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I'm not really on a mission to tell anybody anything.
by Diana Krall

I'm not really on a mission to tell anybody anything.
I'd rather be figured out.
- Diana Krall

There were some things that I found I really enjoyed singing about;
like,
on the title track, there's this film-noir character
of a woman who's sort of losing it in a room.
- Diana Krall

When you drive by Radio City and you see your name
up there and it's only 'your' name.
I just went 'ooh'.
I thought this is really like looking at another person.
- Diana Krall

It was probably when I met Jeff Hamilton,
the drummer I've been working with for the last 20 years.
He's the one who brought Ray Brown to hear me sing
at a restaurant in my hometown.
- Diana Krall

 

I think that I was being much more uptight about those things before.
I feel like I really don't have to prove anything at
this point other than what I'm doing.
- Diana Krall

The album is a definite departure.
I haven't written original material before,
except for one song on my first album,
but Elvis and I did six songs together on this one.
- Diana Krall

You know, I've sung a lot of emotional songs in my life,
but when you're writing it yourself,
it's very difficult to decide what to reveal.
- Diana Krall

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So much of what we do as artists is a combination of
personal experience and imagination,
and how that all creeps into your work is not so linear.
- Diana Krall

You're creating an intimacy that everybody feels,
that it's their experience, not yours.
I'll never introduce a song and say,
now this song is about 'my' broken heart.
- Diana Krall

I love music so much I love what I do.
I work very hard at being the best musician I can be because I love it.
- Diana Krall

Sometimes I can't get out of the character because
the story is very intense.
- Diana Krall

I mean, I don't think I would call Claus to do an album of big band tunes.
You know, just like arrangers write for the artist they have in mind;
you have to keep in mind if you're going to work with Claus Ogerman.
You invite him to do what he does.
- Diana Krall

That's why these songs have lasted as long as they
have because they're just about feelings that don't change.
They are love songs, they are not specific,
those kinds of feelings don't change.
- Diana Krall

Well, you know, it's been interesting because an album
is just a snapshot of where you are at that time.
Not all pictures of everybody are just in jeans and a 'T' shirt,
or a ball gown.
You have many different sides and this is a snapshot
of where you are at that time.
- Diana Krall

But the greatest thing about music is putting it out
there for people to figure out.
You want the listener to find the song on their own.
If you give too much away, it takes away from the imagination.
- Diana Krall

I like to interpret 'Call me a River',
as if I'm saying, 'Now you're telling me you love me after all that,
and I'm telling you to shove off.' That's my interpretation.
But I would never 'say' that because somebody else
might interpret the song in another way.
- Diana Krall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

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

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

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

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

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

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

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

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

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

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen


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