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Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and
by Don Henley

Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and
independent distribution system.
The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom.
- Don Henley

Related topics: Legal

I could have played more complex stuff.
I could have been a busier player.
But that's not what I wanted to do.
I played what I wanted to play.
- Don Henley

Selling eight million copies of your first album will mess you up.
- Don Henley

Some records with drum machines on them sound phony and plastic.
It all depends on how you use the tools.
- Don Henley

 

I'm certainly not thrilled with everything the Eagles did,
but there are some things I'm quite proud of.
- Don Henley

I don't care what anybody says about Ringo.
I cut my rock-n-roll teeth listening to him.
- Don Henley

Mick Jagger can't even make a successful solo album,
and the Stones are the biggest rock group that ever was.
- Don Henley

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The Eagles ended on a rather abrupt note,
although in retrospect I realize now that it had been
ending for quite some time.
- Don Henley

I played drums on Keith Carradine's first record.
- Don Henley

I have a bad back partially from playing the drums and singing.
I used to have to hold my body in such a position that
my spine got out of alignment.
- Don Henley

I don't mind doing two or three Eagles songs and playing the drums.
I'm not one of those artists who's going to sit here and deny the past.
- Don Henley

Playing the drums hurts my back.
- Don Henley

I think my first instrument was a ukulele that they gave me.
I used to know how to play that pretty well.
- Don Henley

I'm fortunate that I've been in this business long
enough that I've earned the right to be left alone by my record company.
- Don Henley

I'm not on any crusade.
- Don Henley

I'm blessed with a pretty good voice.
So just sitting back there banging on the tubs wasn't enough.
- Don Henley

A man with a briefcase can steal millions more than any man with a gun.
- Don Henley

Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.
- Don Henley

Let hope inspire you, but let not idealism blind you.
Don't look back, you can never look back.
- Don Henley

The Eagles and the critics were not the best of friends.
- Don Henley

Between each album I try to gain a new insight that
I didn't have before and perhaps write a song about
something that I've written about before,
but from a fresh viewpoint.
- Don Henley

I'm always jotting things down on pieces of paper.
I've got pieces of paper all over my house.
- Don Henley

I try to write conversationally; I try to write like
people speak and put the emphasis on the right syllable.
- Don Henley

It was pretty frightening because as we all know,
when large, famous groups breakup, a lot of the members
don't survive in solo careers.
- Don Henley

I could stand out front and sing Eagles songs that I sing in my set,
but I think people enjoy watching me sing and play the drums.
It seems to fascinate people.
I don't know why.
- Don Henley

I have a certain pool of subject matter that I like to write about,
things that interest me: politics, religion,
ecology, and relationships between men and women.
And that's usually what I focus on.
- Don Henley

Sometimes songwriters and singers forget that.
They get a melody in their head and the notes will take precedence,
so that they wind up forcing a word onto a melody.
It doesn't ring true.
- Don Henley

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience,
impair your health, and dissipate your property.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have a different approach.
I don't file lawsuits because I really don't care.
- Nicole Kidman

Frivolous lawsuits are booming in this county.
The U.S.
has more costs of litigation per person than any other
industrialized nation in the world,
and it is crippling our economy.
- Jack Kingston

Misery is the company of lawsuits.
- Francois Rabelais

The only people who benefit from lawsuits are lawyers.
I think we made a couple of them rich.
- Gavin Rossdale

Lawsuits - and frivolous lawsuits - are just sapping
the life out of the people who perform the services
and deliver the goods for the rest of the citizenry in the State of Montana.
- Conrad Burns

But the courts have dismissed the lawsuits against me and Lee Brown.
- David Dinkins

There are thousands of Ten Commandments plaques or
monuments all over the country,
and lawsuits to remove them have popped up in more than a dozen states.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Google is in an amazing position to be the target of
tons of lawsuits that will set precedent for many important
things for us on the Internet.
- Joichi Ito

Without public pressure from caring people,
our lawsuits will not be enough to stop this widespread abuse.
- Morris Dees

Actually lowering the cost of insurance would be accomplished
by such things as making it harder for lawyers to win
frivolous lawsuits against insurance companies.
- Thomas Sowell

As a part of preparing those lawsuits,
learning about those lawsuits, I learned about the
various nuclear issues in parts of the nuclear production
process I guess you'd say.
- Tom Udall

This is what happens, when, for the first time in modern history,
a candidate resorts to lawsuits to try to overturn
the outcome of an election for president.
- James Baker

Over the last decade, at considerable cost to me in money and effort,
confronted with ridicule and intimidation,
I have brought more than a dozen lawsuits challenging
the corruption in the election process in Tennessee.
- John Jay Hooker

This week I was proud to join with my colleagues to help pass two important,
common-sense pieces of legislation that will limit
the frivolous lawsuits by trial attorneys and personal
injury lawyers that clog our courts and hurt our small businesses.
- Bob Ney

I never heard of an old man forgetting where he had buried his money!
Old people remember what interests them:
the dates fixed for their lawsuits,
and the names of their debtors and creditors.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

In recent years personal injury attorneys and trial
lawyers have attacked the food industry with numerous
lawsuits alleging that these businesses should pay
monetary damages to those who,
of their own accord, consume too much of a legal,
safe product.
- Bob Ney

They've said I'm gay, they've said everyone is gay.
I personally don't believe in doing huge lawsuits about that stuff.
Tom does.
That's what he wants to do, that's what he's going to do.
You do not tell Tom what to do.
He is a force to be reckoned with.
- Nicole Kidman

Our health care system is the finest in the world,
but we still have too many uninsured Americans,
too high prices for prescription drugs,
and too many frivolous lawsuits driving our physicians
out of state or out of business.
- Judy Biggert

Stop trying to treat music like it's a tennis shoe,
something to be branded.
If the music industry wants to save money,
they should take a look at some of their six-figure
executive expense accounts.
All those lawsuits can't be cheap, either.
- Jeff Tweedy

The president, just as any other American,
deserves a legal defense against personal lawsuits
not related to his office.
But the costs of that defense should be borne by him and not the taxpayer.
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell

Class action lawsuits are an important part of our legal system.
All citizens should have the right to band together
and settle grievances with bigger companies,
but that system is broken and it needs fixing.
- Thomas Carper

In addition, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms
Act provides protection for those in the firearms industry
from lawsuits arising out of the criminal or unlawful
acts of people who misuse their products.
- Bob Ney

The U.S.
couldn't even get rid of Saddam Hussein.
And we all know that the EU is just a passing fad.
They'll be killing each other again in less than a year.
I'm sick to death of all these fascist lawsuits.
- Bill Gates

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

You should not confuse your career with your life.
- Dave Barry

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

We may have our private opinions
but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Could we change our attitude,
we should not only see life differently,
but life itself would be different.
- Katherine Mansfield

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln


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