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I was a little ahead of him but that didn't matter after awhile. ...
by Wayne Kramer

I was a little ahead of him but that didn't matter after awhile.
- Wayne Kramer

Aesthetically, we were enormously successful.
there was no success.
It was all about music of the future and unfortunately
it was a band that didn't have any future.
- Wayne Kramer

Drugs, were a symptom - they weren't the cause of anything.
- Wayne Kramer

If you put this in the context of Detroit in '64 or '65,
the economy was booming.
Everybody had jobs and there was a whole nightclub
culture where bands could work.
- Wayne Kramer


But when I was a teenager, the idea of spending the
rest of my life in a factory was real depressing.
So the idea that I could become a musician opened up
some possibilities I didn't see otherwise.
- Wayne Kramer

I hate that expression, 'fusion.' What it means to
me is this movement where nothing ever really fused.
- Wayne Kramer

As time went on, we formed a number of different bands.
We played in rival, neighborhood bands.
We learned more songs and we learned how to play Chuck
Berry music and we learned Ventures songs.
- Wayne Kramer

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When I first started playing in a band,
before the Beatles, working bands played standards
and they saved their rock material til the end of the
night when they were really stretched out.
It could be pretty lame.
- Wayne Kramer

Drugs, sex, booze, all the stuff that we wanted to do.
The problem was that we didn't want to learn the top
40 'cause most of the music was awful and we had this
other idea about what we wanted to do.
- Wayne Kramer

When we first met, I was trying to put a band together.
I asked around at school for other guys who wanted to play in a band.
Someone told me about a juvenile delinquent they knew who played bongos.
- Wayne Kramer

We played together for so long and we got to the point
where our styles blended together.
Even today, sometimes I'll hear our records and I'm
not really sure who played what.
And we took a bunch of acid together too.
- Wayne Kramer

When we first started playing in the early days,
none of us really had any idea about writing our own songs yet.
We were struggling how to learn our instruments and
play songs to be able to perform for people.
- Wayne Kramer

You get on the radio by writing your own songs.
But we had the dilemma of not being able to play anywhere
because we weren't able to play anything that anyone wanted to hear.
So we learned songs that we thought that we could do without puking.
- Wayne Kramer

It wasn't a class system where I was the better guy
and he was the second-rate guy.
That was his role and my role was to play the solos.
But he took great pride in his technique as a rhythm guitarist.
- Wayne Kramer

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller

A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

We shall see but a little way if
we require to understand what we see.
- Henry David Thoreau

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

And just dance a little.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

He who knows best knows how little he knows.
- Thomas Jefferson

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Jimmy Johnson

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Let the refining and improving of your own life
keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

Little minds have little worries,
big minds have no time for worries.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Most truths are so naked
that people feel sorry for them
and cover them up,
at least a little bit.
- Edward R. Murrow

He who obtains has little.
He who scatters has much.
- Lao Tzu

It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Grace isn't just a little prayer
you say before receiving a meal.
It's a way to live.
- Jackie Windspear

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

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