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No matter how great we get with digital formats of instrumentation,
by Michael Bolton

No matter how great we get with digital formats of instrumentation,
nothing really quite duplicates the real thing.
- Michael Bolton

We used to call it recurrent airplay when someone had a hit.
- Michael Bolton

It's understanding the intention of a composer that
allows a producer and an arranger to make those moments speak.
- Michael Bolton

Whoever best serves the song is going to be served by the song.
- Michael Bolton

 

It's a combination of melody and lyrics,
not one without the other.
It's a confluence of these different elements that
makes something powerful.
- Michael Bolton

It's an important thing to remember where you came from.
- Michael Bolton

The bigger you are, the harder they come down on you.
- Michael Bolton

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I kept looking to do songs that were written years
ago and would live or outlive all of us,
and the one thing they had in common was Sinatra.
- Michael Bolton

I'm proud of my mentors.
Ray Charles is the strongest influence on me as a singer.
- Michael Bolton

When I was invited to sing with Pavarotti,
I had about two weeks to learn Italian.
- Michael Bolton

Someone told me there was a publisher that could find
a good home for my songs,
but I didn't want to give up my pursuit of a career
in the business as an artist.
- Michael Bolton

Dr. King is so inspiring, so impressive,
so moving as a human being.
- Michael Bolton

There are certain people who have become better artists,
but they're brilliant at marketing.
I think someone who's been phenomenal like that is Madonna.
- Michael Bolton

With the internet, things are so much more immediate.
People taste-test things to see if they want to buy the CD.
- Michael Bolton

Sinatra, here's a guy who plays a tough guy in all his movies,
but was allowed to be vulnerable when he stepped up to the microphone.
- Michael Bolton

A lot of my success comes from black music.
It's something I'm very proud of.
- Michael Bolton

I have to be happy in the here and now because every
time you start focusing on your legacy you're really
setting yourself up for disappointment.
- Michael Bolton

I was blown away by the control and the range that I was hearing.
I'm listening to Pavarotti and thinking,
What the hell have I been doing with my voice all these years?
- Michael Bolton

When you have great songs that are going to live longer than the composers,
everything you can do to bring those different elements and nuances out,
serve the song.
- Michael Bolton

I love songwriting.
It's second to my love for singing in how I express myself.
- Michael Bolton

When I started studying for the arias it was like going
into training for a heavyweight title fight.
- Michael Bolton

Considering the amount of information we're bombarded by,
it's amazing if a song can transcend time.
- Michael Bolton

The Top 40 is geared toward 20 and under,
not 20 and up.
That's the audience I'm geared to.
- Michael Bolton

For years I've kept a list of dream projects.
- Michael Bolton

I have friends who've tried to break into the UK,
who went back with their tails between their legs.
Fortunately I've had the opposite experience.
- Michael Bolton

Black music has increased my enjoyment of what I do.
It has increased my range, my ability to reach into
myself and accept myself.
- Michael Bolton

A lot of the greatest compositions were made famous by Sinatra.
- Michael Bolton

The whole industry evolves around a great song.
- Michael Bolton

You're presuming too much by using the word legacy -
presuming that someone is going to care.
- Michael Bolton

To sing along with Stevie Wonder, you had to make your
voice do things it was not accustomed to doing.
- Michael Bolton

One song will launch you, but you don't want to be a one-song artist.
- Michael Bolton

You can't make everybody love what you do,
but you can know how great you feel doing it.
- Michael Bolton

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

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

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim


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