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Listen, I'm out of this system, man,
by 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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is the province of knowledge to speak,
and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Be skeptical, but learn to listen.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Listen to all, plucking a feather
from every passing goose,
but, follow no one absolutely.
- Chinese Proverb

We have two ears and one mouth so that
we can listen twice as much as we speak.
- Epictetus

Always listen to the experts.
They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
- Robert Heinlein

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

I Listen to the Heartbeat of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone hears what you say.
Friends listen to what you say.
Best friends listen to what you don't say.
- Anonymous

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply
about what you believe in.
When you stumble, keep faith.
When you're knocked down, get right back up.
And never listen to anyone who says
you can't or shouldn't go on.
- Hilary Clinton

We were given:
Two hands to hold.
Two legs to walk.
Two eyes to see.
Two ears to listen.
But why only one heart?
Because the other was given to someone else.
For us to find.
- Anonymous

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness
with which one must look and listen,
record in astonishment
and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
- Margaret Mead

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

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

We listen. We listen. We move.
We sit. It rains. The sun comes out.
(there stands a friend)
We listen. We laugh. We share.
We sit. We dance. It rains.
There stands a friend.
We listen. We share. We sit. We dance.
The sun comes up.
There. I stand, a friend.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Know or listen to those who know.
- Baltasar Gracian

If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing
what a great person you might have been.
- Robert H. Schuller

Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who
listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity,
for they shall live forever.
Forever.
- Khalil Gibran

Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights,
and governments need to learn from that,
listen to the movement and respond.
- Charlotte Bunch

It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth
are rotting when I listen to the radio.
- Bono

We are apt to forget that children watch examples better
than they listen to preaching.
- Roy L. Smith

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person,
defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
- Dave Barry

Maybe there is no actual place called hell.
Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents
breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.
- Jim Carrey

Sometimes before we make a record I go back and listen to a few.
It's equally humbling and uplifting.
- Michael Stipe

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Winston Churchill

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything
without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
- Robert Frost

Listen to the sound of silence.
- Paul Simon

I hardly ever listen to any of our old stuff now.
Once the songs have been recorded and put on to vinyl
they become someone else's entertainment,
not mine.
- Robert Smith

But I don't read or listen for pleasure.
I have too much else to do.
- Piers Anthony

A lot of people pretty much only listen to the chorus.
- Lenny Kravitz

A well-rounded performer will listen to all kinds of music.
I like classical, Middle Eastern, and rock a lot.
- Patti LuPone

No, it's not a very good story - its author was too
busy listening to other voices to listen as closely
as he should have to the one coming from inside.
- Stephen King

I listen to gospel music.
- Mary J. Blige

Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction,
it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him.
- Simone Weil

The one thing I think you must do is,
as painful as it is as a parent, is listen.
- Tea Leoni

I always listen to a lot of different music when I am working on a project.
- Bill Wyman

Studies have shown people listen to TV than watch it.
- Tucker Carlson

It's no secret that I love to talk, but the real secret is I love to listen,
too.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

The legislator learns that when you talk a lot,
you get in trouble.
You have to listen a lot to make deals.
- Bob Woodward

People go to movies or listen to music because they want to be inspired.
- Daphne Zuniga

Kids will not listen to that.
They're going to experiment no matter what,
so you have to be honest.
- Jenny McCarthy

It's really interesting to go back to '93 or '94 and listen to that music,
like the I'll Lead You Home record.
- Michael W. Smith

Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop.
Die knowing something.
You are not here long.
- Walker Evans

You listen to Handel operas, right? And there are a thousand of them,
right? And they all sound alike.
If I look back on my work, maybe it's the same thing.
- Isaac Mizrahi

I listen to music constantly while writing.
- Orson Scott Card

I listen to music for emotion and I get zero emotion from rap.
- Sebastian Bach

'God' - as revealed in his book of edicts and narratives is practically an idiot.
He has nothing to say that any sensible person should want to listen to.
- Johann Most

Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I don't listen to the radio too much,
but usually I listen to Stanley Brothers and Ralph
Stanley more than I do anybody!
- Ralph Stanley

That one woman is capable of loving another is an historical truth;
but never yet lived one who could not listen to her
own praises at the expense of her adored friend.
- Minna Antrim

I want them to listen to me for what I am saying.
And I think the best way to do that is to sniff my armpits,
and like, sit and burp every now and then.
- Michelle Rodriguez


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