an amazing talent.
He's a great writer, a marvelous, marvelous guitar player,
and plays really good fiddle.
- Guy Clark

I get pretty much all the exercise I need walking down
airport concourses carrying bags.
- Guy Clark

It was really amazing.
I mean, he'd never mentioned that he played in the symphony,
like serious violin playing, not fiddle playing.
And he just blew us away.
- Guy Clark

Well, I had a fiddle that I really can't play,
so I loaned it to Darrell.
But yeah, he's from another planet.
- Guy Clark

 

All gut strings.
That's just the first kind of guitar I played,
it was a nylon string guitar.
And to me, it's the purest form of guitar making,
and I just enjoy doing it.
- Guy Clark

I just was apologizing for maybe being a little goofy.
- Guy Clark

Darrell is really good in the studio.
I mean, he has a real working knowledge of how the process works,
and what sounds good coming back over tape,
and how the stuff works together.
- Guy Clark

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I don't know what the outcome will be.
I put a couple away for my grandkids,
like that.
So I don't know, who knows? Maybe I'll start building guitars for a living.
- Guy Clark

It's just something I've always done.
In South Texas, the first guitar you get is a Mexican guitar.
And the first one I got, the first thing I did was take it apart.
- Guy Clark

Ain't no chance if you don't take it.
- Guy Clark

Mary Gauthier's great.
Yeah, we've played a lot of gigs together.
She's really wonderful.
- Guy Clark

Things change all the time, and they'll probably never be the same again.
It's just the natural evolution of the human condition.
Things change, and whatever it is is what it is.
I mean, you try to start second guessing that,
you either get rich or die broke.
- Guy Clark

But by the time you get there and you get home,
it winds up being a lot of time out.
So I'm getting the itch to build, I know that.
I keep looking at my stacks of wood and what I can do with it.
- Guy Clark

Chris is the engineer down at the studio where we do these things.
And he's just such an integral part and he has such a marvelous ear.
Also it turns out, we didn't know, but he's a pretty good fiddle player.
- Guy Clark

There aren't any rules, as far as anything-and that
applies especially to writing songs,
whatever gets the point across.
So you're just kind of brought up to feel-in any field,
if you say you can do it, do it.
There it is.
- Guy Clark

I have no reason to sit home and write songs all day
without going out and playing for the folks.
And I have no reason to go play for the folks unless
I'm writing new songs so they can sort of feed off one another.
And I just try to do the best I can.
- Guy Clark

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
- American Indian Proverb

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is truly known only to those who suffer,
lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
- Anais Nin

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

Life is greater than you have ever known it.
- Ernest Holmes

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge
and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you,
you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It is strange to be known so universally
and yet to be so lonely.
- Albert Einstein

When we see the face of God
we shall know that we have always known it.
He has been a party to, has made, sustained
and moved moment by moment within,
all our earthly experiences of innocent love.
- C. S. Lewis

True friendship is like sound health;
the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Walking takes longer...
than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.
Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.
Life is already too short to waste on speed.
- Edward Abbey

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward
what is arcane and concealed.
- Khalil Gibran

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
- Corrie Ten Boom

Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved,
nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.
- Norman Borlaug

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor
upon the business known as gambling.
- Ambrose Bierce

Man's nature is not essentially evil.
Brute nature has been known to
yield to the influence of love.
You must never despair of human nature.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Character is always known.
Thefts never enrich;
alms never impoverish;
murder will speak out of stone walls.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.
- Allen Klein

If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had
known what was hidden within him,
he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
- Khalil Gibran

When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight,
otherwise known as political power.
- Maggie Gallagher

Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you,
fame.
If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle.
So at least it's something I experience,
but that's not where I live.
- Marilyn Monroe

If I had known what it would be like to have it all -
I might have been willing to settle for less.
- Lily Tomlin

Every goal, every action, every thought,
every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known,
is an attempt to increase one's level of peace of mind.
- Sydney Madwed

Every known fact in natural science was divined
by the presentiment of somebody,
before it was actually verified.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
- Walt Disney

There's nothing you can know that isn't known.
- John Lennon

The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives,
but still hidden from the public, is that most things
get better by themselves;
most things,
in fact, are better in the morning.
- Lewis Thomas

Human beings must be known to be loved;
but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
- Blaise Pascal

Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell

In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the
most exquisite form of torture ever known to man:
survival.
- Edward Everett Hale

Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the
ruins of Troy and so do we all,
whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them.
- Angela Carter

Energy is a concept that has been coined by physicists.
There is no observable thing known as energy anywhere.
- Abdolkarim Soroush

Nothing escapes the vigilance of the New South Wales police;
their reputation is known the world over.
- Joshua Slocum

The positive testimony of history is that the State
invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation.
No primitive State known to history originated in any other manner.
- Albert J. Nock

Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar.
- Edmund Burke

Real folk music long ago went to Nashville and left no known survivors.
- Donal Henahan

I would rather my films be well-known than I be well-known.
- Patrice Leconte

I have known for some time that I can meet any man
I want but that does not mean that I want to meet anyone.
I certainly don't like being forced into situations.
- Sharon Stone

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a
book known to him by his heart,
and his friends can only read the title.
- Virginia Woolf

I pray God I may never be brought to the melancholy trial;
but,
if ever I should, it will then be known how far I can
reduce to practice principles which I know to be founded in truth.
- James Otis

They trained mostly by time periods,
checking their pace for known distance only on special occasions.
- Joe Henderson

No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds.
A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship,
and he who plants kindness gathers love.
- Saint Basil

It was good because it helped me get where I'm at today,
but then people stereotype and say we don't want to
use her because she's known as the 'Wonderbra girl'.
- Caprice Bourret

I've made this statement many times:
If I would have to do it over again,
I would have made known the forthcoming Tet Offensive.
- William Westmoreland

I don't think Wisconsin should become known as a state where we shoot cats.
- Jim Doyle

In my opinion FOX is known for being a network that just advertises,
and that's pretty much how they get their viewers.
- Alia Shawkat

In our society a man is known by the company he owns.
- Gerald F. Lieberman

If our titles recall the known myths of antiquity,
we have used them again because they are the eternal
symbols upon which we must fall back to express basic psychological ideas.
- Mark Rothko

Almost nothing is known from hybridization studies
about the inheritance of courtship behavior of females,
or of their responsiveness to particular male signals.
- Peter R. Grant

Another little known fact about Amazing Tennis -
the computer opponents are modeled after real people.
In an odd turn of events, I joined a division 3 college tennis team at age 38.
- David Crane

The United States is the greatest law factory the world has ever known.
- Charles Evans Hughes

The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness
which the ambitious call,
and the ignorant believe to be liberty.
- Fisher Ames

I am also a writer.
That is a fact not known by the public in general.
- Bob Kane


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