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I mean, it didn't matter to me that there were people,
by 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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end -
no apologies, no regrets.
- Henry Kissinger

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

Life is a game - a game you can never win.
You already know the final score: Life 1, You 0.
Doesn't mean you can't have fun playing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.
- Albert Einstein

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything.
It's the time we spent together that matters,
not how we left it.
- Trey Parker

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me.
They don't mean anything.
- Oliver Hudson

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that
we are immune to their operations.
- David Gerrold

Sucking the marrow out of life
doesn't mean choking on the bone.
- Robin Williams as John Keating
in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society

Just because I don't care,
doesn't mean I don't understand.
- Matt Groening's TV series The Simpsons.

Be clear with yourself about what you mean
in conversations with others, and especially with yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?
- George Carlin

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means
you haven't succeeded yet.
- Robert H. Schuller

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world
doesn't mean you are wiser
than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
- Edward R. Murrow

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.
- Irene Peter

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,'
they really mean,
'not really.'
- Dave Parnas

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance;
and a people who mean to be their own governors must
arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
- James Madison

Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down,
but in the end the house always wins.
Doesn't mean you didn't have fun.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Just because something doesn't do what you planned
it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
- Thomas A. Edison

It's a blast to watch.
It's a lot more interesting live than it is on record.
I mean, it really is a theatrical event.
It's a sporting event!
Cause you never know what's gonna happen.
- John Zorn

Computers are hierarchical.
We have a desktop and hierarchical files which have to mean everything.
- Ted Nelson

I never say what I mean, but I always manage to say something similar.
- Eugene Ormandy

I mean, a Mexican boy couldn't be anything else but an Indian.
And why did you take the name of Quinn,
they used to say to me.
Hey, you're an Indian, so I played Indians.
- Anthony Quinn

And revolutions always mean the breakdown of old authority.
- Hu Shih

I love to write.
I love it.
I mean there's nothin in the world I like better,
and that includes sex, probably because I'm so very bad at it.
- Joss Whedon

We mean by "politics" the people's business -
the most important business there is.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I don't exactly know what I mean by that,
but I mean it.
- J. D. Salinger

The process of receiving information for me is seeing,
hearing, and feeling their energy in my frame of reference.
That doesn't mean I see the individual,
unfortunately.
- John Edward

For a while, people couldn't understand why I'd find them so fascinating,
but I'd rather go to a trial than to a Broadway play.
Now that we have Court TV, they see what I mean.
- Ann Rule

True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist,
but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment.
- James Russell Lowell

We have fallen into this very mean description of humanity.
Naturalism in fiction is too reductive in its definition of human beings.
- Ben Okri

Self-determination could mean independence,
confederacy, federal and autonomy.
- Jalal Talabani

I'm super serious about that stuff.
I mean, it's rare that I sit down at a drum set when I'm not touring,
because we tour so much.
- Travis Barker

I mean, I look at my dad.
He was twenty when he started having a family,
and he was always the coolest dad.
He did everything for his kids, and he never made us
feel like he was pressured.
I know that it must be a great feeling to be a guy like that.
- Adam Sandler

I mean, I wouldn't pay more than a couple of quid to see me,
and I'm me.
- Terry Prachett


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