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Leave bands, go back to obscurity if I choose to,
by Eric Clapton

Leave bands, go back to obscurity if I choose to,
without a great sense of loss of security because it's
all been based on the fact that I did it on my own or was doing,
enjoying doing it on my own in the first place.
- Eric Clapton

This moment in time, on this tour, you know,
I'm discovering a lot of new things.
And to be 45 and doing that, it's a mixture of pleasure and pain,
I can assure you.
- Eric Clapton

I mean, the sound of an amplified guitar in a room
full of people was so hypnotic and addictive to me,
that I could cross any kind of border to get on there.
- Eric Clapton

Yeah, and I went straight into a fantasy world.
Just stepped straight into the abyss.
You know, I was gone and kids used to walk past my front room,
cause I lived on the green.
- Eric Clapton

 

I've got the god given talent or the god given opportunity better put,
to let that out in a harmless way you know,
and I don't know what it does to you,
I don't really know.
- Eric Clapton

I don't have half the nerves there that I have anywhere else.
- Eric Clapton

I mean, it didn't matter to me that there were people,
it didn't matter that I was shy Just the sound was
so captivating that it helped me to get rid of those inhibitions.
- Eric Clapton

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It's very dependent on your state of mind.
And your emotional state as well.
And a lot of it comes pouring out, you don't really
have that much control with it.
- Eric Clapton

It was stumbling on to really the bible of the blues,
you know, and a very powerful drug to be introduced
to us and I absorbed it totally,
and it changed my complete outlook on music.
- Eric Clapton

A British pressing with a compilation of the best stuff really,
I mean actually not only that but, these were all kind
of semi hits for the people on it in America.
- Eric Clapton

Although they can do it all the time,
you know, they're far better than me,
on a musically, on a theoretical music level.
You know, they're out of my league.
- Eric Clapton

Yeah, it is, because it's a real discovery of your inner resources,
you know.
That's what my character is all about and what my playing is all about.
But to get up there and just go inside and draw out
something that makes you feel good first and foremost.
- Eric Clapton

Oh yeah, I mean, it wasn't a very good guitar,
most good guitars have got thrust rods in the necks
that you can adjust or that'll keep them in shape,
you know keep them straight.
This one just, well it turned into a bow and arrow
after a couple of months.
- Eric Clapton

The first one was quite cheap, but that was expensive for us.
For my folks to buy on the Never Never.
It was quite, you know, a rare object to have and I
gained quite a lot of status by having this.
- Eric Clapton

Yeah, I wanted to know where they got it from,
what it was all about, you know, and it seemed to strike
something in me that was you know rearing it's head
and I still don't know what that is.
- Eric Clapton

One summer I remember, I got exposed to Chuck Berry
and Buddy Holly and Buddy Holly was a very very big,
made a very big impression on me.
Because of a lot of things, you know,
the way he looked and his charisma.
- Eric Clapton

They looked great, you know the drawings of the guys
playing looked great and bits of string around their necks.
So it didn't seem to be that difficult a thing to do,
or that inaccessible.
- Eric Clapton

I just managed to convince my grandmother that it was
a worth while that was something to do,
you know, and when I did finally get the guitar,
it didn't seem that difficult to me,
to be able to make a good noise out of it.
- Eric Clapton

It was a mystery to me, how the tuning was,
or the style seemed to come out of nowhere,
it obviously had roots in America going way back,
there was nothing like it for me I'd ever seen before.
- Eric Clapton

Very much like that, and very much a loner,
do you know and I didn't fit really into sport or all
kind of group activities as a kid,
I couldn't find a niche.
And music was not really part of the kind of village curriculum it would,
you know.
- Eric Clapton

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

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

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The hardest part is what to leave behind, ... It's time to let go!
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

There is a great future in front of you,
you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

Only those who can leave behind everything they
have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
- Benjamin Franklin

You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself.
- Alan Alda

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would, I'd never leave.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It's not what you take when
you leave this world behind you.
It's what you leave behind you when you go.
- Randy Travis

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams
and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined,
you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

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

Take a long walk alone in the woods -
leave the cellphone and music player at home.
Your whole BEing will appreciate it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lovers who have been left, lose confidence and become afraid.
They learn to leave relationships first.
The broken hearted become the heart breakers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I want to share with you the three rules
that I have in order to accept an apprentice.
Rule Number 1: Don't believe me.
I don't want you to believe me
but I want you to listen and make choices - your choices.
If what I say, doesn't work for you, leave it.
But if it works for you and that's what you want, then make it yours.
Rule Number 2: Don't believe yourself.
Why? Because most of your belief system is a lie - it's not true.
And by believing yourself, you create all the limitations
that don't allow you to be what you really are.
Don't believe yourself. Listen to what you say,
listen to what you think, listen to what you believe.
And when you listen, open your ears, open your mind,
open your intelligence and make choices.
Rule 3 is, don't believe anybody else.
Don't believe them at all.
Open your ears and your mind; listen and make choices.
- don Miguel Ruiz

True Love burns the brightest,
But the brightest flames leave the deepest scars.
- Anonymous

Each of us is of infinite value,
and each of us has the ability to make
a profound difference in the lives we touch.
We leave our most profoundly positive impact
on those around us by the nature of our lives
and the example we set -
not by how busy we are,
or how important we believe we are.
Setting an example of being loving, relaxed and joyful,
regardless of external circumstances,
is a great legacy for our family and for the world.
Self importance - ego - is not a path to happiness.
Focusing one's whole life on responsibilities,
without taking time for self-renewal and play,
abandons the joy and the true value of life.
I want my tombstone to read, "Inspired others,"
rather than, "Never missed a day at the office."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Those who have come here to hate should leave now;
for in their hate, they only betray themselves.
- Terry Goodkind

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

I've learned that you should always
leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.
- Anonymous

If you are out to describe the truth,
leave elegance to the tailor.
- Albert Einstein

The most intense conflicts, if overcome,
leave behind a sense of security and calm
that is not easily disturbed.
It is just these intense conflicts
and their conflagration
which are needed to produce
valuable and lasting results.
- Carl Jung

Moving on is simple, it's what you leave behind
that makes it so difficult.
- Anonymous

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Greetings, cosmic children of the universe.
Welcome to my serenity circle.
Please leave all bad vibes outside the healing vortex.
- the movie Shrek the Third (2007)

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home,
and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
- Martin Luther

You leave home to seek your fortune and,
when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.
- Anita Baker

Except in cases of necessity, which are rare,
leave your friend to learn
unpleasant things from his enemies;
they are ready enough to tell them.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him
a situation which common sense,
without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
- Walter Lippmann

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste,
it is better that you should leave your work.
- Khalil Gibran

Today the world changes so quickly that in growing
up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.
- Peter Medawar

As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices:
take it or leave it.
- Buddy Hackett

Leave the table while you still feel you could eat a little more.
- Helena Rubinstein

All changes, even the most longed for,
have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves;
we must die to one life before we can enter another.
- Anatole France

God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him.
- Jim Elliot

Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave,
but not our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

In love, one should simplify, choose persons worthy
of their promises and leave them if they don't keep them.
- Isabelle Adjani

What politicians want to create is irreversible change
because when you leave office someone changes it back again.
- Estelle Morris

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

Leave the atom alone.
- E. Y. Harburg

One does not leave a convivial party before closing time.
- Winston Churchill


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