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This moment in time, on this tour, you know,
by 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

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 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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

You must live in the present,
launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment.
- Henry David Thoreau

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives,
everything he does becomes tainted.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

My only reason for not experiencing bliss at this very moment
is thinking about what I don't have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The past has no power over the present moment.
- Eckhart Tolle

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

A moment without joy is an eternity of sadness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is the quality of the moment,
not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

True wisdom cannot be learned in a lifetime,
but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is our moment, this is our time.
- Bono

Don't Wait!
Start on your dreams, your impulses,
your longings, your special occasions today.
Because this is your moment.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- Chinese Proverb

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Stay in the moment and all gifts are added
as you breathe and take inspired action.
- Joe Vitale

I have Gratitude for Everything
that has brought me to this moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Every moment wasted looking back
keeps us from moving forward.
- Hilary Clinton

Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
- Anonymous

I live in the moment, and I live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One cannot have a mind that is empty of all thoughts,
but one can have a mind that is content with
whatever thoughts fill it at the moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The moment you start seeing life
as non-serious, a playfulness,
all the burden on your heart disappears.
All the fear of death, of life,
of love - everything disappears.
- Osho

I choose to create a joyful story in THIS moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy is my choice. I choose joy in every moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

As your silence grows; your friendliness, your love grows;
your life becomes a moment-to-moment dance, a joy, a celebration.
- Osho

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Life change comes about in two complementary ways -
the "aha" moment, which occurs in a flash of insight;
and the conscious redesigning of habitual behaviors,
which is a lifelong project.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough
to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment
comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho

The Eye-of-the-Storm.
Surrounded by the winds and the rain,
yet peaceful in its own unworldly way -
an unnatural ruddy-cloudy misty-bright kind of way.
Whatever comes next, the eye of the storm is
a moment of serenity among the challenge -
a time for repose and contemplation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

A state of expectancy is a great asset;
a state of uncertainty -
one moment thinking "perhaps"
and the next moment thinking "I don't know" -
will never get desired results.
- Ernest Holmes

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone.
Only through our love and friendship can we
create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
- Orson Welles

Being wakeful in each and every moment of your life is meditation.
The simplest definition of meditation is:
when seeing, just see; when hearing, just hear.
- Josh Baran

Ask why this task is on your to-do list.
Consider discarding those items to which
you are not truly committed.
For the tasks which do speak
to the longings of your own heart,
begin now, today, this moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Paradox Of Living In The Moment is -
How To Be Happy Today AND Prepare For Tomorrow
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

I pray that my greatest desires will always be for
exactly what Spirit is offering me at that very moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ability to be in the present moment
is a major component of mental wellness.
- Abraham Maslow

Children are natural Zen masters;
their world is brand new in each and every moment.
- John Bradshaw

I choose to feel supremely happy at this very moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Rainbows and butterflies are themselves beautiful and highly symbolic,
but they are also representative of
all 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.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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