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It's not my goal to be a famous actor. ...
by Gavin DeGraw

It's not my goal to be a famous actor.
- Gavin DeGraw

We have a George Foreman grill on the bus.
- Gavin DeGraw

I like to do the splits onstage.
- Gavin DeGraw

I can do a gig without an instrument.
- Gavin DeGraw

 

I took a lot of time to open myself up to taking chances musically.
- Gavin DeGraw

Women are the first to jump on what is fashionable.
- Gavin DeGraw

I could tell it was a popular move as a writer to walk
down the bass lines while you were writing a song.
- Gavin DeGraw

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So when you start touring, women are definitely going to check you out first.
- Gavin DeGraw

When people put that sort of pressure on you,
you're worried that people won't want to receive you.
- Gavin DeGraw

I don't take my clothes off in my videos.
- Gavin DeGraw

I'm very competitive, and my ego couldn't handle that lack of success.
- Gavin DeGraw

I happen to be a guy who also plays the piano and sings,
so people automatically associate me with Billy Joel.
- Gavin DeGraw

Playing in front of people is a lot different from playing in your room.
- Gavin DeGraw

The early Billy Joel stuff I fell in love with,
like Glass Houses, is a real rock record.
- Gavin DeGraw

I don't really take a step back too often to see what's going on.
- Gavin DeGraw

I miss that sensation of a small achievement feeling like a really big deal.
- Gavin DeGraw

So if I was dating somebody now and the relationship didn't work out,
I'd take that as failing.
- Gavin DeGraw

I may never get my own action figure,
but at least I think what I'm doing is really legitimate musically.
- Gavin DeGraw

When I was a kid I got busted for throwing a rock through
a car window and egging a house on halloween.
- Gavin DeGraw

I don't want to be anything other than what I've been trying to be lately.
- Gavin DeGraw

My dad didn't want me to play guitar.
He played piano, so I chose that.
And I ended up loving it.
- Gavin DeGraw

I don't want to see Superman replaced with Superboy.
- Gavin DeGraw

But I've never considered myself any kind of heartthrob.
It sounds painful.
- Gavin DeGraw

So I try not to have any actual expectations for myself
for any level of success or failure.
- Gavin DeGraw

You can be a singer, and you can be a guitar player,
but putting them together is another animal.
- Gavin DeGraw

I love to play music.
- Gavin DeGraw

There's always some amount of gradual,
slow burning destruction over the course of partying.
- Gavin DeGraw

So yeah, I play the piano for most of the show,
but I like rock and roll.
- Gavin DeGraw

I was introduced to country music around a campfire on a farm.
- Gavin DeGraw

I'm like a junkie for writing.
- Gavin DeGraw

I think listening to real classic soul material made
me learn how to feel music that's sung.
- Gavin DeGraw

I live in a bus and go from place to place and sometimes
feel very detached from what's going on.
- Gavin DeGraw

I guess I'm happy that I'm getting the attention.
Otherwise, I'd just be playing in a local bar in front of my family members,
and I'm sure they'd get sick of that in no time.
- Gavin DeGraw

When my grandfather died, I started adopting some of his accents,
to sort of remind myself of him.
A homage.
He was a war hero, and he was really great with his hands.
- Gavin DeGraw

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

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

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

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

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

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


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